Month-long July 2014
We are hosting a Los Gatos local scavenger hunt all through the month of July!
Waldo is hiding in 23 local businesses around Los Gatos And his dog, Woof, is hiding somewhere in Village House of Books! Can you find them? Great prizes will be awarded to those who find Waldo in 18 or more locations. Then at the end of the month, VHoB will throw a Waldo grand celebration and prize drawing! It's a fantastic summer activity for kids and families, so have some fun and support local businesses this summer! Print out a Where's Waldo passport book HERE to get started!
The hunt is on!
VHoB Book Club #8
Wednesday, July 30th at 7:15 pm
Book Club meeting from 6:30-7:15
A Fine and Dangerous Season by Keith Raffel
Nate Michaels hasn’t seen or spoken to President Kennedy since they met at Stanford in the fall of 1940, but now JFK needs his help opening a back channel to defuse the threat posed by Soviet missiles in Cuba. In both the Pentagon and the Kremlin, pro-war generals want a showdown, not a humiliating compromise. As the world races toward nuclear holocaust in a fine and dangerous autumn, Michaels finds himself spinning in a maelstrom of statecraft, espionage, love, and betrayal.
Friday, August 1st at 7:00 pm
Big Egos by SG Browne
Call him whatever. Call him whomever. He can be any legally authorized fictional character or dead celebrity he wants for six to eight hours, simply by injecting a DNA-laced cocktail into his brain stem. Problem is, he's starting to lose the ability to separate fact from fiction. His every fantasy is the new reality. And the more roles he plays, the less of him remains. Sure, it's dangerous. Yes, he"s probably losing his mind. Okay, hundreds of others could be at risk. But sometimes who you are isn't good enough. And the truth is, reality is so overrated. . .
Wednesday, August 13th at 7:00 pm
Free Spirit: Growing Up On the Road and Off the Grid by Joshua Safran
When Joshua Safran was four years old, his mother--determined to protect him from the threats of nuclear war and Ronald Reagan--took to the open road with her young son, leaving the San Francisco countercultural scene behind. Together they embarked on a journey to find a utopia they could call home to survive the imperfect one they found instead.
VHoB Book Club #9
Wednesday, August 20th at 7:00 pm
A Wedding in Provence by Ellen Sussman
What could be more idyllic than a wedding in Provence? That's what Olivia and Brody think when they invite their closest friends and family to spend their wedding weekend with them. But when Olivia's older daughter from her first marriage invites a man she met on the plane to join her, the delicate balance of the entire weekend is upset. Soon Olivia's best friend, the owner of the inn who is hosting the wedding, discovers that her husband has cheated on her. Then Brody's mother shows up without his father, who has gone into hiding.
Friday, August 22nd at 7:00 pm
Lost, Kidnapped, and Eaten Alive by Laurie McAndish King
Laurie McAndish King’s adventures may have seemed like a good idea at the time: Tracking lions on foot, without a gun, in Botswana. Taste-testing the world’s most expensive coffee—made from the excrement of a small Balinese mammal. Marrying a Maasai warrior in Kenya, searching the Irish countryside for an erotic goddess, and attempting to eat a horse in southern Italy. Whether she is lost in Melbourne, kidnapped in Tunisia, or eaten alive in Queensland, King’s travel adventures tend toward the quirky.
Saturday, August 23rd at 12:00 pm
Los Gatos Library Literary Fair