Thursday, March 23, 2017

Local Forum: 'How does this sound to you?', Mar. 30th at Florey's!



Florey's welcomes you to our discussion group!

***Thursday, March 30th, 7:00pm-8:30pm***

We will be meeting to discuss the topic: Music:How does this sound to you?.

From Nico:

How Does This Sound to You? will be a conversation about music and the personal connection we may or may not feel to certain genres. It'll be a fun way to understand music we never though to give the time of day, as well as hear people talk about music we already love.

Questions and Ideas to Consider:

What is your favorite genre of music and why?
Have you played any instruments?
What are you thoughts on dancing versus singing?
How do you feel about music nowadays?
Music moving away from physical copies being sold, and more towards digital sales and streaming.
What makes an artist legendary?

Here is a quick video for inspiration:
The Positive Psychological Effects of Music
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYtioDengIc

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We hope to see you!

Local Forum
***Thursday, March 30th, 7:00-8:30pm***
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Florey’s Book Company
2120 Palmetto Avenue
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10 am to 6 pm every day! (8 pm Fridays)
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

Saturday, March 18, 2017

March 2017 Poetry at Florey's!




Florey's Books invites you to our ongoing poetry event!

***Saturday, March 25th, 7:30-9:30pm***

The featured poets this month are Deborah Fruchey and Cordelia Leoncio.

From Sherri:

By the time we convene for our next evening, it will be "officially" spring, and our thoughts can lightly turn to poetry. I invite you to join Aaron and me as we welcome poets Deborah Fruchey and Cordelia Leoncio, and to share in the kind of convivial and appreciative evening that has come to be the norm at Florey's - thanks to all of you!

Please bring your own, or a favorite poet's work to read at open mic (3 minutes, please). If you are so moved, perhaps you will bring some poems on the theme of spring renewal; it would be lovely to hear them. You are also more than welcome to come just to listen to the feast of language. Please also bring, if you can, a snack or drink to share, or supplies for the table (napkins, cups, plates). Having help with this is so much appreciated.

About the featured poets:

Deborah Fruchey was born. It wasn't her idea. After that she spent too much time in churches, mental hospitals, and 12 Step Groups, in that order. Finally she graduated to poetry readings, where she lurks to this day. She also writes novels once in a while. Her first full-length volume of poetry, Armadillo, was released by Cyborg Press in 2014.
Deborah is a frequent winner in the annual Bay Area Poets’ Dinner contest and the yearly Ina Coolbrith Poetry Awards. Her work has appeared in Snail Mail Review, California Quarterly, Tule Review, Miracle Magazine of India, Song of the San Joaquin, and many others. She was part of the infamous ‘Babarian’ poetry scene of the 1990s, and appears in the resulting anthology, New American Underground Poetry, Poets from Hell, by Trafford Press, as well as several other collections.
Deborah hides out in suburbia, speaking only to writers and musicians, and dreams of a cult following and a flat stomach. She is considered unarmed & mostly harmless.

Cordelia began a poem-a-day writing practice in August of 2014 and is doing her best to keep at it. Her first poetry reading was in April of 2016 at Florey’s Book Company. This will be her second poetry reading.

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We hope to see you!

Poetry at Florey's:

***Saturday, March 25th, 7:30-9:30pm***
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Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10am to 6pm every day (8pm Fridays)
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

Grieving the Loss of Your Pets with Marti Joslyn, Mar.25th at Florey's



Florey's welcomes Marti Joslyn, Intuitive Animal Communicator as she leads an animal grief class.

***Saturday, March 25th, 2-4pm***

About the class:

Grieving the Loss of our Pets

At the end of every year we often remember those loved ones who have died. Sometimes we don’t know how to acknowledge our Animal Family as well. Bring your tender hearts and be with others who wish to share their experiences in a safe, compassionate, joyful and confidential space. In this time together you will learn ways to connect with your Animal’s Spirit as well as how to move through the Grieving process.

Bring pictures or objects for the Altar to honor your sweetly departed.
Bring Water to drink during class.

About Ms. Joslyn:

Marti Joslyn is an Animal Communicator. She has worked with animals all her life, in many different capacities. She works with all types of animals from the domestic to the exotic. She has honed her skills as a compassionate and empowered communicator. From her many years of experience, Marti understands that all animals have information to communicate from their unique perspective. Marti's lifelong journey, respecting and understanding animal wisdom, is available to assist you. Phone Readings are available upon request.

--A $20 fee is requested by Ms. Joslyn--

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For more information, see her site:
http://www.allcreaturespeak.org/
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We hope to see you!

***Saturday, March 25th, 2-4pm***

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Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10am to 6pm every day! (8pm Fridays)
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

Friday, March 10, 2017

Gospel of Everyone - book event with author Paul Totah, Mar. 18th at Florey's!



