July 2016

Kids Book Reading at Orca Books: Local Author Simon Calcavecchia reads "Adventures of Frank and Mustard: Stuck in the Mud"

Sat, 07/23/2016 - 11:00am

Orca Books welcomes Olympia Simon Calcavecchia, author of the new picture book "Stuck in the Mud. Book one in The Adventures of Frank and Mustard", a delightful story about two buddies who use their wits, and the help of their friends, to get out of a sticky situation. The book is illustrated by local artist Arturo Alvarez.

This is a FREE event, great for kids age 4-8!

About the author:

In 2002, Simon Calcavecchia moved to Australia to follow his dream of playing rugby. After his third game of the season, he was injured in a scrum leaving him with c5/6 quadriplegia. Several years after the injury, Simon graduated from The Evergreen State College with a bachelor's degree in liberal arts. After graduating, he spent most of his time volunteering with preschool children, which partly inspired him to write The Adventures of Frank and Mustard.

Simon continues to inspire others by following his dreams and living a life of passion regardless of his disability. The stories of Frank and Mustard are based on his personal experiences. They are meant to inspire children and adults to never give up.

ThurstonTalk recently posted a great article about Simon and the Frank and Mustard series here: http://www.thurstontalk.com/2016/07/09/simon-calcavecchia/

Speed Gaming

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Love board games? Join us at the Tumwater Timberland Library on Wednesday, August 10 for an exciting new experience! We’re located at 7023 New Market St SW, accessible via Intercity Transit route 12/13.  Call 360-943-7790 for more information.

Where have you been?

I haven't given up on OlyBlog... but pretty much all my spare time between now and November 8th is committed to working to pass I-732. (In case you hadn't heard, it's an initiative to help slow climate change and make the tax system fairer.)

You can learn more about it in this CNN piece, on PBS, or on Audubon Washington's endorsement page. (We now have a local campaign Facebook page too, at http://www.facebook.com/carbonthurston/)

And if you'd like to do your bit to help pass it, you could email me...

Best wishes,

Reading & Performance: Rex Marshall of Mattress

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 7:30pm

Come join us at the Olympia library for a night warped and wonderful music, plus a reading!  All library programs are free and open to the public.  Call 360-352-0595 with any questions.

Author Visit: Paige Orwin

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 6:30pm - 7:45pm

Join us at the Olympia Timberland Library, where Paige Orwin will discuss her new SF/Fantasy novel, The Interminables.  All library programs are free and open to the public.  Copies of the book will be available to buy.  Feel free to call 360-352-0595 with any questions.