Greetings Friends and Happy New Year!
2014 was a rough year here at Cherry Street until we got to December. Thanks to all of you for supporting our local, independent business with your holiday shopping this year; we had a great December. We’re looking forward to a better year in 2015 with our beautiful new Broadway improvements all completed and ready to go.
Winter is a great time to slow down a bit and get some good reading done. We’re never short of great options, so come on in and let’s talk books! I recently read Jodi Picoult’s new novel, Leaving Time, and loved it! Book groups have made some interesting selections for the next few months, so it’s always fun to look at the book club shelf if you need an idea. My book club is reading Laura Hillenbrand’s Unbroken, this month and I want to be sure to get through it before seeing the movie. Several other interesting books are coming out in movie form soon too; I was hearing about Still Alice the other day and the early Oscar buzz for that one. Just remember, the book is always better and makes your enjoyment of the movie greater since you can fill in all the gaps of information there wasn’t time for in the movie version.
Please be sure to make note of the information about this February’s “One Book, One Community” events. The committee has made an excellent choice with Kent Nerburn’s book Neither Wolf Nor Dog and there are a number of excellent activities to go along with it beginning on February 2nd. All events are free and open to the public. The only one you will need to sign up for in advance (due to limited space) is the Native American cooking demonstration by Chef Matthew Jensen at Broadway Bistro at 7 PM on Tuesday Feb. 17th (get your name on the list at the library now). Nerburn’s trilogy has earned a permanent spot on my “staff picks” shelf at the store and I highly recommend all three books. After reading Neither Wolf Nor Dog, you’ll want to go on to read the next two books, The Wolf at Twilight and The Girl Who Sang to the Buffalo. All event details can be found in the Community Ed flyer which came to your home recently and in the Echo Press on Friday January 16th. You’ll find a summary of event dates etc., included here also.
We’ve added a large number of hard cover children’s books to our sale shelf at 40% off! Take a look at them soon.
- Feb. 2–26 — Community Read: One Community, One Book
Monday Feb. 2nd, 4–7 PM Documentary Film – “Dakota 38” viewing and discussion at Grand Arbor Theatre room
Thursday Feb. 12, 5:30 PM Documentary Film – “The Past Is Alive Within Us: The US-Dakota Conflict” at the Douglas County Library Meeting Room
Tuesday Feb. 17, 7 PM Cooking Demo (Native American dishes) w/ Chef Matthew Jensen at Broadway Bistro (requires sign-up in advance at the Douglas County Library)
Monday Feb. 23, 6:30 PM Book discussion on Neither Wolf Nor Dog led by Friends of the Library Book Club at Douglas County Library Meeting Room
Thursday Feb. 26, at 6 PM Author / speaker Kent Nerburn at the Douglas County Library Meeting Room
- February 21 – Booksigning by author Jess Lourey
Jess Lourey will be here on Saturday February 21st with her newest murder mystery, February Fever (#10 in her murder by the month series set in Battle Lake!). We currently have copies of her other new novel, The Catalain Book of Secrets, and it is getting lots of great reviews. It is also set in a small Minnesota town.