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Wishing you a safe and a happy July 4th!
We will be closed on the 4th to celebrate Independence Day
 July has arrived and things couldn't be any busier. We have several book signings scheduled as well as several fun activities to be involved in. Be sure to have the kids participate in the "Find Waldo Local" hunt which starts July 1st and goes through July 31st. We will be closed on July 4th so our employees can celebrate Independence Day with their families. The next week is Sheridan Wyo Rodeo, and what a fun-filled week that is! Then, on July 20th, we have the Third Thursday Street Festival. The June festival was very well attended, and this one should be as well. You can enjoy live music, street vendors, and the stores will be open late. Whew! 
Squeezed in between all these events, are three book signings for some great titles. Check out the books in the blurbs below.
At this point, you may just want to stop by and pick up a book to relax with under the shade of your favorite tree. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff can help you find the perfect read.

Find Waldo Local
July 1-31 2017
What is Find Waldo Local? It's a monthlong scavenger hunt for Waldo hosted by Sheridan Stationery Books & Gallery. We will champion the "shop local" message by enlivening the downtown with a hunt for Waldo in participating businesses, and everyone - kids, parents, and Waldo-lovers of all ages - is invited to participate for free.
How does Find Waldo Local work? During July 2017, Waldo-spotters will set off to find the elusive character, who is hidden in 25 downtown businesses in Sheridan. Participants collect a store verification for each Waldo they spot. These are turned into Sheridan Stationery for prize drawings. Prizes will be awarded on August 1st.

Book Signing for "Cloud Capturing Summit" by Jack Smith
Saturday July 8th 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Cloud Capturing Summit is a history of exploration and mountaineering in the highest reaches of Wyoming's Big Horn Mountains, from the prerecorded times of Native Americans to today's technical climbers. This history is told in eight chapters including 53 black and white photographs and 3 maps. Chapter 1: Cloud Peak and Native Americans. Chapter 2: General Sheridan and the Surveyors. Chapter 3: To the top of Cloud Peak; Early Ascents. Chapter 4: Hiding Cloud Peak; Black Tooth Mountain. Chapter 5: Circling Cloud Peak; the Solitude Trail. Chapter 6: Winter Visits to the Peaks. Chapter 7: Technical Ascents; the Big Walls. Chapter 8: Sculpting the Rock; Cloud Peak Glacier.

Book Signing for "Hiking Wyoming's Bighorn Mountains" by Ken Keffer
Thursday July 20th 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
During the 3rd Thursday Street Festival
From short scenic day trips to multi-day backpacking excursions, Hiking Wyoming's Bighorn Mountains covers dozens of trails throughout the region including lands of the Bighorn National Forest, the Cloud Peak Wilderness Area, as well as surrounding state and federal lands.

Book Signing for "The Winged Spur" by Sam Morton
Saturday July 22nd 11:00 am-1:00 pm

We're excited about this new book from the author of
 "Where the Rivers Run North".

They rode through the night like ghosts crossing the border. Moving through the wall built a thousand years before by the Romans to keep them out of England, they stole horses and cattle from the wealthy earls to the south. These were the horsemen from Annandale, the River Esk and the debatable land on Scotland's border. For five hundred years they formed their own armies, fought in Scotland's great battles from Robert Bruce to Mary Queen of Scots and into Ireland. These men and women of clan Johnston/e, Douglas and Scott defied tyrannical rule earning a freedom that would influence politics and religion around the world.

