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Mummphy's Summer with a Twist Reading Program

Date(s): 8/1/2014

August 1, 2014 - 2:30pm - 4:30pm

Concord Mall - Elkhart
Kids (K-6) are invited to participate in the summer reading program, "Summer with a Twist" presented by Mrs. Hannah Rohrer. There is no cost, for more information contact Mummphy's at 574-875-0770.
Deb Alwine - 574-875-6502

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First Friday Author Signings

Date(s): 8/1/2014

Friday, August 1, 2014 from 6-8 p.m.

Better World Books - Goshen, 215 S. Main Street, Goshen, IN 46526
August First Friday Signings
Rachel Gerber, author of Ordinary Miracles

Where is God in the midst of temper tantrums, laundry, and accidents? In this honest, devotional memoir about mothering three busy boys, ordained Mennonite minister and blogger Rachel S. Gerber gives voice to the grit of parenting with stories of hope. Like the disciples on the road to Emmaus, who failed at first to recognize the Christ walking beside them, Rachel learns to discover the gifts and holy calling hidden in the events of harried family life. Overburdened parents will find encouragement in Rachel s own story of how, in her darkest hour of disorientation, in the most mundane and ordinary days of motherhood, and in moments of exhilaration, joy, and beauty, God is present.
Ordinary Miracles offers hope and a sense of purpose in the midst of the exhausting and harrowing days of parenting young children. It is an invitation to consider where God surprises us in the midst of ordinary life, awakening our inner sight to see that as we care for our children, we love and serve the God who created them.
Rachel S. Gerber is an ordained minister in the Mennonite Church USA and the proud mama of three boys. She has a masters of divinity degree from Eastern Mennonite Seminary and an undergraduate degree from Goshen College. Married to Shawn for fourteen years, Gerber and her family live in Bloomington, Indiana. She is currently the Mennonite Church USA denominational minister of youth and young adults and has previously worked in ministerial positions in Mennonite congregations in Colorado and Indiana. She has also written curriculum, devotionals, and articles for a variety of publications on a range of topics from spiritual formation to dramatic skits. In her spare time between balancing work with diapers, dishes, and dinosaurs, Rachel enjoys speaking, traveling, and a really great cup of dark roast coffee.
Laurie Gray, author of The Guide to Socratic Parenting, Just Myrto and others
Learn how your children can benefit from the powerful, compassionate, and effective techniques of Socratic parenting in this guide that draws from ancient wisdom to create a new paradigm for modern parents.
Showing how to apply the Socratic method to parenting, this book focuses on developing a personal parenting philosophy and sharing that philosophy with your child through dialogues, asking open-ended questions, and modeling the behavior you want to see in your child. While traditional punishment and reward techniques may condition desired behaviors, parents who develop their own self-discipline and critical-thinking skills will naturally encourage their children to become self-disciplined, independent thinkers.

Laurie Gray earned her B.A. from Goshen College and her J.D. from Indiana University School of Law. Between college and law school, she taught high school Spanish, working summers as an interpreter in Guatemala. An experienced trial attorney and child advocate, Laurie is the founder of Socratic Parenting LLC (www.SocraticParenting.com). Laurie's debut novel Summer Sanctuary received a Moonbeam Gold Medal for excellence in young adult fiction and was named a 2011 Indiana Best Book Finalist. She has two additional novels and a parenting book scheduled for publication through Luminis Books: Maybe I Will (2013), Just Myrto (2014), and A Simple Guide to Socratic Parenting (2014). In addition to writing, speaking and consulting through Socratic Parenting LLC, Laurie works as an adjunct professor of criminal sciences at Indiana Tech and as a bilingual forensic interviewer at the Dr. Bill Lewis Center for Children in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Veronica Berkey
574-534-1984

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Story Time at the Bookstore

Date(s): 8/2/2014

Saturday, August 2, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Better World Books - Goshen, 215 S. Main Street, Goshen, IN 46526
Let's read! A local guest reader will share stories here at the store, so pull up a chair or a rug and enjoy. Bonus! Everyone who comes in for story time gets 10% off drinks and treats at Brewthies on Main while they're here!
Veronica Berkey574-534-1984

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Cousin Vinny Author Signing

Date(s): 8/14/2014

Thursday, August 14, 2014 from 4-8 p.m.

Better World Books - Goshen, 215 S. Main Street, Goshen, iN 46526
The Devil's Glove by Cousin Vinny
Before he wastes his time and efforts on this ploy, Satan needs to test God to make sure that he will condemn the offender to eternal damnation for this particular mortal sin. He needs to find a suitable subject to be the focus of his evil experiment. Stooping to new depths, Satan sets his crosshairs on the clinically depressed in this morality tale that follows two generations of a cursed baseball glove's ownership.
The first owner, a perennial minor league baseball player enervated by years of failure and disappointment, suffers a nervous breakdown and delusively asks for Satan's help in his quest to play in the Major Leagues of baseball. Satan is more than happy to grant his wish, as long as he gives his life in return. When the debt is paid, The Devil's Glove seeks new victims.
Will God allow Satan to benefit from his despicable plan, or will he do the unprecedented? In The Devil's Glove, God and Satan continue their timeless, unending battle, struggling for possession of our souls. Batter up!
Cousin Vinny:
A 1992 graduate of Western Connecticut State University, Louis “Cousin Vinny” Agnello Jr. is the heir of his late father’s writing dream, though the path to achieving that goal was circuitous. He spent one year studying coaching at Southern Connecticut State University before becoming a pioneer of the lucrative male exotic dancing fad that swept the nation in the early 1980′s. Later he would become the outspoken and controversial “Stripper King of New York.” He has appeared as a studio guest of pundits such as: Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity, Judith Regan, and Regis Philbin.
Veronica Berkey
574.534.1984

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Just for Teens Night

Date(s): 8/14/2014

Thursday, August 14, 2014 from 6-8 p.m.

