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Memorable Day at Hobblebush

One of the most memorable things here at Hobblebush Books took place in 2012 when an occupational therapist in the Newtown Public School District reached out to inquire about our book Creating the Peaceable Classroom in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook tragedy. The occupational therapist had been using Sandy Bothmer's book extensively for nearly ten years, and found it to be “highly beneficial to staff, students and families [she has] worked with.” Newtown Public Schools were supplied with 165 copies, enough for every teacher, and Sandy was invited to hold one of her workshops there in March of 2013.

Reflecting on her workshop, Sandy wrote:

March 14, 2013, will long be remembered as one of the most gratifying days of my life. In the afternoon, I met with some of the K-6 grade teachers from Newtown, Connecticut to present my workshop, "Becoming Peaceable Again." This workshop was all about them, helping them learn techniques that would assist them in regaining a sense of inner peace and vitality.


A 21st-Century Wellness Guide for Teachers, Students, and Parents

Creating the Peaceable Classroom is intended to assist the community of teachers, paraprofessionals, counselors, psychologists, school nurses, administrators, students, and parents, to create calm and useful energy within themselves and their everyday environments. Techniques discussed in the book include yoga, music, movement, breathing, centering, meditation, and feng shui.

This edition is richer and fuller than the first. It includes more detailed information in many chapters along with new charts and diagrams. Also new are the Hints and Special Education sections addressed directly to those teachers or students. The Parent Connection sections offer parents possibilities for using these same techniques at home.


Sandy Bothmer will be at LaBelle Winery on May 17 as part of our Sunday Granite State Authors Series! Come sip wine, sample cheeses, and learn about the techniques discussed in Creating the Peaceable Classroom. (Free and open to the public; RSVP is helpful but not necessary!)


Upcoming Events with Hobblebush Authors

Sandy Bothmer at YCD Holistic Healing

Tuesday, May 12, 6:30 PM
YCD Holistic Healing
1 Prospect Street
Nashua, NH 03060

Becoming Peaceable with Sandy Bothmer, M.Ed
Cost: $40

We will explore a number of practices to assist you in bringing ease and vitality to your body, mind, and emotions, including breathing patterns, hand gestures (mudras), spirals, and labyrinths, to name a few. More information and how to register for this workshop can be found here.


Sandy Bothmer at the Sunday Granite State Authors Series

Sunday, May 15
LaBelle Winery
345 Route 101
Amherst, NH 03031

Reception: 3:00 PM
Reading: 3:30 PM
Meet the Author: 4:15 PM

Join us as Sandy reads from her book, Creating the Peaceable Classroom, and demonstrates techniques she has found useful in the classroom and home. Sandy's book will be available for purchase (at a 50% discount!) and she will sign copies and answer questions after the reading. This event is free and open to all. If possible, please RSVP.


John Perrault at the Nesmith Library

Wednesday, May 20, 6 PM
Nesmith Library
8 Fellows Road
Windham, NH 03087

Drawn from Jefferson's Dream, the program celebrates in story and song (guitar and vocals) the lives of eight great Americans who embody the values of the Declaration of Independence: Jefferson, Harriet Tubman, Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Thoreau, Ida B. Wells, and Eleanor Roosevelt.

A quintessential arts/education event, the program engages the audience with our founding values by means of ballads on each historical figure. In addition to John's guitar and vocals, the presentation features commentary and discussion on the lives and times of these great Americans.


Dan Szczesny at The Cozy Tea Cart

Saturday, May 20, 2 PM
The Cozy Tea Cart
104 New Hampshire 13
Brookline, NH 03033

Dan Szczesny will read from his book The Nepal Chronicles: Marriage, Mountains, & Momos in the Highest Place on Earth, and show photos from his wedding in Kathmandu and from his honeymoon trek to Everest Base Camp. The presentation will include an overview of the tragic events of the recent earthquake in Nepal and a look ahead at how the country can recover and how we can help relief efforts. Tea and treats will be served.

Find more author events in your area by checking our online calendar (updated daily!)