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Taco Tuesday Trivia

TACOS = YUM!

TRIVIA = FUN!

 

Join us on Tuesday, October 29th at 6:30pm for a taco party and a test of your book-to-movie knowledge!


Teams of up to 4 are welcome!

No pre-registration necessary, just show up and show off!

 

Thursday Night Book Club

Image result for five carat soul; All are welcome to our final Thursday night Book Club of the season!

Come in and discuss with us Five Carat Soul by James McBride,  One of The New York Times' 100 Notable Books of 2017.

“A pinball machine zinging with sharp dialogue, breathtaking plot twists and naughty humor... McBride at his brave and joyous best.”
—New York Times Book Review

 

Books: 
Five-Carat Soul Cover Image
$14.40
ISBN: 9780735216709
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Riverhead Books - September 25th, 2018

Alex Kotlowitz Community Read Event

Image may contain: 1 person, smiling, sitting Alex Kotlowitz Community Read Event
Thursday, October 17th at 7pm
at Lakeshore Middle School

 

Humanity for Prisoners is thrilled to welcome best-selling author Alex Kotlowitz to West Michigan to raise awareness of issues within our criminal justice system and to highlight the important work of our organization.

Books: 
There Are No Children Here: The Story of Two Boys Growing Up in The Other America Cover Image
$15.26
ISBN: 9780385265560
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Anchor - January 5th, 1992

An American Summer: Love and Death in Chicago Cover Image
$25.16
ISBN: 9780385538800
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Nan A. Talese - March 5th, 2019

Never a City So Real: A Walk in Chicago (Chicago Visions and Revisions) Cover Image
$13.50
ISBN: 9780226619019
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: University of Chicago Press - May 16th, 2019

The Other Side of the River: A Story of Two Towns, a Death, and America's Dilemma Cover Image
$15.30
ISBN: 9780385477215
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Anchor - January 19th, 1999

Second Saturday Storytime with Melanie Verduin

 Second Saturday Story time

with Melanie Verduin

Saturday, October 12th at 10am

 

Our October Second Saturday Story Time will feature Melanie Verduin, First grade teacher at Mary A. White Elementary. She will read "Click, Clack, Boo!" by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin. An October-themed craft will follow the story!

 

 

Books: 
Click, Clack, Boo!: A Tricky Treat (A Click Clack Book) Cover Image
By Doreen Cronin, Betsy Lewin (Illustrator)
$16.19
ISBN: 9781442465534
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - August 13th, 2013

Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type (A Click Clack Book) Cover Image
By Doreen Cronin, Betsy Lewin (Illustrator)
$16.19
ISBN: 9780689832130
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - February 1st, 2000

Gary Schmidt Author Event

Image result for gary schmidt Join us on Saturday, September 28th as we welcome Newbery award-winning author Gary Schmidt!

He will discuss his two most recent titles:

Pay Attention, Carter Jones

"Carter Jones is astonished early one morning when he finds a real English butler, bowler hat and all, on the doorstep—one who stays to help the Jones family, which is a little bit broken. In addition to figuring out middle school, Carter has to adjust to the unwelcome presence of this new know-it-all adult in his life and navigate the butler's notions of decorum. And ultimately, when his burden of grief and anger from the past can no longer be ignored, Carter learns that a burden becomes lighter when it is shared. Sparkling with humor, this insightful and compassionate story will resonate with readers who have confronted secrets of their own."
 
and So Tall Within: Sojourner Truth's Long Walk Toward Freedom
 
"Sojourner Truth was born into slavery but possessed a mind and a vision that knew no bounds. So Tall Within traces her life from her painful childhood through her remarkable emancipation to her incredible leadership in the movement for rights for both women and African Americans."
 

Books: 
So Tall Within: Sojourner Truth's Long Walk Toward Freedom Cover Image
By Gary D. Schmidt, Daniel Minter (Illustrator)
$17.09
ISBN: 9781626728721
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Roaring Brook Press - September 25th, 2018

Pay Attention, Carter Jones Cover Image
$15.29
ISBN: 9780544790858
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Clarion Books - February 5th, 2019

Thursday Night Bookclub

Image result for milkman anna burns Come in and discuss with us the Booker Prize winner Milkman by Anna Burns

"Everything about this novel rings true. . . . Original, funny, disarmingly oblique and unique."--The Guardian

In an unnamed city, middle sister stands out for the wrong reasons. She reads while walking, for one. And she has been taking French night classes downtown. So when a local paramilitary known as the milkman begins pursuing her, she suddenly becomes “interesting,” the last thing she ever wanted to be. Despite middle sister’s attempts to avoid him―and to keep her mother from finding out about her maybe-boyfriend―rumors spread and the threat of violence lingers. Milkman is a story of the way inaction can have enormous repercussions, in a time when the wrong flag, wrong religion, or even a sunset can be subversive. Told with ferocious energy and sly, wicked humor, Milkman establishes Anna Burns as one of the most consequential voices of our day.

 

Books: 
Milkman: A Novel Cover Image
$14.40
ISBN: 9781644450000
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Graywolf Press - December 4th, 2018

Milkman Cover Image
By Anna Burns, Brid Brennan (Narrated by)
Call for price and availabiliy. (616) 846-3520.
ISBN: 9781974932054
Availability: Special Order
Published: Dreamscape Media - December 4th, 2018

Second Saturday Storytime with Valerie Livingston

Second Saturday Storytime

with Valerie Livingston

Saturday, September 14th at 10am

 

Our September Second Saturday Story Time will feature Valerie Livingston, Principal of Mary A. White Elementary. She will read "We Don't Eat Our Classmates" by Ryan T. Higgins. A fun craft will follow the story!

 

Books: 
We Don't Eat Our Classmates Cover Image
By Ryan T. Higgins, Ryan T. Higgins (Illustrator)
$16.19
ISBN: 9781368003551
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Disney-Hyperion - June 19th, 2018

Wally Ewing Author Event

 

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Author Event with Wally Ewing

Saturday, September 12th @ 4:00pm

Wally Ewing will be at The Bookman to talk about his new book, "DESTINATION: THE HAVEN". Wally, a local author and historian, sees history as a sort of endless puzzle that needs to be solved.

"Seeker" Release Party

Seeker Release Party with Kim Chance
September 14th at 6:00pm

We are so excited to have returning author Kim Chance here for the release of her new young adult novel Seeker (#2). With pizza and a discussion with the author, we will be celebrating the second book in her duology!

In Seeker, Lainey’s normal, bookworm life no longer exists. With her family murdered by the Master, she joins forces with a group of Supernatural rebels. But as she struggles to cope with her new role as Keeper and the uncontrollable power it gives her, Lainey realizes that magic does indeed leave a mark — but it’s not always physical.

This event is open to the public and free of charge.

Books: 
Keeper Cover Image
$13.49
ISBN: 9781635830125
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Flux - January 30th, 2018

Seeker Cover Image
$13.49
ISBN: 9781635830385
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Flux - September 10th, 2019