Where's Waldo Local!
Jul
1
to Jul 31

Where's Waldo Local!

Anyone who wishes to participate can pick up a “Find Waldo Local in Oakhurst, CA!” passport, which contains the names of all the participating sites, and get their passport stamped or signed for each Waldo they spot. And to make things a little more challenging, Waldo’s nemesis, Odlaw, will also be hiding in Branches Books & Gifts. Collecting store stamps or signatures at twenty or more businesses will entitle diligent seekers entry into a grand-prize drawing on July 31, with the top prize being a copy of Where’s Waldo? Destination: Everywhere!, a tribute to Waldo’s many decades of wandering.

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Freedom Readers Book Club August Meeting
Aug
26
5:30 PM17:30

Freedom Readers Book Club August Meeting

Please join us on Monday, August 26th at 5:30 PM for the Freedom Readers Book Club meeting. The August selection is The Sun Does Shine by Anthony Ray Hinton.


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 invite healthy debate and discussion! Topics & opinions discussed do not necessarily reflect Branches Books & Gifts employees viewpoints. Please call (559) 641-2019 or email anne@branchesbooks.com for more information.

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Branches Book Club August Meeting
Aug
28
2:00 PM14:00

Branches Book Club August Meeting

Please join us on Wednesday, August 28th at 2:00 PM for our next Branches Book Club meeting. This month we will be reading Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love by Dani Shapiro.

This book club is open to the public and focuses mainly on current best-selling fiction and (at times) non-fiction selections. All meetings are held at the book store on the last Wednesday of each month beginning at 2:00 p.m. Book Club Members will enjoy special day-of meeting discounts, as well as a discount on the current month's Branches Book Club pick. For more information or to order this month's title, please call (559) 641-2019!

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Branches Book Club September Meeting
Sep
25
2:00 PM14:00

Branches Book Club September Meeting

Please join us on Wednesday, September 25th at 2:00 PM for our next Branches Book Club meeting. This month we will be reading The Hidden Light of Northern Fires: A Novel by Daren Wang.

This book club is open to the public and focuses mainly on current best-selling fiction and (at times) non-fiction selections. All meetings are held at the book store on the last Wednesday of each month beginning at 2:00 p.m. Book Club Members will enjoy special day-of meeting discounts, as well as a discount on the current month's Branches Book Club pick. For more information or to order this month's title, please call (559) 641-2019!

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Freedom Readers Book Club October Meeting
Oct
28
5:30 PM17:30

Freedom Readers Book Club October Meeting

Please join us on Monday, October 28th at 5:30 PM for the Freedom Readers Book Club meeting. The October selection is Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver.

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 invite healthy debate and discussion! Topics & opinions discussed do not necessarily reflect Branches Books & Gifts employees viewpoints. Please call (559) 641-2019 or email anne@branchesbooks.com for more information.

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Freedom Readers Book Club November Meeting
Nov
25
5:30 PM17:30

Freedom Readers Book Club November Meeting

Please join us on Monday, November 58th at 5:30 PM for the Freedom Readers Book Club meeting. The October selection is Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari.

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 invite healthy debate and discussion! Topics & opinions discussed do not necessarily reflect Branches Books & Gifts employees viewpoints. Please call (559) 641-2019 or email anne@branchesbooks.com for more information.

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Freedom Readers Book Club May Meeting
May
20
5:30 PM17:30

Freedom Readers Book Club May Meeting

Please join us on Monday, Ju 24th at 5:30 PM for the Freedom Readers Book Club meeting. The May selection is The House of Broken Angels by Luis Alberto Urrea.
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 invite healthy debate and discussion! Topics & opinions discussed do not necessarily reflect Branches Books & Gifts employees viewpoints. Please call (559) 641-2019 or email anne@branchesbooks.com for more information.

