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April Doings At Martha Merrell’s

Monday, April 1

  • 2 PM          Avalon Book Club
    • The Eighty-Dollar Champion by Elizabeth Letts

Tuesday, April 2

  • 1:00 PM     DeMensa Book Club 

Wednesday, April 3

  • 5:45 PM     Wednesday Evening Book Club
    • An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

Friday, April 5

  • Great Harvest delivery
  • 6:30-9 PM     Join us for Dinner and an Evening of Music
    • featuring MIKE & KATHY Gallenberger and MIKE Aspen

Sunday, April 7

  • 2-3 PM       Family & Friends: Springtime Bingo 

Monday, April 8

  • 10:30 AM    Monday Morning Book Club
    • The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Tuesday, April 9

  • 6:30 PM     WDBA meeting

Wednesday, April 10

  • 3 PM          Plowshares Education Committee meeting

Thursday, April 11

  • 12:30 PM   Lost Faculties Book Club 

Friday, April 12

  • Great Harvest delivery

Sunday, April 14

  • 2-3 PM       Family & Friends: Play our games & receive a discount on any that you purchase
  • 3-5 PM       Waukesha Open Poetry meeting

Thursday, April 18

  • 1:30 PM     No Tears, No Fears Book Club
    • Carnegie’s Maid by Marie Benedict
  • 5 PM – 6:30PM          Open House for Waukesha Farmers’ Market Vendors

Friday, April 19

  • Harvest items have arrived 

Saturday, April 20

  • 1-3 PM       BUNNY HOP
    • Search the shoppes of downtown Waukesha for easter goodies during the April 20th BUNNY HOP in Downtown Waukesha.
    • Meet the Easter Bunny for pictures and fun for the whole family!

Thursday, April 25

  • 6:30-8 PM       Plowshares Book Discussion

Friday, April 26

  • Great Harvest items have arrived
  • 10-11:30 AM Plowshares Book Discussion
  • 6:30-9 PM  Join us for Dinner and an Evening of Music featuring the POST TURTLES
    • Call 547-1060 for details

 

Sunday, April 28

2-3 PM       Family & Friends: Make a springtime Tic-Tac-Toe game

Stop By And Get Our Everyday April Specials!

May Brings Fun Things To Do At Martha Merrell’s

 

EAGERLY ANTICIPATED SEQUELS...

It has been over fifteen years since Alan Brennert penned his novel MOLOKA’I in which a girl named “Rachel Kalama at age seven discovers she has leprosy while growing up in Honolulu during the 1890s. Despite being part of a big, loving Hawaiian family, her dreams of meeting her father are shattered when she is sent to live in a leper colony.” Mr. Brennert’s sequel tells the story of Ruth, “the daughter that Rachel Kalama was forced to give up at birth. Ruth is adopted by a Japanese couple who raise her on a strawberry and grape farm in California. She marries, but is unjustly interned at Manzanar Relocation Camp during World War II. After the war, she receives a letter from a woman who says she is Ruth's birth mother, Rachel.” THE AMERICAN AGENT is the fifteenth installment in the wildly popular Maisie Dobbs series written by Jacqueline Winspear. “Beloved heroine Maisie Dobbs (described as ‘one of the great fictional heroines’) investigates the mysterious murder of an American war correspondent in London during the Blitzkrieg of World War II. The author once again creates a historically accurate tale of love and war, terror and survival” that offers so much for the reader to contemplate on a personal level as well. As one reviewer so correctly summarized: “Reading a Maisie Dobbs book is a little like spending time with an old friend you don't see often enough.”

WISHTREE

WISHTREE is a children’s book written by Katherine Applegate that has now been published as an adult paperback. In similar fashion to Lois Lowry’s THE GIVER, this is a story that transcends specific age groups. Ms. Applegate’s novel illustrates the need for tolerance and acceptance in today’s world, now more than ever. “Trees can't tell jokes, but they can certainly tell stories. . . . Red is an oak tree who is many rings old. Red is the neighborhood "wishtree"--people write their wishes on pieces of cloth and tie them to Red's branches. Along with a crow named Bongo and other animals who seek refuge in Red's hollows, this wishtree watches over the neighborhood. You might say Red has seen it all until a new family moves in. Not everyone is welcoming; Red's experience as a wishtree becomes crucial.”
  • Best Seller Books
  • Children's Books
  • Local Author Books
  • Greeting Cards
  • Calendars
  • Music CD's
  • Games
  • Puzzles
  • Puppets

Martha Merrell's Community Involvement

Martha Merrell’s Books is a community-minded independent bookstore, meaning that we host, participate, or are involved in many community events.

