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It’s a fantastic time to be a kid at McIntyre’s this month! We’ve got two stellar events planned that are not to be missed.

Saturday, February 3rd from 10am to 4pm: Whirlikids Bookfest
Our first annual book festival for kids at all reading levels, ages 3 and up! Join us in the barn for this free event featuring authors and illustrators from North Carolina and across the country- they’ll be sharing stories and characters with kids and kid literature lovers of all ages!

Saturday, February 10th at 2pm: Special Storytime with Ladybug Girl
Meet beloved book character Ladybug Girl and share stories of love and friendship at this special story time event at McIntyre’s. The Ladybug Girl series showcases the themes of imagination, empowerment, compromise and courage — not to mention a love of the outdoors!

For the (slightly) older set, here are the rest of our happenings!

Thursday, February 15th at 4pm: Bookends Book Club discusses Edith Wharton
On Thursday, February 15th, we’ll explore Edith Wharton’s A Son at the Front. Don’t hesitate to invite a friend or two to join us! And as with all book club titles registered with McIntyre’s, this book is offered at a 20% discount!

Saturday, February 17th at 11am: Cindy Geary & LaHoma Romocki – Going to School in Black and White
The school careers of two teenage girls who lived across town from each other — one black, one white — were altered by a court-ordered desegregation plan for Durham, NC in 1970. This dual memoir covers the two women’s life trajectories from early school days to future careers working in global public health, challenging gender biases, racial inequities, and health disparities.

Saturday, February 24th at 11am: Bart Ehrman – The Triumph of Christianity
From the New York Times bestselling authority on early Christianity, the story of how Christianity grew from a religion of twenty or so peasants in rural Galilee to the dominant religion in the West in less than four hundred years.

Saturday, February 24th at 2pm: Steve Cavanagh — The Plea
An innocent client. A wife in jeopardy. A locked room mystery. Who will take The Plea?
“Cavanagh’s fast-paced, action-packed legal thriller is bound to grip John Grisham and Michael Connelly fans with its unexpected turns.” ― Library Journal, starred review

Sunday, February 25th at 2pm: NCPS Reading Series
North Carolina Poetry Society reading with Dorothy Baird, Michael Beadle, and Elio Soldi. Stay tuned for more details!

February, out!

– Kelley, McIntyre’s Bookseller