Upcoming Events

Join us for Storytime every Saturday at 11am during the Summer!

 

Sunday, June 24th from 2-4pm - The Hickory Stick Bookshop at The Grace Mayflower Inn & Spa Presents: Becoming Barbra by Bill Eppridge with Adrienne Aurichio

 

The Hickory Stick Bookshop will host a discussion and signing with Adrienne Aurichio,  editor, long-time collaborator, and wife of the late photographer Bill Eppridge, in celebration of the book Becoming Barbra (Rizzoli, $39.95), a collection of Eppridge’s photographs of Barbara Streisand. The event will be held in the Lounge at the Grace Mayflower Inn & Spa on Sunday, June 24th from 2-4pm. Tickets can be purchased at The Hickory Stick Bookshop for $50, which includes a signed copy of the book and light refreshments. Please RSVP by June 15th. Read more...

 

 

 

Where's Waldo in Washington Depot?

Where’s Waldo? In Washington Depot, of course! For the sixth year in a row, the iconic children’s book character in the striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is visiting twenty-two local businesses throughout our community this July. Those who can find him in at least 15 locations will be eligible to win prizes on July 31st at The Hickory Stick Bookshop’s Waldo Prize Party. Find Waldo Local is a great summer vacation activity and a wonderful way to support local businesses and the Shop Local movement in our community. Read more...

 

 

 

 

Saturday, July 7th at 11am - Children's Storytime with Barbara McClintock - Nothing Stopped Sophie

The true story of eighteenth-century mathematician Sophie Germain, who solved the unsolvable to achieve her dream.
When her parents took away her candles to keep their young daughter from studying math...nothing stopped Sophie. When a professor discovered that the homework sent to him under a male pen name came from a woman...nothing stopped Sophie. And when she tackled a math problem that male scholars said would be impossible to solve...still, nothing stopped Sophie.
For six years Sophie Germain used her love of math and her undeniable determination to test equations that would predict patterns of vibrations. She eventually became the first woman to win a grand prize from France's prestigious Academy of Sciences for her formula, which laid the groundwork for much of modern architecture (and can be seen in the book's illustrations). Read more...

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This book has it all! Family relationships, faith, love, misunderstandings. I wanted to rush through it to find out what happens to each character and yet I didn't want it to end. -Pat