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Join us for Book Club 6pm Monday, December 1 

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Thursday, Nov 20 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday, Nov 20 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday, Nov 21 at 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Friday, Nov 21 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Jazz Night every Thursday at 7pm

This week at the Book Nook

Quiz Night

6pm Mondays


With DJ Jeffery Schildroth.  Dinner/drink specials, prizes, fun!

Open Mic Night

6pm Tuesday

November 18

Our next book club book:

White Teeth

by Zadie Smith


Zadie Smith’s dazzling debut caught critics grasping for comparisons and deciding on everyone from Charles Dickens to Salman Rushdie to John Irving and Martin Amis. But the truth is that Zadie Smith’s voice is remarkably, fluently, and altogether wonderfully her own.

At the center of this invigorating novel are two unlikely friends, Archie Jones and Samad Iqbal. Hapless veterans of World War II, Archie and Samad and their families become agents of England’s irrevocable transformation. A second marriage to Clara Bowden, a beautiful, albeit tooth-challenged, Jamaican half his age, quite literally gives Archie a second lease on life, and produces Irie, a knowing child whose personality doesn’t quite match her name (Jamaican for “no problem”). Samad’s late-in-life arranged marriage (he had to wait for his bride to be born), produces twin sons whose separate paths confound Iqbal’s every effort to direct them, and a renewed, if selective, submission to his Islamic faith. Set against London’s racial and cultural tapestry, venturing across the former empire and into the past as it barrels toward the future, White Teeth revels in the ecstatic hodgepodge of modern life, flirting with disaster, confounding expectations, and embracing the comedy of daily existence.

Author Event

Brett Ramseyer

2pm Saturday  November 15

Come Not to Us

Peter Sonderling attempts suicide with a loaded Luger to his own temple in the Michigan darkness. He thinks he knows who will die, but first he must ricochet off his mother Claudia’s death camp past to finally understand himself. His suicidal thoughts question his wife Doreen’s fidelity and his children’s paternity, yet his sights should aim at Claudia for answers. The loaded chamber of her memory fires a forty-year-old secret into Peter’s notion of Father. At Dachau’s concentration camp an SS doctor trades chocolates for Claudia’s body. He tortures her future husband, Isaac, who stands naked and wet against the wind of a German winter and somehow thaws into the only father Peter ever loves. Peter must learn to accept the evil inside him and embrace the good that surrounds him. Only then will three lessons work to set him free: Isaac’s love is stronger than biology, faces write the best poetry, and fairy tales protect his truth.

Mississippi River Voyage

Lecture and Slide Show

7pm Wednesday

November 19

Jazz Night

Brad Fritcher + Trois

Thursday, November 20

$5 Cover

Weekend Music

Brett Dame

7pm Friday

November 21

Legal Rehab

7pm Saturday

November 22

Author Event

6pm Wednesday

November 12

“What Did Jesus Drive: Crisis PR in Cars, Computers and Christianity” by Author Jason Vines.

Isn’t it time that we are told the insider TRUTH regarding the intentional and unintentional cover-ups made by the big boys in “Detroit.”

An industry, the Auto Industry, driven by profits-over-principle according to many of its critics. Be prepared to buckle-up and enjoy this ride! This book is the first tell it like it is, of its kind!


“What Did Jesus Drive: Crisis PR in Cars, Computers and Christianity” is authored by Jason Vines, one of the most out-spoken and brutally frank Public Relations chiefs in the history of the Automobile Industry. Jason Vines takes readers on a graphic, sometimes sad and often hilarious behind-the-scenes romp through some of the most publicized and studied crises in recent history.

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