Florey's Books welcomes local author Paul Totah as he discusses his new book, "The Gospel of Everyone - A Poetic Retelling of the Gospel of Luke".

***Saturday, March 18th, 2-4pm***

About the book:

With this poetic retelling of the Gospel of Luke, Paul Totah has provided a new lens with which to view familiar stories, and he
adds new meaning to the story of Jesus. The poems, ones that re-envision gospel stories as intimate news relayed by close friends, bring both humanity and immediacy to the gospels to help readers approach them as if for the first time. Ultimately, this work seeks to give a human face to Jesus along the lines of other artists and writers over the centuries who have worked to lift Christ out of iconic mythology and bring him back to his human origins and restore the power of his stories and journeys.

About the author:

The son of immigrants from Palestine, Paul Totah grew up a Roman Catholic and was educated by Jesuits at St. Ignatius College Preparatory in San Francisco, where he serves as director of communications and where he taught English for twenty-five years. He is the author of The San Francisco Fair: Treasure Island 1939–1940(1989) and Spiritus Magis: 150 Years of St. Ignatius College Preparatory (2005). He lives in Pacifica with his wife, Kathryn.

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For more information, visit:
http://www.paultotah.com
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We hope to see you!

***Saturday, March 18th, 2-4pm***

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Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10am to 6pm every day! (8pm Fridays)
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

Pacifica Book Club: 'The Intuitionist' Mar.16th at Florey's!



Florey's welcomes you to our book club!

***Thursday, March 16th, 7:00pm-8:30pm***

Come by for a chat about our February book, 'The Intuitionist' by Colson Whitehead.

About the book:

It is a time of calamity in a major metropolitan city's Department of Elevator Inspectors, and Lila Mae Watson, the first black female elevator inspector in the history of the department, is at the center of it.There are two warring factions within the department: the Empiricists, who work by the book and dutifully check for striations on the winch cable and such; and the Intuitionists, who are simply able to enter the elevator cab in question, meditate, and intuit any defects.
Lila Mae is an Intuitionist and, it just so happens, has the highest accuracy rate in the entire department.But when an elevator in a new city building goes into total freefall on Lila Mae's watch, chaos ensues.It's an election year in the Elevator Guild, and the good-old-boy Empiricists would love nothing more than to assign the blame to an Intuitionist.But Lila Mae is never wrong.
The sudden appearance of excerpts from the lost notebooks of Intuitionism's founder, James Fulton, has also caused quite a stir.The notebooks describe Fulton's work on the "black box," a perfect elevator that could reinvent the city as radically as the first passenger elevator did when patented by Elisha Otis in the nineteenth century.When Lila Mae goes underground to investigate the crash, she becomes involved in the search for the portions of the notebooks that are still missing and uncovers a secret that will change her life forever.

About the book:

Colson Whitehead is the National Book Award winning author of The Underground Railroad.His other works include The Noble Hustle, Zone One, Sag Harbor, John Henry Days, Apex Hides the Hurt, and one collection of essays, The Colossus of New York. A Pulitzer Prize finalist and a recipient of MacArthur and Guggenheim fellowships, he lives in New York City.

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We hope to see you!

Pacifica Book Club
***Thursday, March 16th, 7:00-8:30pm***
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Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10am to 6pm every day! (8pm Fridays)
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

Sunday, March 05, 2017

Pacifica Writers Forum, March 11th at Florey's!



Florey's Books invites you to the Pacifica Writers Forum.

***Saturday, March 11th, 2-4pm***

The Pacifica Writers Forum is open to all readers and writers of fiction, nonfiction and poetry.

Come and share your work, or just listen and enjoy.

Feel free to bring snacks or drinks to share.

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We hope to see you!

Pacifica Writers Forum:

***Saturday, March 11th, 2-4pm***
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Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10am to 6pm every day! (8pm Fridays)
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

Saturday Story Time at Florey's!



Florey's Book Co. invites you to Saturday Story Time!

***Saturday, March 11th, 10am-11am***

Bring the little ones to hear fun children's stories read by Nicole & Patrick Sayres and friends.
The event is free of charge and open to the public.
Saturday Story Time occurs the second Saturday each month.

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We hope to see you!

***Saturday, March 11th, 10am-11am***
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Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10am to 6pm every day! (8pm Fridays)
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

Friday, February 24, 2017

Raised in the Shadow of the Bomb - book event with author D. Leah Steinberg, Mar. 4th at Florey's!



Florey's Books welcomes author D. Leah Steinberg as she discusses her new book, "Raised in the Shadow of the Bomb".

