Book Notes, Aug. 3, 2014

Store continues Off The Shelf series

Jan Lawson and Marcus Straub will be the featured authors at Crystal Books and Gifts next Off The Shelf event set for 6–8 p.m. Thursday at the store, 349 Main St.

Lawson is the author of “Kuya Kai” and “Poems to See Me Through” and will give a presentation titled “Finding Your Voice” at 6:15 p.m.

Straub is the author of “Is it Fun Being You” and “Unleash Your Greatest Potential” and his 7 p.m. presentation is titled “TDSF: Thinking, Doing, Saying and Feeling.”

For information on this and other Off The Shelf events, go to or call 242-5181.

Gardens hosts historical novel release


Western Colorado Botanical Gardens, 641 Struthers Ave., will host the book release reception for Anabeth Hill and her novel “A Place of No Return.”

The reception and book-signing will be from 3:30–7:30 p.m. and Hill will give a presentation about the book at 4:15 p.m. Call the Botanical Gardens at 245-3288 to find out the day of the event.

A portion of the proceeds from books sales will go to STRiVE. “A Place of No Return” is a historical novel about “two brothers and the struggle they endured while serving in the Civil War,” according to a news release about the event.

Get Pop-Cultured with these events


Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, continues with its Get Pop-Cultured events with a Jr. Ninja Training Academy event and a Page & Screen Weekend.

From 4:30–6:30 p.m. Friday the bookstore will celebrate the release of Michael Bay’s “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” movie with a Jr. Ninja Training Academy at which participants will received some ninja training and received a certificate.

All day on Saturday and Sunday the store will celebrate with raffles and giveaways the relationship between books, movies and television with a Page & Screen Weekend. Some of the titles noted for being both on page and screen include “The Hobbit,” “Doctor Who,” “The Fault in Our Stars,” “The Maze Runner,” “A Game of Thrones” and “The Walking Dead.”


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