"Paradise Valley" by C.J. Box Release date July 25th
Book signing Friday, August 4th 6:00 pm

In this third installment of the series (after The Highway and Badlands), Cassie Dewell has been suspended from her job as chief investigator for the Bakken County, ND, sheriff's department, when her plan to capture the serial killer known as the Lizard King went badly awry. Pending an investigation, Cassie uses her free time to probe the disappearance of three Grimstad residents, including her son's friend, Kyle Westergaard. Clues lead Cassie to Paradise Valley, MT, childhood home of the Lizard King. Here, Cassie and her late partner, Cody Hoyt, had first uncovered the highway killer's gruesome deeds. With the help of mountain guide Bull Mitchell, Cassie tracks the Lizard King and his three captives to a remote cabin where, in a climatic finale, she comes face-to-face with the man she has long hunted. VERDICT Box's many fans will devour this dark thriller, which is sure to be another hit for the author. [See Prepub Alert, 3/1/17.]--Patricia Ann Owens, formerly at Illinois Eastern Community Coll., Mt. Carmel
Copyright 2017 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.


New Releases July

Jul 4th
Cold Hearted River
 by Keith McCafferty

The Reason You're Alive
 by Matthew Quick

The Last Cowboys of San Geronimo
by Ian Stansel

Woolly: The True Story of the Quest to Revive
 One of History's Most Iconic Extinct Creatures
by Ben Mezrich

Jul 11th
House of Spies
by Daniel Silva

Two Nights
by Kathy Reichs

Where the Light Falls: A Novel of the French Revolution
by Allison & Owen Pataki

by P. C. Cast

Jul 18th
The Late Show
by Michael Connelly

Look Behind You
 by Iris & Roy Johansen

The Breakdown
by B. A. Paris

The Fallen
 by Ace Atkins

by David Rosenfelt

Jul 25th
Paradise Valley
by C. J. Box
The Lying Game
 by Ruth Ware
by Linda Fairstein 


Recipe Corner


Watermelon and Feta Salad
(recipe taken from "Salads & Dressings" by DK Publishing)
Serves 4     Prep 10 mins    Cook 5 mins

1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/4 tsp chili powder
1/4 cup olive oil
juice of 1 lemon
1lb 2oz watermelon, peeled, and cut into 3/4 in cubes
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
4 large handfuls of mixed salad leaves, such as watercress, arugula, or baby spinach
10 oz feta cheese, cut into 1/2 in cubes

1. Dry-fry the pumpkin seeds for 2-3 minutes until they start to pop. Add a pinch of sea salt and the chili powder, stir, and cook for 1 more minute. Set aside to cool.
2. In a large bowl, whisk together the oil, lemon juice, and sea salt and pepper to taste. Add the watermelon, red onion, and salad leaves, and toss well to coat with the dressing.
3. Scatter the feta and the seeds over the top of the salad, and serve immediately. 

I Just finished "The Magpie Murders", and even though that's not a magpie on the cover, I really enjoyed this old-fashioned whodunit with a modern twist.

Library Journal (04/01/2017):
Horowitz's fourth adult novel (after Trigger Mortis) presents two mysteries for the price of one, crafting a classic whodunit within a modern mystery. Susan Ryeland is an editor for a small press whose success rests on the old-fashioned mystery novels of Alan Conway. Returning from escorting an author on a book tour, she finds Alan's latest Atticus Pund manuscript, Magpie Murders, on her desk. Upon reaching the novel's end, she finds that the last chapter is missing. When she informs her boss, Charles Clover, he tells her that Alan has committed suicide. Susan searches for the lost chapter, and in the process comes to believe that Alan's death was no suicide. Using clues buried in the manuscript, she investigates his death. While Susan and the fictional Atticus are very different characters, they use similar techniques to tease out the clues and hints to bring each mystery to resolution. VERDICT Both stories might stand alone, but combined, they result in a delightful puzzle. Fans of Agatha Christie and the BBC's Midsomer Murders and Foyle's War (both written by Horowitz) will relish this double mystery. [See Prepub Alert, 12/12/16; "Editors' Spring Picks," LJ 2/15/17.]--Terry Lucas, Shelter Island P.L., NY
Copyright 2017 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

 The next book that I'm Looking forward to reading is Diana Gabaldon's
 "Seven Stones to Stand or Fall: A Collection of Outlander Fiction" .

25% OFF
Save 25% on 1 hardcover book when you bring in this coupon
 during the July 20th Third Thursday Street Festival

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