Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Two Random House illustrators are scheduled to paint a mural on the recreation center playground wall at 3 p.m. Wednesday. Everybody is invited to watch them work.
The Little Shop of Stories is celebrating Screen Free Week in hopes of tearing kids away from the television. Kids and parents are invited to watch two Random House illustrators paint a mural at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Decatur Recreation Center, as first reported on Decatur Metro. The shop posted this invite: In celebration of Screen Free Week, Random House is sending us two incredible authors/illustrators to help encourage kids to turn off the TV and read a book or play outside. They won’t be doing an in-store event, but they’ll be visiting Decatur schools in the morning and in the afternoon they’ll be painting a mural at the Decatur Recreation Center. So stop by in the afternoon to say hello and watch them work their magic! The shop …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Diane Capriola was named manager of Children and Teen Programming.
Yet another major personnel change for the Decatur Book Festival. Diane Capriola, co-owner of the Little Shop of Stories on the Decatur Square, has been was named the manager of Children and Teen Programming. This is a new position for the book festival. Less than a month ago, Philip Rafshoon, former owner of Outwrite Bookstore & Coffeehouse in Midtown Atlanta, was named the festival programming director. He replaced Terra Elan McVoy. Book Festival Executive Director Daren Wang said, “In some ways, it seems odd to announce that Diane Capriola has come on to handle children and teen programming for the festival. Diane has always been so involved that it's hard to believe we've just now found a way to formalize her work on the festival. As …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The tree atop the Little Shop of Stories will be turned on at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29.
Saturday, October 6, 2012
The Little Shop of Stories celebrated 'Star Wars' Reads Day by bringing Chewbaca, stormtroopers and other characters from the movie to Decatur.
The Force was with Decatur on Saturday when characters from "Star Wars" greeted people on the sidewalk outside the Little Shop of Stories. The store was celebrating Star Wars Reads Day.
Friday, July 20, 2012
The kids are enrolled in a Little Shop of Stories summer camp based on the Percy Jackson and the Olympians book series.
Kids enrolled in Camp Half-Blood do battle with rubber weapons Friday afternoon on the Decatur Marta Plaza. They're enrolled in The Little Shop of Stories camp based on the Percy Jackson and the Olympians book series. Campers, according to the shop website, "immerse themselves in Everything Greek, including language, culture and history, and the myths."
Friday, May 11, 2012
The frozen yogurt place came out on top in the Readers' Choice poll.
Swirlin' Twirlin' won Decatur-Avondale Estates Patch's latest Readers' Choice Poll for best spot to spend staycation time with the kids. The frozen yogurt shop on West Ponce de Leon Avenue got 18 online votes compared to 11 for No. 2 pick Little Shop of Stories. The Wylde Center got three votes and the other choices got two, one or no votes. You can review all the choices at the Patch Places page. We'll have more polls where you get to choose the best spots in Decatur and Avondale Estates. Next week: Ice cream and frozen yogurt. Thanks for voting.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Don't just sit around this weekend. Get out and do something!
Jazz Nights at Scottish Rite with Latin jazz band Salpicon! When/where: 7 p.m. Thursday, April 26, at The Solarium At Historic Scottish Rite, 321 W. Hill St., Decatur. Why go: This is April's last Jazz Night at Scottish Rite. Price: Free admission. Screen on the Green At Glennwood Elementary When/where: 8 p.m. Friday, April 27, at Glenwood Elementary. Why go: Because Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked will be shown for free at 8 p.m. The Marlay House food truck will be there selling food, with a percentage of the proceedings going to the PTA. And since it's Arbor Day, Trees Atlanta will be giving away seedlings donated by Nalley Auto at 6:30 p.m. Price: The movie is free. Over the Rhine at Eddie's Attic When/where: 8 p.m. Friday, April …
Friday, March 23, 2012
Don't sit around this weekend -- Get Out and do something!
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Friday, March 23, 2012
'Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves' at DHS Performing Arts Center When/where: Thursday-Saturday, March 22-24, at 7 p.m. at the Decatur High Performing Arts Center on McDonough Streeet, Decatur. Why go: This student production tells the story of Robin Hood and his band of thieves. It's directed by Decatur High School’s theater director, Lynn Hosking and student director, Rachel Wansker. It's for the entire family, but be aware there's some violence, such as sword-fighting. Price: $8 for adults, $5 for students. You can buy tickets at the door or online at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/2925932543. Hunger Games Party at the Little Shop of Stories When/where: Thursday, March 22, 7 p.m. at the Little Shop of Stories, 133 E. Court Square, Decatur…
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
A church service for children, reading a classic and tips on how to make the holidays easy.
Holidays Aplenty: Christmas, Kwanza and Hanakkuh. Deal: Kids can make holiday cards and play holiday bingo with a Kwanzaa, Christmas and Hanukkah theme at the Decatur Library, 215 Sycamore St., Decatur. Free. For information, go to http://www.dekalblibrary.org. Good through: Wednesday, Dec. 21, 3-4 p.m. Children's Christmas Eve Service Deal: This is a service designed specificially for children at Emory Presbyterian Church 1886 N. Decatur Road NE, Atlanta. Free. Information, www.emorypresbyterian.org or 404-325-4551. Good through: Saturday, Dec. 24, 5-6 p.m. The Night Before The Night Before Christmas Storytime Deal: The classic Christmas poem will be read at The Little Shop of Stories, 133 E. Court Square, Decatur. Free. …
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Norton Juster spoke and signed books Friday night.
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Saturday, December 10, 2011
Norton Juster, author of "The Phantom Tollbooth," spoke Friday night at Presser Hall at Agnes Scott as part of the citywide reading project, On The Same Page. Juster has been getting a lot of attention lately. This is the 50th anniversary of the publication of his book, considered a children's classic. The Little Shop of Stories organized the events in the reading project with support from the Decatur Education Foundation and the Decatur Rotary Club. The Rotary Club sent this photo of Juster and Leonard Marcus, author of "The Annotated Phantom Tollbooth." Marcus interviewed Juster on stage. Here's part of the press release the Rotary Club sent. The Decatur Rotary Club will celebrate its 75th Anniversary next year and has had a long-…