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Join us for Book Club 6pm Monday, August 4

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Upcoming Events

Sunday, Jul 13 at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Monday, Jul 14 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday, Jul 15 at 9:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Tuesday, Jul 15 at 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Jazz Night every Thursday at 7pm

This week at the Book Nook

Sunday Brunch

Sundays 10-noon

June, July & August

enjoy live music, brunch, mimosas

Quiz Night

6pm Mondays

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

Classical Night

Bryan Uecker, piano

Adrienne & Miriam, violin & piano

7pm Wednesday, July 9

Unfortunately Stuart Leitch was in a bike accident so the 4-hand piano concert will be postponed.  Come to hear Bryan & daughters play selections

Author Event

1-4 pm Saturday

July 12

Hadley: A Mother’s Story of Autism and Hope

This is a collection of stories that I have written over the years regarding our daughter and her autism. Using education, inspiration, and lots of humor, you will see how we were able to turn our trials into triumphs.

Over the years, as I penned my woes, my tears began to turn to laughter and I thought maybe these stories could be something to share with others.

Hadley tells of fortunate and not-so-fortunate events that actually took place. It is my hope for the reader to learn from our pain as well as our pleasure of living and dealing with autism. None of us plan on having adverse circumstances in our lives. Our circumstances can be out of our control, but it is how we react and respond accordingly that helps shape our lives.

You will laugh and cry as you read this true story about Hadley and our family’s struggle to live with autism and not let go of God.

Author Biography

Mary Ann Payne has a master of arts in counseling and personnel and has worked as a case manager for over fifteen years. This is her first attempt at publication. She is currently a substitute teacher at the high school where her daughter is enrolled in the special education program. She lives with her husband and daughter in a coastal small town in northwest Michigan. Mary Ann and her family are very involved in their church and one of their favorite activities is singing and playing with the praise and worship team.

Author Event: Mary Valentine

4:30-6:30 pm Thursday, July 17

From the author: 

CITIZEN MARY is a political memoir about my experiences running for office and serving as a State Representative in Michigan.  I jumped from my 30-some years as a Speech Pathologist in the public schools to the most hotly-contested political race in the state, something I never ever anticipated experiencing in my lifetime.  This is the story of that jump and the service that followed.

Here is what my editor, Margaret Willey, said about my book: ” Mary Valentine has written a book full of the candor and grit she was known for while serving in the state house for the people of Michigan’s 91st District.  Anyone with an interest in politics, Michigan’s history, Michigan’s precious natural resources, or the importance of women entering politics would benefit from Mary’s inspiring story.  It is also a useful treatise on how to run a successful campaign when the odds are against you.

Mary’s experience as a State Representative reveals much about past, present and future challenges in Michigan’s political landscape, but it is also a lively and informative portrait of one woman giving up life as she knew it for the greater good and taking a stand for her country.”

Our next  book club book:

The Cukoo's Calling

by Robert Galbraith (JK Rowling)


A brilliant debut mystery in a classic vein: Detective Cormoran Strike investigates a supermodel's suicide.

After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Strike is down to one client, and creditors are calling. He has also just broken up with his longtime girlfriend and is living in his office.

Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: His sister, thelegendary supermodel Lula Landry, known to her friends as the Cuckoo, famously fell to her death a few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man.

You may think you know detectives, but you've never met one quite like Strike. You may think you know about the wealthy and famous, but you've never seen them under an investigation like this.

Introducing Cormoran Strike, this is the acclaimed first crime novel by J.K. Rowling, writing under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.

Winner of the 2013 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller

Jazz Night

Big Daddy Fox

7pm Thursday

July 10

$5 Cover

Weekend Music

BB Wolfe

7pm Friday

July 11

Nick Krause & Miss Kathleen

7pm Saturday

July 12

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