2022 Book with Purpose Events

Stars in the Waves: A Book Talk with L. M. Elliott 
Thursday, June 30 | 2 p.m. | Bookmarks

Author L. M. Elliott will be talking about her latest book, Louisa June and the Nazis in the Waves, a  timeless story that captures life on the U. S. homefront during World War II, weaving a rich portrait of a family reeling from loss and the chilling yet hopeful voyage of fighting for what matters. Her presentation will have a special focus on surviving grief and navigating family depression, two themes of the novel and include an interactive visual "Stars in the Waves” arts activity that discusses things that contribute to overall wellness. This event is designed for children and families ages 8+ and is free and open to the public; registration is required.

Self-Care for the Real World: Book Talk with Katia Narain Philips and Nadia Narain 
Tuesday, July 12 | 4 p.m. | Crowdcast

Join us for a virtual book talk with the authors of Self-Care in the Real World on Tuesday, July 12 at 4 pm. Nadia and Katia will be discussing the various self-care topics with us virtually. This is a free Book with Purpose event. Learn more and register at www.bookmarksnc.org/BwP_SelfCareintheRealWorld.

Book with Purpose and Crosby Scholars Ice Cream Social and Virtual Book Talk on (Don't) Call Me Crazy 
Thursday, July 14 | 6:30 p.m. | Bookmarks & Zoom

Join Bookmarks and Crosby Scholars for an ice cream social and virtual book talk with Kelly Jensen, editor of (Don't) Call Me Crazy on Thursday, July 14 at 6:30 pm. Students and attendees will enjoy ice cream and socialize for a bit before we Zoom with Kelly Jensen, Amy Reed, Hannah Bae, and Shaun David Hutchinson at 7 pm to discuss various topics of the book that will help start the conversation on mental health. This free event is in partnership with Crosby Scholars as a Summer Academy. This event will count as a credit. Learn more and register at www.bookmarksnc.org/BwP_CrosbyScholars.

Strength of Feelings: Workshop for Kids
Wednesday, July 20 |  11 a.m.  | Zoom

In this interactive online workshop Jenna Berman, therapist and author of The Self-Regulation Workbook for Kids, will guide participants through several activities designed to help children learn how we think about and normalize our thoughts.  The Self-Regulation Workbook for Kids helps children identify, understand, and take control of their feelings with kid-friendly cognitive behavioral therapy and self-regulation exercises in an easy-to-use workbook. This event is designed for children ages 8-12 and is free and open to the public; registration is required here. All participants are asked to please complete the Feelings Cup activity on page 10 of The Self-Regulation Workbook for Kids before attending the workshop. Complimentary copies of the book are available on a limited basis for request from Bookmarks

When the World Feels Like a Scary Place: A Virtual Program for Families and Educators
Tuesday, July 26 |  4 pm  | Zoom

Join us on Tuesday, July 26 for a virtual program with Dr. Abigail Gewirtz, the author of When the World Feels Like a Scary Place: Essential Conversations for Anxious Parents and Worried Kids. This Book with Purpose event is in collaboration with Family Services and Imprints Cares to help bring resources to families in our community. This is a free virtual event and registration is required. Learn more and register at www.bookmarksnc.org/BwP_WhentheWorldFeelsLikeAScaryPlace.

Growing Joy Workshop
Sunday, July 31 | 3-5 p.m. | Poppyseed Provisions (395 W. End Blvd, Winston-Salem)

Join Bookmarks and Patiently Rooted for a Book with Purpose workshop celebrating the power of plants and books at Poppyseed Provisions. Tickets are $50 and include a copy of the book The Plant Lover's Guide to Cultivating Happiness (and Plants) and a book talk from Bookmarks, a miniature planter and accompanying miniature succulent, and a planting workshop with Kelli from Patiently Rooted. Following the workshop, attendees will receive a Tea & Toast cocktail or mocktail of their choice and have the chance to shop for additional books from Bookmarks and plants and planters with advice from Kelli. This workshop is designed for an adult audience; please note this event will be held outdoors. Registration is limited; tickets will be on sale soon.