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Author Signing: Timothy Senter, Knowing You Are Saved

Monday, July 11, 2016 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

For the Christian there are always questions to be asked and, although you understand faith is a big part of the answer we want to know, both in our mind and our soul. Tim Senter has answered the one overarching question for the Christian, how can I know I'm saved?


Author Demonstration and Signing: Christine Chitnis, Icy, Creamy, Healthy, Sweet

Saturday, July 16, 2016 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

When the days turn hot, or when you're looking for that perfectly refreshing and light dessert or snack, ice pops are a natural, as are slushies, granitas, frozen yogurt, ice cream, shakes, floats, and more. In Icy, Creamy, Healthy, Sweet author Christine Chitnis has you covered. With 75 recipes for a full range of frozen sweets, you'll find healthy treats that use fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs, that are free of refined sugars, and that include vegan and dairy-free options. The results are flavorful, unique, refreshing, and healthy—making the whole experience a little sweeter.


Author Signing: Stewart James, Super Pac Dark Money Fracking

Saturday, July 16, 2016 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
In Super PAC Dark Money Fracking, learn about the dirty secret of political dark money from the success of fracking being used by big oil and gas to maximize their political wealth and influence across a wide swath of the earth. It all comes to a head as a Harbor Springs, Michigan, billionaire wants to bring employment back to a destitute Michigan area wrought with poverty and influenced by a local militia only wanting to keep its town on the map.

Author Signing: Kelly Fordon, Garden For the Blind

Saturday, July 16, 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Trouble lurks just outside the door for Kelly Fordon's diverse yet interdependent characters. As a young girl growing up in an affluent suburb bordering Detroit, Alice Townley witnesses a tragic accident at her parents' lavish party. In the years that follow, Alice is left mostly in the care of the household staff, free to forge friendships with other pampered and damaged teens. When she and her friend Mike decide to pin a crime on another student at their exclusive high school, the consequences will reverberate for years to come. Set between 1974 and 2012, Fordon's intricately woven stories follow Alice and Mike through high school, college, and into middle age, but also skillfully incorporate stories of their friends, family, acquaintances, and even strangers who are touched by the same themes of privilege, folly, neglect, and resilience. A WWII veteran sleepwalks out of his home at night, led by vivid flashbacks. A Buddhist monk is assaulted by a robber while seated in meditation. A teenaged girl is shot walking home from the corner store with a friend. A lifelong teacher of blind children is targeted by vandals at the school she founded.


Book Launch Party: Elizabeth Buzzelli, A Most Curious Murder

Saturday, July 16, 2016 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Jenny Weston moves home to Bear Falls, Michigan, to nurse her bruised ego back to health after a bitter divorce. But the idyllic vision of her charming hometown crumbles when her mother's little library is destroyed. The next door neighbor, Zoe Zola, a little person and Lewis Carroll enthusiast, suspects local curmudgeon Adam Cane, but when he's suddenly found dead in Zoe's fairy garden, all roads lead back to her. Jenny, however, believes Zoe innocent, so the two women team up to find the true culprit, investigating the richest family in Bear Falls, interrogating a few odd townspeople and delving into old, hidden transgressions--until another body turns up.
Inspired by Alice in Wonderland, Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli's quaint and compelling series debut A Most Curious Murder will delight cozy mystery readers new and old.


Story Hour: Michigan

Friday, July 1, 2016 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Every Friday at 10:00 am, Horizon Books offers Story Hour.  Come in to hear some stories, do some activities and do a craft.




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