Colin Campbell & George the Newfoundland (yes a dog) Free Days with George

Event date: 
Sunday, May 8, 2016 - 3:00pm

Colin Campbell & George the Newfoundland (yes a dog)

Free Days with George Fundraiser with the Humane Society of Huron Valley Bountiful Bowls Program

Breed: Newfoundland
Age: 8 years
Special skill: surfing
Known for: sweet, gentle

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Free Days with George: Learning Life's Little Lessons from One Very Big Dog Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780385682893
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Anchor Canada - May 3rd, 2016

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Westgate Shopping Center
2513 Jackson Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Redemption Road (John Hart)

Event date: 
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 7:00pm

Redemption Road (John Hart)

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$27.99
ISBN: 9780312380366
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Published: Thomas Dunne Books - May 3rd, 2016

Imagine:
A boy with a gun waits for the man who killed his mother.
A troubled detective confronts her past in the aftermath of a brutal shooting.
After thirteen years in prison, a good cop walks free as deep in the forest, on the altar of an abandoned church, a body cools in pale linen…
This is a town on the brink.
This is Redemption Road.
Brimming with tension, secrets, and betrayal, Redemption Road proves again that John Hart is a master of the literary thriller.


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Westgate Shopping Center
2513 Jackson Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

The Millennial Mindset & Social Media (Gina Luttrell)

Event date: 
Saturday, May 14, 2016 - 3:00pm

Gina Luttrell - The Millennial Mindset & Social Media

Gina Luttrell is an Associate Professor of Public Relations and Social Media at Eastern Michigan University with over 15 years of experience in the communications field. Her extensive background includes strategic development and implementation of public relations and social media, advertising, marketing, crisis and corporate communications.

The Millennial Mindset: Unraveling Fact from Fiction Cover Image
$45.60
ISBN: 9781442245174
Availability: Special Order - This Item May be Out of Print
Published: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers - April 14th, 2016

 

We’ve all heard that Millennials are smarter than everyone else, unique in every way possible, that they have probably been millionaires since age seven, and that they are poised to take over the world. We’ve also heard that they are lazy, unmotivated, entitled, and condescending know-it-alls. How can this generation have such opposing characteristics? What is the truth about this generation?


Social Media: How to Engage, Share, and Connect Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781442226128
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Published: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers - August 14th, 2014

‘Social Media: How to Engage, Share, and Connect’ is a step-by-step resource to better understand, create, and develop sound social media strategies. Written in a relaxed and pragmatic tone this book concentrates on both the operational and practical aspects of this ever evolving subject. Rich with concrete advice and examples from some of the most preeminent authorities in the fields of social media, public relations, and marketing this book has something for everyone.


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Westgate Shopping Center
2513 Jackson Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

The Charm Bracelet - Viola Shipman (pen name of Wade Rouse)

Event date: 
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 7:00pm

The Charm Bracelet - Viola Shipman (pen name of Wade Rouse)

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$25.99
ISBN: 9781250071323
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Published: Thomas Dunne Books - March 22nd, 2016

Through an heirloom charm bracelet three women will rediscover the importance of family and a passion for living as each charm changes their lives.

For every birthday Lolly’s mother gave her a charm with the advice that there is nothing more important than keeping family memories alive and Lolly’s charm bracelet would be a constant reminder of that love.

Now seventy and starting to forget things, Lolly knows time is running out to reconnect with a daughter and granddaughter whose lives have become too busy for Lolly or her family stories.

When Arden, Lolly’s daughter, receives an unexpected phone call about her mother she and granddaughter Lauren rush home.  Over the course of their visit Lolly reveals the story behind each charm on her bracelet and one by one the family stories help Lolly, Arden and Lauren reconnect in a way that brings each woman closer to finding joy, love and faith.

A compelling story of three women and a beautiful reminder of the preciousness of family The Charm Bracelet is a keepsake you’ll cherish long after the final page.


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Westgate Shopping Center
2513 Jackson Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Special Story Time with Shanda Trent, Melanie Zwegers and a Visit from The Library Mouse

Event date: 
Saturday, May 7, 2016 - 11:00am

Special Story Time with Shanda Trent, Melanie Zwegers and a Visit from The Library Mouse

Nicola's Books is an official Children's Book Week store and we have put together a great Special Story Time for you. We will have local picture book authors Shanda Trent and Melanie Zwegers coming who will read their books and as a special treat The Library Mouse will also stop by for a visit! So bring you youngsters and have some fun.

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2513 Jackson Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

YA Authors Kristine Kruppa & Elena Bozzi - 27 Days to Midnight & Puddle: A Tale for the Curious

Event date: 
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 7:00pm

27 Days to Midnight - Kristine Kruppa (consignment event)

Kristine Kruppa is a mechanical engineer at Ford Motor Company, writer, and world traveler. Her days are spent designing cool new car parts, but her evenings are filled with writing and cats. She has traveled solo to seventeen countries on five continents. Her other hobbies include hunting for the perfect cup of coffee, exploring used book stores, and accidentally climbing mountains. 

