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TallGrass Writer's Guild presents "Springtime Blooms" at The Book Cellar with members performing original writings on the return of longer days, hope, and the joyous sight of daffodils and tulips.
Strategy Head Book Club meets to discuss their April pick Invent It, Sell It, Bank It! Make Your Million-Dollar Idea Into a Reality by Lori Greiner.
Desi Lit Book Club meets to discuss their April pick, A People's History of Heaven by Mathangi Subramanian.
We are excited to welcome Adi Alsaid to The Book Cellar for the launch of his new book We Didn't Ask for This!
About We Didn't Ask for This: Central International School’s annual lock-in is legendary. Bonds are made. Contests are fought. Stories are forged that will be passed down from student to student for years to come.
This year’s lock-in begins normally enough. Then a group of students led by Marisa Cuevas stage an ecoprotest and chain themselves to the doors, vowing to keep everyone trapped inside until their list of demands is met. Some students rally to their cause…but others are aggrieved to watch their own plans fall apart.
Amira has trained all year to compete in the school decathlon on her own terms. Peejay intended to honor his brother by throwing the greatest party CIS has ever seen. Kenji was looking forward to making a splash at his improv showcase. Omar wanted to spend a little time with the boy he’s been crushing on. Celeste, adrift in a new country, was hoping to connect with someone—anyone. And Marisa, once so certain of her goals, must now decide how far she’ll go to attain them.
Every year, lock-in night changes lives. This year, it might just change the world.
About Adi Alsaid: Adi Alsaid is the author of several young adult novels, including Let's Get Lost, Never Always Sometimes, North of Happy, and We Didn't Ask for This. He was born and raised in Mexico City, where he now lives and spills hot sauce on things.
We are so excited to have Max Barry at The Book Cellar to launch his new book Providence.
About Providence: The video changed everything. Before that, we could believe that we were safe. Special. Chosen. We thought the universe was a twinkling ocean of opportunity, waiting to be explored. Afterward, we knew better.
Seven years after first contact, Providence Five launches. It is an enormous and deadly warship, built to protect humanity from its greatest ever threat. On board is a crew of just four--tasked with monitoring the ship and reporting the war's progress to a mesmerized global audience by way of social media.
But while pursuing the enemy across space, Gilly, Talia, Anders, and Jackson confront the unthinkable: their communications are cut, their ship decreasingly trustworthy and effective. To survive, they must win a fight that is suddenly and terrifyingly real.
About Max Barry: Max Barry is the author of six novels, including Jennifer Government, Company, Machine Man, and Lexicon. He is also the developer of the online nation simulation game NationStates. Prior to his writing career, Barry worked at the tech giant HP. He lives in Melbourne, Australia, with his wife and two daughters.
Join us at The Book Cellar for a night of comedy with our favorite funny ladies, The Kates! The show starts at 7 pm, so be sure to arrive early for seats and drinks.