Courtyard Chalk Party with David Zinn

Event date: 
Sunday, June 23, 2019 - 1:00pm

David Zinn has been creating original artwork in and around Ann Arbor, Michigan since 1987. For more than twenty years, he freelanced for a wide variety of commercial clients while simultaneously sneaking “pointless” art into the world at large. He is joining us in the courtyard for the afternoon for some community fun! We will have chalk for you to create your own masterpiece.

About the Artist

Event address: 
Westgate Shopping Center
2513 Jackson Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

A Little Taste of Michigan, with Author Mandy McGovern

Event date: 
Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 7:00pm

Mandy McGovern is joining us to share her debut cookbook, My Little Michigan Kitchen. After collecting cookbooks on her travels Mandy noticed Michigan was missing its own signature cookbook. She will be sharing little taste of some Michigan classics with us along with the stories behind the recipes.

 

Event Details

Seating at the event will be first-come first-served. This event will be a standing-room crowd, so if you require a seat for medical reasons, please contact us in advance to make arrangements.

 

My Little Michigan Kitchen: Recipes and Stories from a Homemade Life Lived Well Cover Image
$40.80
ISBN: 9780578444963
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Kitchen Joy Press - March 19th, 2019

Event address: 
Westgate Shopping Center
2513 Jackson Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Afternoon Author Adventure at Nicola’s Books

Event date: 
Saturday, June 8, 2019 - 3:00pm

Bring your family out for an afternoon to celebrate some wonderful local children’s authors and illustrators that include; Esperanza U. Ramirez-Christensen and Tracy Gallup – the author and illustrator of My First Book of Haiku Poems, Nancy E. Shaw the author of Sheep in a Jeep 5 Minute Stories, Deb Gonzales author of Girls with Guts and Deb Pilutti author of The Secrets of Ninja School. We will have stations step-up around the store for families to visit with the authors and there will be prizes for children that wear their sports uniforms.

Sheep in a Jeep 5-Minute Stories Cover Image
By Nancy E. Shaw, Margot Apple (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781328566744
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - March 12th, 2019

My First Book of Haiku Poems: A Picture, a Poem and a Dream; Classic Poems by Japanese Haiku Masters Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9784805315156
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tuttle Publishing - March 12th, 2019

Girls with Guts!: The Road to Breaking Barriers and Bashing Records Cover Image
By Debbie Gonzales, Rebecca Gibbon (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781580897471
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Charlesbridge - May 14th, 2019

The Secrets of Ninja School Cover Image
By Deb Pilutti, Deb Pilutti (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781627796491
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - March 20th, 2018

Event address: 
Westgate Shopping Center
2513 Jackson Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Jen Rubin discusses her book, We Are Staying: Eighty Years in the Life of a Family

Event date: 
Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 7:00pm

Join author Jen Rubin as she discusses her book, We Are Staying: Eighty Years in the Life of a Family, a Store, and a Neighborhood, a small business story about a shop owner that keeps on going despite the odds. It is an immigrant story, a grandfather-father-daughter story and a story of the unique character a family business brings to a neighborhood.

 

We Are Staying: Eighty Years in the Life of a Family, a Store, and a Neighborhood Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781732300002
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Carb House Press - September 2018

Event address: 
Westgate Shopping Center
2513 Jackson Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Author talk + Signing with Ted Baxter, author of Relentless

Event date: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 7:00pm

In 2005, Ted W. Baxter was at the top of his game. He was a successful, globe-trotting businessman with a resume that would impress the best of the best. In peak physical condition, Ted worked out nearly every day of the week. And then, on April 21, 2005, all that came to an end. Join us as he shares his story.

 

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Relentless: How a Massive Stroke Changed My Life for the Better Cover Image
$20.95
ISBN: 9781626345201
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Greenleaf Book Group Press - July 24th, 2018

Event address: 
Westgate Shopping Center
2513 Jackson Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Summer Reading Club Kick-Off Party

Event date: 
Saturday, June 1, 2019 - 11:00am

Join us for a fun afternoon as we kick-off our summer reading program! This year’s theme will be “Explore the World Around You”. Come pick-up your summer reading packet and explore the education and activity stations!  No registration necessary.

Event address: 
Westgate Shopping Center
2513 Jackson Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Book Launch for Lisa A. Nichols, author of Vessel

Event date: 
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 7:00pm

Join local author Lisa A. Nichols to celebrate the release of her debut sci-fi thriller novel, Vessel.

About the Book

“A surprising page-turner...Compelling. Highly recommended.”—Library Journal (starred review), Debut of the Month

 

Vessel: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781501168772
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atria/Emily Bestler Books/Alloy Entertainment - May 21st, 2019

Event address: 
Westgate Shopping Center
2513 Jackson Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Author talk + Signing with Ana Johns, author of The Woman in the White Kimono: A Novel

Event date: 
Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 7:00pm

Detroit native, Ana Johns, joins us to share her debut novel The Woman in the White Kimono.

 

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No tickets.

 

Event Details

Seating at the event will be first-come first-served. This event will be a standing-room crowd, so if you require a seat for medical reasons, please contact us in advance to make arrangements.

 

About the Book

The Woman in the White Kimono Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780778308140
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Park Row - May 28th, 2019

Event address: 
Westgate Shopping Center
2513 Jackson Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Talk + Signing with Tracy Richardson, author of The Field

Event date: 
Saturday, May 25, 2019 - 3:00pm

Join author Tracy Richardson as she discusses her debut title The Field, a young adult sci-fi novel. She will sign copies following the event.

 

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Event Details

The Field Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781612543017
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Brown Books Publishing Group - April 23rd, 2019

Event address: 
Westgate Shopping Center
2513 Jackson Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

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