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LEARNED OWL

Published: May 7, 2017 12:00 AM

The following events will be happening at The Learned Owl Book Shop, 204 N. Main St., Hudson.

Therese Huston, author of "How Women Decide," will be at The Learned Owl Book Shop May 12 at 7 p.m.

Huston, a cognitive psychologist, offers this definitive playbook for making stronger, wiser choices that thoughtfully addresses how the cultural landscape -- and the research -- defines how women decide.

Come for wine and cheese and hear the author talk about her work on this subject.

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Bill King, owner and chief bamboo fly rod maker of Top Ten Tapers, will be visit May 20 from 1 to 3 p.m. with his new book, "Fishing Tips and Tales: A Collection of Short Stories".

King is dedicated to recreating authentic reproductions of the best and most famous bamboo fly rods ever designed in the last 135 years. He sells his creations all over the country for the price of a mid-level graphite fly rod. In his spare time, he fishes and writes fishing stories.

His book shares the fishing life through quirky combinations of surprise and a sly knowledge of the inevitable, capturing the wonderful obsessions, successes, near misses and failures of the fishing life. The stories are compelling essays of the fishing condition, reminiscent of old school angling literature. Some are poignant, others are full of shenanigans. As one reviewer said, "This book is pure brain candy."

During the month of May, children are encouraged to come to The Learned Owl Book Shop to participate in the Maisie the Mouse scavenger hunt. Stop in any time to pick up an activity sheet that will guide you in your search. This is an activity that can be done all at once, or whenever you pop in to the shop during the month of May.

"Reading is a fantastic way to open your minds and hearts to new people, places, and ideas," said National Ambassador For Young People's Literature, Gene Luen Yang. "Through reading, I've met new friends, learned new facts, and become a better person."

Join the The Learned Owl Book Shop as they expand minds with books. Stop at our "Reading Without Walls" table to see a selection of books that we hope will open readers' eyes to new ideas and experiences. Step out of your comfort zone, explore new topics, and discover a world of books you've never before considered. As always, your local book shop associates will be happy to help you choose.

This year the world celebrates 30 years of "Where's Waldo?" And, just as The Learned Owl Book Shop has done for the past five years, it will be celebrating Waldo with its annual scavenger hunt. Similar events are happening all over the country to create summertime fun and support the "Shop Local" movement.

Martin Handford's collections of crowd scenes swept the world in the late '80s, and since then have held a cherished spot on bookstore shelves the world over. There are now over 67 million Waldo books in print worldwide and they have been translated into over 30 languages.

The iconic children's book character will be hiding in 25 local businesses this July. If you would like to hunt for Waldo, pick up a "Find Waldo" passport at any one of the participating businesses, which you will know by the sign in their window. When you find him, get the passport stamped and keep looking! Due to the special milestone this year, Wenda will be also be hiding, but only in The Learned Owl Book Shop! When you have collected 20 or more stamps on your passport, bring it to The Learned Owl to be included in the drawing for prizes at the party July 30.

For more information about this and other events, go to www.learnedowl.com or call 330-653-2252.


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