Thursday, August 17, 2017

Local Forum: 'Beauty & the Eye of the Beholder', August 24th at Florey's!



Florey's welcomes you to our discussion group!

***Thursday, August 24th, 7:30pm-9:00pm***

We will be meeting to discuss the topic: Beauty and the Eye of the Beholder.

From Nico:

Good Evening Everyone!

Once again, this topic is pretty open ended. Our hustle and bustle lifestyles really limit us from hitting the pause button to appreciate the beauty in art, people, or even the environment. The funny thing about beauty, is that it's also subjective, so what's beautiful to me, may be butt ugly to you.

And that's where the Local Forum comes in. For this meeting, let's get a chance to share stories on what we find beautiful in life, and maybe in turn, find out new beautiful things we should seek out.

Questions to consider
- what's your preferred medium of art? (Music, written word, pictures)
- what's one thing that just doesn't seem that appealing to you.
- can anything really be objectively beautiful or ugly?


Here is a link to a short video on the subject: https://youtu.be/wCEJHxd7KTw

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We hope to see you!

Local Forum
***Thursday, August 24th, 7:30-9:00pm***
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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

Sunday, August 13, 2017

A Glimpse into Indonesian History through Story with Dalang Publishing.



Florey's Books welcomes Dalang Publishing to present: A Glimpse into Indonesian History through Story.

About Dalang Publishing:
Dalang Publishing is a San Mateo–based publisher that provides English-language translations of Indonesian historical and cultural novels. Founded by Lian Gouw in the fall of 2011, Dalang, the Indonesian word for “master storyteller,” now lists nine titles that take the reader back to the early years of Dutch and British colonialization, from the 1600s through WWII and the revolution in the mid-1900s, to more current events that have significant, historical consequences.
Lian joins us to discuss Dalang’s titles and general information about Indonesia.

Presentations at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. provide an overview of Dalang’s books and its most recent 2017 publication, Dasamuka, by Junaedi Setiyono.

To history buffs and travel fans alike: Don’t miss this rare opportunity to get an intimate peek at the colorful history and rich culture of Indonesia, the world’s largest archipelago: 17,000 islands wrapped around the equator!

Light Indonesian refreshments served at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

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We hope to see you!

Florey's Book Club
***Saturday, August 19th, 11:00am-5:00pm***
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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

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Florey's Book Club: 'December Boys' August 17th!



Florey's welcomes you to our book club!

***Thursday, August 17th, 7:00pm-8:30pm***

Come by for a chat about our August book, 'December Boys' by Joe Cliford.

About the book:

Jay Porter, the newest employee at NorthEastern Insurance in New Hampshire, is investigating an accident claim when he learns the teenager behind the wheel was arrested for minor drug possession and sentenced to a hardcore behavioral modification center. At the county courthouse, Jay meets Nicki, a young college intern, who tips him off to a possible scandal--first-time juvenile offenders being shipped to private institutions for political kickbacks. He learns that long-time family nemeses, Adam and Michael Lombardi, may have a stake in the scheme. Is Jay's mission to help these kids a legitimate crusade? Or is his thirst for revenge driven by the guilt he feels over his own junkie brother's death? These questions conspire to tear apart tranquility and drive a wedge between Jay and his wife Jenny. With help from new friend Nicki, and a couple of old friends, Jay finds himself thrust back into a past he had hoped to leave behind, putting everything--and everyone he loves--at risk in pursuit of the truth.

About the author:

From homeless junkie to successful author, Joe Clifford has dedicated his life to education and the craft of writing and helping other ex-junkies find a voice and a platform for their creative energies. He is the author of several acclaimed books, including Lamentation and December Boys in the Jay Porter series. He lives with this wife and two sons in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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We hope to see you!

Florey's Book Club
***Thursday, August 17th, 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, August 06, 2017

Writers Open Mic, August 12th at Florey's!



Florey's Books invites you to the Pacifica Writers Open Mic.

