February…it’s the month for all the “One Community, One Book” events. There was an exceptional turnout for the first event on Feb. 2nd; please make note of the remaining events and plan to attend when you can! We have plenty of copies of Kent Nerburn’s books on hand in the store; we encourage you to read it and come to hear him speak at the Douglas County Library meeting room at 6 PM on Feb. 26th.
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.
Another fun idea for a Valentine gift is the new “Notes to Self” socks we just got in the store. We think these will be a big hit, so stop by and take a look. They come in sizes for infants all the way to adults a variety of positive messages such as “I am amazing”, “I am strong”, “I am perfectly me”, “I am beautiful”, “I am awesome” and more. The infant size says “I am a blessing” and who could argue with that? Everyone can use socks and a nice positive message.
- Feb. 12–26 — Community Read: One Community, One Book
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
Our book signing event for February will be on Saturday, February 21st from 4 – 5:30 PM. Jess Lourey will be here with another new installment (#10!) of her murder-by-the-month mystery series. This time it is February Fever. Battle Lake is the setting for this popular mystery series but in this story we find heroine Mira James going west to Portland, Oregon and encountering a mysterious death while travelling by train in the Rockies. Her stories are always a good mix of humor and suspense and we’re told that this one has a good bit of romance as well…….well, it is the month for Valentine’s Day after all.
Another new title by Lourey that is apart from the mystery series and is classified more in the realm of magical realism is The Catalain Book of Secrets. Both books are here now and will be on hand for the signing. Hope to see you at Cherry Street on the 21st!
Faith Falls is a snug little Minnesota town constructed over a mystery, a place where the most impressive building is a gorgeous Queen Anne with turrets, cantilevered gables, and a wraparound porch. In a concealed room beneath the twisting stairs of the Queen Anne lies the Catalain Book of Secrets, the repository of the wisdom the Catalain women have gathered since the beginning of time.