Thursday, January 18, 2018

Local Forum: 'Masculinity, Femininity, & Western Cultures', January 25th at Florey's!



Florey's welcomes you to our discussion group!

***Thursday, January 25th, 7:30pm-9:00pm***

We will be meeting to discuss the topic: Masculinity, Femininity, and Western Cultures.

From Nico:

I've been doing a lot of reading on childhood development in both boys and girls. I've also read a few books on Eastern Culture religions and philosophies. A theme I seem to be noticing more and more is that the eastern cultures are much more comfortable with teaching boys "feminine" skills and vice versa for girls.

I don't know how to pinpoint exactly what I want to talk about with this topic, but I can tell you the situation that sparked my interest for it: I held a tournament for my classroom, and one 4th grade student managed to make it all the way to the finals. All he had to do was beat the same 6th grader he beat earlier in the tournament in order to win it all. He ends up losing in an upset and immediately starts sobbing.

I was raised to embrace and understand my emotions; there was never a need to hide. So as I walked back with this student to the classroom I told him "Its OK to feel this sadness right now. There is the thrill of victory, and the agony of defeat. You're experiencing the agony side of the coin. From there, you can either sulk, or get better." Once we get into the classroom, my aide sees him crying and she yells out "Oh Jeez, Jaden really? man up!"

Questions to consider

- Any moments in your life where you were asked to act more like your gender?
- Is there any harm to comments like "man up!" or "that's not very ladylike"
- Is there anything the west can learn from the east?

I hope to hear an array of experiences in this discussion. I look forward to seeing you all on the 25th!

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We hope to see you!

Local Forum
***Thursday, January 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
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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Florey's Book Club: 'Blindness' January 18th!



Florey's welcomes you to our book club!

***Thursday, January 18th, 7:00pm-8:30pm***

Come by for a chat about our January book, 'Blindness' by Jose Saramago.

About the book:

A city is hit by an epidemic of "white blindness" which spares no one. Authorities confine the blind to an empty mental hospital, but there the criminal element holds everyone captive, stealing food rations and raping women. There is one eyewitness to this nightmare who guides seven strangers--among them a boy with no mother, a girl with dark glasses, a dog of tears--through the barren streets, and the procession becomes as uncanny as the surroundings are harrowing. A magnificent parable of loss and disorientation and a vivid evocation of the horrors of the twentieth century, Blindness has swept the reading public with its powerful portrayal of man's worst appetites and weaknesses--and man's ultimately exhilarating spirit.

About the author:

JOSE SARAMAGO (1922-2010) was the author of many novels, among them Blindness, All the Names, Baltasar and Blimunda, and The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis. In 1998 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

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We hope to see you!

Florey's Book Club
***Thursday, January 18th, 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

Saturday, January 06, 2018

Writers Open Mic, January 13th at Florey's!



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

***Saturday, January 13th, 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, January 13th, 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, January 13th, 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, January 13th, 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