Free Events for Families in Santa Cruz

Friday, September 07, 2018



Mariam Gates
This Moment Is Your Life (and So Is This One)
Thursday, September 20th, at 4:00 pm
Bookshop welcomes Mariam Gates for a discussion and signing of her new book,This Moment is Your Life (and So Is This One). This illustrated guide for teens and tweens offers an engaging introduction to yoga, meditation, and mindfulness. With examples relevant to the modern teen and fun full-color illustrations lining the pages,This Moment Is Your Life (and So Is This One) provides easy solutions for managing stressful situations, minimizing distracting thoughts, and incorporating mindfulness into your daily routine.This is a FREE event at Bookshop Santa Cruz.Details here.
Anita Sarkeesian &
Ebony Adams
History vs. Women
Tuesday, October 9th, at 7:00 pm
Rebels, rulers, scientists, artists, warriors and villains.Women are, and have always been, all these things and more.Looking through the ages and across the globe, Anita Sarkeesian, founder of Feminist Frequency, along with Ebony Adams PhD, have reclaimed the stories of twenty-five remarkable women who dared to defy history and change the world around them. From Mongolian wrestlers to Chinese pirates, Native American ballerinas to Egyptian scientists, Japanese novelists to British Prime Ministers,History vs Womenwill reframe the history that you thought you knew.This is a FREE event at Bookshop Santa Cruz.Details here.
Chelsea Clinton
Start Now!
Wednesday, October 10th, at 6:00 pm
Bookshop Santa Cruz is thrilled to welcome #1New York Timesbestselling author Chelsea Clinton to the store for a signing of her newest book for young readers,Start Now! You Can Make a Difference.
Receive one signing line ticket, which admits up to four family members to the signing line, with the purchase ofStart Now.
With information on problems both large and small, Chelsea Clinton breaks down the concepts of health, hunger, climate change, endangered species and bullying, so that readers can understand the world around them, and how they can make a difference in their own lives, as well as in their communities and the world at large.This ticketed book signing (no talk) will take place at Bookshop Santa Cruz.Ticket and event details here.
Matt de la Peña &
Christian Robinson
Carmela Full of Wishes
Sunday, October 21st, at 4:00 pm
Bookshop Santa Cruz and theArts Council Santa Cruz Countypresent Matt de la Peña and Christian Robinson, the award-winning, #1New York Timesbestselling author-illustrator team behindLast Stop on Market Street, for a family event in Watsonville. They will be celebrating their new book,Carmela Full of Wishes—a story partially inspired by Watsonville, where de la Peña’s own parents currently teach.
Join us onSunday, October 21st, for a fun-filled family event, where Matt and Christian will share and sign copies ofCarmela Full of Wishes. The festivities will also include visual arts and theater activities, and food will be provided.This FREE event will take place at: Watsonville Veterans Memorial Building,215 E Beach St, Watsonville. Details here.
Meet Markus Zusak, author ofThe Book Thief
Bridge of Clay
Thursday, October 25th, at 7:00 pm
Markus Zusak, award-winning and internationally best-selling author of The Book Thief and I Am the Messenger, will celebrate the release of his highly-anticipated new book,Bridge of Clay, at an offsite and ticketed event. An unforgettable and sweeping family saga, written in powerfully inventive language and bursting with heart, as signature Zusak.Tickets for this celebration and book signing event are on sale at Bookshop Santa Cruz and online here. This offsite book discussion and signing event will be held at: Santa Cruz County Veterans Memorial Building,846 Front St., Downtown Santa Cruz.
An Evening with Rosemary Wells
Kit and Kaboodle
Friday, November 30th, at 7:00 pm
Rosemary Wells returns to Bookshop with her gentle messages of kindness and sharing in her new story,Kit and Kaboodle. This book is a great entry point to talking about feelings and emotional intelligence in a preschool setting.
Wells, whose role as an author/illustrator spans more than 30 years and 120+ books, has also dedicated her career to researching the interplay between child development and literacy. At Bookshop's event she will discuss the topics Booking Up Our Kids, The Most Important 20 Minutes of the Day, and Fostering Creativity.This is a FREE event at Bookshop Santa Cruz.Details here.