|It's our Third
We want to thank our customers and the community for
your support and for making these last three years
amazing for us at Werner Books!
The celebration takes place during our store hours
Friday, Oct. 25 from 10-7. and Saturday, Oct. 26, from
To show our appreciation, visitors can fill out raffle
tickets to win a new crockpot filled with crockpot
cookbooks valued at $100. The drawing for the winner
will be Saturday, Oct. 26 at 4 p.m.
The store will also give a 20-percent discount on all
new books during the two-day celebration, extra punches
on bonus cards, and refreshments.
November Children's Bookmark Contest
Throughout November we are having a holiday themed
bookmark art contest for children.
Categories are pre-kindergarten to second grade; third
grade to fifth grade; sixth grade to eighth grade.
A $25 gift certificate will be awarded one winner in
each of the three age groups.
Winners announced Saturday, Nov. 30 at noon. Pick up
templates at store.
- Colored pencils, crayons or markers may be used.
No computer generated images or glitter/glued items,
- Bookmark must be holiday-themed.
- Designs may be horizontal or vertical.
- Each entry must be the original work of one child.
Please do not put any names on the bookmark.
- Do not use copyrighted characters, art, logos,
Forms can be picked up at Werner Books during our store
hours or printed yourself by clicking the image to the
right or here.
Click this image for a
saveable/printable entry form:
Book Signing - Be
The Guru: A Parent's Obligation to Teach Their
Children with author Dale McBrier
When: Saturday, October 26th from 11AM - 1PM
Join local author Dale McBrier for a signing of his
book Be the
From the Be
the Guru Facebook page:
Things happen that are out of your control. We are
fragile biological lives and the storm clouds of life
seem to gather oh too often. Heck, we even have to
grow old and die some day. What's a human to do?
Be The Guru- A Parent's Obligation To Teach Their
Children offers life lessons for all ages. How to be
fair, balanced, keep a positive outlook, and work hard
are lessons every child should learn.
Book Available in Hardcover - $12.99 / Paperback -
Book Signing - Down
in the Chapel: Religious Life in an American
Prison with author Joshua Dubler
When: Saturday, November 2nd from 11AM - 1PM
Join local author and professor of religion at the
University of Rochester, Joshua Dubler for a signing
of his new book and a reading at noon.
A bold and provocative interpretation of one of the
most religiously vibrant places in America—a state
Baraka, Al, Teddy, and Sayyid—four black men from
South Philadelphia, two Christian and two Muslim—are
serving life sentences at Pennsylvania’s
maximum-security Graterford Prison. All of them work
in Graterford’s chapel, a place that is at once a
sanctuary for religious contemplation and an arena for
disputing the workings of God and man. Day in, day
out, everything is, in its twisted way, rather
ordinary. And then one of them disappears.
Down in the Chapel tells the story of one week at
Graterford Prison. We learn how the men at Graterford
pass their time, care for themselves, and commune with
their makers. We observe a variety of Muslims,
Protestants, Catholics, and others, at prayer and in
study and song. And we listen in as an interloping
scholar of religion tries to make sense of it all.
When prisoners turn to God, they are often scorned as
con artists who fake their piety, or pitied as
wretches who cling to faith because faith is all they
have left. Joshua Dubler goes beyond these stereotypes
to show the religious life of a prison in all its
complexity. One part prison procedural, one part
philosophical investigation, Down in the Chapel
explores the many uses prisoners make of their
religions and weighs the circumstances that make these
uses possible. Gritty and visceral, meditative and
searching, it is an essential study of American
religion in the age of mass incarceration.
|Sip, Sip, Knit - An
Evening of Wine and Knitting for the Non-Beginner
When: Thursday, Nov. 7th from 7-9PM
Sponsored by the Cultured Purl.
Cost is $40, includes baby alpaca yarn to knit a men’s
scarf, $5 gift certificate to Werner Books.
Must register before class by calling the Cultured Purl
Autumn Mixed Media Art
Workshop for Adults
When: Thursday, November 14th from 7-9PM
Explore watercolors, acrylics and mixed media to create
autumn aspen trees. Led by Julia Horan, director of the
Young Artist Conservancy.
Cost $15 for time and materials. Space is limited.
Please call or email to register.
|Book Signing and
Reading - Christopher
Counts the Constellations and A Hero at Three
with local author Mary Arete Moodey
When: Saturday, November 16th from 11AM - 1PM
Mary Arete Moodey signs her original children’s books
and companion pieces Christopher
Counts the Constellations and A Hero
The author will read from her work at noon.
Christopher Counts the
Constellations - The story of how celestial
magic wings its way into the imaginings of a young boy.
