Harry Potter turns 36 on July 31st, and we’re throwing him the best (belated) birthday party a wizard could ask for! Join us for an evening of sorting, photo booth, trivia, potion mixing, butterbeer, Bertie Botts and chocolate frogs, costume contest, live performance by professional acting company (pssst…you too could have a starring role…sign-up with Director Rebecca in store), costume contests, and, of course, magic!
Where: Blue Heron Studio (rear of Blue Heron Books)
When: Monday, August 1, 2016 from 7pm – 10 pm
How: RSVP in store or by calling 905 852 4282
Please note that space is limited! Please RSVP as soon as possible to ensure you receive entry to this event. Activity passes for the night are available at a discounted price of $15.
As an added bonus, pre-order your copy of Harry Potter & the Cursed Child before August 1st to receive a $10 coupon towards future purchases at Blue Heron Books!
See you there!
Always thinking outside the books, Blue Heron Books is excited to promote our newest partnership with Stouffville’s Canvas, Corks & Cocktails. Next Wednesday evening in Blue Heron Studio, we want you to join us for a fabulous, yet casual night out with the girls (guys are welcome, of course!) painting, noshing, and in the end, creating your own unique acrylic masterpiece based on the real life masterpiece Lavender Landscapes (pictured above). Not only that, organizer and DJ, Steve Caldwell will be turning out fab tunes to get your creative juices flowing. Feel free to hit the dance floor if the spirit moves you! Lots of yummy ‘refreshments’ available for purchase to round out an evening that is guaranteed to inspire.
This is a fun and frivolous painting adventure meant to be shared with friends or family. Canvas Corks & Cocktails provides the artistic materials, the instructor, the canvas; you simply need to be willing and able to engage your creative side, have fun and enjoy the ride. This is sure to be an entertaining evening of laughter, with a good dose of camaraderie, a generous helping of encouragement and a boatload of fun.
“Life is too short for blank walls; unleash your inner Da Vinci”
Who: Canvas Corks & Cocktails
What: Evening of fun and frivolity painting with your girlfriends!
Where: Blue Heron Studio (rear of Blue Heron Books)
When: Wednesday July 20, 2016 starting at 7:00 pm
How: Pre-register at Blue Heron in person or by calling 905 852 4282; have your VISA card handy for the $45 pre-payment
Grab a girlfriend or two and head out for a summer evening of creativity!!
Awesome is everywhere but tonight…awesome will be at Wooden Sticks. Neil Pasricha, author of the #1 best selling book The Happiness Equation will be our guest author and tour guide on the path to happiness.
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On April 23rd, Blue Heron Books will celebrate William Shakespeare’s 400th ‘BirthDeathDay’ with the words of the Bard himself. From 1pm to 2:30pm Kenneth Welsh, Canadian and American film, television and stage actor and self-proclaimed Bard’s Bad Boy, will perform ‘audience choice’ selections from a big list of dramatis personae…if he can remember all the words! Welsh has had a long career as a Shakespearean actor and also wrote and performed the acclaimed off-Broadway cabaret musical Standup Shakespeare.
We also encourage shoppers to brush up on their Shakespeare, as we will be offering 20% off to customers who can correctly answer a Shakespeare-based trivia question at the checkout counter.
What would a “BirthDeathDay” be without cake? But the question remains, can Kenneth blow out the candles on a cake celebrating a 400th birthday? Drop by the studio for a glass of champagne, a piece of cake and the chance to hear Shakespearean actor Kenneth Welsh breathe life into William Shakespeare’s celebrated words.
Meet Canadian elite sniper, Ottawa City Councillor and finalist in 2013’s Amazing Race Canada, Jody Mitic, author of Unflinching, a memoir that reveals his personal journey into the Canadian military and what happened after he returned home.
Jody will be in conversation with author and journalist Ted Barris. Books will be sold on site through Blue Heron Books.
The event will take place at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 170, 109 Franklin St, Uxbridge, ON.
Elite sniper Jody Mitic loved being a soldier. His raw, candid, and engrossing memoir follows his personal journey into the Canadian military, through sniper training, and firefights in Afghanistan, culminating on the fateful night when he stepped on a landmine and lost both of his legs below the knees.
“Unflinching is one of those books that you just can’t put down. What a book! What a life! Jody is an inspiration. He never quit, he never gave up, no matter how tough the road was. This book will make you proud that Jody is a Canadian.”
— Don Cherry
The story of the end-of-life experience of a palliative care physician who helped thousands of patients to die well.
We all die. Most of us spend the majority of our lives ignoring this uncomfortable truth, but Dr. Larry Librach dedicated his life and his career to helping his patients navigate their final journey. Then, in April 2013, Larry was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer.
Unlike the majority of us, Larry knew the death he wanted. He wanted to die at home, surrounded by his family: his wife of forty years, his children, and his grandchildren. He did. He was peaceful and calm at the end. Larry proved that the “good death” isn’t a myth. It can be done, and he showed us how.