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Author Event - Happy Campers: 9 Summer Camp Secrets for Raising Kids Who Become Thriving Adults
May
16
6:00 PM18:00

Author Event - Happy Campers: 9 Summer Camp Secrets for Raising Kids Who Become Thriving Adults

Please join us on Thursday, May 16th from 6-8 pm as we welcome Audrey Monke, author of Happy Campers: 9 Summer Camp Secrets for Raising Kids Who Become Thriving Adults. Branches will be hosting an author Meet n’ Greet to discuss some of the different topics in the book and we will also be doing a LIVE podcast Q & A with audience participation!

Wine, beer and other beverages will be available for purchase from Idle Hour Winery.

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Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day
Apr
27
9:00 AM09:00

Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day

Join Branches Books beginning at 9:00 am for an epic celebration of Independent Bookstore Day!!!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

9:00 am: Meet Thor, Wonder Woman and Hulk who've traveled far and wide to join us in our celebration! Face painting, prizes and loads of photo opportunities!!!

11:00 am - 1:00 pm Welcome Lori Oliver - Tierney, local author of TRUDGE: A Mid-Life Crisis on the John Muir Trail

All Day: Drawings, raffles & discounts! Open until 5:30 pm.

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Superhero Invasion at Branches Books!
Apr
27
9:00 AM09:00

Superhero Invasion at Branches Books!

Join Branches Books beginning at 9:00 am for an epic celebration of Independent Bookstore Day!!!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

9:00 am: Meet Thor, Wonder Woman and Hulk who've traveled far and wide to join us in our celebration! Face painting, prizes and loads of photo opportunities!!!

11:00 am - 1:00 pm Welcome Lori Oliver - Tierney, local author of TRUDGE: A Mid-Life Crisis on the John Muir Trail

All Day: Drawings, raffles & discounts! Open until 5:30 pm.

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Branches Book Club April Meeting
Apr
24
2:00 PM14:00

Branches Book Club April Meeting

Please join us on Wednesday, April 24th at 2:00 PM for our next Branches Book Club meeting. This month we will be reading Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II by Liza Mundy.

This book club is open to the public and focuses mainly on current best-selling fiction and (at times) non-fiction selections.  All meetings are held at the book store on the last Wednesday of each month beginning at 2:00 p.m. Book Club Members will enjoy special day-of meeting discounts, as well as a discount on the current month's Branches Book Club pick. For more information or to order this month's title, please call (559) 641-2019!

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Freedom Readers Book Club April Meeting
Apr
22
5:30 PM17:30

Freedom Readers Book Club April Meeting

Please join us on Monday, April 22nd at 5:30 PM for the Freedom Readers Book Club meeting. The April selection is The Radium Girls: The Dark History of America’s Shining Women – Kate Moore

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 invite healthy debate and discussion! Topics & opinions discussed do not necessarily reflect Branches Books & Gifts employees viewpoints. Please call (559) 641-2019 or email anne@branchesbooks.com for more information.

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Freedom Readers Book Club March Meeting
Mar
25
5:30 PM17:30

Freedom Readers Book Club March Meeting

Please join us on Monday, March 25th at 5:30 PM for the Freedom Readers Book Club meeting. The March selection is Born a Crime by Trevor Noah.

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 invite healthy debate and discussion! Topics & opinions discussed do not necessarily reflect Branches Books & Gifts employees viewpoints. Please call (559) 641-2019 or email anne@branchesbooks.com for more information.

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Branches Book Club November Meeting
Nov
28
2:00 PM14:00

Branches Book Club November Meeting

Please join us on Wednesday, November 28th at 2:00 PM for our next Branches Book Club meeting. This month we will be reading The Great Alone by Kristen Hannah.

This book club is open to the public and focuses mainly on current best-selling fiction and (at times) non-fiction selections.  All meetings are held at the book store on the last Wednesday of each month beginning at 2:00 p.m. Book Club Members will enjoy special day-of meeting discounts, as well as a discount on the current month's Branches Book Club pick. For more information or to order this month's title, please call (559) 641-2019!

Upcoming meeting dates:
December - Off for the holidays - will resume in January!

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Freedom Readers November Meeting: Monstress: Stories by Lysley Tenorio
Nov
26
5:30 PM17:30

Freedom Readers November Meeting: Monstress: Stories by Lysley Tenorio

We are excited to announce that the next Freedom Readers book club is scheduled for Monday, November 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.

