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With her usual trickery, Mother Nature has provided snow for Halloween. It has been such a lovely autumn that it is easy to forget winter will soon be here. As the weather chills, things are heating up at Dark Horse Books. New books are arriving weekly. Several of last year’s best sellers are now in paperback, including Pops the autobiography of Louis Armstrong, Where Men Win Glory by Jon Krakauer, Half the Sky by Kristoff and WuDunn, The Big Burn by Tim Egan, Half Broke Horses by Jeanette Walls, Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier, and Wolf Hall by Hillary Mantell. Also, arriving are new publications including Life by Keith Richards, The Grand Design by Stephen Hawkings, Third World America by Arianna Huffington, and Washington by Ron Chernow.

Throughout October, children’s Halloween books and adult horror books are 10 % off at Dark Horse Books. There is a great selection of Halloween books. Please come and check out the selection.

Currently, Big Hole Music has two huge sales. Buy 3 cds and get the 4th cd free. All other music items are 30-40% off.

This Friday, Oct. 29th Dark Horse Books is participating in Trick or Treating in downtown Driggs. From 3:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m., local businesses will be giving out treats. On Saturday, Oct. 30th, Dark Horse Books will be celebrating Halloween from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. with stories and other activities.

On Monday, Nov. 1st at 7:00 p.m., the Teton Valley Women’s Book Group will be discussing Half Broke Horses by Jeanette Walls. Everyone is welcome. Come to this meeting and be prepared to help select books for the next six months.

On Monday, Nov. 8, at 3:00 p.m. Middle School Readers will be meeting at Dark Horse Books to discuss Wings by Aprilynne Pike.

During November, Dark Horse Books will be encouraging NaNoWriMo participants to Come Write In.  National Novel Writing Month, a nonprofit literary program that challenges aspiring novelists to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. It is the largest writing contest in the world, with participants in nearly 450 cities and towns around the globe. In 2009, over 160,000 people took part in the free challenge. While the event emphasizes fun and creative exploration over publishing, more than 30 NaNoWriMo novelists had their NaNo-novels published, including Sarah Gruen, whose New York Times #1 Bestseller, Water for Elephants began as a NaNoWriMo novel. If you are interested, please check out the National Novel Writing Month website. http://www.nanowrimo.org Dark Horse Books will hosting a Come Write In on November 8, 15, 22, and 29 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Refreshments and coffee will be available for participants.

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Dark Horse Books has a new shipment of journals. These beautiful journals are handmade in natural fabric, woods, and leaves. The pages are made from bamboo. They are very reasonably priced at $14.00 and $20.00.

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Dark Horse Books has signed limited editions of I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell by Max Tucker . It is a hard cover and sells for $23.00.

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The plentiful and colorful wild flowers of summer are being replaced by vibrant fall colors. Everyone has been delighting in the brief, unexpected Indian summer in September. The October events for Dark Horse Books are still being arranged. But there are several other events that may be of interest. 

Dark Horse Books Wednesday Night Social Hour: On October 20, 2010 at 6:00 p.m., Dark Horse Books will host a book lovers social hour. Everyone is welcome to come, socialize, enjoy refreshments and tell the group about a book that they have read recently.

During November, Dark Horse Books will be encouraging NaNoWriMo participants to Come Write In.  National Novel Writing Month, a nonprofit literary program that challenges aspiring novelists to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. It is the largest writing contest in the world, with participants in nearly 450 cities and towns around the globe. In 2009, over 160,000 people took part in the free challenge. While the event emphasizes fun and creative exploration over publishing, more than 30 NaNoWriMo novelists had their NaNo-novels published, including Sarah Gruen, whose New York Times #1 Bestseller, Water for Elephants began as a NaNoWriMo novel. If you are interested, please check out the National Novel Writing Month website. http://www.nanowrimo.org Dark Horse Books will hosting a Come Write In on November 8, 15, 22, and 29 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Refreshments and coffee will be available for participants.

 New Kids Bookclub

 Eva Dahlgren, 201-3482 is organizing a 4th Grade Book club. This book club is a variation on the Mother-Daughter bookclubs. Any interested 4th grader is invited to join along with an adult. The adult can be a parent, sibling, grandparent or family friend. Both the 4th grader and adult will read the same book. This is a great opportunity for the 4th grader to discuss the book with not only other 4th graders, but they can discuss the book with an adult in their life. The club will meet at 6:15 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at the Driggs Elementary School Library. At the first meeting on October 19, 2010, the group will be selecting the books for Nov., Jan, Feb, Mar, and Apr. The first book for October will be The Trouble with Tuck by Theodore Taylor. It will not be necessary to purchase books for the book club, all the books will be provided courtesy of the Teton County Library Foundation. 

 Kids After-school Art Program The Teton Art Council will have an after school from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Thursdays, beginning on October 7th. Classes are $15.00 per child, which includes 2 hours of instruction and all project supplies. Call 208-354-4art for more information.

 Fall Ceramics The Teton Arts Council will be offering three ceramic classes this fall. An adult class from 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays from Nov. 16-Dec. 21, Mudtots for kids under 6 on Thursdays from 3:30 to 5:00, Oct. 14 –Nov. 4, and Kid’s clay for kids over 6 on Thursdays from 3:30 –5:00, Oct. 5-26.  Call 208-354-4art for more information.

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