Examples of the depth of our commitment to Waukesha and the community include:

Event and Community

  • Waukesha Downtown Business Association
  • Waukesha Friday Night Live
  • ProHealth Care RiverWalk for Breast Cancer, 1st Saturday in May each year
  • Alzheimer’s Walk, 1st Saturday in September each year
  • Waukesha’s Friday Night After Dark Music Series (indoor music from October – December)
  • Downtown Trick or Treating on the Saturday before Halloween
  • Holiday Stroll featuring Author Mania (before the Christmas Parade)
  • Christmas Clearing Council
  • Silver Bells activities during the Christmas season
  • Santa’s Breakfast Workshop on Saturdays from Thanksgiving to Christmas
  • Art Crawls on the 1st Saturday in March, May, August, October & December
  • Waukesha JanBoree

Other Community 

  • Waukesha Farmers’ Market on the RiverWalk
  • Waukesha GuitarTown Project (a public art project with Gibson Guitar Company)
  • Waukesha County Reading Council
  • Waukesha Reads Program each October
  • Wisconsin State Reading Association

If at all possible, we try to be supportive of any proposals brought to our attention.

Norm and Eve Bruce

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This is part of our series of Recent Additions to our shelves narrated by Eve Bruce, store co-owner. This one focuses on some well written stories that are for children and adults. ... See MoreSee Less

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Picture the springtime sunlight gleaming off one of these gorgeous hanging crystal ornaments in a window at home.
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Dragons are now here at Martha Merrell's Books!

Dragon legends are traced back in time as far as ancient Egypt and Greek mythology.

Throughout history, they were once one of the most feared creatures of the land....but you wouldn’t know by our Douglas’ dragon collection.

Unlike history, Douglas dragons are softer than ever and offer unmatched variety.

Choose from many colors and patterns as well as shapes. Each animal has huge play value as well as utmost attention to detail and quality. Start your collection and fall in love with our dragon toys!

Here's Norm Bruce to tell you all about the arrival of DRAGONS at Martha Merrell's.
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Join us for this year's BUNNY HOP in Downtown Waukesha Apr, Sat 20 2019 - 1:00 Pm to 3:00 Pm.

Search the shoppes of downtown Waukesha for easter goodies and meet the Easter Bunny for pictures and fun for the whole family!

Our bunnies are waiting for you with open arms!
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EAGERLY ANTICIPATED SEQUELS…..

It has been over fifteen years since Alan Brennert penned his novel MOLOKA’I in which a girl named “Rachel Kalama at age seven discovers she has leprosy while growing up in Honolulu during the 1890s. Despite being part of a big, loving Hawaiian family, her dreams of meeting her father are shattered when she is sent to live in a leper colony.”

Mr. Brennert’s sequel tells the story of Ruth, “the daughter that Rachel Kalama was forced to give up at birth. Ruth is adopted by a Japanese couple who raise her on a strawberry and grape farm in California. She marries, but is unjustly interned at Manzanar Relocation Camp during World War II. After the war, she receives a letter from a woman who says she is Ruth's birth mother, Rachel.”

THE AMERICAN AGENT is the fifteenth installment in the wildly popular Maisie Dobbs series written by Jacqueline Winspear. “Beloved heroine Maisie Dobbs (described as ‘one of the great fictional heroines’) investigates the mysterious murder of an American war correspondent in London during the Blitzkrieg of World War II.

The author once again creates a historically accurate tale of love and war, terror and survival” that offers so much for the reader to contemplate on a personal level as well. As one reviewer so correctly summarized: “Reading a Maisie Dobbs book is a little like spending time with an old friend you don't see often enough.”
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EAGERLY ANTICIPATED SEQUELS…..

It has been over fifteen years since Alan Brennert penned his novel MOLOKA’I in which a girl named “Rachel Kalama at age seven discovers she has leprosy while growing up in Honolulu during the 1890s.  Despite being part of a big, loving Hawaiian family, her dreams of meeting her father are shattered when she is sent to live in a leper colony.”

Mr. Brennert’s sequel tells the story of Ruth, “the daughter that Rachel Kalama was forced to give up at birth.  Ruth is adopted by a Japanese couple who raise her on a strawberry and grape farm in California. She marries, but is unjustly interned at Manzanar Relocation Camp during World War II.  After the war, she receives a letter from a woman who says she is Ruths birth mother, Rachel.”

