Upcoming Events

     
"Girl Happy" — Girls' Night Out

 MEET REBECCA MAKKAI


Thursday, December 4th — 6:30 to 8:00 pm

The acclaimed author of The Borrower returns with a dazzlingly original, mordantly witty novel about the secrets of an old-money family and their turn-of-the-century estate, Laurelfield.

Meet the Devohrs: Zee, a Marxist literary scholar who detests her parents’ wealth but nevertheless finds herself living in their carriage house; Gracie, her mother, who claims she can tell your lot in life by looking at your teeth; and Bruce, her step-father, stockpiling supplies for the Y2K apocalypse and perpetually late for his tee time. Then there’s Violet Devohr, Zee’s great-grandmother, who they say took her own life somewhere in the vast house, and whose massive oil portrait still hangs in the dining room.


     

  MEET WENDY PIERSALL

author of Coloring Animal Mandalas

Saturday, December 6th — Noon to 2:00 pm

From the Sanskrit word for circle, mandalas have been used for meditation and healing for thousands of years. Wendy Piersall is the creator of the Woo! Jr. Kids Activities Network, a popular resource for parents and educators and will join us with her book Coloring Animal Mandalas to introduce a fun way to achieve a state of mindfulness, foster creativity, reduce stress, and allow you to embrace your inner child by focusing on the simple but engaging task of coloring in the detailed designs.

Coloring Animal Mandalas adds the beauty of the animal kingdom — including butterflies, tigers, swans, snakes, lions and even dragons — into these intricate designs for page after page of coloring book bliss. With roots in Hinduism and Buddhism, mandalas are spiritual symbols that represent the universe. Come discover how coloring these hypnotically beautiful, mystical shapes is a meditative and enjoyable way to relax.

 
     

  MEET AMY LOGAN

author of A Girl With a Cape

Saturday, December 13th — Noon to 2:00 pm

Amy Logan joins us as part of her CAPE campaign, which seeks to Create A Positive Environment for adults and children alike. A Girl With A Cape is a story of how the little things add up to be the big things, even when we don't realize it; of how our words are so powerful when we speak them to others; and that what we say and how we say it can really become our "superhero cape" — our way to build each other up. It's the story of how this little girl's mom makes her aware of all the good that she does and praises her for it; that children learn from how we as adults respond to things, take notice and treat people.

Please join us to welcome Amy and be reminded about the importance of a random act of kindness.

 
     

  MEET M. E. MAY

author of Purged

Saturday, December 13th — 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Michelle May returns to Woodstock to celebrate the release of the latest installment in the Circle Mystery Series, Purged! Indianapolis Homicide Detective Chennelle Kendall faces the greatest challenge of her career when an avenging angel decides to force members of a Wiccan coven to confess their sins by torturing and murdering them. The killer believes them to be a group of devil worshippers and uses this belief to justify his acts of cruelty.

Chenelle and her partner, Detective Erica Barnes, discover a church whose members have been opposing this group of Wiccans for several months. Soon the detectives have a large pool of suspects, but no evidence to back up their suspicions. Meanwhile, the avenging angel continues to claim more victims.

 
     

  MEET LISA SOLDAND

 


author of The Christmas Tree Angel and The Unmade Moose

Thursday, December 18th — 7:00 pm

Share in the holiday spirit with Lisa Soland, who joins us with two new Christmas children's books.

The Christmas Tree Angel is a beautifully illustrated inspirational holiday story about an angle ornament that is given to the Brown family on Christmas Eve. Once placed on the tree, the angel meets new friends who share the news of what will become of them when Christmas is over. Determined to escape the dreaded storage box, they work together on an idea that just might bring them the freedom and purpose they desire.

The Unmade Moose tells the story of a stuffed toy who lives in Mrs. Brown's sewing, waiting to become complete. One day he meets the angel from the top of the Christmas tree, and she shares with him a very special message: he was made on purpose and the manner he was made was also on purpose.