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Foundations of Literacy 1
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Unbroken
First Phone Call from Heaven
Big Little Lies
Foundations of Literacy 1

The Foundations of Literacy classes will focus on phonemic awareness, alphabetic principles, and phonics for children ages 4-6. This class will meet for five consecutive Saturdays, beginning November 1st, and following with November 8th, 22nd, and December 6th and 13th. Please call or come in to ensure a reserved spot for your child!

Price: $75.00 each

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Sat 11/01/2014 09:00 AM-10:00 AM
Foundations of Literacy 2

This class, for those 4-6 year olds who have already completed Foundations of Literacy 1, will continue the grow skills in phonemic awareness, alphabetic principles, and phonics. Foundations II will meet for five consecutive Saturdays, beginning November 1st and following up with the 8th, 22nd, and December 6th and 13th.

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Sat 11/01/2014 10:15 AM-11:15 AM
Foundations of Literacy 3

This Foundations of Literacy class, for 4-6 year olds who have already completed levels 1 and 2, will continue developing phonemic awareness, alphabetic principles, and phonics skills. Foundations III will meet for five consecutive Saturdays, beginning November 1st, and following with the 8th, 22nd, and December 6th and 13th.

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Sat 11/01/2014 11:30 AM-12:30 PM
Unbroken

On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared. It was that of a young lieutenant, the plane’s bombardier, who was struggling to a life raft and pulling himself aboard. So began one of the most extraordinary odysseys of the Second World War. The lieutenant’s name was Louis Zamperini. In boyhood, he’d been a cunning and incorrigible delinquent, breaking into houses, brawling, and fleeing his home to ride the rails. As a teenager, he had channeled his defiance into running, discovering a prodigious talent that had carried him to the Berlin Olympics and within sight of the four-minute mile. But when war had come, the athlete had become an airman, embarking on a journey that led to his doomed flight, a tiny raft, and a drift into the unknown. Ahead of Zamperini lay thousands of miles of open ocean, leaping sharks, a foundering raft, thirst and starvation, enemy aircraft, and, beyond, a trial even greater. Driven to the limits of endurance, Zamperini would answer desperation with ingenuity; suffering with hope, resolve, and humor; brutality with rebellion. His fate, whether triumph or tragedy, would be suspended on the fraying wire of his will. In her long-awaited new book, Laura Hillenbrand writes with the same rich and vivid narrative voice she displayed in Seabiscuit. Telling an unforgettable story of a man’s journey into extremity, Unbroken is a testament to the resilience of the human mind, body, and spirit." Join us to discuss this great work of Laura Hillenbrand on either Saturday, November 15th at 10am or Wednesday the 19th at noon. Be sure to call or come in to reserve your place so we can be prepared for your arrival!

Price: $10.00 each

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Sat 11/15/2014 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Wed 11/19/2014 12:00 PM-02:00 PM
First Phone Call from Heaven

"The First Phone Call from Heaven tells the story of a small town on Lake Michigan that gets worldwide attention when its citizens start receiving phone calls from the afterlife. Is it the greatest miracle ever or a massive hoax? Sully Harding, a grief-stricken single father, is determined to find out. An allegory about the power of belief—and a page-turner that will touch your soul—Albom's masterful storytelling has never been so moving and unexpected." Join us to discuss this great novel--and snag some great food to pair with it! Call or come in to let us know which day you will want to join, and we will be sure to prepare a place for you.

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Sat 12/13/2014 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Wed 12/17/2014 12:00 PM-02:00 PM
Big Little Lies

Join us to discuss Liane Moriarty's novel, "Big Little Lies" on Thursday, January 8th or Wednesday, January 21st...call or come in to reserve your spot at our table! Check out this review from Amazon... Big Little Lies focuses on three women, all of whom have children at the same preschool. One is a great beauty married to a fabulously rich businessman; they have a “perfect” set of twins. One is the can-do mom who can put together a mean pre-school art project but can’t prevent her teenage daughter from preferring her divorced dad. The third is a withdrawn, single mother who doesn’t quite fit in. Right from the start--thanks to a modern “Greek chorus” that narrates the action--we know that someone is going to end up dead. The questions are who and how. Miraculously, Moriarty keeps this high concept plot aloft, largely because she infuses it with such wit and heart. She also knows not to overplay the message she’s sending: that we all tell lies--to each other and, more importantly, to ourselves. --Sara Nelson

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Thu 01/08/2015 06:30 PM-08:00 PM
Wed 01/21/2015 12:00 PM-01:30 PM

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