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Garden Cafe in Full Circle Bookstore is hiring part time baristas. Must be 21 or older. Please see Elisabeth in the cafe or come by and fill out an application.

January 6th, 2016

WANTED: BOOK CLUB MODERATOR

For over 20 years, Full Circle has hosted the Nothing Daunted Women’s Discussion Group every third Thursday of the month at 7pm. The group is in need of a new moderator to help steer their discussions. If you or anyone you know is interested in participating, please contact Julia at events@fullcirclebooks.com for more details.

As part of National Adoption awareness Month, Mary Anna King to discuss and sign, “Bastards: A Memoir,” this Thursday at 6:30pm.
Mary Hall spent her early childhood living in poverty in Camden, New Jersey, with her older brother Jacob and parents who she describes as being "great at making babies but not so great at holding on to them." After her father abandons them, they become part of a commune of single mothers living in a low income complex. Finding herself unable to care for the only daughter left at home, Mary’s mother sends her to live with her grandparents in Oklahoma City who have also been raising a younger sister Rebecca.

Because Mary was adopted by her grandparents, Mary’s mother Peggy is legally her sister while her brother Jacob becomes legally her nephew. Living in Oklahoma City, Mary gets a new name and a new life but she is haunted by the past, by the baby sisters she is sure will come looking for her, by the mother she left behind and the father who left her.

Mary is a college student when her sisters start to get back in touch, with each subsequent reunion her family slowly comes together. Moving, haunting, at times wickedly funny, Bastards is about one woman’s search for her family and herself.

Join us as we welcome Mary Anna King back to Oklahoma…Thursday at 6:30 p.m.bastards

Hey there, rock-n-rollers! Don’t forget- this Wednesday we welcome Oklahoma author Greg Renoff as he discusses and signs his book, “Van Halen Rising: How a Southern California Backyard Party Band Saved Heavy Metal.” Join us at 6:30pm for a great time!

 

After years of playing gigs everywhere from suburban backyards to dive bars, Van Halen led by frontman extraordinaire David Lee Roth and guitar virtuoso Edward Van Halen had the songs, the swagger, and the talent to turn the rock world on its ear. The quartet s classic 1978 debut, “Van Halen,” sold more than a million copies within months of release and rocketed the band to the stratosphere of rock success. On tour, Van Halen s high-energy show wowed audiences and prompted headlining acts like Black Sabbath to concede that they d been blown off the stage. By the year s end, Van Halen had established themselves as superstars and reinvigorated heavy metal in the process.
Based on more than 230 original interviews including with former Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony and power players like Pete Angelus, Marshall Berle, Donn Landee, Ted Templeman, and Neil Zlozower “Van Halen Rising” reveals the untold story of how these rock legends made the unlikely journey from Pasadena, California, to the worldwide stage.”vanhalen

Lenny Foster was to appear Friday, October 30, for a signing of Healing Hands, but is forced to stay home in New Mexico this weekend. We are working to reschedule in December. Keep an eye on the calendar for an update!

We regrettably are postponing Rilla Askew’s one-act show, “Breakfast.” We will post on our calendar the moment we have a new date.

Don’t forget to meet us at 6:30pm in our cafe for Craig Whitson’s signing of “Passion for Pizza!” Get out of the rain and come have a glass of wine and tell us about your favorite pie!

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“Passion for Pizza” celebrates the people, personalities, and stories behind one of the world’s favorite foods. Not only a cookbook and a history book, it is also a tribute to the people and places that makes this dish a global favorite. It is a beautifully illustrated volume by a team of award-winning authors, photographers, and designers who diligently followed the smell of great pizza to wherever it led them. “Passion for Pizza” begins in Italy, introducing readers to pizzaioli in places such as Naples, Rome, and Palermo. Next up is the pizza of New York, Chicago, and California, where it’s as essential as baseball and mom’s apple pie. The authors visit the people who produce the cheeses, tomatoes, flour, and other ingredients used in pizza making, showing the global reach of locally sourced foods. This exuberant tour guide digs deep into pizza culture with interviews of oven-makers, consultants, professors, acrobats, and journalists.

