FROM STAFF REPORTS
Traverse City — Author Heather Shumaker will present and sign her parenting book, "It's OK Not to Share ... And Other Renegade Rules for Raising Competent and Compassionate Kids" at 2 p.m., today, Sunday, Sept. 16 at Brilliant Books, 118 E. Front St.
Shumaker's writing has appeared in Parenting, Pregnancy, New York Post, Huffington Post and other publications. Event is free and open to the public. Author presentation, book signing and refreshments.
For more information, call 946-2665.
Traverse City — Horizon Books will host book signing events on Wednesday, Sept. 19, and Saturday, Sept. 22.
Lisa Rivard is the author of "I Am Stumped," a children's book designed to help teach kids how to get along. She will sign her book from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19. Children also are invited to complete a craft project and the first 20 kids who visit can help the author stuff a sea otter.
Authors who will sign their books on Saturday, Sept. 22, include Bryan Berghoef, author of "Pub Theology," 2-4 p.m.; and Ari Weinzweig, author of "Zingerman's Guide to Good Leading Part 2: A Lapsed Anarchist's Approach to Being a Good Leader," 2:30-3:30 p.m. There also will be a book launch party from 4 to 6 p.m. for Patricia Batta, author of "Where Did You Die?"
The book store is at 243 E. Front St. Call 946-7290 or visit www.horizonbooks.com to learn more.
Monarchs of Mexico
Alden — Dorothy Cole will share photos of monarch butterflies in their winter home in the mountains of Mexico in a travelogue on Sunday, Sept. 23.
The program will start at 2 p.m. at the Alden District Library, 8751 Helena Road. There is no charge and the public is invited. For details or to register, call 331-4318.
Manistee — Project Read Northwest will celebrate September as Literacy Month by hosting open houses in Manistee and Benzonia.
The Manistee open house will be held from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, at the Manistee Library. An open house also will be hosted from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, at the Benzonia Public Library.
The public is invited to visit either location to learn more about Project Read. For details, call 723-2519.