June Melby author of My Family and Other Hazards
Author Talk & Book Signing
Enjoy Books & Company's in-store Mini-Mini golf course.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.
Books & Company
When June Melby was ten, her parents decided to buy Tom Thumb mini golf course in the small Wisconsin town where they vacationed. In sharp, funny prose, we are treated to sweet nostalgic scenes of summer by the lake, the specific challenges of a family-run mini golf course, as well as the tension, hilarity, confusion and ultimately the triumph and love of her quirky family's summer venture.
June Melby's work has appeared in McSweeney’s, LA Weekly, and National Lampoon Magazine, among other places. In 2011 she was a Writing Fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and in 2003 received the International Artist Award and residency from the City of Hamburg Kulturbehorde (Cultural Affairs Department). In 2002 she was the winner of the Children’s Poetry Award at the Edinburgh International Poetry Festival. She lives in Decorah, Iowa.
We will be giving away gift cards to Storms Golf here in Oconomowoc for a few lucky folks who come to our event with June Melby.
A HUGE thanks to Storms for their generous gift and support!
WE ALL FOUND WALDO!
Where's Waldo in Oconomowoc Party!
Thursday, July 31, 2014 6:30 p.m.
Prize Drawing at 7:00 p.m.
After spending the month of July searching for Waldo at local businesses, Waldo passport holders can come to Books & Company to celebrate! We'll be having Waldo fun & snacks! Passports can be handed in at the store at any point during the month prior to the final drawing on July 31st at 7:00 p.m. You do not need to be present to win, but you'll miss out on the fun!
Pajama Time! Story Hour
Pajama Time is going to the DOGS
Friday, August 1, 2014 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Books & Company
In anticipation of the dog days of summer, Ms. Lisa N. will read stories about dogs.
We'll make our own dog ears to wear while eating kid-friendly dog biscuits.
We'll be reading Charley’s First Night, Harry the Dirty Dog,Katie and the Puppy Next Door and Say Hello to Zorro.
"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
"I get an urge, like a pregnant elephant, to go away and give birth to a book." STEPHEN FRY
"A fondness for reading must be an education in itself." from Mansfield Park by Jane Austen..
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“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