Arts & Entertainment

The Fine Grind to Hold Children’s Book Reading Event with Local Author

Jacqueline Lopresti
Jacqueline Lopresti will be at The Fine Grind in Little Falls on Feb. 5.

LITTLE FALLS, NJ —Join in for a fun and festive children's book reading and signing with local author Jacqueline Lopresti at The Fine Grind on Sunday, Feb. 5 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Little Falls resident Lopresti will be reading from her debut children’s book, "Oliver and His Unlikely Friend." Books and Oliver pillows can be purchased at the event.

In "Oliver and His Unlikely Friend," a curious French bulldog named Oliver discovers Toby, a garden toad, and they form a bond, seeing past their vast differences. When a winter storm hits and Toby needs help, Oliver is there to rescue him despite outside dangers and his own fears. "Oliver and His Unlikely Friend" is a children's book geared for pre-K to 3rd grade, but can be appreciated by all. It deals with themes of friendship, family and overcoming fears. This heartwarming story highlights the value of true friendship, regardless of its shape or size.

Jacqueline Lopresti was born and raised in Clifton. She received her bachelor of arts in communications from William Paterson University. Previously, Jacqueline was a contributing writer for Instigatorzine and Metropolis Nights magazine. She was also a former NFL cheerleader for the New York Jets, and has appeared in commercials, television shows, and music videos. Her most recent appearance was on the game show $100,000 Pyramid. Currently, Lopresti is a dance instructor and choreographer, inspiring her students through her love of the arts. She lives with her husband and the real Oliver in Little Falls.

The Fine Grind Coffee Bar is located at 101 Newark-Pompton Turnpike in Little Falls (973-837-0199.)  Enjoy delicious organic and fair-trade coffee, fun coffee concoctions, FroHo® and various teas. Also on the menu -- tasty breakfast items such as Egg in a Mug and bagel sticks as well as lunch specialties like turkey pesto wraps and tantalizing soups. The Fine Grind offers many weekly events, including live music, an excellent Sunday evening Open Mic, free seminars, book signings and more. For its full event schedule, go to or “Like” them on Facebook.

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