Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The Gnu's Room Events

The Gnu's Room is a local Used and Rare Book store located on Gay Street next to Amsterdam cafe.  They frequently have interesting events that are free to the public.  I have been to a few talks given there and find it a nice cozy atmosphere.  Beware, however, parking is sometimes impossible to find, so you might want to be dropped off or plan on walking a ways.  I just received an email telling about some upcoming events at the Gnu's Room:

  • Thursday, September 24th at 7:00 p.m. - Science Cafe Auburn
A.U. Biology professor Debbie Folkerts will be our guest speaker on
the topic, "Pitcher Plants and Insects." Science Cafes bring a wealth
of information to the layperson from an expert in one of the
scientific disciplines. A short presentation of the topic is followed
by a time for Q&A.
  • Friday, September 25th at 7:00 p.m. - Film Screening
Curator Kerry Weldon brings another group of short films to the Gnu's
Room. This month's films are:

1) "Twitch" directed by Leah Meyerhoff
2) "Doors" directed by Mandra Waback
3) "Steel Homes" directed by Eva Weber
4) "A Triplet Affair" directed by Lauryn Siegel
5) "575 Castro St." directed by Jenni Olson

This series presents award-winning short films as well as the works of
local filmmakers. A short discussion follows the final film. No
admission fee.
  • Friday, October 2nd at 7:00 p.m. - Expressions Cafe
The first Friday of every month the Gnu's Room invites poets, writers,
storytellers, spoken word artists, musicians to perform their craft
for an appreciative and enthusiastic audience.

Don't forget, you can now grab a cup of our delicious coffee or tea on
the way to class or work now that we open at 7:00 a.m. Monday-Friday!
There are no parking issues early in the morning, and if you are in a
huge rush ... call us and we will have your beverage waiting when you
get there!!!

The Gnu's Room is now offering discounts to seniors (55 and over) on
Wednesdays. Discounts of 20% on used books and $0.25 off any beverage
are offered all day, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

We are now carrying ten different yummy varieties of cookies from the
Alternative Baking Co. These just happen to be vegan cookies packed
with flavor. We have sampled almost all of them and haven't found one
we don't like yet! With names like Colossal Chocolate Chip, Peanut
Butter Persuasion, Phenomenal Pumpkin Spice and Outrageous Oatmeal
Raisin with Walnuts, the cookies are made with organic wheat flour and
have NO trans fats, dairy, eggs or artificial ingredients. There are
even wheat-free varieties! Even if you aren't vegan, you should give
these cookies a try on your next visit to the store.

Be sure to check out our Calendar at FrugalAuburn.com for these events and more!

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