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Start: 12:00 pm
End: 1:30 pm
Read and discuss a variety of books exploring how to create a more civil and engaged community. Join Mary Dumas on the third Wednesday of the month from noon to 1:30. Authors DO NOT attend. Meetings are in the Readings Gallery -- brown bag lunches are encouraged. Anyone interested in exploring their role as an engaged citizen is welcome. Wed, Dec 19, noon The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot This book masterfully outlines a journey of medical discovery from the eyes of an unknowing patient participant's family. Join us for a discussion about a time in medicine, a place in America, a family in need, and the challenge of bioethics to guide the way forward in new medical frontiers.
MEET EINSTEIN "THE SMALLEST STALLION" AS HE SIGNS HIS BOOK, A FRIEND FOR EINSTEIN THE SMALLEST STALLION
Start: 2:00 pm
Join us in the Readings Gallery this holiday season as we host a special guest in the store, Einstein, the smallest stallion. Einstein will be "signing" copies of his book, A Friend for Einstein the Smallest Stallion, and will be joined by his owners Charlie Cantrell and Rachel Wagner. This fun event will appeal to children, families, and animal-lovers, and Einstein's children's book makes a perfect holiday gift. We hope to see you there! About A Friend for Einstein the Smallest Stallion: Einstein, the smallest stallion, was born to two miniature horses. He came into the world weighing less than a cat and standing no taller than a cereal box. His hooves were the size of quarters. His fuzzy white mane earned him his name. Despite being tiny, Einstein is a horse like any other. He loves to gallop and hop, graze and trot, and lie in the warm sun. As much as he would like to run and play with the other miniature horses, he just isn’t the right size. What's a little fellow to do? In glorious photographs of the miraculous colt, we see Einstein search for, and find, the perfect playmate. A Friend For Einstein the Smallest Stallion is based on his true story of animal friendship and brings joy to nature-lovers of all ages and sizes. About Einstein: Einstein was born on April 22, 2010 in Barnstead New Hampshire. He weighed six pounds and stood fourteen inches tall. He is the smallest horse ever born on record. Charlie Cantrell & Dr. Rachel Wagner met Einstein the morning he was born when he was six hours old. It was love at first sight and Charlie purchased Einstein as a gift for Rachel from their friend and Einstein's breeder Judy Smith that morning. Within days, Einstein became a media super star gracing the covers of hundreds of newspapers and magazines across the globe. Einstein, along with his owners has appeared on Oprah, The View, Good Morning America, The Today Show, The Early Show, Animal Planet, National Geographic TV, ITV, BBC, CBC, ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN FOX, as well as scores of TV shows and networks worldwide. His book, A Friend For Einstein – The smallest Stallion debuted at #2 on the New York Times Best Sellers List for Children's Books. Einstein divides his time between his homes in New Hampshire and Bellingham. Visit Einstein's website for more information and photos. About Charlie Cantrell & Rachel Wagner: Charlie Cantrell is an adventurer and photographer. He loves horses and maintains a wild animal sanctuary on his estate in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. When not writing and photographing books, he enjoys traveling, flying, boating, diving, hiking, and maximizing the enjoyment of the moment. Charlie maintains a home on Chuckanut Drive in Bellingham with his wife, Dr. Rachel Wagner. Rachel Wagner, M.D., M. Ed. is a family practice physician who seriously thinks she should have considered veterinary school. An avid horsewoman, Dr. Wagner started riding at age 5 when she met a woman named Judy Smith. Judy is the person who first introduced Dr. Wagner to miniature horses and ultimately bred the mare and stallion who produced Einstein, the smallest horse ever born. Dr. Wagner lives a life dictated by her fur babies. Charlie and Rachel are the proud owners of Einstein, The Smallest Stallion as well as Lusitano and Lippizaner horses, mini goats, a sulcata tortoise, birds, rats and a very spoiled but wonderful white boxer named Lilly. They are ardent advocates for animal rights and a proud members of the ASPCA.