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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Friday, October 9th: Stephen Jenkinson presents 'Die Wise: A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul'

Time Tested Books 
is pleased to present
Stephen Jenkinson
reading & discussing & signing  

 Die Wise:
A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul

Friday, October 9th, at 7:00pm 

Die Wise is Stephen Jenkinson’s new book about grief, and dying, and the great love of life. It teaches the skills of dying, skills that have to be learned in the course of living deeply and well. Not a seven-step coping strategy, not an out-clause for trauma or sorrow, Die Wise is for everyone who (in the author's words), "try as they might, is not going to pull off eternity after all. Dying is not the end of wisdom, and wisdom is not exhausted by dying. The dying could be--must be--the fullest expression and incarnation of what you've learned by living. It's a moral obligation to die well..." If you love somebody, if you care about the world that's to come after you, if you want somebody to be spared the lunacy of what you've seen, you've got to die wiseThis evening begins to imagine a way of doing so.

Stephen Jenkinson (MTS/MSW) is an activist, teacher, author, and farmer. He has a master's degree in theology from Harvard University and a master's degree in social work from the University of Toronto. Formerly a program director at a major Canadian hospital and medical-school assistant professor, Stephen is now a sought-after workshop leader, speaker, and consultant to palliative care and hospice organizations. He is the founder of The Orphan Wisdom School in Canada and the subject of the documentary film Griefwalker.

This event is FREE* and everyone is invited.
reservations recommended via Brown Paper Tickets
*reservations are SOLD OUT...please get in touch about waiting list (10/2/15)

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Thursday, October 15- Donna Apidone: TransforMission

Time Tested Books
is pleased to annouce
Donna Apidone
reading/signing her book

Thursday, October 15th, at 7:00pm


What makes life worth living? Donna Apidone shares the journeys of 11 people who asked that question. They all moved beyond their limitations, felt inspiration and found purpose. Their stories are very different, but they have one thing in common: TransForMission.

For 10 years, Donna has led workshops and private sessions on the TransForMission Path.   Follow the five steps of the TransForMission Path and find your own inspiration and purpose.

 Donna Apidone has been addicted to radio since the age of 14, when she visited a family friend at a Cleveland radio station. "From then on, I was hooked." After working in commercial radio and corporate public relations, Donna discovered the joys of public radio. She has been an announcer and fundraiser at public stations for more than 20 years.
Donna came to Capital Public Radio in 1998 and has hosted Morning Edition since 2001. Since early 2009, she has also hosted the midday show on The Classical Station as well as broadcasts of California Lectures. She appreciates the opportunity to connect with the audience.

This event is FREE and all are welcome.

Phyllis Bennis: 'Understanding ISIS and the New Global War on Terror' - September 30th

Time Tested Books
is pleased to annouce
Phyllis Bennis
presenting/discussing her new book
Understanding ISIS and
the New Global War on Terror

Wednesday, September 30th, at 7:00pm


The US is back at war. A new version of what was once known as George W. Bush's “global war on terror” has become the central component of American foreign policy. The US/NATO assault on Libya in 2011, thousands of troops on the ground in Iraq, plans to keep combat troops in Afghanistan, drone wars rising in Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia and elsewhere—and now new air wars are underway against ISIS and others in Iraq, Syria and perhaps beyond.

In this newest addition to Interlink’s wide-ranging Understanding Global Issues series, Phyllis Bennis asks and answers the basic questions facing so many Americans: What is ISIS? Why are they so violent? Should Obama have kept troops in Iraq? Is ISIS the same as al-Qaeda? Can you really go to war against terror? How should the US respond to ISIS violence? What dangers lie ahead? Without jargon, in an easy-to-use Frequently Asked Questions format, Bennis sorts through the hype to get to the root of this newest edition of the continuing global war on terror.

On Wednesday, September 30, Phyllis will discuss this new book as well as the Iran nuclear deal and other current events in the Middle East and around the world.

Phyllis Bennis is a Fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies and of the Transnational Institute in Amsterdam. She writes and speaks widely on US wars and foreign policy and is the author of numerous books including Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict and Before & After: US Foreign Policy and the War on Terror. She plays a leading role in US and global movements against wars and occupation.

This event is FREE and all are welcome.

Fairytale Town's annual ScholarShare Children's Book Festival--FEATURING LAURA NUMEROFF - Sept. 26-27

This Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 26th-27th, 10am-4pm
Fairytale Town's annual
ScholarShare Children's Book Festival *featuring Laura Numeroff!
*TTB is proud to be the official
bookseller for this wonderful event*
Join Fairytale Town for the 15th annual ScholarShare Children’s Book Festival, the largest early childhood literacy event in the Sacramento region! Enjoy back-to-back readings and presentations from authors and illustrators on the Mother Goose Stage, then shop at our official bookseller, Time Tested Books' booth, to purchase your favorite story. Authors and illustrators will be available to sign books immediately following their presentations.

Laura Numeroff, bestselling author of the classic children’s
book If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, will headline the two-day Festival.
*Appearing Sat 9/26 at 11:30am & 3pm
*Appearing Sun 9/27 at 12pm & 3pm

FEATURED AUTHORS/ILLUSTRATORS * Melissa Abramovitz * Jen Barton * JaNay Brown-Wood * Janet Ann Collins * Kate David * Erin Dealey * Andy Domek & Stephen Green * Sammy Ginni * Tim McCanna * Musical Robot (Jason Adair & Scott Namanny) * Michael Slack *

 The festival also features storytelling performances, hands-on literacy activities, a Scholastic book fair and more! Plus literacy and arts organizations will be on hand to provide information about early childhood literacy programs offered in the region.

