Book Launch Party with Shutta Crum and Rhonda Gowler Greene

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Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 2:00pm

Book Launch Party with Shutta Crum and Rhonda Gowler Greene

Join us for a book launch party for all ages for two fantastic Michigan picture book authors! There will be refreshments, prizes, and stories, presented by Shutta Crum -- celebrating the release of her most recent book, Mousling’s Words -- and Rhonda Gowler Greene, whose most recent title, Let’s Go ABC!: Things that Go, from A to Z,  released on May 15th.

Mouseling's Words Cover Image
By Shutta Crum, Ryan O'Rourke (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780544302167
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Clarion Books - December 5th, 2017

Praise for Mousling’s Words
"This earnest and encouraging title fits on the shelf of books for book- lovers, with just a bit of cat-and-mouse drama thrown into the happy-ending narrative." — Booklist

"...A tribute to the way books can unite even the unlikeliest of friends." —Publishers Weekly

About Mouseling’s Words
In this lively introduction to the pleasure of words, a timid young mouse's first trip out of the nest becomes a reading adventure. Mouseling has grown up surrounded by words, scraps of paper torn from menus. Once he leaves the nest, he decides that discovering words is his mission in life and finds more words than he can count, spelling and sounding them out, thrilled by each one. The library offers a treasure trove of words, also danger: a cat. When Mouseling realizes that the cat would rather know what's in the books than eat him for dinner, he starts reading aloud to the cat—the best gift he can give in exchange for the world of stories.


Let's Go ABC!: Things That Go, from A to Z Cover Image
By Rhonda Gowler Greene, Daniel Kirk (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780802735096
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - May 15th, 2018

Praise for Let’s Go ABC!: Things that Go, from A to Z
"Creative and appealing . . . Each page consists of a singsonglike rhyme that makes for a jovial readaloud." - School Library Journal

"The featured letters are often incorporated into the vehicles or other parts of Kirk’s appealing digital illustrations, but when kids realize that the amiable, dressed-animal characters also represent those letters, naming them adds to the fun. . . . A versatile, enjoyable picture book for kids enthralled by vehicles." - Booklist

"It's the interactions among the cast of animals that generate the fun in the full-spread illustrations. There are lots of vehicle-themed alphabet books, but very few are as all-inclusive as this one is." - Kirkus Reviews

About Let’s Go ABC!: Things that Go, from A to Z
The alphabet comes to zooming, vrooming life with vehicles for every letter, A to Z! A big, boxy bus drives up for letter B, a kayak floats by for letter K, and a rocket blasts off for letter R. A fun and thrilling range of planes, trains, automobiles, and more take readers on a ride through this charming early-learning book.

Beloved picture book author Rhonda Gowler Greene and illustrator Daniel Kirk join forces for another classic rhyming story for every fan of things that go!


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

The Animal Lover’s Guide to Changing the World (Stephanie Feldstein)

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Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 3:00pm

Stephanie Feldstein presents The Animal Lover’s Guide to Changing the World

Benefitting The Humane Society of Huron Valley Bountiful Bowls Program

With more than 7.5 billion people on the planet, wildlife is going extinct at the fastest rate since the dinosaurs. Three to four million dogs and cats are killed in shelters every year; billions of chickens, pigs, and cows are killed for food; and countless animals are killed in research labs or their habitat. The numbers are daunting, but there’s good news too! Even one person truly can make a difference without breaking the bank.

With Stephanie Feldstein's straightforward and encouraging guidance, readers will learn how to take action to create a better world for the animals we love. It starts with changes as simple as taking a shorter shower, skipping meat once a week, wearing "this" not "that," and extends all the way to online activism and politics.

The animals need us; so let's get on with some world changing!


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

E. Lawrence Abel  presents John Wilkes Booth and the Women Who Loved Him

Event date: 
Monday, June 18, 2018 - 7:00pm

E. Lawrence Abel  presents John Wilkes Booth and the Women Who Loved Him

John Wilkes Booth and the Women Who Loved Him Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781621575962
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Regnery History - April 9th, 2018

Before he shot the president of the United States and entered the annals of history as a killer, actor John Wilkes Booth had quite a way with women. There was the actress who cut his throat and almost killed him in a jealous rage. There was the prostitute who tried to kill herself because he abandoned her. There was the actress who would swear she witnessed him murdering Lincoln, even though she was thousands of miles away at the time. John Wilkes Booth was hungry for fame, touchy about politics, and a notorious womanizer. But this book isn't about John Wilkes Booth---not really. This book is about his women: women who were once notorious in their own right; women who were consumed by love, jealousy, strife, and heartbreak; women whose lives took wild turns before and after Lincoln's assassination; women whom have been condemned to the footnotes of history... until now.


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

Former EMU professor Gigi Langer presents 50 Ways to Worry Less Now

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 7:00pm

Former EMU professor Gigi Langer presents 50 Ways to Worry Less Now

Join us for an event we could all use, as retired Eastern Michigan University professor Gigi Langer presents her book, 50 Ways to Worry Less Now: Reject Negative Thinking to Find Peace, Clarity, and Connection. Gigi will teach us two simple techniques to reduce our negative thinking, and answer questions before signing copies!

