Sunday, March 30, 2008

Garfield Book Company

For my readers who are local, have you heard of the Garfield Book Company at PLU yet? I haven't been there yet but I've been seeing all kinds of information flying around homeschool groups online. Apparently, the Washington Homeschool Organization has been working together with them to make this book store a resource for us homeschoolers. With this in mind, they have been putting together events (most of them are free) for a variety of ages and, with next week being spring break, they have a lot going on.

Every Saturday at 11am, they have a children's storytime and craft. This month's storytime reading picks are The Tin Forest (April 5th), What Planet are You from Clarice Bean (April 12th), Ella Sarah Gets Dressed (April 19th, reading & signing by the author), and The Lorax (April 26th).

Here's their Spring Break line up:

April 1st
They are having a read-in from 10am-1pm. Bring pillows, blankets, and comfy clothes (or pjs), and your favorite books. Students of all ages will read on their own, share about their reading, and listen to stories read by the staff. They will also have Farrelli's Pizza.

April 2nd
From 11am-1pm, students will be making a mess learning about strange science with hands-on experiments to learn more about our planet. This activity is recommended for ages 6-12.

April 3rd
From 11am-1pm, join GBC in making art from junk and materials provided by the bookstore. You can also bring something from home, if you wish. Projects will include crafts for youngers students and art for teens.

April 4th
Students from 12-18 can join in on a poetry workshop and learning about different poets, styles, and skills before applying them to their own poetry. Student works can be taking home or left for display at GBC.

Register your students at the door or in advance by calling 253-535-7668.

Garfield Book Company is located at 208 Garfield St., Tacoma, 98444.

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