Sunday, October 22, 2017

October 2017 Poetry at Florey's.




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

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

The featured poets this month are Patrice Haan and Christina Lloyd.

From Sherri:

Ladies and Gentleman,

I would like to announce the last evening of Poetry at Florey's for the 2017. I feel fortunate to be able to introduce two friends as our featured poets, Patrice Haan and Christina Lloyd, to close out our season in elegant style. As well as being a poet, Patrice (whom many of you will remember), is a singer, songwriter and Celtic harper, and we can look forward to her musical as well as poetic artistry.

I hope you will consider joining us for the last evening of the year, bring along a poem or two to read at open mic (3 minutes, please), and a snack, drink or supplies (napkins, cups, plates) for the table, if you can. We'll begin with open mic at 7:30, take a break, and come back to hear our features.

About the featured poets:

PATRICE HAAN

The elevator speech: Patrice Haan (Oakland CA) is a harper, singer, songwriter, composer and wordsmith, devoted to the healing presence of listening.

The longer version: I grew up in a family in love with words and music. My upbringing and larger story also taught me that we all long for stories and we all long to be heard. And the intersection of all those activities is comfort and joy.

I’ve been writing all my life and actively composing for over 20 years. In recent years I decided to use harp to add a new dimension to my poetry. Feedback has been encouraging: Your harp music created depth and dimensionality that I have rarely seen at any event. [Your work brings] us together to a deeper & peaceful place.
The Oakland Tribune’s Dave Newhouse wrote: “the most towering aspect of her music is her poetry. This Walt Whitman on the harp can quiet a room into absolute silence.”
As well as playing therapeutic music with Healing Muses, a non-profit that provides music for healing in local hospitals, I have recorded three albums of original music, lush, melodic collections for harp and piano, and perform jazz standards with Tony Marcus in the Bay-area duo, Leftover Dreams.

I have had poems published in San Francisco Peace & Hope, We’Moon, North Coast Literary Review and am honoured to return to Florey’s Books Poetry Series.

Visit Patrice’s sites at www.patricehaan.com, www.leftoverdreams.com and www.healingmuses.org.

CHRISTINA LLOYD

Christina Lloyd holds a master's degree in creative writing from Lancaster University (U.K.) and a master’s degree in Hispanic languages and literatures from U.C. Berkeley. Her work appears in various publications, including The North and Canadian Woman Studies. She is pursuing a Ph.D. in creative writing through Lancaster University. She lives in San Francisco.

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We hope to see you!

Poetry at Florey's:

***Saturday, October 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

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Local Forum: 'The Cost of Living', October 26th at Florey's!



Florey's welcomes you to our discussion group!

***Thursday, October 26th, 7:30pm-9:00pm***

We will be meeting to discuss the topic: The cost of living.

From Nico:

Last month's discussion regarding education was fun, and we even managed to have a new face come by! Towards the end of the discussion, we started to talk about how even having a higher education doesn't guarantee you'll live comfortably, especially out here in the bay area.

So since Measure C is coming to a vote next month, and a majority of us have lived around in Pacifica to experience what is happening money and price wise, it's only fitting that the discussion on October 26th should be: The Cost of Living.

Admittedly, my expertise on this subject isn't as vast as some of yours are. So I hope to learn as much as I can about the nuances of the housing market and the cultural shift we're beginning to see.

Questions to Consider:
-How much was the rent for your first apartment?
-What would be a reasonable rent for an apartment now?
-With people moving out of the city, how does that affect the community?
-Do you know of anyone who's considering moving out or already out of the bay area?


Some links to help start the thought process:
Measure C Rent control information
https://ballotpedia.org/Pacifica,_California,_Rent_Control,_Measure_C_(November_2017)

Many Consider Leaving Bay Area News story
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9a8zWxlZ-w

The price of this dialogue is free, so I hope you're able to come down and share some insights!

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We hope to see you!

Local Forum
***Thursday, October 26th, 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, October 15, 2017

Florey's Book Club: 'Rebecca' October 19th!



Florey's welcomes you to our book club!

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

Come by for a chat about our October book, 'Rebecca' by Daphne du Maurier.

