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Author Signing: Theo Czuk with Heart-Scarred

Friday, July 10th, 2PM to 3PM

Consciousness ebbed and flowed as Rory Casso chipped at the ice with his Bowie. Three inches of winter ice lay between Rory and water. And food. And life. If he could not traverse these mere inches of frozen liquid, life would be short. But an even uglier deliberation than death bedeviled Casso’s thoughts for even as he grappled with the ice, Rory recounted the contingents of outlaws and Indians, face thick with the paint of war, that were stalking his beloved Bronwyn as she negotiated the wilds of these western reaches. Bloodied, battered and bruised, Rory Casso continued chip-chipping at the ice with the Bowie knife until the demands of the concussion’s cataleptic grip squeezed consciousness from his flayed body.

Author Signing: Jim Lenfestey with Seeking the Cave

Saturday, July 11th, 12PM to 2PM

In this transformative book, award-winning poet and essayist James Lenfestey makes an epic journey across the world to find the Cold Mountain Cave, a location long believed to exist only in myths and the ancient home of his idol, Han Shan, author of the Cold Mountain poems. Lenfestey’s voyage takes him from the Midwestern United States to Tokyo to a road trip across the expanse of China with frequent excursions to the country’s rich historical and cultural landmarks. As he makes his way to the cave, Lenfestey learns more than history or geography; he discovers his identity as a writer and a poet. Interspersed with poems by both the author and Han Shan, Seeking the Cave will appeal to lovers of poetry and travel narrative alike.


Author Signing: Jack Stack with Fossil Hunting in the Great Lakes State

Saturday, July 11th, 2PM to 4PM

This is a guide to fossil hunting in general and fossil hunting in Michigan. It is good for anyone looking to enjoy Michigan's natural beauty and expand their scientific knowledge. The books is divided into two sections, one for general paleontology and the other for Michigan fossil hunting.

Book Release Breakfast: Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

Tuesday, July 14th, 7AM to 8AM

Join us for a Southern breakfast when you come in at 7:00 am to pick up your copy of GO SET A WATCHMAN, by Harper Lee.  You are even welcome to show up in your pajamas! An historic literary event: the publication of a newly discovered novel, the earliest known work from Harper Lee, the beloved, bestselling author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, To Kill a Mockingbird. Originally written in the mid-1950s, Go Set a Watchman was the novel Harper Lee first submitted to her publishers before To Kill a Mockingbird. Assumed to have been lost, the manuscript was discovered in late 2014.Go Set a Watchman features many of the characters from To Kill a Mockingbird some twenty years later. Returning home to Maycomb to visit her father, Jean Louise Finch—Scout—struggles with issues both personal and political, involving Atticus, society, and the small Alabama town that shaped her.


Author Signing: Frasier Douglass with The Family Camping Guide to Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, and Indiana

Thursday, July 16th, 8PM to 8PM

The Family Camping Guide is written for family (or tent) campers who typically prefer public campgrounds with large, level, grassy, and shady campsites. Inside you'll find:  Critical information for all 721 state, federal county, and municipal camping destinations in the four Lake Michigan states. Details needed to evaluate each property as a possible destination, make reservations, and navigate to it. Public campgrounds organized by geographic location, management authority, and number of campsites. A unique system of reference towns, highways, and landmarks to locate campgrounds on a highway map. Procedures for planning tent camping vacation trips. Regardless of your past camping experience, this guide to family camping vacations will help you plan more enjoyable camping trips to the Lake Michigan states.


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STORY HOUR: Michigan

Friday, July 3rd, 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.




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