Cook up some holiday memories with a cookbook from Horizon Books!


LIVE MUSIC: Songwriters in the Round

Friday, December 19th, 8:30PM to 10:30PM

The Songwriters will be back with their usual assortment of amazing musicians. 
 AUTHOR SIGNING: Peggy Johncox with Halle & Tiger With Their Bucketfilling Family

Saturday, December 20th, 10AM to 12PM

Halle has her job cut out for her; she has to teach the new cat, Tiger, all about bucket filling. But Tiger keeps making mistakes:  sleeping in Halle's bed, jumping up on the counter, and swiping something that doesn't belong to him. With the help and understanding of the whole family, will Halle be able to teach Tiger about bucket filling? Filled with delightful illustrations along with bucket filling and bucket dipping facts, Halle and Tiger with their Bucketfilling Family will make an excellent addition to any library.

 Halle and Tiger with Their Bucketfilling Family
  AUTHOR SIGNING: Kit Lane with The Boardman: The Rivers of Michigan series

Saturday, December 20th, 12PM to 2PM

There were more than 20,000 people living in Detroit, and Michigan had already been a state for ten years when the first permanent white settlers arrived in 1847 at the head of Grand Traverse Bay, the future site of Traverse City. The draw was the magnificent stands of white pine lining the banks of a river which would later be called the Boardman. By the 1890s all of the easy pine had been harvested, leaving a decimated landscape filled with brush, limbs, and stumps. But the fishing was still pretty good, and finally, beginning in the 1920s, conservationists began to lead the effort to help the natural processes to heal the landscape. A mile-by-mile illustrated survey of the river describes interesting history and sights along the way. Special pages also discuss literary references to the Boardman River from Hemingway to contemporary children’s books. Many maps, historical postcards and contemporary photographs illustrate the text.

  AUTHOR SIGNING: John Mitchell with Grand Traverse: The Civil War Era

Saturday, December 20th, 2PM to 4PM

Author John C. Mitchell will bring 10 first edition copies of his 2011 State History Award winning book "Grand Traverse the Civil War Era" to sell as a pair with the first edition copies of his 2007 State History Award classic, "Wood Boats of Leelanau." These reserved copies of Grand Traverse - now nearing the end of its second edition - are the last available.
 The Collar   AUTHOR SIGNING: Evelyn Harper with The Collar

Sunday, December 21st, 2PM to 4PM

What is hidden in the collar? A computer chip? A cure for cancer? A cry for help? Whatever it is, one man is willing to kill to find the collar and the message hidden inside. Susan Cook, the realtor who finds a dog locked inside her new listing, thinks that the evicted tenants have abandoned it. Feeling sorry for the little cross-eyed dog, she takes it home, cleans it up, and exchanges the heavy ornate collar that’s around its neck with a lighter one. However, she is not the one who is supposed to find the dog. When the ornate collar is lost, the intended recipient is ruthless in his attempts to find it and the message inside.

PHOTOGRAPHER SIGNING: Ken Scott with Ice Caves of Leelanau

Sunday, December 21st, 4PM to 5PM

Ken Scott's photographs offer a rare and magnificent glimpse of the coastal ice formations that drew tens of thousands of visitors to the shores of Lake Michigan in Leelanau for a few short weeks during the winter of 2014. There are 47 photos in this book that includes an essay by Jerry Dennis.


STORY HOUR: Christmas

Friday, December 19th, 10:00AM to 11:00AM

Every Friday we have a Story Hour!  We read books to go with the theme, do some activities and create a craft.


ANGEL TREE, Now until Christmas

Give the gift of reading to those who don't often get books. At Horizon, you can choose to donate purchased books to our Angel Tree, which will then in turn be given to disadvantaged young adults and children. 




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