About the book:

"Last night, I dreamt I went to Manderley again." With these words, the reader is ushered into an isolated gray stone mansion on the windswept Cornish coast, as the second Mrs. Maxim de Winter recalls the chilling events that transpired as she began her new life as the young bride of a husband she barely knew. For in every corner of every room were phantoms of a time dead but not forgotten--a past devotedly preserved by the sinister housekeeper, Mrs. Danvers: a suite immaculate and untouched, clothing laid out and ready to be worn, but not by any of the great house's current occupants. With an eerie presentiment of evil tightening her heart, the second Mrs. de Winter walked in the shadow of her mysterious predecessor, determined to uncover the darkest secrets and shattering truths about Maxim's first wife--the late and hauntingly beautiful Rebecca.

About the author:

Daphne du Maurier (1907-1989) has been called one of the great shapers of popular culture and the modern imagination. Among her more famous works are The Scapegoat, Jamaica Inn, Rebecca, and the short story "The Birds," all of which were subsequently made into films--the latter three directed by Alfred Hitchcock.

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We hope to see you!

Florey's Book Club
***Thursday, October 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

Sunday, October 08, 2017

Writers Open Mic, October 14th at Florey's!



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

***Saturday, October 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, October 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, October 14th, 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, October 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

Friday, September 29, 2017

October 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 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, October 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, October 14th, 2-4pm

-Pacifica Book Club
Get to know your neighbors, read and discuss the book of the month.
This month: 'Rebecca' by Daphne du Maurier
All are welcome to join!
Thursday, October 19th 7:00-8:30pm

-Local Forum - discussion group
Engage in conversation on a monthly topic.
All are welcome to join!
Thursday, October 26th, 7:30-9:00pm

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

Monday, September 25, 2017

Local Forum: 'What's an Education Really Worth?', September 28th at Florey's!



Florey's welcomes you to our discussion group!

***Thursday, September 28th, 7:30pm-9:00pm***

We will be meeting to discuss the topic: What's an education really worth?

From Nico:

Despite a lower turnout for last month's discussion, we still managed to have a great dialogue about the topic of what make's something beautiful. There was an array of opinions on the matter. Beauty is something that is sought after, it's prestigious, elegant, and can come in many forms.

The thought now is, what's something that's sought after, prestigious, and arguably elegant in today's society? No, I'm not talking about whatever the latest is of Kim Kardashian. What I'm referring to, is an education; more specifically, is there really a value to being highly educated?

The knee jerk response might be, "Uh, duh.". But think about it, how many times have you met someone who has created a comfortable life for themselves or their family with just having work ethic and a high school diploma? Shoot, they might've not even finished high school. I can think of a lot of people in my life who have that background.

Ideas to Consider

- College ain't cheap: Even in the two years since I've graduated, college tuition prices are going up to a point where some people just don't see a return on investments. Student loans are deadly if not handled responsibly.
- The Degree doesn't make you: I've been fortunate enough to go to a four year university and a community college. I've seen students at Skyline that should've had the spots of some of my colleagues during my undergrad at Marquette. The only thing that sorted them out was their ability to pay tuition.

People of all educational backgrounds welcome :)

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We hope to see you!

Local Forum
***Thursday, September 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

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Florey's Book Club: 'A Man Called Ove' Sept. 21st!



Florey's welcomes you to our book club!

***Thursday, September 21st, 7:00pm-8:30pm***

Come by for a chat about our September book, 'A Man Called Ove' by Fredrik Backman.

About the book:

Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon--the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him "the bitter neighbor from hell." But must Ove be bitter just because he doesn't walk around with a smile plastered to his face all the time?

Behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness. So when one November morning a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove's mailbox, it is the lead-in to a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats, unexpected friendship, and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul. All of which will change one cranky old man and a local residents' association to their very foundations.

About the author:

Fredrik Backman is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove, My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry, Britt-Marie Was Here, Beartown, as well as a novella, And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer. His books are published in more than thirty-five countries. He lives in Stockholm, Sweden, with his wife and two children.

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We hope to see you!

Florey's Book Club
***Thursday, September 21st, 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