***Saturday, March 4th, 2-4pm***

About the book:

This story began before I was born, when my father, Ellis P. Steinberg, and uncle Bernard Abraham worked on the secret undertaking that developed the first atomic bombs. These later were dropped over Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

It was not only my extended nuclear family that experienced and was affected by growing up at this time in history, but a whole generation of other children raised in the shadow of the bomb who had stories to tell.

The result is this book—part memoir, part discussions with siblings and cousins, and part interviews with a dozen others who had a parent who worked on the Project.

About the author:

Deborah Leah Steinberg is the daughter and niece of scientists that worked at the University of Chicago Metallurgical (Met) Lab a branch of the Manhattan Project during WWII, the secret project that researched and developed the first atomic weapons.

Leah has degrees in Anthropology, and Counseling Psychology with a career in research and clinical Sleep Medicine and counseling. She is a published poet, a nature photographer, and music lover.

She lives in the San Francisco east bay area.

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For more information, visit:
http://raisedintheshadowofthebomb.com/
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We hope to see you!

***Saturday, March 4th, 2-4pm***

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Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10am to 6pm every day! (8pm Fridays)
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

March 2017 Events at Florey's Book Co.



Florey's invites you to our special events this month!

Remember that you can get more information on each event as it approaches on our sites:

http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

Florey's provides free Wi-fi internet access!

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Our special events this month:

-"Raised in the Shadow of the Bomb"
Book event with author D. Leah Steinberg
The lives of children of the Manhattan Project.
http://raisedintheshadowofthebomb.com/
Saturday, March 4th, 2-4pm

-"The Gospel of Everyone"
Book event with author Paul Totah
A poetic retelling of the Gospel of Luke
http://www.paultotah.com/
Saturday, March 18th, 2-4pm

-Grieving the Loss of Your Pet
A class led my Marti Joslyn, Intuitive Animal Communicator
http://www.allcreaturespeak.org/
Saturday, March 25th, 2-4pm
--A $20 fee is requested by Ms. Joslyn--

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Please note our ongoing events:

-Monday Meditation Group
A guided meditation with Bruce Tassi and Amy Hanley
Mondays, 7:30-9:00pm

-"Fiber Fridays", Knitting, Crochet, any sort of string craft,
Fridays, 6-8pm All varieties of string and fabric craft are welcome!

-Saturday Storytime! Children's event,
the second Saturday each month, March 11th, 10-11am
Bring the little ones and enjoy a fun story!

-Pacifica Writers Forum
Saturday, March 11th, 2-4pm
Come and share the joy of writing, reading, and poetry!

-Pacifica Book Club
Get to know your neighbors, read and discuss the book of the month.
This month: 'The Intuitionist' by Colson Whitehead
All are welcome to join!
Thursday, March 16th 7:00-8:30pm

-Poetry at Florey's
Featured poets, followed by an open mic. Share your poems, or just listen.
Saturday, March 25th, 7:30pm

-Local Forum - discussion group
Engage in conversation on a monthly topic.
All are welcome to join!
Thursday, March 30th, 7:00-8:30pm

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As always, we hope to see you!

Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10am to 6pm every day (8pm Fridays)
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

Saturday, February 18, 2017

February 2017 Poetry at Florey's!



Florey's Books invites you to our ongoing poetry event!

***Saturday, February 25th, 7:30-9:30pm***

The featured poets this month are Clara Hsu and Greg Pond and musical accompaniment by David Wong, playing the guqin, a 7-stringed zither. The featured poets will be followed by an open mic period. Open mic sign-up is first come, first served. This event is open to the public and free of charge. You are welcome to bring a snack or beverage to share.

About the featured poets:

Clara Hsu practices the art of multidimensional being: mother, piano teacher, director of Clarion Music Performing Arts Center in San Francisco, traveler, translator, and poet. Henry W Leung wrote in Lantern Reviewon her work: “Hsu…remains faithful to the sense in Chinese while also refreshing our English idiom.” But Clara likes to experiment and transform her translations into unique poetic expressions, stunning in sound and form. She is currently finishing her translations of Lao-Tze’s Tao-te Ching, taking the ancient texts for a wild ride in the twenty-first century.

Gregory Pond was born in Brooklyn, NY to Panamanian parents and moved to San Francisco in the late 1970’s. He’s a single dad and grandfather. Author and publisher of two books of poetry, aftermoon and Blackened Blue, both available on Amazon. He’s read his poetry all over the Bay Area and was featured in the Haight-Ashbury Literary Journal. He is a member of the Revolutionary Poets Brigade, as well as a volunteer reader and facilitator of Poetically Speaking, a conference-call program for seniors featuring classic and contemporary poetry.

