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Wednesday, April 4th
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Please join Bridgeside Books Book Group the first Wednesday of each month for an open and lively book discussion. All are welcome to join the group.
Our March book is The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck.
Thursday, April 5th
8:00pm - 10:00pm
extempo Story Telling is back at Bridgeside Books! Be sure to join us for this fantastic evening of LIVE ORIGINAL STORYTELLING!
ex tem po ra ne ous: 1 a (2) carefully prepared but delivered without notes or text
$5.00 at the door
Monday, April 23th
9:30am - 6:00pm
Join us for our first St Jordi's Day Celebration on Monday, April 23rd. It is also called the Feast or the Festival of St George. St Jordi's day is Saint George's Day in Barcelona and Catalunya and is the most romantic day of the year.
About St. Jordi's Day--
St. Jordi is Catalunya's version of Valentine's day and is a one day festival of romance, roses and books all inspired by the legend of Saint George on April 23rd every year. St. Jordi is the co-patron saint of Catalonia province of Spain.
Sant Jordi is celebrated on April 23rd to commerate his death on that date in the year 303 AD. The legend of Saint George is that Saint Jordi slew a dragon to save a princess and then plucked a red rose for the princess from the rose bush, which had sprouted on the exact spot, where the dragon's red blood had spilled.
St Jordi's Day Traditions--Who gives what on Sant Jordi's day in Barcelona? On Sant Jordi's day the men in Barcelona and Catalunya give their sweetheart a red rose, and in recent years a new Sant Jordi tradition is that the ladies give the men a book. There are bookstalls and book markets all over Barcelona on Sant Jordis Day.
Thursday, May 3rd
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Join us in welcoming Hannah Howard, author of the soon-to-be-released memoir, FEAST: True Love in and out of the Kitchen.
About the Book: The compulsively readable memoir of a woman at war-with herself, with her body, and with food-while working her way through the underbelly of New York City's glamorous culinary scene.
Hannah Howard is a Columbia University freshman when she lands a hostess job at Picholine, a Michelin-starred restaurant in Manhattan. Eighteen years old and eager to learn, she's invigorated by the manic energy and knife-sharp focus of the crew. By day Hannah explores the Columbia arts scene, struggling to find her place. By night she's intoxicated by boxes of heady truffles and intrigued by the food industry's insiders. She's hungry for knowledge, success, and love, but she's also ravenous because she hasn't eaten more than yogurt and coffee in days.
Hannah is hiding an eating disorder. The excruciatingly late nights, demanding chefs, bad boyfriends, and destructive obsessions have left a void inside her that she can't fill. To reconcile her relationships with the food she worships and a body she struggles to accept, Hannah's going to have to learn to nourish her soul.