THE AMERICAN AGENT is the fifteenth installment in the wildly popular Maisie Dobbs series written by Jacqueline Winspear. “Beloved heroine Maisie Dobbs (described as ‘one of the great fictional heroines’)  investigates the mysterious murder of an American war correspondent in London during the Blitzkrieg of World War II.  

The author once again creates a historically accurate tale of love and war, terror and survival” that offers so much for the reader to contemplate on a personal level as well.  As one reviewer so correctly summarized: “Reading a Maisie Dobbs book is a little like spending time with an old friend you dont see often enough.”

Come in and see our full selection of beautiful crystals in person.

Here’s a bird in flight in 3D glinting in the springtime afternoon sun.
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Don't forget tonight, Martha Merrell's Books is where great entertainment is in downtown Waukesha, Wisconsin.

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We are gearing up for Kathy and Mike Gallenberger's return to play inside our shop on April 5th with special guest Mike Aspen. We found a video of Mike & Kathy doing the song Rockin' Robin outside of our store a few years ago for a Waukesha Friday Night Live and wanted to share it with you all to get you in the spirit of spring. We'll be serving a delicious meal to go with their great music. Here's the details - please call ahead to reserve a spot. Time: 6:30 - 9 PM Menu Salad Choice: Garden or Strawberry Broccoli Entrée: 3-Cheese Vegetable Pasta or 3-Cheese Chicken Vegetable Pasta Dessert: Pistachio Bars Choice of Beverage Call reservations to 262-547-1060 Musicians on video Dale Anders - Bass Leroy Zimdars - Drums Ron Klein - Pedal Steel Guitar Kathy Gallenberger - Vocals/Guitars Mike Gallenbeger - Guitars/Backing vocals
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Dale on bass, cool band

3 weeks ago

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In late March, we welcomed Bill and Lin O'Connor to our store and they performed Irish songs for a very receptive, full house.

Check out this fun one called: If I Knocked the "L" Out of Kelly

They formed in 1967 at an "open sing" at The Coffee House in Milwaukee and have since played at colleges, coffee houses, night clubs, and festivals in the Midwest.

Bill & Lin perform Irish songs, original songs, folk songs.

“…captivated a very attentive audience with lovely harmonies... and rippling chords on acoustic guitar."
- Lennox Samuels The Milwaukee Sentinel

"They put on a great show...making a good bunch of music."

- Dan Willis WOKY Milwaukee

Visit their site: www.oconnormusic.net/
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3 weeks ago

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We are gearing up for Kathy and Mike Gallenberger's return to play inside our shop on April 5th with special guest Mike Aspen. We found a video of Mike & Kathy doing the song Rockin' Robin outside of our store a few years ago for a Waukesha Friday Night Live and wanted to share it with you all to get you in the spirit of spring.

We'll be serving a delicious meal to go with their great music.
Here's the details - please call ahead to reserve a spot.
Time: 6:30 - 9 PM
Menu
Salad Choice: Garden or Strawberry Broccoli
Entrée: 3-Cheese Vegetable Pasta or
3-Cheese Chicken Vegetable Pasta
Dessert: Pistachio Bars
Choice of Beverage
Call reservations to 262-547-1060

Musicians on video
Dale Anders - Bass
Leroy Zimdars - Drums
Ron Klein - Pedal Steel Guitar
Kathy Gallenberger - Vocals/Guitars
Mike Gallenbeger - Guitars/Backing vocals
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RIP Dale Andrus. Nice bunch of folk in that ensemble. 🎸👍

Martha Merrell's Books
APRIL 5th
6:30 - 9 PM
Music by Mike & Kathy and Mike Aspan
Menu
Salad Choice: Garden or Strawberry Broccoli
Entrée: 3-Cheese Vegetable Pasta or
3-Cheese Chicken Vegetable Pasta
Dessert: Pistachio Bars
Choice of Beverage
Call reservations to 262-547-1060
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Martha Merrells Books 
APRIL 5th
6:30 - 9 PM
Music by Mike & Kathy and Mike Aspan
Menu
Salad Choice:  Garden   or Strawberry Broccoli
Entrée:  3-Cheese Vegetable Pasta   or
3-Cheese Chicken Vegetable Pasta
Dessert:  Pistachio Bars
Choice of Beverage
Call reservations to 262-547-1060Image attachment

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