09.05.19, 6-8pm: A Different Kind of Book Club
*Note: Registration includes a signed copy of Frieda B. A Great Day at the Dog Park, 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: "Empathy & Heroism: Seeing Things Differently"
It's reflexive to rely on our sight to assess a situation, a person. Yet what we see alone is rarely the full picture. In this book club, we'll use the storyline in Frieda B. A Great Day at the Dog Park to consider how imagination and empathy - the true roots of every true hero - allow us to see situations and people differently, not just with our eyes but with our heart. What would the world look like if we and our children consistently chose to see things from that perspective? Arguably, we'd become - and raise - a generation of heroes.
This Week's Theme: Frieda B. A Great Day at the Dog Park. 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 Dog Park, the fifth book in the series.
Story Summary: Frieda B. and Zilla delve into imagination and adventure in Frieda B. A Great Day at the Dog Park. As they break for a snack, Zilla notices a boy in the distance who looks sad and lonely. Zilla kindly approaches. But the boy lashes out, yelling for Zilla to go away and leave him alone. Frieda implores her parents to take action and yell at the boy who is “bad, bad, bad, bad.” In response, her dad takes her hand and opens his heart… showing Frieda and the boy – and the reader – that authentic connection, compassion and communication is the pathway to unleashing the hero in us all.