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4th Annual Holiday Open House

    12/15/2012 - 10:00am to 12/16/2012 - 9:00pm

    Come by and bring your list! We’ll have staff on hand to help you find the right books and gifts, "It’s a Wonderful Life" playing downstairs in the basement, a donuts-and-hot chocolate station, and some special guest authors to help wrap. All tips for wrapping will be donated to the Greenpoint Food Pantry.Guest Gift-Wrappers:Haley Tanner (Vaclav & Lena) and Josh Ritter (Bright's Passage), Saturday, 2 p.m.Peter Brown (You Will Be My Friend), Saturday, 3 p.m.Katie Kitamura (Gone to the Forest) and Hari Kunzru (Gods Without Men), Sunday, 2 p.m.Michelle Knudsen (Big Mean Mike), Sunday, 3 p.m.Special Author Appearances:

    Saturday, 5 p.m.The Best Brooklyn Books with Evan Hughes and Adelle Waldman (UPDATED)
    Evan Hughes and Adelle Waldman will recommend the best Brooklyn books (aside from his own, of course), take questions, and sign. Hughes is the author of Literary Brooklyn, which examines the literary scene in Brooklyn from Whitman to Lethem. Waldman is a journalist with a forthcoming novel, The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P., set in Brooklyn.

    Sunday, 1:30 p.m.Adventures in Holiday Cartooning
    Andrew Arnold (Adventures in Cartooning: Christmas Special) will lead children in a workshop to create their own comics as gifts for friends and family! All supplies will be provided. Recommended for ages 4 and up; all ages welcome.

    Sunday, 4 p.m.Craft Time with Craft-a-Day’s Sarah Goldschadt
    Put a bird on it! Or a snowman, or a hexagon; the “it” in question being your gifts. Whether you’ve got your shopping done or not, you’re invited to come make gift tags for all the people on your list as demonstrated by Sarah Goldschadt, crafter extraordinaire and author of Craft-a-Day. All supplies will be provided. Recommended for ages 8 and up, all ages welcome.

    ISBN: 9780805089868
    Availability: On Our Shelves Now
    Published: Holt McDougal - August 16th, 2011

    For the first time, here is Brooklyn's story through the eyes of its greatest storytellers.

    ISBN: 9781596437302
    Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
    Published: First Second - September 18th, 2012

    Christmas is coming The Magic Cartooning Elf and his friend the Knight help Santa make a Christmas comic. But will kids put away their iPads, smart phones, and video games long enough to read a book?

    ISBN: 9781594745959
    Availability: On Our Shelves Now
    Published: Quirk Books - October 2nd, 2012

    ISBN: 9781451656640
    Availability: On Our Shelves Now
    Published: Free Press - August 7th, 2012

    *San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of 2012

    *Financial Times Best Book of 2012

    *New Yorker Best Book of 2012

    FROM THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED AUTHOR OF THE LONGSHOT comes this gripping saga about the destruction of a family, a home, and a way of life.

    ISBN: 9780812981636
    Availability: On Our Shelves Now
    Published: Dial Press - February 7th, 2012


    ISBN: 9780812981841
    Availability: On Our Shelves Now
    Published: Dial Press - May 15th, 2012


    ISBN: 9780316070300
    Availability: On Our Shelves Now
    Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 5th, 2011

    Today is the day the exuberant Lucy is going to make a new friend But she finds it's harder than she had thought--she accidentally ruins the giraffe's breakfast and is much too big for the frogs' pond. Just when she's about to give up, an unexpected friend finds her, and loves her just the way she is.

    ISBN: 9780307957115
    Availability: Special Order
    Published: Knopf - March 6th, 2012

    In the desert, you see, there is everything and nothing . . . It is God without men.
    —Honoré de Balzac, Une passion dans le désert, 1830

    By Michelle Knudsen, Scott Magoon (Illustrator)
    ISBN: 9780763649906
    Availability: On Our Shelves Now
    Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - August 14th, 2012

    A laugh-out-loud funny story about not worrying what others think — even if you’re big and tough, and your friends are fuzzy and cute.