Admission to this two-day festival is *FREE* thanks to the generous support of ScholarShare College Savings Plan.
Please Note: On Saturday the stage schedule will be sign language interpreted.

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Tim Burkett reading & signing 'Nothing Holy About It' - September 15th

Time Tested Books 
is pleased to present
Tim Burkett
reading & signing  

 Nothing Holy About It:
The Zen of Being Just Who You Are

Tuesday, September 15th at 7 p.m. 

When Zen Buddhism came to America the San Francisco Bay Area was one of its first stops. Tim Burkett was there and in his book, Nothing Holy about It, he recounts those exciting, tumultuous, uncertain days.

 San Francisco was the cradle of American Zen, and Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, the abbot of the San Francisco Zen Center, was the first to establish a center in the West. Today, Suzuki is remembered as one of the world’s great teachers, but when Tim Burkett began studying with him he was little known outside of a small group of dedicated Zen practitioners. That was in 1964 when Burkett was a twenty-year-old Stanford student and just beginning the spiritual journey that would shape his life. 

In NOTHING HOLY ABOUT IT: THE ZEN OF BEING JUST WHO YOU ARE Burkett offers an intimate glimpse into how studying with Suzuki transformed his life, how he helped establish Tassajara—the first Zen monastery outside of Asia—and how his spiritual practice has carried him through personal tragedies that include his brother’s suicide. Threaded throughout the book are koans, poems, and reflections on what it means to live according to Zen teachings.
About the Author:

 TIM BURKETT, PH.D. is Guiding Teacher of the Minnesota Zen Meditation Center in Minneapolis. He is also a licensed psychologist and director of a large mental health agency. He was a student of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi and later of Dainin Katagiri Roshi, in whose lineage he is a dharma heir. 

This event is FREE and everyone is invited!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Jennifer Pashley reading/signing new novel 'THE SCAMP' - September 2nd

Time Tested Books is pleased to present
Jennifer Pashley
reading & signing her debut novel
Wednesday, September 2nd, at 7:00pm

Rayelle Reed can’t escape in her small town, where everyone knows everything and not enough: All the guys she slept with, but not the ones she loved. The baby she had out of wedlock with the pastor’s son, and how the baby died, but not the grief and guilt that consume her. At a motel bar, Rayelle meets Couper Gale, a freelance detective on a mission to investigate a rash of missing girls, and she tags along as an excuse to cross the state line. But when Couper’s investigation leads them to the mystery surrounding Rayelle’s runaway cousin, Khaki, she finds she is heading straight back into everything she was hoping to leave behind. As fates become entwined, Rayelle must follow a haunted and twisted path—leading her toward a collision where loyalties will be betrayed, memories uncovered, and family bonds shattered. Unflinchingly dark and compelling, The Scamp confronts head-on the issues of family origins and the bonds between mothers, daughters, and sisters. In Pashley’s hands, the lost girls of rural and industrial America, trapped in the unforgiving systems of government assistance and single parenthood, are portrayed with depth and nuance. She exposes the ingrained poverty and atmosphere of disillusionment that damns them before they have a chance and she gives them a ray of hope for a better life ahead.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR-----------------------------------------------------------
Raised in Syracuse, New York, by an accordion virtuoso and a casket maker, Jennifer Pashley is the author of two short story collections, States and The Conjurer. Her stories have appeared widely, in journals like Mississippi Review, PANK, and SmokeLong Quarterly, and she has been awarded the Red Hen Prize for Fiction, the Mississippi Review Prize for fiction, and the Carve Magazine Esoteric Award for LGBT Fiction.

This event is FREE & everyone is invited

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Andy Domek reading & signing new kids' book 'Our Garden' - August 6th

Time Tested Books presents
Andy Domek
reading & signing his brand-new children's book
Our Garden
Thursday, August 6th, at 7:00pm

*Kids in attendance will receive complimentary seeds & instructions from the author for fall planting*

New from Travelers Series Publishing, Our Garden celebrates the joy of a father and child as they create and tend a vegetable garden together, and take readers with them to experience the entire arc of a summer gardening season.

In Our Garden, stinky shoes keep raccoons out of the corn patch, scarecrows don't scare crows, purple tomatoes taste candy sweet, and loyal garden dog Snuffles covers himself in compost. He also occasionally squashes a squash plant in his efforts to protect the harvest. Emmy award-winning illustrator Stephen Green uses bright, kid-friendly visuals to depict a vivid, living garden that shows readers where their food might come from.

The book was designed both to complement common core educational curriculum and to reflect the ethos of the Sacramento region as the "farm-to-fork" capital of the world. If you are looking for a sweet family story to read with your kids or any kids this summer, come spend some time in Our Garden.
     Author Andy Domek is a Capitol writer who has been gardening with his family since before he could walk. He lives in West Sacramento with his wife and two apprentice gardeners, both of whom helped create the story in Our Garden. Longtime Sacramento residents may remember a community garden that existed from the mid-1970s to the early 2000s on I and 25th Streets. As a teacher at St. Francis elementary school in the 1970s, Andy’s father, Gene Domek, founded the garden with his students as a “year-long experiment” that ended up lasting almost a quarter of a century. Andy and his siblings grew up in that space: hiding in a ten foot tall bean tepee, harvesting food, and getting to know an interesting assortment of gardeners all interested in healthy, affordable food—long before the rest of the region caught on. Andy drew heavily on his experience there, and gardening with his own kids to create the story in Our Garden.
     Illustrator Stephen Green has worked professionally in the field of graphic design for many years. He is an Emmy-winning animator, having spent several years in the television industry, where he also received several Sacramento Ad Club awards. He is currently a Creative Director at the State Capitol. A proud father and avid gardener, he enjoys cooking vegan meals in his spare time.

This event is FREE & everyone is invited!

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