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« Wednesday November 14, 2012 »
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Wednesday November 14th, 2012, 6 p.m. at Red River Theatres Gibson's at Red River presents: Craig Childs, the author of more than a dozen critically acclaimed books on nature, science, and adventure, with his new work on the changing nature of our home, Apocalyptic Planet. A mulitmedia presentation is planned. "In this riveting narrative, Childs makes clear that ours is not a stable planet, that it is prone to sudden, violent natural disasters and extremes of climate. Alternate futures, many not so pretty, are constantly waiting in the wings. Childs refutes the idea of an apocalyptic end to the earth and finds clues to its more inevitable end in some of the most physically challenging places on the globe. He travels from the deserts of Chile, the driest in the world, to the genetic wasteland of central Iowa to the site of the drowned land bridge of the Bering Sea, uncovering the micro-cataclysms that predict the macro: forthcoming ice ages, super-volcanoes, and the conclusion of planetary life cycles. Childs delivers a sensual feast in his descriptions of the natural world and a bounty of unequivocal science that provides us with an unprecedented understanding of our future." To help pay for the use of the Theatre, this wil be a ticketed event. Tickets are $6, or one free with each purchase of Apocalyptic Planet from Gibson's Bookstore. Tickets are also available for purchase at Gibson's Bookstore or Red River Theatres.  

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 Wednesday, July 30, 7 PM
Rebecca Makkai joins us to present her new novel, The Hundred-Year House--a dazzlingly original, mordantly witty novel about the secrets of an old-money family and their turn-of-the-century estate, Laurelfield. We hope you'll remember Rebecca as the author of one of our best sellers over the last few years, The Borrower, in which Lucy Hull, a children’s librarian in Hannibal, Missouri, finds herself both kidnapper and kidnapped when her favorite patron, ten-year-old Ian Drake, runs away from home.
"Rarely is a first novel as smart and engaging and learned and funny and moving as The Borrower." —Richard Russo

Where's Waldo Wrap-Up Party! Thursday, July 31, 6 PM
A wrap-up party for our July scavenger hunt! Did you find him? Prizes, games, fun!
To enter our prize drawings, find and collect "I found Waldo!" stamps on your passport from 20 different downtown businesses (there are 24 out there). Click here for details.
There will be a costume contest, with 1st and 2nd prizes given for the best costumes (Waldo, Wenda, or Woof)!

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