Petunia's Place is pleased to invite you to join us for special events. Most are offered at no charge.

Check below to see if reservations are required.

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Ongoing Event

2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month

Story Time and Art Activity with Ms. Porter

Children ages 3 - 8 are invited to join Ms. Porter for stories, songs, and crafts!

Upcoming dates: Feb.8, Feb. 22, Mar. 14, Mar. 28, Apr. 11, Apr. 25

Call (559) 438-1561 for more information.

Upcoming Events

Saturday, February 29 @ 11 am

Special Storytime and Author Visit

Children ages 3 - 8 are invited to meet author Claire Noland and artist Mykel Suntrapak, as they share their book, Out and About with George.
Special visit from George, the Valley Children's Hospital Giraffe at 12 pm.

Call (559) 438-1561 for more information.

Saturday, March 7 @ 1 - 2 pm

Paperbag Princess Day Event

Come dress up as a prince or princess, and celebrate with us!
Robert Munch storytime, activities, and games for children ages 5 - 10.

Call (559) 438-1561 for more information.

Saturday, April 18 @ 11 am

Teddy Bear Picnic Day

Children ages 3 - 8 are invited to bring their teddy bear, enjoy bear stories, and meet Mother Bruce.

Call (559) 438-1561 for more information.

Saturday, April 25 @ 11 am - 2 pm

Independent Bookstore Day

Celebrate the Independent Bookstore Day with us! Meet authors, browse special merchandise, join us for various activities, and drawing for gift certificate.

Call (559) 438-1561 for more information.

Interested in a book club for teachers?


Petunia's Place is sponsoring a book club for teachers who are interested in reading and discussing literature for young people.

Call the store at (559) 438-1561, for more information about how you can join.

Recent author appearances

Teresa Adamo

author of Indy, oh Indy.

Danielle Bellwood, Anne Biggs , Danielle Shipley , and William Stevens

featured authors from the 2018 Independent Bookstore Day.

Jan Brett

author of the book Mossy and many more.

Jean Chaffee

author of the book Nosey's Big Move.

Chris Colfer

author of the The Land of Stories series.

Margarita Engle

author of the book The Surrender Tree and many more.

Linda Garduno and Laura DeWitt

author and illustrator of the book 'Witchy Poo'

Dorina Lazo Gilmore

author of the book Cora Cooks Pancit.

Doug Hansen

author of the book Mother Goose in California.

Kathy Howell

author of the book The Perfectly Purple Sneakers

Karen Moore

author of the book Pen the Tale, Oogie.

Karlene Kay Ryan and Valerie Hill

author of the book 'Today is the First Day of the Rest of My Life'

Joan Schoettler

author of the book Good Fortune in a Wrapping Cloth.

Gary Soto

author of the book Lucky Luis and many more.