It's September already, but there is still time to get some beach reading in!

Author Reading: Rosie Forrest with Ghost Box Evolution in Cadillac, Michigan
Friday, September 4, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Like the self-destructive teen protagonist of its unforgettable opening story, the flash fictions in Rosie Forrest’s indelible contest-winning collection Ghost Box Evolution in Cadillac, Michigan speak with a steady focus. As solitary and enticing as the abandoned big-box megastores of the chapbook’s title story, these dark and magical stories echo with loneliness and the strangeness of human experience. Forrest’s young characters test their own limits and yearn for what’s just beyond reach. They orbit each other, searching for connection and silently passing by. With its dreamlike images and realities that twist and swerve, this collection offers a glimpse beneath the arc of becoming. Live Music: Justin "Stovepipe" Stover
Friday, September 4, 2015 - 8:30pm to 10:30pm

Justin is a one-man band, playing drums, guitar, banjo, harmonica, and kazoo, in the folk, punk, and country genres.

Author Reading: Dena Jayson with Pancakes With Papa
Saturday, September 5, 2015 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Johnny's favorite thing to do is spend time with his papa. But Papa isn't here anymore. How is he going to remember him? Through charming illustrations and prose, Pancakes with Papa engages the five senses to help young Johnny remember important times with his papa.,204,203,200_.jpg Author Reading: Carol Stratton with Lake Surrender
Saturday, September 5, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Quicker than you can say "downsized, unemployed, and divorced," Ally Cervantes finds herself with the Pacific Ocean in her rearview mirror as she and her two children head to Lake Surrender in rural Northern Michigan to live with her aunt. The dry hills of California are a metaphor for her empty soul, but she can't afford to wallow in self-pity with an autistic son who can't make eye contact and a precocious twelve-year-old daughter counting on her to get it together. With no other available jobs, Ally steps through the only open door for employment, working as head cook at a dilapidated Christian camp. Problem is, she doesn't cook and doesn't like religious fanatics. But despite everything, she finds herself strangely hopeful as she learns her journey ends where the lake begins.
Author Reading: Stephen Terry with M.A.C. Campus Life 1900 - 1925
Saturday, September 5, 2015 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Join author Stephen Terry on this early 1900's postcard tour of the nation's first land-grant college, now Michigan State University. With increasing enrollment and expanding curriculum, see how the campus was transformed through this major period of growth. Step back through time and read first-hand postcard accounts of the students as they participated in athletics, class rivalries, and wartime on campus. Stop by the Dairy Store for some ice cream then take a stroll through the early Beal Gardens. Get a bird's eye view of Laboratory Row and witness the fire that ravaged the Engineering Buildings. In this collection of historical postcards, Stephen Terry acts as tour guide, providing readers with a vibrant time-capsule documentary of the growth of MAC,204,203,200_.jpg Live Music: Kat Burke
Friday, September 11, 2015 - 8:30pm to 10:30pm
Kat is a longtime favorite at Horizon Books with her guitar playing and beautiful singing.  This local with a style all her own is sure to leave you wanting more.
Story Hour: Teeth
Friday, September 4, 2015 - 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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