Book & Game Events

Saturday
Dec072019

Event: Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019 from 11am to 2pm

Please join us on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019 from 11am to 2pm for Madame Dorion by Leorna Good

 

Madame Dorion: Her Journey to the Oregon Country is a story of the first woman to come across the 
country overland, stay, and help settle the land. Whereas Sacagawea was the first woman to come 
overland she did not stay. Marie Dorion stayed, and raised her children here. 
 
Written as a journal, Madame Dorion: Her Journey to the Oregon Country is suitable for readers of 
any age. Ms. Good's research included many books (listed in the back of the book) including journals of 
Wilson Price Hunt and other men on the trip. The dates and facts correlate to those journals, but show 
the trip through the eyes of an amazing woman, mother, and wife. 
 
The : 
Lenora Rain-Lee Good was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. Her grandfather, a history buff, 
instilled in her at an early age a love of history, of Native Americans (she is part Catawba), and the 
opening of the Oregon Country. 

Madame Dorion: Her Journey to the Oregon Country is a story of the first woman to come across the country overland, stay, and help settle the land. Whereas Sacagawea was the first woman to come overland she did not stay. Marie Dorion stayed, and raised her children here.  Written as a journal, Madame Dorion: Her Journey to the Oregon Country is suitable for readers of any age. Ms. Good's research included many books (listed in the back of the book) including journals of Wilson Price Hunt and other men on the trip. The dates and facts correlate to those journals, but show the trip through the eyes of an amazing woman, mother, and wife.  The : Lenora Rain-Lee Good was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. Her grandfather, a history buff, instilled in her at an early age a love of history, of Native Americans (she is part Catawba), and the opening of the Oregon Country. 

 

Blood on the Ground

On the 29th of November, 1847, within the Whitman Mission in the southeastern corner of Washington state, a clash of cultures, misunderstandings, and outright lies all came together to a disastrous end for all concerned. Written as 22 poems, "Blood on the Ground: Elegies for Waiilatpu" tells the story of those who lost their lives as well as those who instigated and carried out the uprising that fateful day.

Plus, joining for this event, Lynn Knapp with her book Giving Ground.

Giving Ground pulses with traffic and teems with life, leading us through tangled streets, intertwined lives.  We find a place of overgrown gardens, alleys in bloom, pheasants in flight, rabbits, stray cats, and Spanish love songs, a place where the ordinary appears in an extraordinary light. With deft narrative strokes, Giving Ground reveals a place and its people, lives balanced on the shifting ground of language and culture. Like the place, Lynn Knapp’s poems are wry, real, and poignant.

 

Thursday
Dec052019

Event: Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019 from 11am to 2pm

Please join us on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019 from 11am to 2pm for The Fight of My Life by Barbara Webb.

From the book...

They say that Ted Bundy started his killing spree in 1974, in the state of Washington. When he tried to get me in the car, it was in 1965, nine years earlier!
He was approximately eighteen and I was twenty-one. I saw the horror in his face at this time! I'm sure that I wasn't his first intended victim.

 

Monday
Nov042019

Event: Nov. 8, 2019 from 11am to 2pm

Please join us on Nov. 8, 2019 from 11am to 2pm for Entrepreneurship 101 by Stuart Scott.

WHY SHOULD YOU READ THIS BOOK? Do you want to start your own business,
sell a product or provide a valuable service? DO YOU HAVE A NEW
BUSINESS, especially a small business? Do you like the idea of LEARNING
FROM THE INSIGHTS OR MISTAKES OF OTHERS? Are you curious how I started
with an $18,000 budget and a basement location in 1983, and ultimately
sold the same business for $250,000 in 2011? If the answer is YES to any
of these questions, then this book is for you--and it's a bargain. I
learned long ago that I didn't have to be nearly as smart or creative
when my mouth was shut. So, I keep my mouth shut, my ears open, and I
stole the good ideas of others. This is your chance to the same.

Friday
Nov012019

Book Event: November 10, 2019 from 3pm to 6pm

Join us for Baker Boyer's 150th anniversary at the Walla Walla Fairgrounds on November 10 from 3pm to 6:00pm.

This book is a celebration of Baker and the 150th anniversary of his community bank—the oldest bank in the Pacific Northwest. More significantly, it is a celebration of the rural region Baker and six generations of his descendants, along with the community at large, helped establish and thrive in southeast Washington. It’s about something locals call “the Walla Walla Way,” a legacy of mutual collaboration and innovation that has created a vibrant, nurturing climate for businesses, education, agriculture, philanthropy, the arts, and world-class wines. This book provides a glimpse, across the generations, of how Walla Walla has gained national recognition as one of the best small towns in America.

Sunday
Oct272019

Event: Saturday, November 2nd from 11am to 2pm

Please join us on Saturday, November 2nd from 11am to 2pm for "6 Weeks in Italy" by Joe Just

     In the future the “Time Travel Industry” is in complete control of the government. Using promising students to travel in the time of their choice, they are sent to different time periods where they can absorb information firsthand what was going on politically etc.

     All goes well until one student is sent to a much different time period, something that is impossible.  What is discovered is a problem that can bring the government to a desperate situation.  Can this problem be solved? Only time will tell!

Tuesday
Oct082019

Event: Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019 from 11am to 2pm 

Please join us on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019 from 11am to 2pm for Chasing Justice by Myron Bishop.

This book is about 数字货币合约交易所homeless veterans from Spokane, WA 数字货币合约交易所homesteading a deserted Forest Service camp at Molson, WA.  The intrigue evolves around a conspiracy of an illegal mining operation that takes the reader from Spokane to Molson then to D.C., South America and the Caribbean.

About the :

Myron was born in Dayton, WA, was raised in the old town Wallula until it was flooded for McNary dam. Later in life moved to Alaska and worked for the federal Alaska Railroad until it was sold to the state of Alaska.  He was sent an assignment to Italy as a security specialist and retired from US Government service in 1993.  He has traveled to a lot of places in the world and enjoys meeting people.

Thursday
Sep262019

Event: Friday, Oct. 4, 2019 from 11am to 2pm 

Please join us on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019  11am - 2pm for Seven Essential Daily Prayers by Loren L. Fenton.

Seven Essential Daily Prayers teaches how to build a "firewall" every morning for spiritual survival. God gives abundant grace to build the wall so we can face every day with confidence, faith, and hope. These *Seven Essential Daily Prayers* are powerful building blocks for a victorious life in Christ.

  • Purity in My Mind
  • Righteousness in My Heart
  • Integrity in My Life
  • Joy in My Spirit
  • Strength for My Body
  • Wisdom for My Counsel
  • To be a Godly Influence in the World

Local Loren L Fenton is a retired pastor, evangelist, missionary, husband, father, grandfather, and teller of great stories. His true-to-life, character-building tales have entertained and inspired readers—young and old—for over four decades! Loren and his wife Ruth currently enjoy retirement here in the Walla Walla Valley.

Friday
Sep202019

Event: Saturday, Sept. 28, 209 from 11am to 3pm 

Please join us on Saturday, Sept. 28, 209 from 11am to 3pm for Don’t Be A Poople by Teresa Fausti.

"Don't Be A Poople" offers hope, inspiration, and tools to those who encounter negativity and bullying. We believe these items will encourage communication and offer humor and love as a healer for all People and Pooples, of all ages.

"Don't Be A Poople" is perfect for schools, libraries, the workplace, or 数字货币合约交易所home - and anywhere we need to be reminded to put compassion and love first.

Read more at dontbeapoople.com

Sunday
Sep082019

Event: Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019 from 11am to 2pm 

Please join us on Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 11am to 2pm for Walls of Secrecy by Kelley Messinger.

Twenty-three-year old Kelley D. Messinger was convicted in Washington in the early 1970s of killing his teen-aged wife. This is his memoir of a decade in prison at the maximum-security unit of Washington State Penitentiary. Chronicling a ludicrous prison governance system, this book captures the life of prisoners including social hierarchy, survival rules, violence, rape, murder, and defense tactics. The book’s characters, his fellow prisoners as well as prison administration and staff, are in many cases, stranger than could be invented by a fiction writer. However, Mr. Messinger’s undefeated will to survive in this environment colors the tone of the book with his humorous, witty and grounding perspective.

Ultimately Mr. Messinger’s case was brought to the attention of Washington Governor Dixy Lee Ray, who happened to be touring a Washington State Trooper’s Academy. Her interest in Mr. Messinger’s conviction was piqued when she heard the investigation used to convict him was used as a case study for how NOT to investigate crimes. When she inquired as to the outcome of the criminal trial, she learned Mr. Messinger was then serving a life sentence in maximum security. Before Governor Ray left office, she exonerated Mr. Messinger. 

Mr. Messinger was born and raised in Washington. He owns his own after-market motorcycle parts business in Rosalia, Washington. Lieutenant Dodd (featured in the book) is retired from state service and divides his time between Arizona and Washington. 

 

Tuesday
Sep032019

Event: Saturday, September 14 from 11am to 2pm

Please join us on Saturday, September 14, 2019 from 11am to 2pm for Field Guide to Grasses of Oregon and Washington, with Cindy Roché and Bob Korfhage. This is an essential reference to grasses of our region, which combines attributes of a flora and a field guide. Like a flora, it includes all 376 taxa of grasses in Oregon and Washington (not including ornamentals found only in gardens). But in addition to identification keys, full descriptions, and distribution maps, the book is fully illustrated with color photos of habit, habitat, inflorescences and details of spikelets, florets, and ligules. Whether you are a botanist, soil scientist, master gardener, rancher or farmer, or are working to restore native plant habitats, control weedy grasses, manage wetlands, or just curious about the natural world around us, this book is for you.

Books will be available for purchase and you can get your copy signed by the s, both of whom have roots in Walla Walla. Bob graduated from Wa-Hi in 1964 and members of his mother’s side of the family have lived in Walla Walla since the 1850s. Cindy’s Talbott ancestors came to Walla Walla in the late 1870s.