Sunday, April 19, 2015

Pacifica Culture Club! April's Topic: The Stigma of Mental Illness, April 29th at Florey's!



Florey's welcomes you to our culture discussion club!

***Wednesday, April 29th, 7:30-9:00pm***

From Amanda, the host:

Culture Club, for those who are curious, is similar to a book club. The difference is that instead of a book being assigned, it's a topic of discussion! Then through the month you can chose between books, movies, etc. on the topic (I always provide a list of recommendations), and we come together to discuss how that topic spanned those various mediums. It's very casual, fun and spirited with plenty of civil opinions. It's really just a great way to meet neighbors and talk about things that matter, in a social setting. Wine and light bites in a cozy book store atmosphere. Come join us!! ALL are welcome.

With that said, April's topic will be: The Stigma of Mental Illness. This is yet another broad and deep topic! It's one that I'm sure has touched everyone and yet few really discuss. Coincidentally, April's book club book is Still Alice and I am part way through it and have realized it'd be an excellent book for the Culture Club topic as well. So, without further ado, here are the list of recommended items on the topic of:

The Stigma of Mental Illness

Fiction Book: 'Still Alice' by Lisa Genova; 'Girl, Interrupted' by Susanna Kaysen

Non-Fiction Book: Crazy Like Us: The Globalization of the American Psyche by Ethan Watters

Movie in Theaters: Still Alice

Movie to Rent: It's Kind of a Funny Story or The Soloist

TEDtalks:
What's so Funny About Mental Illness?
http://www.ted.com/talks/ruby_wax_what_s_so_funny_about_mental_illness?language=en

On Being Just Crazy Enough
http://www.ted.com/talks/joshua_walters_on_being_just_crazy_enough

Please let me know if you have any further recommendations to share with the group! These are just things I found that look interesting but again, this topic is broad and deep and my list doesn't come close to scraping the iceberg. If you would like to get one of the books from Florey's, let me know and I can give Aaron our order as a group! Looking forward to discussing 4/29!

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For more information, and to connect directly, see the Nextdoor Sharp Park event listings:

https://sharppark.nextdoor.com/events/calendar/

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We hope to see you!

Pacifica Culture Club
***Wednesday, April 29th, 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



Pacifica Book Club: 'Still Alice', April 28th at Florey's!



Florey's welcomes you to our book club!

***Tuesday, April 28th, 7:30pm-9:00pm***

All are welcome, newcomers encouraged, to join us for the Pacifica Book Club meeting! This month's book is 'Still Alice' by Lisa Genova, a page turning read about a 50 year old Harvard Professor who is diagnosed with Alzheimers. It is the only book to ever be endorsed by the American Alzheimers Association.

Pick up a copy, come to the book club, and join in on some drinks, snacks and some good discussion! We hope to see you there!

Stay up to date with the group via the Nextdoor Sharp Park page:

https://sharppark.nextdoor.com/events/calendar/

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We hope to see you!

Pacifica Book Club
***Tuesday, April 28th, 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

April 2015 Poetry at Florey's!



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

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

The featured poets this month are: Dorsetta Hale, Maurine Killough, and Sherri Rose-Walker. 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.

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We hope to see you!

Poetry at Florey's:

***Saturday, April 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

'Way of the Modern Mystic' Gathering & Walk with A.O. Sullivan, April 25th at Florey's!



Florey's Books welcomes author and therapist A.O. Sullivan as she leads a walk starting from Florey's.

***Saturday, April 25th, 10am -12noon***

Note that the meeting begins at 10am at Florey's, and will depart for the walk and talk portion soon after.

From Ms. Sullivan:

The Way of the Modern Day Mystic Gathering and Walk
Based on principles and practices from the novel
Chasing Serenity by A. O. Sullivan

Do you want to be the hero in your own story?
Maya C. will be on hand to share what she has learned about becoming a modern day mystic and bringing the sacred into great and small difficulties of daily existence. We will gather at Florey’s Book Co., where we will set our intentions. From there we will take a short walk down the beach to build a Medicine Wheel.
Dress for beach weather and hiking.
Bring a journal for writing and an offering that represents some issue that you are currently working on for the Medicine Wheel.

Suggested Appreciation: $20.
RSVP: Amy Sullivan, MFT, 650-455-2145, info@amysullivanmft.com

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For more information, see her website:

https://serenitychasing.wordpress.com/
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We hope to see you!

