Summer Reading Kickoff
Keep reading this summer with our new reading challenge!
Now through August 31
Come in & sign up to read at least 6 books this summer! Pick at least 3 books from selected titles we are highlighting for reading fun!
For readers entering grades k-2, 3-5, and 6-8.
Complete the challenge and come back at the end of the summer to claim your reward!
Parents of younger children can sign up for Baby Let's Read: An early-literacy program run through Books & Company and The Oconomowoc Public Library. Parents take the pledge with their infants or toddelrs to read daily. Participating families will receive a free book.
Seize the summer, and seize the book with Books & Company!
Patricia Skalka author of Death Stalks Door County
Author Talk and Book Signing
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.
Six deaths mar the holiday mood as summer vacationers enjoy Wisconsin’s beautiful Door County peninsula. Murders, or bizarre accidents? Newly hired park ranger Dave Cubiak, a former Chicago homicide detective, assumes the worst but refuses to get involved. Grief-stricken and guilt-ridden over the loss of his wife and daughter, he’s had enough of death.
Forced to confront the past, the morose Cubiak moves beyond his own heartache and starts investigating, even as a popular festival draws more people into possible danger. In a desperate search for clues, Cubiak uncovers a tangled web of greed, betrayal, bitter rivalries, and lost love beneath the peninsula’s travel-brochure veneer. Befriended by several locals but unsure whom to trust or to suspect of murder, the one-time cop tracks a clever killer.
In a setting of stunning natural beauty and picturesque waterfront villages, Death Stalks Door County introduces a new detective series, “The Dave Cubiak Door County Mysteries.”
Patirica Skalka: A lifelong Chicagoan, Patricia Skalka is a former Reader’s Digest Staff Writer and award-winning freelancer, as well as one-time magazine editor, ghost writer and writing instructor. Her nonfiction book credits include Nurses On Our Own, the true-story of two pioneering, local nurse practitioners. www.patriciaskalka.com
Kelly Light author of Louise Loves Art
Friday, September 12, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.
Author talk & Book Signing
Books & Company
*Kelly Light will be visiting local schools during the day.
For fans of Olivia and Eloise, this stunning debut from Kelly Light is an irresistible story about the importance of creativity in all its forms.
"I get an urge, like a pregnant elephant, to go away and give birth to a book." STEPHEN FRY
"We read to know we're not alone. We read because we are alone. We read and we are not alone. We are not alone." -Gabrielle Zevin
"A fondness for reading must be an education in itself." from Mansfield Park by Jane Austen..
“I wish I could write a beautiful book to break those hearts that are soon to cease to exist: a book of faith and small neat worlds and of people who live by the philosophies of popular songs.” — Zelda Fitzgerald
There is no enjoyment like reading! Jane Austen