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July 2022 Newsletter

“Doctor Who: You want weapons? We're in a library. Books are the best weapon in the world. This room's the greatest arsenal we could have. Arm yourself!" Our tradition to honor of the founding of our country is to display the flag that graced Karen's father's casket (thankfully, he survived combat at the Battle of the Bulge in WWII and lived to a grand old age). In this tumultuous time it's that important to join together to celebrate on the 4th. And, we're all wearing pins that say "Bookstores Save Democracy". :) Stop by--our bookstore's rule is "Anyone can join any conversation" and, we do have robust discussions. Also consider our monthly "Living Room Conversations" when our diverse group discusses a current topic in an informative, and civil, way. Books can spark an amazing reaction for readers--we're featuring a display of titles that have been banned through the years--we guarantee you will be amazed when you see some of the titles! Hot enough out there for you? Check out summer reads in our traditional wading pool of great summer reads for beach vacations (used books are the best antidotes to worrying about spilling drinks on pristine new ones...). Stop by to see our newest photography exhibit by the Sun City folks. And, good news! The knitters are back! They meet every Tuesday from 4-6--it's a drop-in, knit and purl casual gathering. And, location alert! Thanks to Emily's fantastic TikTok videos we have lots of visitors--if you use some GPS apps they take you to...Barnesville. Go figure--we know we're in Zebulon (we even have t-shirts to prove it!). Come and see us! 4th of July Alert! We'll be closed on Monday the 4th. Enjoy the holiday! The Novel Experience Team

"Glory" by Karen Blevin Our July Gallery Show!

For our July photography show we welcome The SCP Photo Club, formed in 2008 at Sun City Peachtree. The images in the show reference the many different backgrounds that members bring to the group. In addition to a monthly exhibit at the Sun City community center, members have had pictures at a local art gallery, the Griffin Library, and are delighted to be back at ANE.

Lady and Dog by Tom Walborn

Stop by on Wednesday July 13th from 6-8 for our Reception--Enjoy the work and share in great conversations with the photographers! Our July Calendar! Please note that we'll be closed on Monday the 4th but will be back on our regular schedule M-Saturdays 10-7! TUESDAYS beginning this month: The Knitters are back! We welcome back a group of knitting enthusiasts who have a casual, drop-in gathering every Tuesday 4-6--if you are a pro, or want to figure out how to wield those knitting needles you put down ages ago, stop by! FRIDAY, July 1st: The Writer's Group meets at the store at 6:00 pm. It's not too late--write something to share! "The creative process takes its own course. If it did otherwise, it would not be creative" P.W. Martin TUESDAY, July 5th: THE SPIRITUALITY GROUP meets at 1:00 p.m.. THURSDAY, July 7th: THE DROP-IN GUILT-FREE BOOK GROUP meets at the store at 7:00 p.m.! We're discussing "Red at the Bone" by Jacqueline Woodson. Join us! WEDNESDAY, July 13th: ARTIST RECEPTION with the Sun City Photography Club! Join us from from 6-8. SUNDAY, July 24th at 3:00: LIVING ROOM CONVERSATIONS invites everyone who enjoys civil discussion with a diverse group on a variety of topics--topic: The Jan 6th Hearings. Join us at 3:00! WEDNESDAY, July 20th at High Noon: The BROWN BAG BOOK GROUPdiscusses Under the Magnolias by Ti Lowe. THURSDAY, July 14th: THE NERD HERD meets at 6:00 to discuss Vicious by V.E. Schwab. If you are interested in joining this great group for young adults, come and grab a seat! SUNDAY, July 31st: THE CLASSICS GROUP meets at 4:00 pm to discuss Ovid's Metamorphoses. Now, that's a classic! SATURDAY, July 30th: Author signing: Clayton (aka Boxer) Moon signs his latest children's book: Where Peanut Butter Jelly Sandwiches Come From. And, it's illustrated by his daughter Sara! Join us! 

Sincerely, All of us at A Novel Experience 770-567-1103. 426 Thomaston Street, Zebulon, GA 30295

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