This month we will be discussing Monstress: Stories by Lysley Tenorio

UPCOMING BOOK SELECTIONS:

DECEMBER: Book Club Break - Happy Holidays & see you in January!

JANUARY: The Fire Next Time - Baldwin

We invite healthy debate and discussion!
Topics & opinions discussed do not necessarily reflect Branches Books & Gifts employees viewpoints.

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Indies First/Small Business Saturday
Nov
24
9:00 AM09:00

Indies First/Small Business Saturday

Indies First, held on Small Business Saturday, brings together authors, readers, and publishers in support of independent bookstores. Authors and local celebrities volunteer at events across the country, and publishers offer special terms on books and exclusives. Indies First is a day dedicated to supporting the local businesses that help communities thrive.

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Freedom Readers October Meeting: Just Mercy by Brian Stevenson
Oct
29
5:30 PM17:30

Freedom Readers October Meeting: Just Mercy by Brian Stevenson

We are excited to announce that the next Freedom Readers book club is scheduled for Monday, October 29th 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.

This month we will be discussing Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Brian Stevenson

UPCOMING BOOK SELECTIONS:

NOVEMBER 11/26 @ 5:30 pm Monstress by Lysley Tenorio

DECEMBER: Book Club Break - Happy Holidays & see you in January!

We invite healthy debate and discussion!
Topics & opinions discussed do not necessarily reflect Branches Books & Gifts employees viewpoints.

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Reptile Ron Visits Branches Books!
Oct
29
3:00 PM15:00

Reptile Ron Visits Branches Books!

Join us Monday, October 29th at 3:00 pm for a little pre-Halloween fun! Learn about exotic animals at Reptile Ron's educational and entertaining show. Meet the animals up-close, and have fun!

Show will last for 45 minutes.

Please call (559) 641-2019 for more information. This is a FREE event.

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Branches Book Club October Selection!
Oct
24
2:00 PM14:00

Branches Book Club October Selection!

Please join us on Wednesday, October 24h at 2:00 PM for our next Branches Book Club meeting. This month we will be reading The Hunger by Alma Katsu

This book club is open to the public and focuses mainly on current best-selling fiction and (at times) non-fiction selections.  All meetings are held at the book store on the last Wednesday of each month beginning at 2:00 p.m. Book Club Members will enjoy special day-of meeting discounts, as well as a discount on the current month's Branches Book Club pick. For more information or to order this month's title, please call (559) 641-2019!

Upcoming meeting dates:
Wednesday, November 28th at 2:00 pm The Great Alone
December - Off for the holidays - will resume in January!

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16th Annual Sierra Art Trails featuring Christian Mueller
Oct
6
to Oct 7

16th Annual Sierra Art Trails featuring Christian Mueller

Purchase your catalog at Branches Books & Gifts!

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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Branches Book Club September Pick!
Sep
26
2:00 PM14:00

Branches Book Club September Pick!

Please join us on Wednesday, September 26th at 2:00 PM for our next Branches Book Club meeting. This month we will be reading Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover.

This book club is open to the public and focuses mainly on current best-selling fiction and (at times) non-fiction selections. All meetings are held at the book store on the last Wednesday of each month beginning at 2:00 p.m. Book Club Members will enjoy special day-of meeting discounts, as well as a discount on the current month's Branches Book Club pick. For more information or to order this month's title, please call (559) 641-2019!

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Freedom Readers Book Club September Pick - Heart Berries
Sep
24
5:30 PM17:30

Freedom Readers Book Club September Pick - Heart Berries

We are excited to announce that the next Freedom Readers book club is scheduled for Monday, September 24th 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.

This month we will be discussing Heart Berries by Terese Marie Mailhot

UPCOMING BOOK SELECTIONS:

OCTOBER: Just Mercy

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Banned Books Week 2018 - Receive 25% OFF on any Banned Books Titles this week only!
Sep
23
to Sep 29

Banned Books Week 2018 - Receive 25% OFF on any Banned Books Titles this week only!

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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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