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Book Drive in memory of Carolyn Staats

September 22, 2017, 8:00am - September 22, 2017, 4:00pm

Our sweet neighbor loved our kids and our pets. She was a teacher in her working years. Carolyn passed in February of this year. In memory of her September 22nd birthday, we are collecting books to be...

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TRUE STORY TUESDAY: A beautiful family favorite, the Rose Parade dates back to 1889. How many of you remember watching it when you were young? What's your favorite part of the parade? The flowers? The fancy equestrians? The marching bands playing like there's no tomorrow?

We have three souvenir programs for our November sale. In addition to 1959, we have 1969, with the theme, "A Time to Remember." The cover carries scenes from Cinderella, and the Grand Marshall was Bob Hope, "Thanks for the Memories." The third program dates from 1974 and features Snoopy with a rose in his mouth. "Happiness Is... The 85th Tournament of Roses"; the Grand Marshall was, of course, Charles M Schultz.

Enjoy your own memories as you flip through the pages, enjoying the pictures, reminiscing about the ads and their products, and laughing at the clothes!
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MYSTERY MONDAY: J.A Jance is a go-to author if you like a good mystery. Currently, she has four mystery series in addition to her individual novels. Jance is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author and the Winner of the American Mystery Award. All of her books offer diverse characters, well-written stories and scenic locations.

The first of her four mystery series features homicide detective J.P. Beaumont of the Seattle Police Department. As the years progress, Beaumont goes from detective to Special Homicide Investigations Team (fondly known as S.H.I.T.). When the team is abruptly disbanded J.P. finds himself at loose ends. Jance shows us a glimpse into his life, filled with demons, failures and successes, all with cunning aplomb.

The second series, Joanna Brady, takes place in Arizona. When Joanna's husband, a local policeman running for Sheriff of Cochise County, is murdered she swears to find his murderer, She runs for sheriff in his stead and wins. The Brady series is rife with local history and intrigue.

Tune in Friday to see the rest of Brady's mystery series.
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WANTED: B2B is looking for a local Veteran who is also a published book author, willing to participate in a Writer's Event Panel on Veteran's Day, Saturday, November 11 from 1-3 p.m. at the Books to Benefit location at 360 Wylie Drive, Suite 700 in Normal. Panelists will share insights on their experiences writing and publishing, answering questions about the process. If you would like to learn more, please email us at books2benefitBloomington@gmail.com or send a private message. ... See MoreSee Less

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