Today all you bookworms might consider taking a spin over the The Avenue and popping in to Barnes & Noble. If you've got kids shoot for 10:30 AM so you'll have time to grab some Starbucks before heading to the 11:00 AM storytime in the Children's section. This week's title is Max & Ruby: Max’s Birthday. Think your littl'n can't sit still? They typically have some crafts or other activities for them as well.

Beginning at Noon, Barnes and Noble is showcasing a number of our local authors. Scheduled to attend are Shari Howerton, Dr. Ruthie-Marie Beckwith, Max Sanders, Wayne Bradshaw, Rami Shapiro and others. A particular local read we've enjoyed recently is Steve Elder's book "How Much More Longer". Steve will be on hand answering questions and signing books as well.

If you do take the kids they'll likely be a little antsy again by the time you've learned all there is to know about our local writers...but you're in luck, just a short stroll around the corner, across from The Children's Place, is the Camp Avenue. Grab a snack and head over there and the kids can run loose in a tucked away confined area so you can enjoy the one of the books you just picked up from our local authors and what we're hoping to be yet another beautiful day in the 'Boro.