 

Author Bio: Craig Whitson is a restaurateur and cookbook author. He is known as the Grill King of Norway, and has lived there since moving from his native Oklahoma in 1980. He won the award for “Food Person” of the year at Norway’s largest culinary festival in 2003.
Tore Gjesteland is the owner of the Jonas B. Gunderson restaurants, and has received a total of six gold medals in the Hospitality Service Management Association International (HSMAI) marketing competition.
Mats Widen s photography has been published in more than 10 cookbooks. Mats did the photography for “Cognac, Calvados and Armagnac,” which was a winner of a Gourmand World Cookbook Award in 2001, and was also a prize winner in Norway for best photo and design.
Kenneth Hansen was the designer for “Cognac, Calvados and Armagnac” as well as several other titles with the Bolgen & Moi team. He also operates his own company Blaane Guiding Great Brands AS, where he serves as the Senior Creative Director/Art Director.”

October 19th, 2015

Ree Drummond Day Rescheduled

Ree Drummond has “Ree-“scheduled her book signing at Full Circle to Friday, November 27th at noon. Once you have finished Black Friday shopping at Penn Square, come across the street and join the fun! If you have already pre-bought a book to secure a line pass, your group number will stay the same. Everything is just as it was, but 24 hours earlier. See you then!

We are proud to help OKC businessman Jeremie Kubicek launch his book, 5 Gears: How to Be Present and Productive When There is Never Enough Time. He will be signing in our Garden Cafe at 5:30pm, Wednesday, September 9th. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Be present, connect more effectively, all while being as productive as possible5 Gears: How to Be Present and Productive When There Is Never Enough Time teaches you to shift into the right gear at the right time so that you can grow in your relational intelligence and increase your influence. This revolutionary text introduces you to the five different gears, or mindsets, that carry you through various facets of your day. These include: First gear–when you fully rest and recharge Second gear–when you connect with family or friends without the involvement of work Third gear–when you are socializing Fourth gear–when you are working and multi-tasking Fifth gear–when you are fully focused and ‘in the zone, ‘ working without interruption

Using these gears consistently allows you to bring a new level of relational intelligence to your life that offers a competitive advantage in our task-driven world.

All too often people go through life without truly connecting–and can, as a result, miss out on experiences and relationships that have the power to bring them great joy. By understanding how the five gears presented in this engaging book work, you can improve your ability to connect with the world around you. Explore why some people stay disconnected from the people and events around them, and why others always seem to have a deep connection to their friends, family, and surroundings Learn how to set triggers and markers that help you shift into the right gears at the right time, which will increase your relational dynamics and make you more productive Create positive change in the dynamics of your relationships Improve your respect and influence–and learn a sign language that, when used, can change your perspective and your world.

5 Gears: How to Be Present and Productive When There Is Never Enough Time is the perfect resource for anyone who wants to live and lead connected.

September 8th, 2015

Mystery Sale!!

Hey, folks! We still have our Mystery Sale going on! Come by and get 50% off on some of America’s favorite mystery writers!mys1mys2mys3mys4

Upcoming Events

Mar 28

Conversational Spanish Group
7:00 pm - 8:45 pm

Mar 30
Mar 31

Ravens Three to perform!
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Apr 1
Apr 1

Miss Brown to You to perform!
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Apr 4

Conversational Spanish Group
7:00 pm - 8:45 pm

Full Circle Cafe

Full Circle Cafe

The Garden Café at Full Circle Bookstore serves a delectable breakfast menu and a delicious selection of soups, salads, sandwiches and sweets for lunch. We also offer a variety of after-hour nibbles, as well as wine and local beers. Join us for breakfast Monday-Friday, from 8:00-10:00am, and lunch Monday- Saturday from 11:30am-2:00pm.

In addition, our Java Joe Coffee Bar can make any espresso or cappuccino drink you may want.

Please refer to our Garden Cafe tab at the top of our site for detailed menus.
You may also call ahead for “To Go” orders, 842-2900.

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