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- 4/25: Bookmarks' Book Club
- 4/28: On the Same Poem with Nathaniel Mackey
- 4/29: Independent Bookstore Day & Groundbreaking Ceremony
- 5/11: Summer Reading Kickoff Party
- 5/16: Reading and Signing with Mary Kay Andrews
- 5/19: Bookmarks Presents Craig Johnson: A Longmire Murder Mystery
- 6/08: A Reading and Signing with Jane Green
Bookmarks' Book Club
Dates include: April 25, May 23, June 27, July 25, August 29, September 26, October 31, November 28
Coffee Park ARTS, 251 N. Spruce Street (inside Milton Rhodes Center)
Bookmarks hosts a book club the last Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. Click here to visit our book club page for more information.
Forsyth County Public Library's On the Same Poem with Nathaniel Mackey
Friday, April 28
Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts, 251 N. Spruce Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
The On the Same Poem luncheon has become a staple of National Library Week/National Poetry Month in Forsyth County. It is a programming concept that originated at FCPL and has attracted the attention of Poet’s House, a national organization that seeks to encourage innovative poetry programming in public libraries across the country. Over a brown bag lunch, the visiting poet reads his poem. Participants discuss the poem, facilitated by discussion leaders at each table, and the program concludes with question and answer with the poet.
This event is free but space is limited and registration is recommended. To register call 336-703-2941 or 336-703-3041 or email On the Same Poem registration. For event information, please visit http://www.forsyth.cc/library/Central/article.aspx?NewsID=22085.
National Independent Bookstore Day & Groundbreaking Ceremony
Saturday, April 29 at 10 a.m.
Breezeway at 634 West Fourth Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Join Bookmarks for National Independent Bookstore Day featuring a Groundbreaking Ceremony for our new location with an update on our progress, a children's storytime with Dump Truck Duck author Megan Bryant, and a sneak peek of Bookmarks' new nonprofit independent bookstore and gathering space. Please note, closed toe shoes and a hard hat (which will be provided on site) are required to tour the space.
Summer Reading Kick-Off Party!
Thursday, May 11, 2017 from 5:30pm-7:30pm
William G. White Family YMCA at 775 W End Blvd, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Join Bookmarks for a Summer Reading Program Kick-Off Party for kids of all ages, parents, and teachers. Learn what family friendly authors will attend the September 7-10, 2017 Festival of Books and Authors while enjoying pizza and games! All teachers who attend will be entered into a drawing for a special prize.
This is a free event, but please register by clicking here!
A Reading and Signing with Mary Kay Andrews
Tuesday, May 16
12:30 p.m. (snacks) and 1:00 p.m. (author talk) - Clemmons Library, 3554 Clemmons Rd, Clemmons, NC 27012
7:00 p.m. - Greensboro Public Library, 219 N Church St, Greensboro, NC 27401
You've loved reading her books, now meet New York Times bestselling author Mary Kay Andrews on tour for her new cookbook, The Beach House Cookbook. A booksigning will follow the author talk. Bookmarks will be on-site selling books.
Both events are free and open to the public.
Clemmons Library Event - Snacks and beverages from The Beach House Cookbook will be provided by the Cookin' Book Club. Beachwear is encouraged, so make sure you wear your flip-flops, shorts, and Hawaiian shirts! No registration required; call 703-2920 for details.
Greensboro Library Event - Registration suggested: Beth.Sheffield@greensboro-nc.gov
Bookmarks presents Craig Johnson: A Longmire Murder Mystery
Friday, May 19 at 6 p.m.
Horton Meadow, Old Salem Museum and Gardens, 900 Old Salem Road, Winston-Salem, NC
Bookmarks will host an interactive Longmire Murder Mystery featuring Craig Johnson, the acclaimed author of the Walt Longmire series. He will be on tour for his newest book, The Highwayman: A Longmire Story, which will be out in paperback in May. The evening will revolve around a script based on key characters in the Longmire series. Throughout the event, characters will interact with guests—all of whom will be suspects and detectives. Radio Personality JR Snyder will star as Walt Longmire and MC for the night!
Event begins at 6 p.m. with a cocktail hour, and Craig Johnson will speak during dinner. Dinner will be provided by California Fresh Catering, with wine by Raffaldini Vineyards. The Murder Mystery will follow. Johnson will sign all books - and personalize them (if you wish). Other titles will be available for purchase at the event.
Individual Tickets available by clicking here. Contact Ginger Hendricks at firstname.lastname@example.org / 336-747-1471 for tables of 8 and Sponsorship opportunities.
Special travel package available through The Brookstown Inn; click here for details!
A Reading and Signing with Jane Green
Thursday, June 8
12:30 p.m. - Reynolda Manor Library, 2839 Fairlawn Drive NW, Winston-Salem, NC 27106
6:30 p.m. - High Point Library, 901 N. Main Street, High Point, NC 27262
With their compulsively readable plotlines, sharp senses of humor, and casts of flawed but relatable characters, Jane Green’s novels epitomize the “summer read.” People has called Green “the queen of beach books,” and fellow author Emma Straub declares her “the undisputed queen of the beach read.” This summer, Jane Green offers up her most compelling, heartfelt, and emotional story yet in The Sunshine Sisters, certain to be devoured in a few satisfying sittings.
Booksigning to follow the author reading and presentation; books will be for sale on-site from Bookmarks.
Bookmarks hosts events throughout the year. These events are held at public libraries, colleges, theatres, restaurants, galleries, and other arts facilities. Some events are ticketed as fundraisers and some are free and open to the public. Bookmarks works with more than 35 organizations and community groups each year on their fundraisers and events. We can supply books for sale at your event with a percentage given back to non-profits. Contact us more information on how we can help; email email@example.com.