Summer Author Event
Jun
9
12:00 PM12:00

Summer Author Event

Join Branches Books & Gifts in welcoming three very talented local authors Saturday, June 9th from 12-4 pm. Vicki Thomas, Sunny Marie Baker and Sandra Masters will be in the store to sign copies of their books & discuss the art of writing and becoming a published author.

Books will be available for purchase the day of the event. Questions? Please call Branches Books & Gifts at (559) 641-2019.

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Banned Books Week 2018
Sep
23
to Sep 29

Banned Books Week 2018

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The Banned Books Week Coalition is a national alliance of diverse organizations joined by a commitment to increase awareness of the annual celebration of the freedom to read. The Coalition seeks to engage various communities and inspire participation in Banned Books Week through education, advocacy, and the creation of programming about the problem of book censorship. The 2018 celebration will be held September 23 - September 29!

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16th Annual Sierra Art Trails featuring Christian Mueller
Oct
5
to Oct 6

16th Annual Sierra Art Trails featuring Christian Mueller

CELEBRATING 16 YEARS SUPPORTING
THE ARTS IN THE YOSEMITE FOOTHILLS!

We are very pleased to announce Sierra Art Trails 2018,
our 16th Anniversary Open Studio Tour.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 5th through October 7th, 2018.

Sierra Art Trails gives art enthusiasts the chance to see fine art and fine crafts in the making, and to purchase works directly from the people who create them. The show takes place in homes, studios, galleries, and businesses in more than a dozen communities in Eastern Madera and Mariposa Counties.  The show features artists and artisans working in a wide range of media including painting, photography, jewelry, sculpture, fiber arts, woodcarving, ceramics, glass, and more!

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Freedom Readers Book Club - May Selection!
May
21
5:30 PM17:30

Freedom Readers Book Club - May Selection!

We are excited to announce that the next Freedom Readers book club is scheduled for Monday, May 21st from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm. This book club is open to the public and will concentrate on fiction and non-fiction titles based around political or current cultural themes. We will be reading Hillbilly Elegy this month.

We invite healthy debate and discussion!

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Author Event & Talk: Grief Sucks ... But Love Bears All Things: How Grief Tore Me Apart and Put Me Back Together
May
6
1:00 PM13:00

Author Event & Talk: Grief Sucks ... But Love Bears All Things: How Grief Tore Me Apart and Put Me Back Together

Join us on Sunday, May 6th from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm for an author talk & book signing featuring Gayle Taylor Davis. A brutally honest and intimate portrayal of raw grief in all its pain and ugliness, “Grief Sucks” rejects simpleminded words of comfort to address loss with simple home truths: This is the worst pain you will ever feel. And you will survive it. Light refreshments will be served. Please call (559) 641-2019 with questions or to reserve your book. 

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Story Time Triple Author Event!!!
Apr
28
10:00 AM10:00

Story Time Triple Author Event!!!

We are thrilled to host these talented authors as we celebrate Independent Bookstore Day here at Branches Books & GIfts! Join us Saturday, April 28th at 10:00 am as we welcome Gayle Taylor Davis, author of Wild and Curious Atticus James at the Gnu Petting Zoo, Kathleen Gorman, author of Twisty Green Monster and Karen Moore, author of Pen the Tale, Oogie and A Story for CleoCatra. Please call Branches Books & Gifts at (559) 641-2019 if you have any questions.

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Author Event: Sharon Giacomazzi, Trail Guide Books
Apr
27
5:00 PM17:00

Author Event: Sharon Giacomazzi, Trail Guide Books

One-of-a-kind guide leads you to more than 60 of the best walks and hikes among the spectacular scenery of Yosemite Park and the surrounding Sierra, an area larger than Maryland and Delaware combined. This comprehensive book features the less traveled trails as well as some popular classics. This guide takes you to the best Sequoia groves, hidden waterfalls, most gorgeous canyons, and wildflower blooms, most rewarding peaks to climb and other superb adventures. Whether you're an avid hiker or casual walker, you'll find the trails coming to live as Sharon Giacomazzi interweaves them with their historical context. She spins enthralling tales of native peoples, early explorers, Gold Rush mining, pioneer lumbering, early railroads, John Muri's adventures and more.

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Freedom Readers Book Club
Apr
16
5:30 PM17:30

Freedom Readers Book Club

The Freedom Readers Book Club meets at Branches Books & Gifts each month to discuss social and political topics and themes. The Freedom Readers next meeting is Monday, April 16th from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm. 

The Freedom Readers April Book Club pick is The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives by Dashka Slater. All book club members will receive 25% off on the book club pick of the month.
Please join us for lively discussion and great company! The Freedom Readers Book Club is lead by Tamara Tackett Dent.

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Alphabet Trot Story Time with Jennifer Fosgate
Apr
7
10:00 AM10:00

Alphabet Trot Story Time with Jennifer Fosgate

"Many a mangy mare from Mongolia mused of a marriage with Man o' War"... This is a sample of the melodious words in this delightful ABC romp that trots along with the horses on each page. Young children will enjoy listening to these tongue twisters, while older children and adults will find them fun to read. Presented in a unique artistic style with illustrations by the author, equine artist Jennifer Fosgate.

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The Freedom Readers Book Club
Mar
26
5:30 PM17:30

The Freedom Readers Book Club

In this breakout book, Ijeoma Oluo explores the complex reality of today's racial landscape--from white privilege and police brutality to systemic discrimination and the Black Lives Matter movement--offering straightforward clarity that readers need to contribute to the dismantling of the racial divide

 

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The Freedom Readers Book Club
Feb
26
5:30 PM17:30

The Freedom Readers Book Club

We are excited to announce that we will be providing space for another book club meeting here at Branches Books & Gifts starting Monday, February 26th from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm. This book club is open to the public and will concentrate on fiction and non-fiction titles based around political or current cultural themes.

Beginning Monday, February 26th at 5:30 pm, join us here at Branches Books for The Freedom Readers Book Club.

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Author Event/Cooking Demo - Food Mood Girl: Lindsey Smith
Feb
11
1:00 PM13:00

Author Event/Cooking Demo - Food Mood Girl: Lindsey Smith

We are SUPER excited to welcome blogger sensation Lindsey Smith, Food Mood Girl, on Sunday, February 11th from 1-4 pm for a cooking demo/book signing featuring her new cookbook, Eat Your Feelings. Come join us & learn that you don't need to curb your cravings, but rather learn from them by using delicious, mood-boosting ingredients!

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Author Event: Lori Prentice & Mercedes the Pony
Dec
18
2:00 PM14:00

Author Event: Lori Prentice & Mercedes the Pony

Please join us on Monday, December 18th for a book signing and pony visit event with local author Lori Prentice! Lori will be here to share her story of love, hope and healing, as well as bringing her sweet pony Mercedes to visit! This is a FREE event - books will be available for purchase during the event. Please call (559) 641-2019 with any questions.

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