Sunday July 01 @ 09:00PM - Saturday July 28 @ 01:00PM
Beginning July 1st, 2018!
Where’s Waldo? In Millbrook, NY, of course! The iconic children’s book character in the red-and-white-striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is visiting local businesses throughout our community this July. 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, including Marona’s Market, Stewart’s Shop, Reardon Briggs and many more.
Anyone who wishes to participate can pick up a “Find Waldo Local in Millbrook, NY!” Passport on or after July 1st, at the Merritt Bookstore, which contains the names of all the participating sites, and get their passport stamped or signed for each Waldo they spot.
AND to make things a little more challenging, Waldo and his friends have each dropped a precious item in Merritt Bookstore. These items can be spotted as well. Collecting store stamps or signatures at sixteen or more businesses will entitle diligent seekers entry into a grand-prize drawing on July 28th, with the top prize being an eight-volume set of Waldo books.
1) When you spot Waldo at any one of the businesses listed on the reverse side, collect a store stamp (or signature).
2) When you spot at least ONE of the following lost items at Merritt Bookstore collect a store stamp (or signature): Waldo’s Key, Woof’s Bone, Wenda’s Camera, Wizard Whitebeard’s Scroll, and Odlaw’s Binoculars.
(See pictures of items on back of Passport.)
3) When you’ve collected at least 8 different store stamps (or signatures), bring your Passport to Merritt Bookstore, your FIND WALDO LOCAL headquarters, to claim an “I Found Waldo” button, a “$1 Off” coupon and a sheet of stickers.
(Limited to first 125 Waldo spotters).
4) If you collect at least 16 of the possible store store stamps (or signatures), bring your Passport to Merritt Bookstore again to get a Giveaway Bagof goodiesPLUS be entered in a drawing for a deluxe set of Waldo books and other great prizes.
5) Plan to attend the Waldo Grand Celebration and Prize Drawing at:
1pm on July 28th at Merritt Bookstore!
Exercise Class with Cris Caivano
Saturday July 14 @ 11:00AM - Saturday July 28 @ 12:00PM
STRENGTH TRAINING Qigong Style with Cris Caivano, MA
Certified Qi Gong Instructor
Author of Strength Training, Staying Fit and Fabulous
Beginner friendly and open to all levels!
Wear clothes you can move in & please bring a mat.
Exercise/movement therapist Cris Caivano has worked in
the field of movement studies and dance for over 30 years.
Her method is gleaned from Yoga, Pilates, Feldenkrais,
Alexander, and Tai Chi/Qigong, as well as classic strength
and flexibility training.
Cris has taught jazz dance at SUNY Purchase, the 92nd
St. Y, and the Davis Art Center, Davis CA. She is in private
practice in NYC and Clinton Corners, NY.
Join us as David Hirshberg reads from his debut novel My Mother's Son.
ABOUT THE BOOK
My Mother's Son, the meticulously-crafted debut novel from David Hirshberg, is a story told by a radio raconteur revisiting his past in post-World War II Boston, the playground and battleground for two brothers whose lives are transformed by discoveries they never could have imagined. From the opening line of the book, "When you're a kid, they don't always tell you the truth," the stage is set for this riveting coming-of-age story that plays out against the backdrop of the Korean War, the aftermath of theHolocaust, the polio epidemic, the relocation of a baseball team, and the shenanigans of politicians and businessmen. Hirshberg deftly weaves together events, characters, and clues and creates a rich tapestry of betrayal, persecution, death, loyalty, and unconditional love that resonates with today's America.
Acclaim for the book:
"Hirshberg's debut novel packs both emotional punch and a vivid portrait of Jewish American life in post-WWII Boston. . . . Readers will find connections here to Michael Chabon'sThe Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay and to Saul Bellow's classicThe Adventures of Augie March." —Booklist (ALA), starred review
"This amazing mosaic of fact and fiction will hold readers in its grip from the first to last page." —Library Journal, starred review
Gold Medal Winner, Best Regional Fiction
2018 Independent Press Awards
Winner, Best Regional Fiction
2018 National Indie Excellence Awards
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
David Hirshberg is the pseudonym for an entrepreneur who prefers to keep his business activities separate from his writing endeavors. As an author, he adopted the first name of his father-in-law and the last name of his maternal grandfather, as a tribute to their impact on his life.
Much like the narrator in My Mother’s Son, he is a raconteur in real life as well as through his fiction. His range of interests outside of business is in American history, Jewish literature and practices, the nexus of science and religion, the current cultural wars in our society, and in English, Irish and Gordon setters.
Hirshberg is a New Yorker who holds an undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College and a master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
Cut Paper Artist, Maude White | Merritt @ the Market
Saturday July 28 | 10:30AM - 12:00PM
PHOTO ON LEFT: By Julian Montague BOOK CREDITS: Photographs by Laura Glazer; hand-cut paper by Maude White; reproduced from Brave Birds, Abrams Image, 2018
Come by our Merritt @ the Market booth at the Millbrook Farmers Market as cut-paper artist and writer, Maude White presents her first book Brave Birds, featuring 65 cut paper birds alongside comforting and encouraging affirmations. Brave Birds is an adult/all ages illustrated trade title. It accompanies a journal, notebook and notecards of the same name.
ABOUT THE BOOK
As a source of inspiration, each bird is paired with an original message of kindness and strength associated with its particular traits to encourage bravery and perseverance.
Inside, you’ll find birds for experiencing Joy, Creativity, Patience, Kindness, Resilience, Communication, Strength, Awareness, Action, and Transformation, and each composition reflects thousands of intricate cuts, lending an astounding level of texture to these delicate and ethereal birds. Appealing to any bird lover or collector of bird art, Brave Birds is a beautiful resource for those wishing to practice a life of kindness and empathy.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Maude White is a papercutting artist and writer living in the Hudson Valley. She has won the Margaret Mead award from the Burchfield Penney Art Center.
Her work has been exhibited in New York City, throughout New York, Vermont, Massachusetts, California, New Hampshire, as well as throughout the United States in traveling exhibitions and in various online, print and film outlets/publications.
Tuesday August 14 @ 10:30AM - Thursday August 23 @ 11:30AM
Have you always wanted to write for children?
New 2-week class forming. Note:You don’t have to be an illustrator!
This class will cover how to get ideas, how to structure a story, creating great characters, revision techniques, writing query and cover letters, submitting to editors, and more. In-class exercises and manuscript critiques.