Events on Clement!

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Things We Didn't Talk about When I Was a Girl: A Memoir Cover Image
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Here's a breakdown of what we'll be up to throughout the day. There's more to come, so keep checking this page for more information and details about the goings-on. 


10:30am: an illustrator and a volunteer from 826 Valencia leading up to twenty kids in a storytelling workshop.


11:30am - 1:30pm: free custom poems by Silvi Alcivar. Great story about her from SF Gate


Noon to 1:00pm: Members of the Screen Actors Guild will be doing Mad Libs from classic plays with young Green Applers, then acting them out.  Should be a real hoot.


1:00 pm: The giveaway of John Waters broadsides begins.  Free to the first 80 customers who post a photo with the print and #BookstoreDay hashtag on social media. 


2:30pm - 4:00pmSan Francisco Center for the Book will be here doing a basic bookbinding workshop in the Granny Smith Room. "Learn what a bone folder is, when to use a piercing cradle, and how to sew paper together to make your very own book. We welcome all ages to partake in the art of the book!" Pamphlet stitch demos will be held every 10 minutes for up to four participants at a time in the Granny Smith Room. First come, first-served. Kids younger than 5 years old need to be accompanied by a parent chaperone. 


4:30pm - 6:00pm: Dinnerwiththekids plays bluegrass while you drink beer. 


7:00pm: Samantha Schoech (editor of Days Like This: Good Writers on Bad Luck, Bum Deals, and Other Torments and producer of Independent Bookstore Day) hosting a reading by and conversation with contributors to the anthology including Novella Carpenter, Michelle Richmond, Chris Colin, and Mary Roach


Bike to Books Ride. Register here


And did we mention free beer all day? There's that, too, and there will probably be more surprises.