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The Loveland Museum Center is excited to offer a series of sessions with local authors who will share their stories and sign your copies of their books. We have eight authors signed up beginning June 13th and ending October 17th. All sessions are free and will be Sunday afternoons, 1:30-2:30 inside the museum. The Museum Gift Shop carries some of the books, but all will be available on the day the authors are here.
Mary Ann Falter's Butterfly Grandma: Monarchs! narrates a delightful, whimsical conversation in rhyming verse, between Grandma and grandchild in a quest to attract monarch butterflies to their yard! A fun, educational book full of amusing drawings and detailed photographs explaining the life cycle of this butterfly, as well as flowers to plant to attract them. Mary Ann Falter's first book about butterflies will encourage you to start your own butterfly garden. Mary Ann was an RN for 37 years. She is the mother of two married children and a grandmother of three nature loving young grandchildren. She first started her butterfly garden in 2004 and struggled to find resources - this will make it easier for all the children of any age to succeed!
Mary Newman's Edible Flowers: A Global History relates the fascinating history of how flowers have been used incooking, from ancient Greek dishes to the today's molecular gastronomy and farm-to-table restaurants. Cherry recounts the origins, legends, celebrations, production and health benefits of this beloved tree.
Bring a picnic (adult beverages allowed), and lawn chair and enjoy an hour of fun music with friends on the lawn of the Museum Center. Come early if you want to see the 1930's and WWII exhibit in the museum.
In Luce the Goose: Searching for Love, Kay Bolin tells the story of this beautiful white wild Pilgrim goose that showed up at her house one day and appeared to be infatuated by his own reflection in her black Jeep. Luce the Goose: Memories of Dream Street follows Luce's family and their exploits further while highlighting Loveland in this beautifully illustrated story.
Sean Cahill signs A Plate of Wet Spaghetti. At the end of long days, and armed with only a tired mind as limp as wet spaghetti and the lively suggestions of his boys, Sean journeyed into sewers, forests, skies, oceans, and rivers to find the stories his young children craved. Sometimes salty, sometimes sweet, these stories offer something for all members of the family and are absolutely, 100% guaranteed to put at least one member of the family to sleep (usually the parent).
Dan Blair's Pretty Blue Death teams up Detective Inspector Sean McClarey of Scotland Yard and Daly Ford, an ex-FBI profiler and LAPD detective to solve the mysterious deaths of Daly's friends in this page-turning thriller full of twists and turns. Lion's Rage: The Manchurian Chronicles - McClarey and Ford team up again to solve a series of murders being committed by individuals with no proclivity for violence or criminal behavior.
Don Tassone looks to the year 2055, to tell the story of a new pope in Francesca. It's Jessica Simon, an American, a wife and a mother. She has taken the name Francesca. She believes the Catholic Church must return to Jesus' teachings, but powerful forces are aligned against her. Will Pope Francesca succeed in renewing the Church? In an hour of darkness, can she rekindle the light?
Randy Robison, a former B & O Railroad employee will entertain us with his stories about "working the rails" during the "hey-day" of railroads. He traveled into 11 states inspecting tracks and supervising the work of keeping the trains safe and in working order. Reservations required: $10 for members; $15 for non-members. Send check and name(s) to LMC, 201 Riverside Ave; Loveland, Oh 45140. Or use PayPal.
John Kachuba visits more than 30 legendary haunted places in Ohio (including the Loveland Castle) in Ghosthunting Ohio: On the Road Again. All of these sites are open to the public--so you can test your own ghost hunting skills, if you dare. In Shapeshifters: A History, there is something about a shapeshifter-a person who can transform into an animal-that captures our imagination. The myths and magic surrounding shapeshifters are brought vividly to life.
Nancy Broermann, manager of the Tri-State Archives, and head archivist of the Ursulines of Cincinnati at Ursula Academy and co-author of Maria Longworth Storer: From Music and Art to Popes and Presidents. Broermann will tell some interesting stories about this unusual woman, founder of Cincinnati Rookwood Pottery and first woman to run a manufacturing company.