Book Club

We typically meet on the second Thursday of every month. July’s book is The Meaning of Human Existence. The Meaning of Human Existence by Edward O. Wilson (2015, 208p) Nonfiction. National Book Award Finalist. How did humanity originate and why does a species like ours exist on this planet? Do we have a special place, even a destiny in the universe? Where are we going, and perhaps, the most difficult question of all,...

African Drumming Classes for Adults

The kids had so much fun learning African drumming from Sogbety that the adults wanted a turn! We will be offering two classes for adults on our First Friday celebration: one at 6pm and another 7pm. The cost is $5 per adult. To reserve a spot , call ahead. We will take walk-ins if we have room — class size is 20. We are, of course, very flexible and will not turn away young adults, or really anyone. A little about the teacher: Sogbety Diomande was born in the village of Toufinga, a small farming community located in the northwest region of the Ivory Coast near the border of Guinea in Africa. He started his career as a drummer and dancer at a very early age. He has toured with Ballet National de Cote d’Ivoire, been a member of Kotchegna Dance Company, Mask Dance Company, and has been featured with many troupes in NYC and around the US. Sogbety moved to North America permanently in December of 1997 and initially found his niche in New York City. Sogbety tours occasionally with Jim Donovan’s Drum the Ecstatic but spends most of his time in Ohio doing drumming residencies and performances for schools, libraries, correctional facilities, and festivals. He started his own festival in 2006 called Sogbety Diomande’s West African Celebration where he brings master drummers and dancers together in rural Ohio to teach and perform at this 3-day drum and dance...

A Monster of an Art Show…Returns!

Step 1: Buy a thrift store painting Step 2: Put a monster in the painting Step 3: Bring the painting to Main Street Books by March 21 Step 4: Come to the show opening on Friday, March 24 at 6pm! Below are some excellent examples of monster paintings from the last time we did this:...

Closed for Annual Inventory

We will be closed these days to perform the annual inventory. We hate performing the annual inventory, but we must. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Book Talk with Mindy McGinnis

Shortly after Mindy McGinnis’ latest book (Given to the Sea) hits the shelves, the author will join us for May’s First Friday celebration. We’ll have a talk and book signing. More information closer to the...

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