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Author Signing: Clarence Stephenson

Sensua's Island

Friday, August 26, 2016 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Sir George Maxon, a wealthy Englishman, sends his ne'er-do-well son to Australia with a shipload of women who have been procured from jails and workhouses. The knight puts his heir entirely in charge of the whole unusual project. His son is to oversee the auctioning of the women to the male Australian colonists. Primarily, however, the father thinks this experience will guide his wastrel son toward a life pattern of maturity, acceptance of responsibility, and faithfulness to commitments. In his heart, Sir George knows the money gained means nothing. On board Expectant, so named by the waggish Sir George, the young George creates distractions for the cargo and crew to help ease the boredom of the long voyage. Underway across the wide Pacific Ocean, all goes well until a storm of death-dealing force dooms the ship. Many lives are lost. What survivors there are manage to reach the shore of a small island.


Author Signing: Susan Steen Ciolek, The Imprinted Legacy Series

Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

In OUT OF THE GARDEN:  Bridget Gaffney, a poor Irish servant to British Royalty, enters a journey into her blood ties of Seanchaithe. Stalked by an Evil Unseelie Fae this ominous quest weaves a plot to weaken her faith and infiltrate humanity. OUT OF THE GARDEN is based on the true life story of the author's grandmother, yet fictionalized just enough to draw you under the veil of the 'Other World.'

In OUT OF THE COLONIES:  A veil of evil hovers over Salem Massachusetts as the author finds herself in a time traveling portal in the late seventeenth century.

Author Signing: Jeffray Kessler, Colantha: World Champion Cow

Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Out at the state hospital (now The Village Commons) in the 1920's there was a farm operation that included crops and livestock.  A Holstein named Colantha was crowned the world champion then because of the amount of milk she gave and the number of calves she bore.  She is OUR champion!  There is a monument in her honor.

Each spring we celebrate Colantha, and 2016 will mark her 100th birthday.  A new book, written by local author Jeffray Kessler will tout Colantha's place in history with an endearing tale of historic fiction, sure to capture the hearts and imaginations of early readers.


Photographer and Artist Signing: Kay Krapohl and Ken Scott, LEELANAU TREK: One Shoreline, Two Visions

Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Renowned artists, photographer Ken Scott and painter Kaye Krapohl, trekked the entire 100 miles of the Leelanau Peninsula Lake Michigan shoreline.  The recorded and documented its beauty while walking two miles at a time during all seasons.

Author Signing: Scott Lowe, Hair

Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Hair, a primary marker of our mammalian nature, is an extraordinary indicator of economic and social standing, political orientation, religious affiliation, marital status, and cultural leanings, among other things. The meanings of hair are deep, powerful, and so strongly embedded in cultural conditioning that they are usually understood unconsciously (and all the more strongly for that).

In untangling its myriad meanings, Scott Lowe reveals just how little we control our hair, no matter the style: each and every passer-by decides on its significance anew. From Hittites to hippies and Pentecostals to porn stars, Hair combs through a ubiquitous personal yet public object, a charged and carefully managed dead thing.


Story Hour:  COUNTING

Friday, September 2, 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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