Event: Words Afire

Eve Brouwer & Mignon Fahr, both members of the Northshore Literary Society and founders of Poets Alive!, have put together a program of local poets. Join them and experience the power of poetry spoken aloud.  If you need more information, you can contact the store at 985-626-8884.

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Women During WWII

Women During WWII

Barnes & Noble
Mandeville, LA

Sunday, September 12 @ 4 pm

Join the conversation. The Women’s Book Salon is not like a normal book club. It is a bi-monthly event where everyone can read whatever book appeals to them on the topic of the month. Then for an hour or so on a lazy Sunday afternoon we get together and talk and talk.

For September, our topic is Women of WWII. It is a celebration of the mothers, daughters, sisters, and lovers whose bravery and sacrifice was just as great as any solider on the front.

This will be our fourth meeting. During our first meeting we talking about women from Louisiana, for our second we talked about international women, and the for our third we discussed Southern women. I have read about some interesting women. Margaret Haughery, Margery Kemp, and various Southern Greats in a collection called Hell’s Belles.

I have attached a list of suggested books here: Women during WWII Table. I look forward to reading Slacks and Calluses: One Summer in the Bomber Factory and learning about the many other facets of life of women during that time both in the war and at home.

Women’s Book Salon

Just a reminder that the Women’s Book Salon is this Sunday, July 11th @ 4pm @ the Barnes & Noble in Mandeville, LA.

This month’s subject is Southern Women Wit, Wisdom, and Stereotype.

Book Signing: Misty Dreams by Charlotte Parker

Charlotte Parker
Misty Dreams
Tuesday, June 29th @ 2pm
Barnes & Noble
Mandeville, LA

Misty Dreams is Charlotte’s third novel. It’s a wonderful romance filled with cowboys, gun fights, and time travel.  I can remember reading bits of this when Charlotte started writing it years ago.  So I am full of delight in telling you that it is now published for everyone to read.  Stop by the event, meet the author, and pick up a signed copy.

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Recording Your Family Stories

Hello Everybody,

Thursday, June 3rd at 3:00pm I will teaching a class at the Abita Springs Library Branch for children 8 to 11-years-olds on recording your family stories.

We will talk about writing our life stories, interviewing our relatives, and tips on where to dig up more history.

This is part of the St. Tammany Parish Library’s summer reading program and the celebration of our parish’s 200 birthday.

Call the library to reserve you spot (985) 893- 6285.

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Southern Women: Wit Wisdom Stereotype

Southern Women:
Wit * Wisdom * Stereotype

Sunday, July 11, 2010 — 4pm

Join the conversation. The Women’s Book Salon at the Mandeville, LA – Barnes & Noble is not like a normal book club. It is a bi-monthly event where everyone can read what ever book appeals to them on the topic of the month. Then for an hour or so on a lazy Sunday afternoon we get together and talk and talk.

For July, our topic is Southern Women, defined however you like. There are lots of books on the topic, or just come and tell us what your mama used to say. The point is for people who love to read and talk about books to have a place to come and talk with a conversation starter.

Here are some titles to get you started:

A Southern Belle Primer: Why Princess Margaret Will Never Be a Kappa Kappa Gamma by Maryln Schwartz

The Southern Belle’s Handbook : Sissy LeBlanc’s Rules to Live By by Loraine Despres

Suck Your Stomach In and Put Some Color On!: What Southern Mamas Tell Their Daughters that the Rest of Y’all Should Know Too by Shellie Rushing Tomlinson

What Southern Women Know (That Every Woman Should): Timeless Secrets to Get Everything you Want in Love, Life, and Work by Ronda Rich

We’re Just Like You, Only Prettier: Confessions of a Tarnished Southern Belle by Celia Rivenbark

Bless Your Heart, Tramp: And Other Southern Endearments by Celia Rivenbark

Suddenly Southern: A Yankee’s Guide to Living in Dixie by Maureen Duffin-Ward and Gary Hallgren

Miss Hildreth Wore Brown: Anecdotes of a Southern Belle by Olivia deBelle Byrd

The Education of the Southern Belle: Higher Education and Student Socialization in the Antebellum South by Christie Farnham

Suck Your Stomach In and Put Some Color On!: What Southern Mamas Tell Their Daughters that the Rest of Y’all Should Know Too by Shellie Rushing Tomlinson

Swag: Southern Women Aging Gracefully by Melinda Rainey Thompson

What Southern Women Know about Faith: Kitchen Table Stories and Back Porch Comfort by Ronda Rich

Bless Your Heart, Tramp: And Other Southern Endearments by Celia Rivenbark

The Southern Woman: Selected Fiction (Modern Library Classics) by Elizabeth Spencer

The Grits (Girls Raised In The South) Guide to Life by Deborah Ford

Sarah Morgan: The Civil War Diary Of A Southern Woman by Sarah Morgan Dawson

Confessions of a Failed Southern Lady by Florence King

Some Day You’ll Thank Me for This: The Official Southern Ladies’ Guide to Being a “Perfect” Mother by Gayden Metcalfe and Charlotte Hays

Ar’n’t I a Woman?: Female Slaves in the Plantation South by Deborah G. White

Red Clay, Blue Cadillac: Stories of Twelve Southern Women by Michael Malone

Scarlett Doesn’t Live Here Anymore: SOUTHERN WOMEN IN THE CIVIL WAR ERA (Women in American History) by Laura F. Edwards

Being Dead Is No Excuse: The Official Southern Ladies Guide To Hosting the Perfect Funeral by Gayden Metcalfe and Charlotte Hays

Somebody Is Going to Die if Lilly Beth Doesn’t Catch That Bouquet: The Official Southern Ladies’ Guide to Hosting the Perfect Wedding by Gayden Metcalfe and Charlotte Hays

The Southern Lady: From Pedestal to Politics, 1830-1930 by Anne Firor Scott

The Belle Gone Bad: White Southern Women Writers and the Dark Seductress (Southern Literary Studies) by Betina Entzminger

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Women of the World Book Salon

This is just a reminder that the Women’s Book Salon at the Mandeville, LA Barnes & Noble will be taking place on May 2nd @ 4pm. This salon is open to everyone. There is no set book, just chose something related to the topic and and join the wonderful discussion.

I’ve decided to talk about the Book of Margery Kempe. I’ve been interested in her since I read the Book of the Maidservant by Rebecca Barnhouse. Her story isn’t very long and though I’m enjoying it, it is taking me ages to read. I will have to make an effort in the next few days to finish the book.

I look forward finding out what everyone picked.