Saturday, March 18, 2017

Change at Book Ideas: a letter to our users

Book Ideas is changing once again! We have decided to find a better location for our service, one that is still accessible to our long-term users and also inviting to new users.

After our last opening on April 23, 2017 we will be moving out of our current location at Momijigaoka 1-39-2. We are still waiting for final confirmation and a move-in date at the new location, and will notify users as we receive more information.
Until then, we have an exciting schedule of events and openings planned at the current location. The Wednesday Crafting Circle will also meet as usual.

Last events & openings at our current location:

Sunday, April 2, 10am-5pm

Sunday, April 9, 10am-5pm
“Mandy from Australia”: a talk at 3pm
& special visitor Ros

Sunday, April 16, 3pm-late
Easter egg painting at 3pm

Sunday, April 23, 10am-5pm
Farewell & book sale

Wednesday Crafting Circle: April 5, 12, 19 from 10am-12pm 

What comes next?
On Sunday, May 7 we will be open as usual from 10am to 5pm at the Momijigaoka Bunka Center on the 3rd floor next to the library. Tentatively, there will be a talk about “Sierra Leone” at 3pm.  
The Wednesday Crafting Circle will meet at our apartment every two weeks from 10am-12pm.

We are excited for the future and hope to continue sharing Book Ideas in all of its stages of change and growth with you!

Friday, March 10, 2017

"Living with a Nigerian family": a talk by Nao on Sunday, March 12, 2017

Please join us for

"Living with a Nigerian family"
a talk by Nao Nakatani 
on Sunday, March 12 at 3pm



Nao, who spoke at Book Ideas about "African cooking" in 2010, recently returned to Japan from Nigeria. She will be sharing her experiences of that country with us and open to taking questions about her life there!

Upcoming Events & Openings: March 2017

Events & Openings

Sunday, March 5, 10am-5pm 

Sunday, March 12, 10am-5pm
"Living with a Nigerian family":
a talk by Nao Nakatani at 3pm 

Sunday, March 19, 10am-5pm

Sunday, March 26, 10am-5pm 

Wednesday Crafting Circle 

March 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29 
10am-12pm



Friday, January 27, 2017

"Many Voices": A bilingual read-aloud session on Sunday, February 12, 2017

Many Voices 
A bilingual read-aloud session 
in English and Japanese at 3pm

Reading aloud is a pleasure 
for children and adults alike! 

Birgit will read the Shel Silverstein classic, "The Giving Tree" and Akiko Hishiyama will read two different Japanese translations of the same book. 

They will also read a Japanese version and an English translation of “Issunboshi”.


If you are interested in practicing your English or Japanese comprehension, or in comparing how the same story and its message are conveyed in different languages and translations, please join us for this special event.

Upcoming Events & Openings: February 2017

Events & Openings

Sunday, February 5, 10am-5pm

Sunday, February 12, 10am-5pm 
Many Voices 
A bilingual read-aloud session 
in English and Japanese at 3pm 

Sunday, February 19, 10am-5pm
Sunday, February 26, 10am-5pm

Wednesday Crafting Circle

February 1, February 8, February 15 
10am-12pm 

Note: Crafting Circle will NOT meet 
on Wednesday, February 22


Sunday, January 1, 2017

Updated Book List

After adding almost 200 new titles, there are now 2,907 books and other media in our library! We have also added a new category: "Graded Readers". 

Please click on the link called "Complete Book List (updated January 1, 2017)" under the "Important Pages" tab on the right-hand side of the screen to browse the collection. The list is organized alphabetically by author and by category. We will be updating the list regularly.

Upcoming Events & Openings: January 2017

Events & Openings

Saturday, January 7, 10am-5pm 
Living in Berlin 
A talk by Mine Serizawa at 3pm 

Image by Martin Schwartz

Sunday, January 15, 10am-5pm 
Sunday, January 22, 10am-5pm 
Sunday, January 29, 10am-5pm 

Wednesday Crafting Circle

January 11, January 18, January 25 
10am-12pm