American Cider: A Virtual Tasting and Discussion

Eden Seciality Ciders and Phoenix Books present American Cider: A Virtual Tasting and Discusson, featuring authors Dan Pucci and Craig Cavallo, along with Eden Specialty Ciders’ Founder Eleanor Leger will lead a virtual tasting and deep dive discussion into the current world of American cider. From orchards to apple varieties, dry ciders to ice ciders, learn more about this distinctive beverage, while tasting some of America’s best ciders!

Virtual Origami Workshop with Joel Stern!

Grab some origami paper* and join us for a fun, all-ages workshop with renowned origami artist and author Joel Stern!  Fold-along with Joel as he shows us how to create 5 animals from his most recent kit, My First Origami Animals Kit:  Speedy the Turtle, Downy the Duck, Grasshopper Gus, Patches the Panda, and Clara Cluckworthy.  

*if you don't have any origami paper at home, cut some sheets to 6" squares to use for the event.

Children Under Fire: An American Crisis

Phoenix Books is honored to host journalist John Woodrow Cox for a discussion of his timely and critically important new book, Children Under Fire.  John will be in conversation with reporter Daniel Dale from CNN's Washington Bureau. 

ABOUT THE BOOK:  Based on the acclaimed series—a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize—an intimate account of the devastating effects of gun violence on our nation’s children, and a call to action for a new way forward

Virtual Story Time with John & Jennifer Churchman

John & Jennifer Churchman will be joining us from Moonrise Farm for a very special story time featuring their new book, The Happy Garden: Best Friends!  

Follow the story of a little frog named Oliver and baby caterpillar Flora as she makes her transformation into a beautiful monarch butterfly. Watch their journey unfold in this heartwarming tale of friendship, and unconditional love while growing up in The Happy Garden.

Kate Messner and Linda Urban

Bring your best writer or reader pal to this online celebration of friendship, reading, and writing as award-winning writers Kate Messner and Linda Urban discuss the ways they support each other’s creative work from the first glimmer of an idea, through terrible first drafts, meaningful critique, and –hooray – publication day!  Kate will share examples from History Smashers: The Titanic, the latest i

Jack Kelly: Valcour - The 1776 Campaign That Saved the Cause of Liberty

The wild and suspenseful story of one of the most crucial and least known campaigns of the Revolutionary War when America’s scrappy navy took on the full might of Britain’s sea power.

"Few know of the valor and courage of Benedict Arnold... With such a dramatic main character, the story of the Battle of Valcour is finally seen as one of the most exciting and important of the American Revolution." ―Tom Clavin author of Dodge City and co-author of Valley Forge