A Hero at Three
- Two brothers, frolicking along the shore, do not
notice a menacing cloud roll in. Quickly, they are swept
to the stormy sea and cast into a gloomy cave, where
there are "sharks that bark, eels all aglow, and pirates
bellowing, What ho!"
Using cleverness and charm, the younger of the two calms
the beasts and saves his brother, who learns what it
takes to be a hero.
Visit MarMooWorks at www.marmooworks.com
|Werner Books Monthly Book Club
When: Wednesday, October 30th at 11AM and 7PM
Group Choices as a guide,
Werner Books in the Liberty Plaza will
continue their monthly book club the last Wednesday of
The selection for October's meeting:
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
Marion and Shiva Stone are twin brothers born of a
secret union between a beautiful Indian nun and a brash
British surgeon. Orphaned by their mother’s death and
their father’s disappearance, bound together by a
preternatural connection and a shared fascination with
medicine, the twins come of age as Ethiopia hovers on
the brink of revolution.
Moving from Addis Ababa to New York City and back again,
Cutting for Stone is an unforgettable story of love and
betrayal, medicine and ordinary miracles--and two
brothers whose fates are forever intertwined.
New members need to register.
Info: Call 814.864.1565 for reservations.
|The Erie Business Book Club
When: Thursday, November 7th at 7:30 AM and the
first Thursday of every month at 7:30 AM
November's choice is New Sales. Simplified.
by Mike Weinberg
No matter how much repeat business you get from loyal
customers, the lifeblood of your business is a constant
flow of new accounts. Whether you're a sales rep, sales
manager, or a professional services executive, if you
are expected to bring in new business, you need a proven
formula for prospecting, developing, and closing deals.
"New Sales. Simplified." is the answer.
You'll learn how to: identify a strategic, finite,
workable list of genuine prospects; draft a compelling,
customer-focused "sales story"; perfect the proactive
telephone call to get face-to-face with more prospects;
use email, voicemail, and social media to your
advantage; overcome-even prevent - every buyer's
anti-salesperson reflex; build rapport, because people
buy from people they like and trust; prepare for and
structure a winning sales call; stop presenting and
start dialoguing with buyers; make time in your calendar
for business development activities; and much more.
Packed with examples and anecdotes, "New Sales.
Simplified." balances a blunt (and often funny) look at
what most salespeople and executives do wrong with an
easy-to-follow plan for ramping up new business starting
All selections are 20% off.
Monday, November 18th at 7:00 PM
If you are interested in the culinary industry,
food, cooks, recipes, foodie bloggers, voices of the
industry, and more, give our new club a try!
The only requirement is a love of food!
We plan to meet the third Monday of every month at
September's book is: An Everlasting Meal:
Cooking with Economy and Grace
by Tamar Adler
In this meditation on cooking and eating, Tamar Adler
weaves philosophy and instruction into approachable
lessons on feeding ourselves well. An Everlasting Meal
demonstrates the implicit frugality in cooking.
In essays on forgotten skills such as boiling,
suggestions for what to do when cooking seems like a
chore, and strategies for preparing, storing, and
transforming ingredients for a week’s worth of
satisfying, delicious meals, Tamar reminds us of the
practical pleasures of eating. She explains what cooks
in the world’s great kitchens know: that the best
meals rely on the ends of the meals that came before
With that in mind, she shows how we often throw away
the bones, skins, and peels we need to make our food
both more affordable and better. She also reminds
readers that almost all kitchen mistakes can be
remedied. Summoning respectable meals from the
humblest ingredients, Tamar breathes life into the
belief that we can start cooking from wherever we are,
with whatever we have.
An empowering, indispensable work, An Everlasting Meal
is an elegant testimony to the value of cooking.
As always, our book club members get 20% off the
New members need to register.
Business Saturday - November 30th!
Don't forget to support your local businesses by
shopping small on Saturday, November 30th.
Hope to see you at Werner Books!
|Weekly Writers Group
Tuesdays Weekly 6-7:30 PM
Our Weekly Writers Group is starting up
All levels of writers are welcome, as are all
genres, poetry or prose, fiction or non-fiction.
Keep in mind you should be able to give
and receive constructive criticism and be
willing to share your work with others.
Classes will be Tuesdays 7-8:30 PM led
by Christine Kern, Ph.d.
Cost is $30 per month.
Call 814.864.1565 to sign up or with questions.
Miss the last Senior Tuesday?
The next one is November 5th!
Meet up with your friends at Werner
Books all day long for refreshments
and double stamps on your loyalty
Stop in for good company and good books!
Don't forget - Werner Books is on Facebook!
us on Facebook to keep up with literary
news, store updates, and chances for free stuff!