Weller Book Works is proud to be hosting the 15 bytes Book Awards for Creative Non-Fiction and Fiction, Tuesday, November 14, at 7 PM!
Weller Book Works presents the next in the Books and Bridges discussion series! On Wednesday, November 8, at 6:30 PM, we welcome Nathan Devir as he speaks on "The Lost Tribes of Israel, Yesterday and Today"!
Nathan Devir, Professor of Jewish Studies at the University of Utah, will probe the modern fascination with the Lost Tribes of Israel and examine new communities who claim this identity. In the developing world, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa, hundreds of so-called “Judaizing” communities with supposed descent from the biblical Ten Lost Tribes are increasingly attempting to gain recognition of their status as the “Dispersed of Israel.” Given the near-impossibility of corroborating such communities' ties to known centers of Jewish life elsewhere, how might one establish if such claims have any basis in fact? Professor Devir analyzes the evidence, provides an overview of Jewish-related activity in far-flung locales, and elucidates the implications of these claims and movements surrounding the Lost Tribes for the state of Israel and the Judeo-Christian world in general. The presentation is based on his book New Children of Israel: Emerging Jewish Communities in an Era of Globalization.
This event is organized by Books & Bridges — a community institute of ideas and conversation. Our mission is to facilitate discussion on the best of human thought. We explore the wisdoms of the world and apply them to modern life. We have no political, religious or ideological affiliation. In a society divided by uncivil discourse, the beauty of the humanities—novels, history, philosophy, poetry, ethics and epics—lifts us to our better angels. In our busy world we need space for friends and fellow learners to do a little more heart-to-heart and mind-to-mind.
Weller Book Works presents the next in the Books and Bridges discussion series as Mark Matheson discusses Jane Austen and Persuasion, Thursday, November 16, 6:30 PM, at Weller Book Works!
Weller Book Works - D. Michael Quinn book signing and discussion of "The Mormon Hierarchy: Wealth and Corporate Power"
Weller Book Works is thrilled to welcome back D. Michael Quinn for a discussion and signing of his new book, The Mormon Hierarchy: Wealth and Corporate Power, Saturday, November 4, 7 PM, at Weller Book Works!
Halloween Smash Bash
October 28th 2-5pm
Come in costume to Trolley Mall 2-4pm for Trick or Treating
Food Trucks, Snack Bags for Sale, Outdoor Concert with "Surf Daddy", "Guess the Pumpkin's Weight" contest winner announced
Pumpkin Drop - 4pm
One pumpkin $10, Two for $15, Three for $20
Don't miss your chance to climb the Trolley Square Water Tower and drop a pumpkin off the top!
All proceeds benefit Whole Kids Foundation
Friday, Oct 27th and Saturday, Oct 28th, from 4:00pm to 8:00pm, local author Dale C. George will be at The Machine Age to sign his new novel, The Device. The Device weaves historical fiction, science fiction, mystery and suspense into a time-traveling thriller. The unlikely hero is a man who has Parkinson’s disease.
About "The Device"
When George d’Clare receives the diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease, he and his wife Madison organize a support group. This noble endeavor eventually leads them to meeting a strange man with an incredible story – a captivating tale about a device that could transport a person into the future and return them safely to the present. His far-fetched account also comes with an equally fantastic offer: to help him in a daring plan to use the device to bring back the cure for the disease. Thinking the man suffers from dementia, George dismisses him as delusional.
But when the strange man is later killed in a deliberate hit-and-run, the couple embarks on a search for the truth about the device, beginning with the perfectly-handwritten diary he left behind. They soon discover that they are involved in a deadly cat-and-mouse chase through time, whose origin dates back to the final days of World War II, and to a highly-classified Nazi operation, codenamed “Firebird.”
Could there actually be a device capable of time travel? And if so, can George and Madison find it in time to stop the next phase of the inconceivable Firebird plan?
Alan Keele discusses Helmuth Huebener's Story: The Conscience of a Nazi Resister, Thursday, October 26, 6:30 PM, at Weller Book Works.
Weller Book Works presents the next in the Books and Bridges series, Alan Keele discusses Helmuth Huebener's Story: The Conscience of a Nazi Resister, Thursday, October 26, 6:30 PM, at Weller Book Works.
Saturday, Oct. 21 SPARKLEPARK is for guests accompanying children from 7 to 10 pm.
“SPARKLEPARK” - World’s First Family Dance Park ® Premiers in Salt Lake City
All Kings and their Little Princesses are cordially invited to
A Royal Ball
Join us for an enchanted evening to benefit
Nurturing Nations - One Child at a Time a non-profit organization dedicated to preventing children from falling into human trafficking.
Saturday, October 14th, 2017 at 6:30 pm
Weller Book Works hosts a free play reading of BECKY SHAW, by Gina Gionfriddo, Monday, September 11, at 8 PM. Sponsored by Wasatch Theatre Company. Part of Utah Humanities Book Festival.
See you tonight at Trolley Square for Ypsilon Dresses FREE event! Check out their latest styles on the runway during their annual Fall Fashion Show Homecoming with Ypsilon We'll see you tonight! Bring your friends! Show starts at 7pm.
Book Club on Sunday August 27th at 3pm at We Olive.
BOOK: Life Without a Recipe, by Diana Abu-Jaber
Experience a healing fair with an edge at The Falls Event Center at Trolley Square on Sunday, August 6, 2017. You'll discover a variety of classes and vendors (including healers, intuitives, coaches, shops and more) to provide services, tools and guidance to help care for and inspire your soul to follow your true passions along life's journey. After all, "There's nothing more powerful than the human soul on fire."
Weller Book Works is pleased to welcome Randy Ross, as he reads and performs GOD BLESS CAMBODIA, Wednesday, August 2, 6:30 PM, at Weller Book Works!
Books and Bridges presents Jared Hickman and his discussion on BLACK PROMETHEUS, Tuesday, August 1, 7 PM, at Weller Book Works!
Week 2: July 31– August 3, 2017
Beauty and the Ballet Camp @ Ballet West Academy
Time: 10:00 am-12:00 pm or 1:00-3:00 pm
Exciting inventions, an abundance of books and magical friends will inspire dancers to create. This enchanting week will combine art and movement as we explore the lives of a beauty and a beast. Students will incorporate ballet-based movements and imaginative art work to explore the world of fantasy! Ages 3–6 (As of May 1, 2017). Camp Cost: $150 per week.
Visit the Fantasy Camp Webpage to View More Information and to Register:
Book Club on Sunday, July 30th at 3pm will be at We Olive.
BOOK: Kitchens of the Great Midwest, by J. Ryan Stradel