***Saturday, August 12th, 2-4pm***

The Pacifica Writers Open Mic 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 Open Mic:

***Saturday, August 12th, 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, August 12th, 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, August 12th, 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

Thursday, July 27, 2017

August 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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****Please note Florey's will be closed Sunday, July 30th to Saturday, August 5th
for our wedding and honeymoon. Florey's will reopen Sunday, August 6th.****

Our special events this month:

-A Glimpse into Indonesian History Through Story
Meet & Greet with Lian Gouw of Dalang Publishing.
Presentations at 11am and 3pm, with Indonesian snacks!
More info: http://dalangpublishing.com/
Saturday, August 19th, 11am-5pm

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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, August 12th, 10-11am
Bring the little ones and enjoy a fun story!

-Writers Open Mic
Come and share the joy of writing, reading, and poetry!
Saturday, August 12th, 2-4pm

-Pacifica Book Club
Get to know your neighbors, read and discuss the book of the month.
This month: 'December Boys' by Joe Clifford
All are welcome to join!
Thursday, August 17th 7:00-8:30pm

-Local Forum - discussion group
Engage in conversation on a monthly topic.
All are welcome to join!
Thursday, August 24th, 7:30-9:00pm

-Poetry at Florey's
Featured poets, followed by an open mic. Share your poems, or just listen.
Saturday, August 26th, 7:30-9:30pm

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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)
---Closed July 30 through August 5th---
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

Sunday, July 23, 2017

July 2017 Poetry at Florey's.



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

***Saturday, July 29th, 7:30-9:30pm***

The featured poets this month are Erica Goss and Eileen Malone.

From Sherri:

It's time to invite you to join Aaron and me for an evening of poetry, welcoming poets Erica Goss and Eileen Malone. I hope you will consider coming to witness the spoken word, and renew your acquaintance with eloquence. You are invited to bring your own or a favorite poet's work to share at open mic (3 minutes, please) which begins at 7:30, followed by a break and our featured poets. Please bring a snack, drink or supplies (napkins, plates, cups) for the table, if you can.

About the featured poets:

Erica Goss served as Poet Laureate of Los Gatos, CA from 2013-2016. She is the author of Night Court, winner of the 2016 Lyrebird Award (forthcoming in 2017), Wild Place and Vibrant Words: Ideas and Inspirations for Poets. She is co-founder of Media Poetry Studio, a poetry-and-film camp for teen girls: www.mediapoetrystudio.com. Her poems, reviews and articles appear widely. Please visit her at: www.ericagoss.com.

Eileen Malone's poetry has been published in over 500 literary journals and anthologies, a significant amount of which have earned awards, i.e., three Pushcart nominations. Her award winning collection Letters With Taloned Claws was published by Poets Corner Press (Sacramento) and her book I Should Have Given Them Water was published by Ragged Sky Press (Princeton).
Her past experience includes teaching for the California Poets in the Schools Program as well as for local community colleges. She founded and directs the Soul-Making Keats Literary Competition, is a voting member for the Northern California Book Reviewers Awards.

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We hope to see you!

Poetry at Florey's:

***Saturday, July 29th, 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)
---Closed July 30 through August 5th---
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Local Forum: 'The Beauty of Friendship', July 27th at Florey's!



Florey's welcomes you to our discussion group!

***Thursday, July 27th, 7:30pm-9:00pm***

We will be meeting to discuss the topic: The Beauty of Friendship.

From Nico:

Good Evening Everyone!

I'm back from my trip to the Netherlands. The place was inspiring; so much so, that it inspired me to organize a solid topic for our upcoming discussion.

Perhaps the only stain on my trip overseas, was an big argument I had with one of my friends. He's been around since high school, but the recent spat has really forced me to evaluate my definition of a friend and what it means to be someone else friend.

They say some friends come and and some friends go, but only a select few will stay around for the long haul. So it goes without saying that a lot of thought has to be put into who one invites into their close social circle. So for this month's discussion, I'd suggest thinking of the following things to help nurture conversation for this subject.

Ideas to Consider

Think of some of the close friends you've had in your lifetime? What were some traits that made them resonate with you?
Have you had any arguments with friends? What were the fallout of some of them?
There are levels to friendships; what are the circles you have for yourself, and how do you categorize people into them?
What are some lessons you have learned through close friends?

Those are just starting points, but I hope it gets your mind thinking about all the factors of friendship.

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We hope to see you!

Local Forum
***Thursday, July 27th, 7:30-9:00pm***
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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)
---Closed July 30 through August 5th---
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo