Upcoming Events at The Bookworm

Saturday, July 20 | Local Author Day at The Bookworm.

11:00 a.m. - Noon | J. Michael Moriarty will sign Hemingway's Retreat ($12.99). What if Ernest Hemingway faked his death, took a new identity as Matt Fitzgerald, and moved to Ireland. Fitzgerald travels through Ireland, learning about its people and history. Even as he searches for peace, it is only a beginning for him. Although his will to live is still there, his ambition has been tempered. As Fitzgerald's need to understand returns as a goal, his desire to tell basic stories becomes a driving force. Now the real question is whether his new life will keep him going or whether he will once again plunge into the darkness of depression.

1:00-2:00 p.m. | Laurie Travis will sign Road to the Hike of Lake Haiyaha ($14.95). This is the story of Midwestern woman who goes through life experiences, good and bad. In her darkest days and in the grip of despair, she has an extraordinary experience that is unexplainable in many ways. If you think that in the end, love is the only thing left, it's because it is. If you think that the universe behaves in mysterious ways, it's because it does. A story like this will help you understand and answer many questions, but like any good tale, it will lead to more. Join Laurie in her journey that changes her life forever as she learns things about her loved ones she never would have guessed and as her faith and inner peace grow in unexpected ways. As she discovers her courage, her limits, her strengths, and herself again, she will never be the same, and neither will you.

1:30-2:30 p.m. | Brooke McBride will sign The Loss Between Us ($12.99). Can two grieving souls move past loss and find redemption in love? I wasn't always this person. I was happy. I was successful. I loved my life. But after losing my husband and unborn child, I cloaked myself in unbearable grief and guilt that threatened to destroy me. Not even my family could reach me as I spiraled into despair hiding a secret I could never share. And then he walked into my life. The Loss Between Us is a contemporary romance that proves the power of love can shine through life's darkest hours.

2:00-3:00 p.m. | Jeanne Reames will sign Dancing with the Lion: Becoming ($18.99). Alexander the Great was the son of a king, but rather than living a life of luxury, as prince he has to be better and learn faster than his peers, tackling problems without any help. One such problem involves his increasingly complicated feelings for his new companion, Hephaistion. Alexandros is expected to command, not to crave the warmth of friendship with an equal. In a kingdom where his shrewd mother and sister are deemed inferior for their sex, and his love for Hephaistion could be seen as submission to an older boy, Alexandros longs to be a human being when everyone but Hephaistion just wants him to be a king.

2:30-3:30 p.m. | Jack E. Sanford will sign Relentless Pursuit: The Race of a Lifetime ($16.95). In 1853, American-born James Holiday is a 17-year-old cadet attending military academy in northern France. He had learned honor and discipline as well as honed his skills as a distance runner. The academy and the people there had been the only family he had known since his grandfather brought him there eight years earlier. Now, the discovery of two letters would send James running into an adventure that would carry him to England and the untamed American West for the race of a lifetime. 

3:30-4:30 p.m. | David H. Reinarz will sign Exit Signs: A Collection of Short Stories ($14.95). All the "exit sign" stories are in one place for the first time, with many of the originals expanded with new material. Interesting things happen, even in small towns in the middle of nowhere. The stories feature characters named after highway exit signs along the interstate to Minneapolis. Tragedy, comedy, romance, betrayal.



Sunday, July 21 / 1 p.m. | Paul Hedren will sign Rosebud, June 17, 1876: Prelude to the Little Big Horn (University of Oklahoma Press, $34.95). The Battle of the Rosebud on June 17, 1876, along Rosebud Creek in southeastern Montana pitted George Crook and his Shoshone and Crow allies against Sioux and Northern Cheyennes under Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse. It set the stage for the battle that occurred eight days later when, just twenty-five miles away, George Armstrong Custer blundered into the very same village that had outmatched Crook.

Rosebud, June 17, 1876 explores the events of the spring and early summer of 1876. Drawing on an extensive array of sources, the book traces the movements of both Indian forces and U.S. troops and their Indian allies as Brigadier General Crook commenced his second great campaign against the northern Indians for the year. Both Indian and army paths led to Rosebud Creek, where warriors surprised Crook and then parried with his soldiers for the better part of a day on an enormous field. Describing the battle from multiple viewpoints, Hedren narrates the action, capturing the ebb and flow of the fighting. Throughout he weighs the decisions and events that contributed to Crook's tactical victory, and to his fateful decision thereafter not to pursue his adversary.


Saturday, July 27 / 1 p.m. | Wendy Townley will sign Letters to Barley: Personal Stories My Dog Should Know ($11.95). When done right, dogs not only become our best friends but members of our family. It only stands to reason, then, that those who know us best — in this case, our beloved pets — have the whole story. Enter Letters to Barley. The letters written to Barley, Wendy Townley's West Highland White Terrier, cover a wide terrain of topics: a renewed appreciation of Nebraska's natural beauty, a rediscovery of faith and appreciation for family, a recounting of personal trauma, and a little bit of dog humor for good measure.


Sunday, July 28 / 1 p.m. | Patricia McGill Smith will sign Success of Adult Disabled Children: My Jane's Stories of Triumph with Autism ($8.99). This book is about the author's daughter Jane's stories of triumph with autism and obsessive compulsive disorder.





Summer Events for Kids at The Bookworm

Very Newbery Book Club:
Come discuss three Newbery Award-winning classics; Flora & Ulysses, The Westing Game, and Island of the Blue Dolphins. The book club is facilitated by a local elementary educator, Helen. Book club selections receive a 20% discount when purchased at The Bookworm.

Target age: 4th-6th grade

First Mondays (June 3, July 1, & August 5) at 3:00 p.m.



Family Game Night:

Presented by Spielbound Board Game Cafe (www.spielbound.com).  Bring the whole family for an evening of board games, entertainment, and making new friends.

All ages

Second Fridays (June 14, July 12, & August 9) at 6:00 p.m.




Local elementary teachers, librarians, and/or Bookworm booksellers read their favorite picture book selections.

Target age: 3-7

Every Thursday at 10:00 a.m.

Last Saturdays - three sessions at 10:00, 10:30, and 11:00 a.m.



Special Activity Days:

Join us as Bookworm Children's Department employees lead participants through various recreation fun! Science experiments, arts & crafts, outdoor games, and more.

Target age: 6-9

Odd Numbered Wednesdays (June 5 and 19, July 3, 17, and 31) at 10:00 a.m.




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