Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Spring News and Notes

Like the rest of you, we at Chapters have a lot going on this spring. To keep things as simple as possible, here, in one place, are some bits of news you can use. Happy Spring, now that it finally seems to be here!

News and Notes from Chapters. . . 

Our Giver Boxes arrived!
World Book Night, the night YOU get to give away 20 books, FREE to both you and the recipient, to help spread the love of reading throughout our community, is April 23. If you did not sign up to be a “Giver” and wish you had, I have three extra boxes of books available to the first three people to contact me. If you did sign up to be a “Giver” and haven’t received an email from me by Friday, let me know because you may not be on our list.
Here's me with Lydia and Kelley.
Don’t miss this weekend’s book signing with Lydia Kang, Carol Bicak, Barb Mohrman, and Linda Svoboda. Meet them all Saturday, April 12, at 1:00 p.m. Signed books are welcome gifts!

You’re invited to “Spend an Afternoon with Edith Wharton” Saturday, May 3 at Seward’s new Olde Glory Theatre. Beginning at 2:00 with tea hosted by T Party Place, the afternoon features a 30 minute play by Edith Wharton about a book club, which will be followed by a brief scholarly discussion of Wharton’s life and work. It would be a perfect spring outing for a book club, mothers and daughters, or groups of friends. The show is appropriate for ages 12-up. Tickets are available at Chapters and the Seward Chamber of Commerce.

Chapters’ Annual Summer Camp will be July 7-12. Our theme will be “Poets on Bikes and other Unusual Combinations.” Highlighting the week will be a family event on Saturday, July 12, featuring—of course—poets on a tandem bike! We’re also working on an author visit and other fun activities throughout the week, so watch for details as they’re finalized.

The Seward Community Read to Me Program donates a free book to every child attending kindergarten round up and every 4th grader in a Seward school. Giving away almost 250 books each spring is expensive, and the Read to Me Program would appreciate your tax deductible donations. Please send contributions (checks to Seward Read to Me Program) either to Chapters or to the Read to Me Program, C/O Seward County Bridges, 216 S. 9th St., Seward, NE 68434.

We’re hoping to start a book club that will meet during the afternoon at the CafĂ© on the Square. We’ll meet once a month—more if the group wants—and read whatever the group wants to read. Interested? Let us know what day works for you. Invite your friends, too! The group will form as soon as enough interested people respond.

Don’t forget that books make great gifts for confirmation, weddings, Easter, Mother’s Day, graduation, and all those other spring events that will be here before you know it.