March 9, 2014 in Features

Literary Calendar

 

Auntie’s Morning Book Group - Discussion of “Flight Behavior” by Barbara Kingsolver. Tuesday, 11 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.

Harriet Beecher Stowe Presentation - Barbara Meldrum, professor emerita of English at the University of Idaho, will give a presentation on the abolitionist and novelist Harriet Beecher Stowe. First editions of some of Stowe’s works and other books of her time will also be available to view. Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., Hayden Public Library, Hayden Library, Hayden, (208) 772-5612. Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., Post Falls Library, 821 N. Spokane St. (208) 773-1506. Free, no registration required.

Heart of Spirituality Book Discussion - The six-part series continues with “A Wrinkle in Time,” by Madeleine L’Engle. The classic science fiction book explores a battle between good and evil. Branch manager Louise Sullivan will lead the discussion. Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., South Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry St. Free. (509) 444-5386.

Auntie’s Evening Book Group - Discussion of “Snow Child,” a debut novel by Eowyn Ivey. Tuesday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.

St. Patrick’s Day Storytime and Craft - Do you believe in leprechauns and pots of gold? Come listen to stories about St. Patrick’s Day. Stay for a lucky craft. Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, children’s section, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.

Lunchtime Book Group - An informal, brown-bag lunch and discussion of “Charlotte’s Web” by E.B. White. Wednesday, noon, Downtown Library, 906 W. Main Ave. (509) 444-5336.

North Spokane Library Book Club – Discussion of “The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak. Wednesday, 7 p.m., North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road. Free. (509) 893-8350.

Author Diane Raptosh - Reading and book signing of from her recent book, “American Amnesiac.” Raptosh is the Eyck-Berringer Endowed Chair in English at the College of Idaho, was the 2013 Poet Laureate of Boise and is the current Idaho writer in residence. Her fourth book of poems, “American Amnesiac,” was long listed for the 2013 National Book Award. Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., BookPeople, 521 S. Main St., Moscow. (208) 882-2669.

Author Ann Pelo – Reading, discussion and signing of “The Goodness of Rain: Developing an Ecological Identity in Young Children.” Pelo is a teacher educator, program consultant and author of five books whose primary work focuses on Reggio-inspired education, social justice and ecological teaching and learning and the art of mentoring. Thursday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.

Author Jess Steven Hughes - Book signing of his historical novel, “The Sign of the Eagle.” Friday, 3-8 p.m., Hastings, 2230 W. Pullman Road, Moscow, (208) 882-8912; Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 15310 E. Indiana Ave. Free. (509) 922-4104.

“Building for War” - Why was the U.S. caught by surprise in December 1941? Join local historian Bonnie Gilbert in a discussion of her recent book “Building for War: The Epic Saga of the Civilian Contractors and Marines of Wake Island in World War II.” Saturday, 2-3:30 p.m., Shadle Library, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave. Free. (509) 444-5390.


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