Where's Waldo in Alexandria?: The search is underway! Throughout July, local businesses will be hiding Waldo somewhere on their premises. Spot them all and win great prizes! Come to Hooray for Books! to get your free Waldo Passport, or download your own PDF here. For more info about the search, check out the Old Town Boutique District's website. See below for details about our Waldo Party on the 31st!
Family Game Night: Every Thursday this month, we're having a game night! Come play with us! ThinkFun, Spot It!, puzzles, cars, coloring, and more. Don't know how to play? We'll teach you! Games and activities for children of all ages. 5 - 6 pm.
Click, Clack, Tap!: Read and learn to tap! Take Olivia's special dance workshop that combines picture books, music, and tap. All proceeds go to Casa Zulema, an AIDS hospice for children in Honduras. The two workshops will take place on Tuesday, July 29, and Thursday, July 31. 1-2 pm. $5 per student.
Get 'Em While You Can!
Order these popular books in advance:
Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins is the long-awaited third and final book in her Anna and the French Kiss series of young adult novels. The first 25 people to order will get a signed copy two weeks in advance of its August 14 release date, as well as some cool extras!
Harry Potter and the Art of Spying by Lynn M. Boughey and Peter Earnest: spy novelist Lynn Boughey and 36-year CIA veteran and executive director of the International Spy Museum Peter Earnest reveal the spycraft in J.K. Rowling's books, from the invisibility cloak to hidden riddles to house passwords. Order it early and get a signed copy a week in advance of its September 14th release date. Then meet the authors at a special release party on September 7th at Hooray for Books!
Other Events in July:
Wednesday, July 16:
Come to our 5 pm storytime for a special Camp Rex Party! We'll play games, sing songs, and read Molly Idle's adorable new book, Camp Rex. 5 - 5:30 pm.
Check out our review of Camp Rex on our blog!
Saturday, July 19: Our Wee Ones Story Time will have some special guests: Duck and Goose! Join Tad Hills' beloved storybook characters at this unique story time event. 10:30 - 11 am.
Sunday, July 27: Author Barbara Brooks Wallace
and illustrator Caroline Lewis will present and sign their new picture book, Miss Switch's Bathsheba & The Cat Caper. 2:30 - 3:30 pm.
When Bathsheba the witch's cat sees that the Cowardly Lion in the land of Oz is almost in tears over the loss of his best friend, the Hungry Tiger, she knows that she has to do something. Even if it means doing it on her own! Can cats fly witches' broomsticks all by themselves? Will Bathsheba be able to help the Cowardly Lion?
Thursday, July 31:
Where's Waldo in Alexandria ends with a fabulous party at Hooray for Books! Celebrate all the Waldos you found with games, yummy treats, party favors, and more. 6 pm.
Hooray for Books! will be at the Apothecary for The Real Science Behind Harry Potter, a celebration for Harry Potter's birthday! Have fun with Harry and the books and movies we love while learning the real-world roots of the wizarding world J.K. Rowling created. 5 - 9 pm. $6 museum entrance fee. Advance tickets are strongly recommended and can be purchased at the Apothecary website.