***Saturday, April 25th, 10am-12noon***

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

Sunday, April 12, 2015

RMD Designs Art & Jewelry Boutique! April 19th at Florey's!



Florey's Books welcomes Ryann Murrin-DeSouza of RMD Designs as she displays and sells her art works!

***Sunday, April 19th, 11am-6pm***

Ryann Murrin is a local artist and designer that works in a variety of media including ceramics, painting, jewelry, and clothing design. She will have a wide variety of all of her various works on display and for sale during this event.

Ms. Murrin is originally from Ohio, but moved across the country to California. She been engaged in the creative arts since she was able to hold a crayon to paper. She received a Bachelor's degree in ceramics from Kent State University in 2002. She hopes to one day open a school of the arts.

For more information and sample images of her works, please see her online here:

http://ryannmurrin.com

and

https://www.facebook.com/pages/RMD-Designs/328546987180433

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We hope to see you!

***Sunday, April 19th, 11am-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

“Reading Robert Frost” Discussion with poet Casey FitzSimons, April 18th at Florey's!



Florey’s Book Company welcomes Redwood City poet Casey FitzSimons in a discussion of Robert Frost’s poems. Casey is a widely published poet writing in form and free verse. She has a background in visual art, editing, and criticism. Her chapbooks include Against the Familiar Wall (2014) and Standing in the Open House (2013). She has a master’s degree in Fine Arts from San José State University.

From Casey:

This is a continuation of Frost's thematic subjects that we started in Reading Robert Frost 1. We'll review metaphor, meaning, and poetic form. We could discuss:

Birches
"Out, Out-"
Acquainted with the Night
The Silken Tent
Once in the Pacific
To Heavenward

Some topics we could touch on are how environment and era affect a poet's work, the role of sensory images, how a poet explores his or her own themes.

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This is a free discussion event. Non-poets are welcome. Poem copies will be provided. Walk-ins are welcome, but if you know you’ll attend, RSVP to casey.fitzsimons@gmail.com or (650) 224-9857, or contact her with specific questions.

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We hope to see you!

***Saturday, April 18th, 2:00–4:00 pm***

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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

Pacifica Writers Forum, April 16th at Florey's!



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

***Thursday, April 16th, 7:30pm***

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.

The Pacifica Writers Forum meets the third Thursday of each month.

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We hope to see you!

Pacifica Writers Forum:

***Thursday, April 16th, 7:30pm***

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

Sunday, April 05, 2015

Saturday Story Time at Florey's!



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

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

Bring the little ones to hear fun children's stories read by Nicole 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, April 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 (to 8pm Fridays)
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

Monday, March 30, 2015

"Sea Cutter" Event with Author Tim Davis, April 4th at Florey's!



Florey's Books welcomes local author Tim Davis, as he discusses his new book "Sea Cutter Book I: The Chronicles of Nathaniel Childe"

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

About the book:

It's 1771 and I've just gotten a secret message from Father who -- all of New Bedford says -- went down with his ship in 1769. I know I promised Mother never to put to sea, but what's more important -- keeping a promise or finding Father? If you want to come with me, help me find a ship bound for the South Atlantic, and we'll search together for a legendary island, and Father.

But watch out for a smelly, slim, oily-looking sailor with a tattoo of a viper coiled around his arm. We're going to leave him far behind...

About the author:

Tim Davis got into trouble at age 12 for reading Treasure Island under his blankets by flashlight when he was supposed to be sleeping. When he grew up, he pursued his love of children’s literature by earning a PhD in English and teaching Children’s Literature at university. He left academia in order to move to the San Francisco Bay Area and teach elementary school under an emergency program that let college graduates teach if they worked in the inner city. Tim Davis still lives in the Bay Area with his family, and recently began writing a series of children’s books that he hopes will get some other kids in trouble for reading under the blankets with a flashlight.

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For more information, see his website:

http://timothydavisauthor.com/index.html
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We hope to see you!

