Start: 3:30 pm
Parnassus Books welcomes WSMV Channel 4 Meteorologist Nancy Van Camp for an after school snack and story.Tomorrow, we have a "yarn" theme. We'll start with "Don't Worry Douglas." Douglas is a young bear whose father gives him a red, wooly hat as a gift and cautions him to take care of it.Douglas, of course, can't wait to show his friends; he's so full of enthusiasm and anticipation that he turns at least three cartwheels (probably more)! But, alas, he turns those cartwheels too close to a branch that snags a bit of yarn, and his new hat unravels into a long string of spaghetti!Oh, my! How quickly Douglas swings from overjoyed to worried. How will he tell his father?! In the end, his friend Rabbit comes up with the perfect piece of advice.
Start: 6:30 pm
Please join us as we welcome author Wendy Welch as she discusses her book The Little Bookstore of Big Stone Gap: A Memoir of Friendship, Community, and the Uncommon Pleasure of a Good Book. Wendy Welch and her husband had always dreamed of owning a bookstore, so when they left their high-octane jobs for a simpler life in an Appalachian coal town, they seized an unexpected opportunity to pursue thier dream. The only problems? A declining U.S. economy, a small town with no industry, and the advent of the e-book. They also had no idea how to run a bookstore. Against all odds, but with optimism, the help of their Virginian mountain community, and an abiding love for books, they succeeded in establishing more than a thriving business - they built a community. The Little Bookstore of Big Stone Gap is the little bookstore that could: how two people, two cats, two dogs, and thirty-eight thousand books helped a small town find its heart. It is a story about people and books, and how together they create community.