Tucked in the back of The Reading Bug is what looks like a small dance studio. Most Thursday nights, at 7:30 p.m., that's exactly what it is.
Other days it becomes a fitness center, a yoga center and even a kitchen.
There's no telling what may happen next, though it's likely to be instructional, fun and/or entertaining.
As part of our "Back to School Guide 2012," we wanted to include places in San Carlos that create a fun environment in which to learn and interact, and, sometimes, where it's OK to just be silly.
"The Reading Bug" is just such a place, with offerings for both children and grownups.
There's a daily story time, 11 a.m., that caters to kids of a certain age. Singing and arts and crafts are also involved.
The Yoga, Zumba, Post-Partum and Pre-Natal classes are specifically designed and led by certified instructors.
"The Reading Bug' also sponsors visits from authors, book clubs and other special events.
On Tuesday, August 14, for example, you are invited to make your crepes in honor of Julia Child's 100th birthday.
On Thursday, August 16, "Tons of Trucks" author Sue Fliess will visit the store.
The mother/daughter book club meets on Friday, August 24., where "Lacemaker and the Princess" will be discussed.
The Young Adult book of the month is "White Cat," while the grownups are reading "Language of Flowers," to be followed by "Binocular Vision" next month.
For a complete listing of events, visit thereadingbug.com. To sign up for certain events, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Reading Bug
785 Laurel Street
San Carlos, CA 94070
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