50 Ways to Worry Less Now: Reject Negative Thinking to Find Peace, Clarity, and Connection Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780999122006
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Possum Hill Press - February 20th, 2018

Praise for 50 Ways to Worry Less Now

“Langer's frank and empathetic tone will comfort readers, as will the practical steps she teaches in this tome.” --Featured Book, Publishers Weekly (BookLife)

“I've become reluctant to recommend personal growth books to my clients because so few seem to focus on taking action. Worry Less Now is different. Rather than setting herself up as the authority, it's clear that she works the strategies and tools as part of her ongoing growth. She comes across as warm, humorous, approachable, accepting, credible, and sincerely invested in the personal growth of her readers.” --Christine McCully, LMC, MA.

About 50 Ways to Worry Less Now

Thirty years ago, Gigi Langer was a prisoner of her worries who used alcohol, romance, and professional accomplishments to soothe her frayed nerves. When she stopped drinking, she began applying tools from therapy, recovery programs, scientific research, and a variety of philosophical and spiritual teachings to overcome her anxieties and stress.

Worry Less Now offers four life strategies and 50 eclectic tools to dissolve the whispered lies of negative self-talk. Although many books address negative thinking, very few give the reader step-by-step directions on how to defeat it. Others simply advocate a single approach.

With candor and humor, Langer describes a wide variety of strategies that helped her and others defeat dysfunctional relationships, perfectionism, addiction, and worry about loved ones. As an award-winning writer and professor, Langer skillfully shares compelling stories and exercises that empower readers to:

-MANAGE life's most difficult challenges with calm wisdom

-CREATE relationships that blossom and thrive

-FULFILL your dreams without limitations

-SERVE others in their personal growth

Regardless of the situation, you'll be able to gain peace, clarity, and wisdom.


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

John U Bacon presents The Best Of Bacon

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 7:00pm

Join us for a book talk and signing with John U Bacon for his new book The Best of Bacon.  Says John,  “I wrote these stories between 1992 and 2018. They cover a dozen different sports for a dozen different media outlets, from the Ann Arbor News to National Public Radio, and they stretch from a couple pages to a dozen. But they have one thing in common: they all meant a lot to me when I wrote them, and they still do today.”

The Best of Bacon: Select Cuts Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780472130818
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN REGIONAL - May 3rd, 2018

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

Talk & Signing with NYT Bestselling Poet Iain S. Thomas, aka pleasefindthis

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 7:00pm

Talk & Signing with NYT Bestselling Poet Iain S. Thomas, aka pleasefindthis

Join us for an author talk with Iain S. Thomas ─ also known as pleasefindthis ─ the man behind I Wrote This For You, the blog turned into a bestselling poetry book phenomenon. Started 2007, I Wrote This For You is an acclaimed exploration of hauntingly beautiful words, photography and emotion that's unique to each person that reads it.

I Wrote This For You: 2007 - 2017 Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781771681230
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Central Avenue Publishing - October 24th, 2017

Praise for I Wrote This for You

"One of the most beautiful things I have ever read. Ever." —BT, Grammy Nominated Composer and Technologist

"This is me. This is you. This is us. This is every human being, past and present, old and young, of every ethnicity, race and faith. Our every complex human emotion translated into words. Someone knows and someone understands. This is the essence of what it truly means to be human." —Ethar El-Katatney, CNN African Journalist Of The Year, award-winning journalist, blogger and author

"The magnificent beauty of I Wrote This For You is quite simply this: the book is elegantly incomplete without you. No one else in the world can read it the way you do. No one." —Matthew E. May, author, The Elegant Solution, In Pursuit Of Elegance, The Shibumi Strategy

"I bought the I Wrote This For You book in actual, real-life paperback, and it soothes my soul. Buy it if you can." —Laura Prudom, Associate Editor, AOL/HuffPo TV


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

Clifford Costumed Character Story Time

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Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 11:00am

Clifford Costumed Character Story Time

Join us for a special costumed character story time with Clifford, the Big Red Dog, in honor of Children’s Book Week! We’ll read a Clifford story, and little ones will get a chance to meet Clifford. Parents are encouraged to bring cameras for pictures!

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

Talk and signing with Tom Daldin, host of Under the Radar Michigan

Event date: 
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 7:00pm

Talk and signing with Tom Daldin, host of Under the Radar Michigan

Under the Radar Michigan: The Next 50 Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780991602148
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scribe Publishing Co - March 27th, 2018

In this, the second Michigan Under the Radar installment, chapter by chapter takes you along with the authors on their ‘next’ fifty episodes. Get ready to discover cool Michigan cities, interesting people, incredible restaurants, romantic spaces and great places to vacation with the whole family. You’ll climb to the top of the Mackinac Bridge; go cliff diving in Lake Superior; savor the flavor of fantastic foods; ride the North Pole Express; meander through magnificent museums; explore great parks, trails and places to camp; fish the great lakes; meet people making a difference and have unbelievable urban adventures. You won’t believe what’s right in your own backyard.


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

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