Monday, May 30, 2016

Book Ideas now on Summer Break 2016

We will be open again from mid-August! 

Keep an eye on our blog for updates about special events and presentations following the break.

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"Childhood in the GDR": Presentation on Saturday, May 28

On Saturday, May 28, Book Ideas hosted the presentation, "Childhood in the GDR".

A big thank you to Reiner Büter, whose autobiographical talk about growing up in former East Germany was both informative and humorous. 

For almost two hours, Mr. Büter made history come alive for us. And with a group of eighteen attendees, our space was almost at maximum capacity!

Monday, May 2, 2016

Updates from Book Ideas: new set-up & events before summer break

We’ve done some “spring cleaning” at Book Ideas and have a few updates to share with you. 

1. New set-up! We now have a separate area for socializing and reading, and another for quietly browsing books.

The "common room"
Peaceful browsing

2. We will have two more openings before our summer break. If you’d like to return books before we close, especially overdue books, please bring them on:

  • Sunday, May 8
    5月8日 (日) 午前10時から午後5時まで 
  • Saturday, May 28, with a special presentation at 3pm
    “Childhood in the GDR”: a talk about growing up in former East Germany by Reiner Büter
    5月28日(土)午前10時から午後5時まで 午後3時
    『東ドイツで育った私』-ライナ ブータ 
You can also drop off the books anytime in the return box on the back veranda of Book Ideas. I will be away from May 29, so please do not leave any books there in my absence.

Please continue to check the blog for updates on dates and events. 

And don’t worry: Book Ideas will be back from vacation in the middle of August!