Thursday, April 19, 2018

Florey's Book Club: 'The French Lieutenant's Woman' April 26th!




Florey's welcomes you to our book club!

***Thursday, April 26th, 7:00pm-8:30pm***

Come by for a chat about our April book, 'The French Lieutenant's Woman' by John Fowles.

About the book:

The scene is the village of Lyme Regis on Dorset's Lyme Bay..."the largest bite from the underside of England's out-stretched southwestern leg." The major characters in the love-intrigue triangle are Charles Smithson, 32, a gentleman of independent means & vaguely scientific bent; his fiancée, Ernestina Freeman, a pretty heiress daughter of a wealthy & pompous dry goods merchant; & Sarah Woodruff, mysterious & fascinating...deserted after a brief affair with a French naval officer a short time before the story begins. Obsessed with an irresistible fascination for the enigmatic Sarah, Charles is hurtled by a moment of consummated lust to the brink of the existential void. Duty dictates that his engagement to Tina must be broken as he goes forth once again to seek the woman who has captured his Victorian soul & gentleman's heart.

About the author:

John Fowles (1926-2005) was educated at Oxford and subsequently lectured in English at universities in Greece and the UK. The success of his first novel, The Collector, published in 1963, allowed him to devote all his time to writing. His books include the internationally acclaimed and bestselling novels The Magus, The French Lieutenant's Woman, and Daniel Martin. Fowles spent the last decades of his life on the southern coast of England in the small harbor town of Lyme Regis.

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We hope to see you!

Florey's Book Club
***Thursday, April 26th, 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, April 08, 2018

Writers Open Mic, April 11th at Florey's!



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

***Saturday, April 14th, 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, April 14th, 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, April 14th, 10am-11am***

Bring the little ones to hear fun children's stories read by Nicole & Patrick Sayres.
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 14th, 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

Monday, April 02, 2018

Debussy's Paris - Book event with author Catherine Kautsky, Apr. 11th at Florey's!



Florey's Books welcomes author and pianist Catherine Kautsky as she discusses her book, "Debussy's Paris: Piano Portraits of the Belle Époque". She will also perform some related piano selections.

***Wednesday, April 11th, 7pm***

About the book:

Claude Debussy's exquisite piano works have captivated generations with their dreamlike atmosphere and mysterious soundscapes.Written in Paris at the height of the Belle Époque, the music creates a soundtrack for Parisians' enjoyment of such delights as clowns, mermaids, eccentric dances, and the dark tales of Edgar Allan Poe. Debussy's Paris: Piano Portraits of the Belle Époque explores how key works reflect not only the most appealing and innocent aspects of Paris but also more disquieting attitudes of the time such as racism, colonial domination, and nationalistic hostility. Debussy left no avenue unexplored, and his piano works present a sweeping overview of the passions, vices, and obsessions of the era. Pianist Catherine Kautsky reveals little-known elements of Parisian culture and weaves the music, the man, the city, and the era into an indissoluble whole. Her portrait will delight anyone who has ever been entranced by Debussy's music or the city that inspired it.

About the author:

Catherine Kautsky is chair of keyboard at Lawrence University and has been lauded by the New York Times as "a pianist who can play Mozart and Schubert as though their sentiments and habits of speech coincided exactly with hers." Visit
https://www.debussysparis.com/ to enjoy Kautsky's performance of many of Debussy's works, as well as additional artworks, poems, and primary source materials from this book.

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

***Wednesday, April 11th, 7pm***

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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

The Wisdom of Clouds - event with Gavin Pretor-Pinney



Florey's Books welcomes author Gavin Pretor-Pinney

***Tuesday, April 10th, 7pm-8:30pm***
--At the Pacifica Community Center, 540 Crespi Dr.
Tickets are $15 at: cloudappreciationsociety.eventbrite.com

The San Pedro Creek Watershed Coalition is pleased to announce this speaking engagement by Gavin Pretor-Pinney who is on tour from his home in England. He will be here on Tuesday, April 10th at the Pacifica Community Center from 7:00-8:30pm.