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

The Imitation Game: Alan Turing Decoded (Jim Ottaviani)

Event date: 
Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 7:00pm

The Imitation Game: Alan Turing Decoded (Jim Ottaviani)

Jim Ottaviani ("Feynman", "Primates") is the world s preeminent writer of comics and graphic novels about science. Notable works include a biography of Niels Bohr and the fast-paced tale of the desperate lives of early paleontologists and "T-Minus: The Race to the Moon", from Aladdin books. He has worked as a nuclear engineer and is currently employed as a reference librarian in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

The Imitation Game: Alan Turing Decoded Cover Image
By Jim Ottaviani, Leland Purvis (Illustrator)
$24.95
ISBN: 9781419718939
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harry N. Abrams - March 22nd, 2016

Award winning authors Jim Ottaviani and Leland Purvis present a historically accurate graphic novel biography of English mathematician and scientist Alan Turing in "The Imitation Game." 
English mathematician and scientist Alan Turing (1912 1954) is credited with many of the foundational principles of contemporary computer science. "The Imitation Game" presents a historically accurate graphic novel biography of Turing's life, including his groundbreaking work on the fundamentals of cryptography and artificial intelligence. His code breaking efforts led to the cracking of the German Enigma during World War II, work that saved countless lives and accelerated the Allied defeat of the Nazis. While Turing's achievements remain relevant decades after his death, the story of his life in post-war Europe continues to fascinate audiences today. 
Award-winning duo Jim Ottaviani (the #1 "New York Times "bestselling author of "Feynman "and "Primates") and artist Leland Purvis (an Eisner and Ignatz Award nominee and occasional reviewer for the "Comics Journal") present a factually detailed account of Turing's life and groundbreaking research as an unconventional genius who was arrested, tried, convicted, and punished for being openly gay, and whose innovative work still fuels the computing and communication systems that define our modern world. Computer science buffs, comics fans, and history aficionados will be captivated by this riveting and tragic story of one of the 20th century's most unsung heroes.


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Westgate Shopping Center
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Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Bounders (Monica Tesler)

Event date: 
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 7:00pm

Bounders - Monica Tesler

Monica Swanson Tesler is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, and is an attorney in Boston, where she lives with her family.

Bounders Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781481445931
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Published: Aladdin Paperbacks - January 5th, 2016

In the tradition of Michael Vey and The Unwanteds, twelve-year-old Jasper and his friends are forced to go up against an alien society in this first book in a brand-new adventure series 
Thirteen years ago, Earth Force a space-military agency discovered a connection between brain structure and space travel. Now they ve brought together the first team of cadets, called Bounders, to be trained as high-level astronauts. 

Twelve-year-old Jasper is part of this team being sent out into space. After being bullied back on Earth, Jasper is thrilled to have something new and different to do with other kids who are more like him. While learning all about the new technologies and taking classes in mobility otherwise known as flying with jetpacks Jasper befriends the four other students in his pod and finally feels like he has found his place in the world. 

But then Jasper and his new friends learn that they haven t been told everything about Earth Force. They weren t brought to space for astronaut training, but to learn a new, highly classified brain-sync technology that allows them to manipulate matter and quantum bound, or teleport. And it isn t long before they find out this new technology was actually stolen from an alien society.
When Jasper and his friends discover the truth about why Earth Force needs them, they are faced with a choice: rebel against the academy that brought them together, or fulfill their duty and protect the planet at all costs.


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Westgate Shopping Center
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Ann Arbor, MI 48103

The 52-Story Tree House (Andy Griffiths)

Event date: 
Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 11:00am

Andy Griffiths

The 52-Story Tree House

The 52-Story Treehouse (Treehouse Books #4) Cover Image
By Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton (Illustrator)
$13.99
ISBN: 9781250026934
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - April 5th, 2016

Andy and Terry live in a 52-Story treehouse. (It used to be a 39-story treehouse, but they keep expanding.) It has a chainsaw-juggling level, a make-your-own-pizza parlor, a rocket-powered carrot-launcher, a life-size snakes and ladders game, a remembering booth, a Ninja Snail Training Academy and a high-tech detective agency, with all the latest high-tech detective technology, including the Disguise-o-Matic 5000

Something that is sure to come in handy as they try to solve the mystery of: What happened to Mr. Big Nose? After all, it's hard to turn in your next book when your publisher has vanished

Join "New York Times-"bestselling author Andy Griffiths and illustrator Terry Denton on another wild storytelling adventure in a series "Publishers Weekly" described as "Anarchic absurdity at its best." Welcome to "The 52-Story Treehouse..."What are you waiting for? Come on up.


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Westgate Shopping Center
2513 Jackson Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

A Day With Bonefish Joe (Diane Wege)

Event date: 
Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 7:00pm

Diane Wege – Illustrator

A Day With Bonefish Joe

Diana Wege is an artist. She has painted in all fifty states and in 2000 she published Land America Leaves Wild, a book of her paintings of 23 of those states. This is her first children’s book. Diane also grew up in Grand Rapids and Ann Arbor and is a graduate of Greenhills School.

 

A Day with Bonefish Joe Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781567925340
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: David R. Godine Publisher - November 9th, 2015

Harbour Island, only three miles long and half a mile wide, is one of the oldest settlements in the Bahamas and is best known for its broad pink-sand beaches and for bonefishing, a compelling catch-and-release enterprise that pits a determined angler against an inedible, surprisingly powerful, and elusive quarry.

Young and fearless Flossie lives on Harbour Island and has a persistent dream is to go fishing with the legendary guide Bonefish Joe, a beloved island institution who picks up his wealthy clients at the dock and returns with them hours later, fishless but satisfied. One Sunday, after church, Flossie’s wish is surprisingly granted and she discovers the allure, the challenge, and the delights of hooking (and releasing) one of angling’s greatest prizes.

Diana Wege’s illustrations of the island, its inhabitants, its customs, and its architecture,bring this story alive, perfectly catching the characters, culture and charm of Harbour Island.


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Westgate Shopping Center
2513 Jackson Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

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