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

Sunday, February 05, 2017

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



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

***Saturday, February 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, February 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, February 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, February 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, January 27, 2017

Karina Whitt and the City of the Gods - book event with author Viktoria Nikola, Feb. 5th at Florey's!



Florey's Books welcomes local author Viktoria Nikola as she discusses her new book, "Karina Whitt and the City of the Gods".

***Sunday, February 5th, 2-4pm***

About the book:

Karina Whitt - an archaeologist by choice, a heroine by chance.

Deciding to give archaeology another shot, Karina travels to an ancient city in Mexico, Teotihuacan, a.k.a. The City of the Gods. Little does she know, Dimitry and Lee, her colleagues from Israel and now agents of Mossad, are waiting for her arrival. Being a language expert, she is one of the only people who can help them solve an archaic mystery involving a bioweapon known as the Sphere of Sacrifice. A bioweapon that is rumored to be buried in Teotihuacan. The same one that Esteban, a local criminal and weapons dealer, has promised to sell to a terrorist organization.

Once again, Karina finds herself plummeting headfirst into the chaos of otherworldly events, prophecies, magical objects, and primordial gods. This time, however, she has the help of a local shaman. A man whose information about the dangerous artifact connects Karina to the historical legacy that set this entire riddle in motion. Should she believe him? His information is far from what Karina wants to hear, but it's what she needs to hear. For the only way she can stop Esteban, destroy the Sphere of Sacrifice, and save countless of lives is if she understands her own destiny and is willing to live it.

About the author:

In 1991 my family and I immigrated to America from Russia. I didn't become fluent in English until I was about eight years old. Even so, I wrote my first poem in English when I was 12 and my first story when I was 13.

My first couple of novels were historical fantasies, which I have yet to publish. After I finished working on them, I started on the Karina Whitt series. So here I am, still writing the Karina Whitt series and brainstorming my next few novels.

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

***Sunday, February 5th, 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

February 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:

-"Karina Whitt and the City of the Gods"
Book event with author Viktoria Nikola
A new fantasy adventure novel series.
http://www.viktorianikola.com/
Sunday, February 5th, 2-4pm

-Grieving the Loss of Your Pet
A class led my Marti Joslyn, Intuitive Animal Communicator
http://www.allcreaturespeak.org/
Saturday, February 18th, 4-6pm
--A $20 fee is requested by Ms. Joslyn--

============================

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

-Pacifica Writers Forum
Saturday, February 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 Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks' by Rebecca Skloot
All are welcome to join!
Thursday, February 16th 7:00-8:30pm

-Local Forum - discussion group
Engage in conversation on a monthly topic.
This month: 'Safe Spaces'
All are welcome to join!
Thursday, February 23rd, 7:00-8:30pm

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

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

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

Thursday, January 19, 2017

January Poetry at Florey's!



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

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

The featured poets this month are Diane Moomey and Ryan Warren. 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:

Diane Lee Moomey has lived and wandered around the US and Canada , and now dips her gardener’s hands in California dirt. A regular reader at San Francisco Bay Area poetry venues, Diane has published prose and poetry, most recently in Glass: a Journal of Poetry; The Sand Hill Review, California Poetry Quarterly, Caesura and Red Wheelbarrow, and has been nominated for a Pushcart prize. She has also published three books under her own imprint, DaysEye Press and Studios. To read more, please visit https://www.pw.org/content/diane_moomey

Diane is also a watercolorist and collage artist, an experience that both seeds and is seeded by, her poetic imagery. To view her artwork, please visit www.dianeleemoomeyart.com

Ryan Warren is Coastside poet whose work has appeared in numerous journals and publications including California Quarterly, Poetry Daily, Poetry Breakfast, Wilderness House Literary Review, Firefly Magazine and the anthology, Carry The Light. He is a 2016 Pushcart and Best of the Net nominee, and a 2016 San Mateo County Literary Fair award winner.

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We hope to see you!

Poetry at Florey's:

***Saturday, January 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

Local Forum: ' Isolationism in a Connected World.', Jan. 26th at Florey's!



Florey's welcomes you to our discussion group!

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

We will be meeting to discuss the topic: Isolationism in a Connected World.

From Nico:

There are a lot of talking points for this discussion, it is almost overwhelming. But here are some ideas to consider, as well as a video link to get the thought process started:
-Is there anything to gain by not being on social media?
-Can one use social media and not have it substantially influence their real world?
-How has social media affected human relationships?
-Is isolating oneself from society really that helpful?
Here is a Ted Talk video called Alone Together by Sherry Turkle.
I recommend reading her book as well, but this video covers a lot of good points.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtLVCpZIiNs


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We hope to see you!

Local Forum
***Thursday, January 26th, 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

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Pacifica Book Club: 'Fates and Furies' Jan.19th at Florey's!



Florey's welcomes you to our book club!

***Thursday, January 19th, 7:00pm-8:30pm***

Come by for a chat about our January book, 'Fates and Furies' by Lauren Groff.

About the book:

Fates and Furiesis a literary masterpiece that defies expectation. A dazzling examination of a marriage, it is also a portrait of creative partnership written by one of the best writers of her generation. Every story has two sides. Every relationship has two perspectives. And sometimes, it turns out, the key to a great marriage is not its trutbut its secrets. At the core of this rich, expansive, layered novel, Lauren Groff presents the story of one such marriage over the course of twenty-four years. At age twenty-two, Lotto and Mathilde are tall, glamorous, madly in love, and destined for greatness. A decade later, their marriage is still the envy of their friends, but with an electric thrill we understand that things are even more complicated and remarkable than they have seemed. With stunning revelations and multiple threads, and in prose that is vibrantly alive and original, Groff delivers a deeply satisfying novel about love, art, creativity, and power that is unlike anything that has come before it. Profound, surprising, propulsive, and emotionally riveting, it stirs both the mind and the heart.

About the author:

Lauren Groff is the New York Times-bestselling author of three novels, The Monsters of Templeton, Arcadia, and Fates and Furies, and the celebrated short-story collection Delicate Edible Birds. Her work has been featured in The New Yorker, Harper's, The Atlantic, and several Best American Short Stories anthologies; has won the Paul Bowles Prize for Fiction, the PEN/O. Henry Award, and the Pushcart Prize; and has been a finalist for the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Orange Award for New Writers, and the L.A. Times Book Prize.

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We hope to see you!

Pacifica Book Club
***Thursday, January 19th, 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