Come on in this August for great beach reads!

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.


Live Music: Absurd Sirs

Friday, September 2, 2016 - 8:30pm to 10:30pm

Absurd Sirs is a power trio based out of Traverse City, Michigan. The members include Zackery Cole on guitar and lead vocals, John Piatek on lead guitar and backup vocals, and Noah Pickett on drums and cymbals. Their goal as a band is to convey honest, intelligent music without sacrificing relatable ideas. This is made easier considering the band went to high school together and are good friends. Specifically, this ideology takes the form of highly improvised music covering a wide variety of genres.

Live Music: Jim Macniece

Friday, September 9, 2016 - 8:30pm to 10:30pm

This Michigan born singer-songwriter has written over 400 songs in a folk rock style. He is a member of Traverse City's Songwriters in the Round. Jim has performed on television along with country western stars including Bill Anderson, Steve Warnier and Louise Mandrell.


Author Signing: Peggy Creten, Betsy Bobcat Chooses Kindness

Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

When the forest children of Glen Lake decide to play a trick on an elderly substitute teacher, Betsy Bobcat has to make a difficult choice. Should she go along with the prank or should she risk being teased again for being a "Goody-Goody?" By sharing her feelings with family and friends, Betsy makes a decision that is true to her heart. Author Peggy Creten worked for many years as a guidance counselor in a K-8 elementary school. Her books are based on her own experiences listening to students share their problems and guiding them toward solutions. Peggy hopes her stories will encourage valuable discussions between children and parents, teachers or counselors. The setting for the Peggy Perch books is Glen Lake, Michigan, in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, where Peggy and her family have spent summers for over 60 years.

Authors Presentation: Phyllis Bye and John Klicherman, Antique Apples

Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Antique Apples from Kilcherman’s Christmas Cove Farm explores an orchard amidst the rolling hills of northern Michigan’s Leelanau County. The farm grows heirloom apples, two hundred and-fifty varieties of them that are rapidly disappearing from our modern food supply. The book features the family and the farm’s history beginning with its public offering by the U.S. Government in 1851. Color photos of the orchard in three seasons, photographed by Dianne Carroll Burdick, capture the living apple community from the bee’s pollination to apple harvest and all points of apple growing in-between. Phyllis shares recipes both traditional and creative uses of apples in meatloaf, coleslaw, baked beans as well as her most prized and sought after recipe from her grandmother, The Apple Pie


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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