Book Club, "The Power of Belief": 6-7:30pm
Ages 21 & Up. *Participants are welcomed to bring food and beverages to enjoy as we read and discuss.
Book of the Evening: Frieda B. and the Finkledee Ink. What do you believe to be true about yourself? How are those beliefs helpful, harmful? And who in your life believes in you? Who relies on you in order to believe in himself/herself - a child, a friend, co-worker, family member? Each of us has a unique worth and purpose, an important story to tell with our lives... but if we don't believe that to be true, can our story ever be championed? In this Book Club, we'll discuss the power of belief, and its significance in enabling us to believe in ourselves and 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. and the Finkledee Ink Summary: When a traveling salesman comes to town selling Finkledee Ink, Frieda B. scrapes together every last penny to purchase a jar for herself. Her hope and belief is that this one jar of ink magically will make her a great writer (a deep longing she holds in her heart). But can a jar of ink truly hold the key to her dream? And if so, what happens to that dream when the jar of ink shatters? (Gasp!) Does her dream shatter, too? Frieda B. and the Finkledee Ink is a story to help children of all ages heartily believe that when it comes to our dreams and our natural gifts, there's nothing we need to buy or get. Nope. Everything is inside of us already. What we do need is dedication, perseverance, and the belief and support of others. And - more importantly - the belief in our very own selves. 8" x 10". Hardcover, full-color. Printed in the USA.