Learn to become a cloudspotter. Learn to read the sky. In this entertaining and revealing talk, Gavin Pretor-Pinney will show you how to recognize distinctive cloud formations from the common Cumulus to the rare and fleeting ‘fluctus’ cloud. Showing stunning images from around the world by members of the Cloud Appreciation Society, Gavin will demonstrate the value of engaging with the sky. You will find out why cloudspotting is the perfect antidote to the pressures of the digital world. Looking up will never be the same again!

With over 44,000 members in 120 countries around the world, the Cloud Appreciation Society exists to unite people who believe that the sky is the most dynamic, evocative and poetic of nature's displays.

Based in the UK, Gavin Pretor-Pinney is author of the bestselling Cloudspotter's Guide and Cloud Collector's Handbook. His third book, The Wave Watcher's Companion, won the Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books. A TED Global speaker, Gavin has presented television for the BBC and Channel 4, and is a Visiting Fellow at the University of Reading, UK. He is co-founded the Idler, a magazine that argues for the importance of downtime for creativity.

---> Tickets are $15 and can be ordered at cloudappreciationsociety.eventbrite.com


(Image: Cumulus clouds producing crepuscular rays, spotted over North Carolina, US by Shreya Yadav, Cloud Appreciation Society Member 43,990.)

We hope to see you!

***Tuesday, April 10th, 7pm-8:30pm***
--At the Pacifica Community Center, 540 Crespi Dr.
Tickets are $15 at: cloudappreciationsociety.eventbrite.com

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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 25, 2018

April 2018 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:

-'The Wisdom of Clouds' - An Illustrated Tour of the Sky
w/author Gavin Pretor-Pinney, founder of The Cloud Appreciation Society
--at the Pacifica Community Center, 540 Crespi Dr.--
Tuesday, April 10th, 7pm-8:30pm
tickets: cloudappreciationsociety.eventbrite.com

-'Debussy's Paris: Piano Portraits of the Belle Époque'
Book event with author and pianist Catherine Kautsky
Parisian diversions & delights and Debussy's music reflecting them.
https://debussysparis.com
Wednesday, April 11th,7pm

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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 14th, 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, April 14th, 2-4pm

-Pacifica Book Club
Get to know your neighbors, read & discuss the book of the month.
This month: 'The French Lieutenant's Woman' by John Fowles
All are welcome to join!
Thursday, April 26th 7:00-8:30pm

-Poetry at Florey's
Featured poets, followed by an open mic. Share your poems, or just listen.
Saturday, April 28th, 7:30pm-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)
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/FloreysBookCo

March 2018 Poetry at Florey's.



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

***Saturday, March 31st, 7:30-9:30pm***

The featured poets this month are Dave and Chappell Holt.

From Sherri:

Dear Friends in Poetry,

By the time we meet again, it will be spring, and our clocks adjusted! So, I'd like to invite you to come to Florey's Books for an early spring evening celebrating the creative imagination. We will welcome poets and musicians Chappell and Dave Holt who will take us in new, and resonant directions. I hope you'll consider joining us.

As always, you are invited to bring your own work to read at open mic. I ask you to limit your offering to three minutes, as a courtesy to other poets, and to Aaron Schlieve, our host, who puts in a long day in order to make his store available to us. If you are in doubt about how long it takes to read that poem or three "short" ones, time yourself. The results may surprise you!

If you can, please consider bringing a snack or drink for the refreshment table. I'm sure we can all survive a couple of hours without food or drink, but it does make our break a whole lot more enjoyable with something to sip or munch. I do want to thank all of you who consistently help out in this way; your generosity is greatly appreciated!

About the featured poets:

Chappell & Dave Holt, “The Jazzy side of Americana”

Chappell & Dave Holt are singer/songwriters who with piano, guitar and voices offer an unusual musical statement – a crossroads where jazz, blues, folk and gospel meet to create something both familiar and new, traditional and unconventional. Chappell, who began to explore merging poetry with music in songwriting, has performed extensively, written and recorded for independent films, and was an in-demand studio singer. Dave, born in Toronto of Irish/English and Ojibwe Indian ancestry, moved to California, and graduated from SF State University’s Creative Writing program (B.A. ‘93, M.A. ‘95). He’s won several poetry prizes, including a Literary/Cultural Arts award for his book Voyages to Ancestral Islands, and is included in four anthologies, most notably, Red Indian Road West: Native American Poetry from California, and Descansos: Words from the Wayside, where his poem received a Pushcart Prize nomination. He often reads and performs his poetry accompanied by Ojibwe drum or keyboard, and with Chappell on guitar and vocals.

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We hope to see you!

Poetry at Florey's:

***Saturday, March 31st, 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

Sunday, March 18, 2018

'The Right Path' - Getting Your Affairs in Order, March 24th at Florey's!



Florey's Book Co. invites you to 'The Right Path'.

***Saturday, March 24th, 11am-12noon***

'The Right Path' - Getting Your Affairs in Order
A FREE pre-need seminar on final life arrangements.
Presented by Nina Terheyden on behalf of Olivet Memorial Park.

From Nina:

Please join me as we discuss all of the benefits of Before Need Arrangements. This isn't everyone's favorite discussion, but there are many things that need to be done when a person passes away. Prearranging for yourself or a loved one will take away the stress that many feel while trying to figure out what needs to be done after a death has occurred. There are even special arrangements for our First Responders, should one fall in the line of duty. Olivet Memorial Park offers many different solutions for your end of life needs. The presentation is about 30 minutes long and then there will be a question and answer session after.

About Nina:

Nina Terheyden is a resident of Pacifica of 15 years, with her husband and children. She has taught Sunday school for a year at Good Shepherd Church, was an art volunteer at Cabrillo School while her children attended school there and has volunteered for numerous other activities in the community. She is currently a member of Pacifica's Chamber of Commerce and is looking forward to more opportunities to serve our community.

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We hope to see you!

***Saturday, March 24th, 11am-12noon***
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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 09, 2018

Florey's Book Club: 'The French Lieutenant's Woman' March 15th!



Florey's welcomes you to our book club!

***Thursday, March 15th, 7:00pm-8:30pm***

Come by for a chat about our February book, 'The French Lieutenant's Woman' by John Fowles.

About the book:

The scene is the village of Lyme Regis on Dorset's Lyme Bay..."the largest bite from the underside of England's out-stretched southwestern leg." The major characters in the love-intrigue triangle are Charles Smithson, 32, a gentleman of independent means & vaguely scientific bent; his fiancée, Ernestina Freeman, a pretty heiress daughter of a wealthy & pompous dry goods merchant; & Sarah Woodruff, mysterious & fascinating...deserted after a brief affair with a French naval officer a short time before the story begins. Obsessed with an irresistible fascination for the enigmatic Sarah, Charles is hurtled by a moment of consummated lust to the brink of the existential void. Duty dictates that his engagement to Tina must be broken as he goes forth once again to seek the woman who has captured his Victorian soul & gentleman's heart.

About the author:

John Fowles (1926-2005) was educated at Oxford and subsequently lectured in English at universities in Greece and the UK. The success of his first novel, The Collector, published in 1963, allowed him to devote all his time to writing. His books include the internationally acclaimed and bestselling novels The Magus, The French Lieutenant's Woman, and Daniel Martin. Fowles spent the last decades of his life on the southern coast of England in the small harbor town of Lyme Regis.

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We hope to see you!

Florey's Book Club
***Thursday, March 15th, 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 04, 2018

Writers Open Mic, March 10th at Florey's!



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

***Saturday, March 10th, 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.

--------------------------------
We hope to see you!

Pacifica Writers Open Mic:

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

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

-------------------------------------------
We hope to see you!

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

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