Hailing from a long line of Chinese scholars, David Wong is a lifelong student of traditional Chinese arts. He has studied guqin (seven string zither), guzheng (Chinese table harp), pipa (Chinese lute), traditional Chinese painting, and tea culture under masters in the United States and China. His interests also led him to graduate studies both here and abroad, researching and absorbing the depths of his Chinese heritage.

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We hope to see you!

Poetry at Florey's:

***Saturday, February 25th, 7:30-9:30pm***
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Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10am to 6pm every day (8pm Fridays)
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

Local Forum: ' Safe Spaces', Feb. 23rd at Florey's!



Florey's welcomes you to our discussion group!

***Thursday, February 23rd, 7:00pm-8:30pm***

We will be meeting to discuss the topic: Safe Spaces.

From Nico:

For those that don't know, a safe space is defined as:

"In educational institutions, safe-space (or safe space), safer-space, and positive space originally were terms used to indicate that a teacher, educational institution or student body does not tolerate anti-LGBT violence, harassment or hate speech, thereby creating a safe place for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students.The term safe space has been extended to refer to a space for individuals who feel marginalized to come together to communicate regarding their experiences with marginalization, typically on a university campus. The idea of safe-spaces has seen criticism on the grounds that it stifles freedom of speech."

I'm sure there will be plenty to talk about, and if not, here are two news stories on the matter to get the ideas flowing:

Student Wants Safe Space From Liberal Professor:
https://youtu.be/yrUUDvJ7H2A

University Dean Warns Freshman 'No Safe Spaces Here':
https://youtu.be/j8ugBZKsYtM

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We hope to see you!

Local Forum
***Thursday, February 23rd, 7:00-8:30pm***
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Florey’s Book Company
2120 Palmetto Avenue
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10 am to 6 pm every day! (8 pm Fridays)
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

Friday, February 10, 2017

Grieving the Loss of Your Pets with Marti Joslyn, Feb. 18th at Florey's



Florey's welcomes Marti Joslyn, Intuitive Animal Communicator as she leads an animal grief class.

***Saturday, February 18th, 4-6pm***

About the class:

Grieving the Loss of our Pets

At the end of every year we often remember those loved ones who have died. Sometimes we don’t know how to acknowledge our Animal Family as well. Bring your tender hearts and be with others who wish to share their experiences in a safe, compassionate, joyful and confidential space. In this time together you will learn ways to connect with your Animal’s Spirit as well as how to move through the Grieving process.

Bring pictures or objects for the Altar to honor your sweetly departed.
Bring Water to drink during class.

About Ms. Joslyn:

Marti Joslyn is an Animal Communicator. She has worked with animals all her life, in many different capacities. She works with all types of animals from the domestic to the exotic. She has honed her skills as a compassionate and empowered communicator. From her many years of experience, Marti understands that all animals have information to communicate from their unique perspective. Marti's lifelong journey, respecting and understanding animal wisdom, is available to assist you. Phone Readings are available upon request.

--A $20 fee is requested by Ms. Joslyn--

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For more information, see her site:
http://www.allcreaturespeak.org/
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We hope to see you!

***Saturday, February 18th, 4-6pm***

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Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10am to 6pm every day! (8pm Fridays)
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

Pacifica Book Club: 'The Immotrtal Life of Henrietta Lacks' Feb.16th at Florey's!



Florey's welcomes you to our book club!

***Thursday, February 16th, 7:00pm-8:30pm***

Come by for a chat about our February book, 'The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks' by Rebecca Skloot.

About the book:

Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without her knowledge in 1951—became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, and more. Henrietta's cells have been bought and sold by the billions, yet she remains virtually unknown, and her family can't afford health insurance. This phenomenal New York Times bestseller tells a riveting story of the collision between ethics, race, and medicine; of scientific discovery and faith healing; and of a daughter consumed with questions about the mother she never knew.

About the author:

REBECCA SKLOOTis an award-winning science writer whose work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine; O, The Oprah Magazine; Discover;and many others. She is co-editor of The Best American Science Writing 2011 and has worked as a correspondent for NPR's Radiolab and PBS's Nova Science NOW. She was named one of five surprising leaders of 2010 by the Washington Post. Skloot's debut book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, took more than a decade to research and write, and instantly became a New York Times bestseller. It was chosen as a best book of 2010 by more than sixty media outlets, including Entertainment Weekly, People, and the New York Times. Skloot is the founder and president of The Henrietta Lacks Foundation. She has a B.S. in biological sciences and an MFA in creative nonfiction. She has taught creative writing and science journalism at the University of Memphis, the University of Pittsburgh, and New York University. She lives in Chicago.

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We hope to see you!

Pacifica Book Club
***Thursday, February 16th, 7:00-8:30pm***
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Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10am to 6pm every day! (8pm Fridays)
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo