Green Book Club
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Books & Company
Reading Hope’s Edge: The Next Diet for a Small Planet by Frances Moore Lappe
Thirty years ago, Frances Moore Lappé started a revolution in the way Americans think about food and hunger. Now Frances and her daughter, Anna, pick up where Diet for a Small Planet left off. Together they set out on an around-the-world journey to explore the greatest challenges we face in the new millennium. Traveling to Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Europe, they discovered answers to one of the most urgent issues of our time: whether we can transcend the rampant consumerism and capitalism to find the paths that each of us can follow to heal our lives as well as the planet.
Featuring nearly seventy recipes from celebrated vegetarian culinary pioneers-including Alice Waters, Mollie Katzen, Laurel Robertson, Nora Pouillon, and Anna Thomas-Hope's Edge highlights true trailblazers engaged in social, environmental, and economic transformations.
Dan Grego & Margaret Swedish
Dan Grego & Margarert Swedish Poetry Reading
Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 7:00
Books & Company
Daniel Grego will be reading from his new book The Gate of Heaven Is Everywhere: New & Selected Poems. Margaret Swedish will be reading selections from her works.
Daniel Grego is the Executive Director of TransCenter for Youth, Inc., a nonprofit agency that operates small, innovative high schools in Milwaukee. He is the author of several books of poetry and essays. His poems and essays have appeared in numerous periodicals and anthologies including Gathering Place of the Waters: Thirty Milwaukee Poets, Everywhere All the Time, Life Learning, You Are Still Being Lied To, Stay Solid: A Radical Handbook for Youth, and A Whole Which is Greater: Why the Wisconsin “Uprising” Failed. He and his wife, Debra Loewen, the founder and Artistic Director of Wild Space Dance Company, live on fifty-five acres along the Rock River in Dodge County, Wisconsin.
Margaret Swedish is the author of Living Beyond the "End of the World": A Spirituality of Hope and co-author of Like Grains of Wheat: A Spirituality of Solidarity. Her poetry appears in the recent collection, A Maryknoll Book of Poetry. She was the director of the Religious Task Force on Central America and Mexico in Washington DC. In 2004, she stepped down from her role at the RTF to take up a new challenge addressing the ecological crisis as it impacts US society.
Special Fall Storytime with Otis
Friday, October 24, 2014 at 6:30p.m.
Books & Company
Join Ms. Lisa for a special fall story time featuring Otis and the Scarecrow by Loren Long.
Help make a scarecrow for Books & Company’s window to make our fall decorations even better!. We will also make our own scarecrow snacks to eat.
There is no enjoyment like reading! Jane Austen
"There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them". - Poet Joseph Brodsky
Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light.
"We read to know we're not alone. We read because we are alone. We read and we are not alone. We are not alone." -Gabrielle Zevin
"I get an urge, like a pregnant elephant, to go away and give birth to a book." STEPHEN FRY
"A fondness for reading must be an education in itself." from Mansfield Park by Jane Austen..
“I wish I could write a beautiful book to break those hearts that are soon to cease to exist: a book of faith and small neat worlds and of people who live by the philosophies of popular songs.” — Zelda Fitzgerald