- Story Time – Saturday mornings at 10am
Every Saturday morning at 10 AM we are offering story time for the little ones at Cherry Street Books. Lee is back! It’s always a good time, so bring the kids/grandkids in when your Saturday schedule allows. There’s no charge and no pre-registration is required.
- April 28 – Evansville Art Center Poetry Night
Thursday • 7pm
Evansville Arts Center Poetry Night is coming up and you’re invited! Wanted: people who wish to share their own poetry or read favorite poems by others, as well as those who just want to listen.
- April 30 – Booksigning by author Scott Thoma
Saturday • noon–2pm
Author Scott Thoma will be in the store for a book signing on Saturday April 30th. It’s an appropriate time to have him here during tornado awareness month, since his book, Out of the Blue, tells the true story of two sisters and their miraculous survival of one of the most powerful tornadoes in Minnesota history. The F5 tornado hit Tracy, MN just after 7 PM on June 13th, 1968. Nine people were killed and 125 others were injured. Nearly one fourth of the town’s homes, many businesses, and the elementary school were destroyed. As the sisters were trying to get to their basement for safety, they were blown out of the house by 300 mile per hour winds. How they survived has to be an amazing story! In addition to the tale of the sisters, the book details the story of this small town’s survival, grief, courage and hope.
Thoma lived in Tracy at the time of the tornado but currently resides in Willmar, MN. His career has been as an award-winning sports reporter and editor for a Minnesota daily paper for 30 years. Come in April 30th between Noon and 2 PM to meet Scott and hear stories about the Tracy tornado. Books will be available on the day of the signing or after.
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