Here in Traverse City, winter comes with heaps of snow, bitter cold, and, of course, a few weather-related school closures. We know the challenge of keeping kids entertained on snow days--after all, they can only spend so much time building igloos and snowmen--but we've got some favorite books, games, puzzles, and more to help pass the time.
Despite the distractions of smart phones and other gadgets, Americans are still booklovers at heart. We could have told you that, of course, but a new survey from Gallup confirms it. According to their data, 84% of Americans have read or listened to at least one book in the last year, and 35% have read 11 books or more.
Wednesday, January 11th, 2017
One of our favorite local bands, The Accidentals, has just signed with a major record label! Sony Music Masterworks announced the signing yesterday, adding The Accidentals to their roster of talented performers, including The Piano Guys, Pretty Yende, Sonny Rollins, and others.
Monday, January 9th, 2017
Yesterday, Hollywood rolled out the red carpet for a star-studded Golden Globe Awards Ceremony to honor some of the best performances in movies and television over the past year. While the winning productions covered a wide variety of genres and styles, several of them did have something in common: they were all based on books!
Whether you love film adaptations of your favorite books, or love to hate them, there's no denying that this year's film lineup is filled with them. From feel-good stories like A Dog's Purpose to the riveting real-life adventure of The Lost City of Z, all kinds of books are finding their way to the big screen. Time to grab some popcorn and wait for the lights to go down--the show's about to start!
Join us this Saturday, January 14th, for an evening with famed Northern Michigan author Aaron Stander as we launch his 9th Ray Elkins Thriller: Gales of November!