Book Club, "Seeing Things Differently": 6-7:30pm
At The Story Barn in Somers, CT! Ages 21 & Up. *Registration required. Participants are welcomed to bring food and beverages to enjoy as we read and discuss.
Book of the Evening: Frieda B. A Great Day at the Dog Park. It's a popular phrase: "There's more to _______ than meets the eye." In a time when we - and our children - can use technology and social media to paint a flawless picture of our life, how much more do we value the people who know and see us with their hearts and love us just as we are? In this Book Club, we'll be talking about the importance of seeing things differently... of viewing people and situations not just with our eyes, but with our hearts - and of understanding that only through vulnerability do we gain the true connection we crave with others.
What is "A Different Kind of Book Club"? Well, 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)... it might be juuust the right fit.
At each Book Club we'll explore and discuss a different Frieda B. book... you may - or may not - be surprised at the depth of conversation a picture book can prompt. This is what makes this book club different. And wonderful.
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.
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.
* As part of this Book Club, signed copies of this book will be available to participants for a discounted price of $10 each.
Frieda B. A Great Day at the Dog Park: 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. 8" x 10". Hardcover, full-color. Printed in the USA.