Better World Books - Goshen, 215 S. Main Street, Goshen, IN 46526
Live music and puzzles, and new books - enjoy the evening set aside just for teens!
Veronica Berkey574.534.1984

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Story Time at the Farmer's Market

Date(s): 8/16/2014

Saturday, August 16, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Goshen Farmer's Market, 212 W. Washington Street, Goshen, IN 46526
Join us at the FARMER'S MARKET for an hour of stories. Enjoy old favorites, and new stories bound to become favorites. A local reader will read to children from a selection of books - sometimes around a special theme.
Veronica Berkey
574.534.1984

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Book Signing

Date(s): 7/25/2014

July 25, 2014, Friday at 6P

Barnes and Noble, University Park Mall, Mishawaka, IN
You don’t want to miss the author of Families and Narratives in the Bible, Dara Rose. She will be signing books and doing a book walk. Come out and bring a friend!
This event is free and open to the public!
Dara Rose

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Jack and the Beanstalk Kids Time

Date(s): 7/29/2014

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.

Better World Books - Goshen, 215 S. Main Street, Goshen, IN 46526
Make your own castle in the clouds with your own magic beans! Read along with this classic kid's tale, then stretch out on the rug, and read some more! New Kids Time activity, every Tuesday!
Veronica Berkey
574.534.1984

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Mummphy's Summer with a Twist Reading Program

Date(s): 7/25/2014

July 25, 2014 - 2:30pm-4:30pm

Concord Mall - Elkhart
Kids (K-6) are invited to participate in the summer reading program, "Summer with a Twist" presented by Mrs. Hannah Rohrer. There is no cost, for more information contact Mummphy's at 574-875-0770.
Deb Alwine - 574-875-6502

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BRISTOL HILLS STORYTELLING FESTIVAL

Date(s): 9/5/2014, 9/6/2014

Friday, September 5 & Sat, Sept 6, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Elkhart County Historical Museum 304 W Vistula, Bristol IN 46507
At the 25th ANNUAL BRISTOL HILLS STORYTELLING FESTIVAL

Come, sit, listen, laugh and reminisce while our 2014 nationally known featured tellers Bil Lepp and Beth Horner take your imagination and memories away to other times and places. You’ll find yourself laughing, caught up in an adventure with intriguing characters, or you may find a story reminds you of an experience long ago and forgotten. Our hope is that you will be inspired to share and pass on your stories with friends and family.

The 25th ANNUAL BRISTOL HILLS STORYTELLING FESTIVAL will be held Friday, September 5 and Saturday, September 6, 2014 at the ELKHART COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM, at 304 W. Vistula Street in Bristol. Parking is available at the Museum, the Post Office, and across the street.

The Museum will remain open during the Storytelling Festival. Visitors are encouraged to browse through the exhibits before the program to learn about local history. Tour guides will be available to direct our guests through the galleries. In addition, you will enjoy listening to the “Promissory Notes" playing authentic, acoustic folk and mountain music both nights before the featured teller performance.

The Swapping Ground precedes the Featured Telling at 5:30 pm with local informal audience participation and is open to anyone wishing to share or just listen to a story. Traditionally the Swapping Grounds provides an opportunity for interested people to tell a story in front of a supportive audience. So come and tell your true, funny, a tall tale or personal story that goes between “Once upon a time” and “the end”. Be brave, have fun, give your story wings in the Swapping Ground. Featured tellers are at 7 pm. Admission is $10. Stories are family oriented for adults and teens.
The 2014 Festival featured storytellers will be:
Bil Lepp: Growing up in a family where it was the responsibility of the listener to decide whether or not a story was true, Bil became adept at spinning tales and exaggerating circumstances at an early age. Audiences are delighted by Bil’s hilarious tales and delightful insights into everyday life. Be it a plunger, a hunting trip, or a funeral, Bil can find the humor in any situation. His stories often start as personal experiences, move toward outrageous, and become hysterically unbelievable. Yet they contain morsels of truth and wisdom. True life or true lie? You may never know.

Beth Horner: Beth’s goal as a storyteller is to entertain and to encourage her listeners to dip into the wealth of their own imaginations. “When you watch a story on television or in a movie theater, you see one person’s (the film maker’s) depiction of an image – of a monster, a prince or an enraged tiger eating a buffalo chip! When you hear a story, you create that image yourself. When I’m telling stories to 50 different people, there are 50 different movies going on in the minds of listeners. Nothing is as powerful or vivid as your own imagination.”

Visit our web site: www.bristolhills.net or call 574-262-5957 for more information.
K Case
574-262-5957

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