08.22.19, 6-8pm: A Different Kind of Book Club
*Note: Registration includes a signed copy of Frieda B. and the Zillabeast, the book we'll be exploring and discussing during this book club.
Ages 21 & Up
If you love the interchange, banter and community of a book club (but maybe don't always have time to read the book and/or commit to a regular schedule)... our Different Kind of Book Club might be juuust the right fit.
For parents, educators, caregivers... the topics we explore can help you consider and navigate the stories within the little lives you help to lead.
For individuals, friends, family members - adults of any age... it is never too late to nurture and further our own stories. Come to explore and encourage the story within you and within those you love.
Come when you can - we cover a different book and topic each week.
No need to read the book - led by Frieda B. author Renata Bowers, we'll read and discuss it together. The joy of seeing adults find deep meaning and discussion in the pages of our books never ceases to inspire us. Story has its own innate way of awakening our sense of purpose, wonder, compassion and possibility.
Be part of authentic community - there is little more fulfilling than being part of the connections that take place when good people engage in good and purposeful discussion. After all, the best of book clubs are as much about community as they are about books. We soundly encourage both.
Come join us as we use written story to inspire the one-of-a-kind free-to-be story within each of us.
This Week's Topic: "How Caring for Others is Caring for Self"
We're all familiar with the phrase, "If you don't look out for yourself, no one will." In this book club, we'll turn that upside down and look at it another way: Looking out for the well-being of others actually best ensures your own well-being... because when you take care of others, you build a community of people who take care of you. We'll explore the story of Zillabeast to consider how participating in authentic community is the best approach to personal support and fulfillment.
This Week's Theme: Frieda B. and the Zillabeast. Each week at The Story Barn we focus on the theme of one Frieda B. book, and incorporate that theme into all our events. This week's theme is Zillabeast, the third book in the series.
Story Summary: Frieda B. loves books. So much so that she often becomes part of them; the words spring up under her feet and the pictures and characters become a world she’s able to walk right into. Frieda B. and the Zillabeast begins with just such an adventure. Frieda and Zilla enter a marvelous storyworld of classic fairytales. Yet with each turn of the page, Zilla grows bigger, bristlier, and growlier – until a hair-raising encounter with Little Red Riding Hood puts everyone on edge. What turned him into a Zillabeast? And what can bring him back to the sweet Zilla we all know and love? The answers to those questions reveal a lot about the importance of putting others first… and the love we welcome in to our lives when we do.