Covid Act Now https://covidactnow.org/us/oregon-or/county/deschutes_county/?s=31661989 has statistics on cases by county across the US. Cases are down in Deschutes County thus we are, at the moment, not requiring masks. Wear a mask if you are in a vulnerable group or would feel safer, we respect everyone’s right to be careful. If cases rise again, we will reinstitute our mask requirement and post a notice on the front door. Please stay home if you have symptoms of a cold, flu, or Covid-19 to avoid infecting others.
Thank you to all of the readers who shopped at Sunriver Books & Music while we required masks.
May 21 at 5PM we plan an in-person author event with New York Times Bestselling author, Phil Margolin for the latest in his Robin Lockwood series, The Darkest Place. This is a ticketed event requiring purchase of The Darkest Place and vaccination to attend. For more details email email@example.com call 541-593-2525 or stop by Sunriver Books & Music. Phil Margolin was a successful defense attorney representing death penalty cases in Portland Oregon, he has argued before the Supreme Court. He brings this knowledge of the law to his writing, Robin Lockwood is a strong female lead. More information on the event and book at this link: https://www.sunriverbooks.com/event/phil-margolin-darkest-place
Book Clubs are continuing via Zoom in April. There is a variant spreading in Europe that may soon raise Covid-19 cases here, we are waiting for the situation to stabilize. We hope to restart in-person Book Clubs in May or June. Zoom Book Club will continue to be part of Sunriver Books & Music, offering two ways to discuss books. Book Clubs meet at 6 PM on Mondays. If you would like to attend a discussion, email firstname.lastname@example.org
April 11 Mystery Book Club discusses Satapur Moonstone by Sujata Massey https://www.sunriverbooks.com/book/9781641291316
April 25 Fiction Book Club discusses the Deschutes County Library’s Novel Idea selection The Seed Keeper by Diane Wilson https://www.sunriverbooks.com/book/9781571311375
More information on programs around the county wide read can be discovered on the Deschutes County Library’s website: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/about/news/news?NewsID=18364
April has great new releases to enjoy! Nowhere for Very Long by Brianna Madla is a memoir with a strong passion for nature, the out of doors, independence and a love of dogs. It also has a strong Bend Oregon connection, when tragedy struck, Brianna found help at Animal Emergency and Bend Veterinary Specialists. Two of my heroes, Dr. Mark Parchman and Dr. Sue Dougherty aided in a miraculous recover. Diamond Eye by Kate Quinn is an excellent historic fiction about a real sniper who befriended Eleanor Roosevelt. Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus is a humorous story about a woman trying to be taken seriously as a scientist. And there are more! https://www.sunriverbooks.com/new-releases-april
Dr. Sue Dougherty is, in addition to being a brilliant board-certified internist in veterinary medicine, is also a gifted photographer who has traveled the world taking amazing photographs of wildlife and landscape.
Her work was recognized in winning the prestigious Audubon Photography Award (https://www.audubon.org/magazine/summer-2020/the-2020-audubon-photograph...). You can see her photographs at the Red Chair Gallery in Bend or at Sunriver Books & Music. Or view her website: www.offleashphotography.net
Along with her amazing wildlife photography, Sue is offering photo shoots of dogs! I definitely plan to schedule a photo shoot for Kipling! Below is information from Sue about arranging to have your beloved dog photographed. He mail or call Sue to arrange a session: email@example.com • Phone: 541-788-0312.
There is more information on what is included in the sessions and the cost on the first page of our April newsletter: https://www.sunriverbooks.com/sites/sunriverbooks.com/files/SR%20Books%20April%202022.pdf
Lets remember the words on our Statue of Liberty, New Colossus, penned by Emma Lazarus in 1883.
Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
MOTHER OF EXILES. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
"Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she
With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!
We look forward to seeing you at Sunriver Books & Music!
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