Dog Ears Bookstore, a nonprofit neighborhood bookstore located at 688 Abbott Road in South Buffalo, will begin a new six-week “Puppy Tales” story time session on Friday, Jan. 13.
Open to children ages 2 to 4, Puppy Tales runs from 10:15 to 11 a.m. Fridays for six weeks. Each session includes stories, a craft and snacks. Children must be accompanied by an adult. There is a registration fee of $15, and room for 20 children in the program.
Additionally, a new season of the 4th Friday Poetry Series begins at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27. Sessions include featured readers and open reading slots in a relaxed atmosphere that’s perfect for first-time poets who would like to try out their work before a friendly audience. A $2 donation will support educational programs offered by the bookstore.
The Jan. 27 event will feature two readers, Josh Smith and Fred Whitehead. Smith, who has been published in numerous publications, is a featured reader across the Northeast in cities such as Montreal, Quebec; Hamilton, Ontario; and Erie, Pa. He has been nominated for four Best of Buffalo awards, including Best Poet and Best Genre-Defying Artist.
Whitehead started hosting the poetry series in January 2011 and has seen it grow throughout the year. He has written three books of poetry: Songs/Cradled, Protected by Paradox and Orbs. He is also working with the students of Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Fla., on a series of illustrated broadsides due out in late spring.
For more information on Dog Ears Bookstore and upcoming events, please call 823-2665, visit http://dogearsbookstore.org or email email@example.com. You can also follow Dog Ears Bookstore on Facebook for frequent updates.