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

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

Friday, March 27, 2015

April 2015 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:

-"Sea Cutter: Chronicles of Nathaniel Childe"
Book event with author Tim Davis
An exciting tale of a boys sea adventure.
More at: http://www.timothydavisauthor.com/
Saturday, April 4th, 2-4pm

-'Way of the Modern Mystic' Gathering and Walk
Based on principles and practices from the novel
"Chasing Serenity" by A.O. Sullivan
Meet at Florey's, then a healing walk on the beach.
More info & RSVP: 650-455-2145, info@amysullivanmft.com
Saturday, April 18th, 10am-12noon

-"Reading Robert Frost"
Discussion series with Casey FitzSimons
Develop your powers of poetic interpretation.
Call (650)224-9857 for more information.
Saturday, April 18th, 2-4 pm

-RMD Designs Art & Jewelry Boutique
Unique handcrafted artwork & jewelry by Ryann Murrin
See her site here: http://ryannmurrin.com/Site/Welcome.html
Sunday, April 19th, 11am-6pm

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

-Pacifica Writers Forum, meets the 3rd Thursday of each month,
April 16th, 7:30 pm. Come and share the joy of writing, reading, and poetry!

-Poetry at Florey's, the last Saturday of the month,the 25th, 7:30-9:30pm
Featured poets, followed by an open mic. Share your poems, or just listen.

-Pacifica Book Club
Get to know your neighbors, read and discuss the book of the month,
drinks + light bites. All are welcome to join!
This month: "Still Alice" by Lisa Genova
Tuesday, April 28th 7:30-9pm

-Culture Club - discussion group
Engage in conversation on a monthly topic.
This month: Mental Illness
Drinks + light bites. All are welcome to join!
Wednesday, April 29th, 7:30-9pm

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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

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

March 2015 Pacifica Book Club at Florey's!



Florey's welcomes you to our book club!

***Tuesday, March 31st, 7:30-9:00pm***

This month, a comparison of two popular novels, Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins and Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.

How does 'Girl on the Train' stack up against the wildly popular novel 'Gone Girl'? Join a neighborly discussion, the last Tuesday night of the month. Drinks and lite bites are available. All are welcome!

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For more information, and to connect directly, see the Nextdoor Sharp Park event listings:

https://sharppark.nextdoor.com/events/calendar/

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We hope to see you!

Pacifica Book Club
***Tuesday, March 31st, 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



March 2015 Poetry at Florey's!



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

***Saturday, March 28th, 7:30-9:30pm***

The featured poets this month are: James Cagney, Jr. and David Johannesen. 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.

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We hope to see you!

Poetry at Florey's:

***Saturday, March 28th, 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

"A Little Witch in Summer Camp" book Event with Author Michael Romano, March 28th at Florey's!



Florey's Books welcomes Pacifica author Michael Romano as he discusses his new children's book "A Little Witch in Summer Camp".

***Saturday, March 28th, 1-3pm***

Isabel returns in the third installment of the Little Witch series! Here, she finds her magical family of children from a long ago … a group of specially gifted, magical youths called “Sisters and Brothers of Nature.” Let the adventure begin!

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For more information on Mr. Romano, visit:
http://storiesbymikeromano.com
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We hope to see you!

***Saturday, March 28th, 1-3pm***
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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, March 19, 2015

Pacifica Culture Club! March 2015 Discussion Topic: Poverty in America



Florey's welcomes you to our culture discussion club!

***Wednesday, March 25th, 7:30-9:00pm***

A social discussion concerning class, the American Dream and the daily struggle of 45 million Americans living in poverty. "The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little." – Franklin Roosevelt

Similar to a book club, Culture Club selects a monthly topic, and has a social group discussion. Books, movies, events and more are recommended to spur discussion and learning! Open to all, email with questions.

March's Topic Recommendations:

Non-Fiction – Nickeled and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich – Available at Florey's
There is a lot of great non-fiction related to poverty in America, this is just one suggestion but there are many others if you're interested in choosing one you prefer.

Non-Fiction Novel, Memoir - The Glass Castle – Available at Florey's
On the flipside there is not a lot of fiction about Poverty in America that I could find, the best one known is Grapes of Wrath. If you're up for the challenge I recommend it!

Movie - Pursuit of Happyness

Movie in Theaters – Macfarland USA, though not exactly about poverty, it does illustrate the struggle to rise above as poor, 'lower class' citizens of this country. (Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74eJaVQFybI )

Event - Volunteering/attending event for Project Homeless Connect

Articles – An America Divided http://www.theguardian.com/world/2006/feb/19/usa.paulharris

Drinks and light bites will be available! Feel free to bring a snack or a beverage to share!

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For more information, and to connect directly, see the Nextdoor Sharp Park event listings:

https://sharppark.nextdoor.com/events/calendar/

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We hope to see you!

Pacifica Culture Club
***Wednesday, March 25th, 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