Book notes, Nov. 18, 2012

GJ Imagination Library expands

Grand Valley children younger than 5 and living in the 81504 zip code are now included in the Grand Junction Imagination Library program.

Through the program, children can be registered to received a new, age-appropriate book free each month until their fifth birthdays. Grand Junction Imagination Library already is available to children in zip codes the 81501, 81503, 81505 and 81506.

Funds for the expansion to 81504 came from the community, Horizon Sunrise Rotary and Grand Junction Lions Club, according to a news release.

Grand Junction Imagination Library is part of the national program founded by Dolly Parton in 1996.

To register a child for the program, go to Registration brochures also are available at Mesa County Libraries’ Central Library.

GJ book-signings scheduled this week


Three area authors will be featured in upcoming book-signings at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road.

■ Frank Daniels will sign copies of “Ptimothy Ptarmigan: Here Again ... Gone Again” from 2–4 p.m. Friday.

Daniels’ children’s book is about the adventures of a ptarmigan and his high-alpine friends, including a marmot, pika and human poet.

■ Rene’e Creasey, author of “Three Chubby Bears,” will sign books from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Creasey’s children’s book — illustrations by wildlife artist Craig Fairbert — is about three bored bears who find adventure after following a butterfly. The book includes black bear photos and facts so children and parents can learn more about them. Creasey’s is

■ Steve Warner will sign copies of “Milestones: On the Road Home” from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday.

“Milestones” is “a collection of reflections on living together in grace and truth” that were “gleaned from Scripture, counseling experiences, and real-life examples,” according to a synopsis of the book.

Delta book-signing set for next Saturday


Author Heidi Davis will sign copies of her book “Ariel’s Light: An Inspiring True Story of Recovery, Healing, Hope, and Miracles” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Moca Joe’s, 352 Main St., in Delta.

In “Ariel’s Light,” Davis writes of her battle with alcoholism and her heartbreak in tragedy.


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