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09/26/2019

Shores Beyond Shores: From Holocaust to Hope

5pm - 6:30pm

The Great Escape Stage Company

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09/26/2019

Shores Beyond Shores: From Holocaust to Hope

 On Thursday September 26th, author Irene Butter will speak to the community and present her book, Shores Beyond Shores: From Holocaust to Hope, My True Story. Dr. Butter is a peace activist, Holocaust survivor, and Professor Emerita of Public Health at the University of Michigan. She's an inspirational speaker, sharing her experiences during World War II and stressing the importance of never being a bystander.

This FREE Community Event will take place at The Great Escape Stage Company at 5PM. Concessions will be available to help support The Great Escape Stage Co.'s theater program.

Please confirm attendance by clicking GOING on the Facebook Event Page. Copies of Shores Beyond Shores are available at The Mitten Word Bookshop before and during the event. 

5pm - 6:30pm

The Great Escape Stage Company

10/05/2019

Sport: Ship Dog of the Great Lakes

2:30pm - 3:30pm

The Mitten Word Bookshop

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10/05/2019

Sport: Ship Dog of the Great Lakes

 On Saturday, October 5th at 2:30pm, discover the amazing true story of Sport and his adventures as a ship dog helping his human crew on the Great Lakes!

Written by Pamela Cameron and illustrated by Renee Graef, Sport: Ship Dog of the Great Lakes lets readers share in Sport’s adventures while discovering the various ways lighthouse tender ships helped keep the lake safe for others. Both educational and fun, this event is perfect for young readers!

Copies of Sport: Ship Dog of the Great Lakes is available at The Mitten Word Bookshop. Please click GOING on the Facebook Event Page to let us know how many families are coming!  

2:30pm - 3:30pm

The Mitten Word Bookshop

10/09/19

The Mitten Word Book Club

6:30PM - 7:30PM

The Mitten Word Bookshop

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10/09/19

The Mitten Word Book Club

 For October we'll be reading Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate! The meeting will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 9th at 6:30PM.

Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family’s Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge—until strangers arrive in force. Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children’s Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parents—but they quickly realize the dark truth. At the mercy of the facility’s cruel director, Rill fights to keep her sisters and brother together in a world of danger and uncertainty.

Based on one of America’s most notorious real-life scandals—in which Georgia Tann, director of a Memphis-based adoption organization, kidnapped and sold poor children to wealthy families all over the country—Lisa Wingate’s riveting, wrenching, and ultimately uplifting tale reminds us how, even though the paths we take can lead to many places, the heart never forgets where we belong.

Click GOING on the Facebook Event Page to let us know you're coming!

And remember to contact the staff at The Mitten Word Bookshop and order your copy in advance so you'll have plenty of time to read! 

6:30PM - 7:30PM

The Mitten Word Bookshop

11/05/2019

Beyond a Parent's Love Author Workshop

6pm - 8pm

Marshall District Library

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11/05/2019

Beyond a Parent's Love Author Workshop

On Tuesday, Nov. 5th from 6pm-8pm at the Marshall District Library, Minoti Rajput, author of Beyond A Parent’s Love: Lessons Learned In Life-Planning for Special Needs Children, will present a financial life planning workshops for parents with adult children who have special needs. Rajput will explain the importance of Special Needs planning strategies & will address questions for both planning & key components of the Able Act.

Other topics of discussion will include:

  • What is a Special Needs trust & what type should I create
  • What government benefits will your child have access to & will they be enough
  • Is your child’s vital medical information, routines & interests, & other critical information compiled in one location for future caregivers?

Copies of Rajput’s book will be available for purchase & signing, & can also be purchased at The Mitten Word Bookshop. This event is cosponsored by The Mitten Word Bookshop. More information can be found by following this link. Registration required. Registration opens Oct. 22 for MDL cardholders & Oct. 25 for others.

6pm - 8pm

Marshall District Library

11/16/19

Pluto Gets The Call by Laurie Keller

2:30PM - 4:00PM

The Mitten Word Bookshop

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11/16/19

Pluto Gets The Call by Laurie Keller

 On Saturday, November 16th at 2:30PM, join award-winning author and illustrator, Laurie Keller, as she reads her latest book, Pluto Gets the Call, and leads the children in a fun educational acitvity!

Just after learning that Earth's scientists no longer consider him a planet, an unhappy Pluto takes a visitor from Earth on a tour of the solar system, sharing facts along the way!

Copies of Pluto Gets the Call comes out on November 12th! Preorder Laurie Keller's newest book, or pick up one of her other amazing titles at The Mitten Word Bookshop today! 


And remember to click GOING on the Facebook Event Page to let us know you're coming! 

2:30PM - 4:00PM

The Mitten Word Bookshop

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