Books for Kids is a brand-new charity book gifting event, sponsored by Oregon Books & Games in cooperation with the Grants Pass Active Club. How it works is, you can purchase a book at Oregon Books & Games at our cost, and a child will receive the book with their name on it, along with their food basket provided by the Active Club. For some kids, this could be the only gift they receive.
Rewind just a few years... Robert and Karen Moore, owners of Oregon Books & Games have been running their bookstore here in Grants Pass for twenty six years and are grateful for all their wonderful customers and friends who have made that possible. The other day, Robert was thinking about how he and his wife are in their early seventies and how it's time to give back to the community that has shown them so much love and support over the years. He's been involved with the local literacy counsel, promoting literacy for adults as well as the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Education Committee. Along with his passion for shopping local and keeping our community strong, Robert would like to encourage people to do their giving locally. So, he started looking for an local charitable organization to partner with, to give kids the gift of literacy. That's when they got in contact with the Grants Pass Active Club and offered to help with their Christmas for Kids program as well as the Gospel Rescue Mission and the kids they come into contact with.
So, here's where you, the person reading this comes in! You can partner with Oregon Books & Games to bring the gift of literacy to children throughout our community. Stop by Oregon Books & Games and pick a star off the Christmas tree with the name and age of a local boy or girl. Then visit the book bin, where appropriate books have been pre-selected, or browse the store for a book you would like to gift to that boy or girl. The books are available at cost and will be given to these deserving kids in time for Christmas. So be a hero; make a child happy this Christmas; stop in to Oregon Books & Games and support "Books for Kids".
Story Time with Marty Smedes
Marty Smedes holds "Story Time" every Sunday in the store from 1 PM to 2 PM. Come bring your kids for a story any Sunday afternoon!
Marty is also one of our beloved local authors. She has written several children's books, such as Goldie Bear and the Three Lockes and Fanny the Fanciful Frog, a coloring book. All of Marty's books can be bought at the store or online!
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In love we find out who we want to be.
In war we find out who we are.
In the quiet village of Carriveau, Vianne Mauriac says goodbye to her husband, Antoine, as he heads for the Front. She doesn't believe that the Nazis will invade France … but invade they do, in droves of marching soldiers, in caravans of trucks and tanks, in planes that fill the skies and drop bombs upon the innocent. When a German captain requisitions Vianne's home, she and her daughter must live with the enemy or lose everything. Without food or money or hope, as danger escalates all around them, she is forced to make one impossible choice after another to keep her family alive.
Vianne's sister, Isabelle, is a rebellious eighteen-year-old girl, searching for purpose with all the reckless passion of youth. While thousands of Parisians march into the unknown terrors of war, she meets Gäetan, a partisan who believes the French can fight the Nazis from within France, and she falls in love as only the young can … completely. But when he betrays her, Isabelle joins the Resistance and never looks back, risking her life time and again to save others.
With courage, grace and powerful insight, bestselling author Kristin Hannah captures the epic panorama of WWII and illuminates an intimate part of history seldom seen: the women's war. The Nightingale tells the stories of two sisters, separated by years and experience, by ideals, passion and circumstance, each embarking on her own dangerous path toward survival, love, and freedom in German-occupied, war-torn France--a heartbreakingly beautiful novel that celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the durability of women. It is a novel for everyone, a novel for a lifetime.
Oregon Books & Games 150 N.E. E St. Corner of 7th and E St. Grants Pass OR 97526 USA