Library Events

December 14th — Bob Bowers, Panorama Author

1:30 PM, Library. Bob Bowers will talk about his new book, Minnie: a story of caregivingCopies are available in the Library and at Gifts, etc.

“Minnie” is Bob’s first novel.  The title is the name of Bob’s grandmother, Minnie Shaw Warren.  In 1908, two days before Christmas in Northeast Missouri, Minnie gave birth to twins.  One was dead when born.  The other was live, weighed 3 pounds and lived for 93 years until 2002.  She was Rose Warren Bowers, Bob’s mother.  The novel is fiction based upon fact and family legend.  Until Bob was encouraged to write this novel by Brian Willis, Minnie was just a name on a tombstone in a small cemetery in the woods in Northeast Missouri. When the novel was finished she had become a living human being to her grandson.  It is a perfect subject for a December talk.

January 18th — Judith Mowery, Panorama Author


Library, 1:30 PM.  Another of our Panorama Author’s series, Judith is an artist/writer originally from  the Tri-Cities in Eastern Washington. The words “Wrong book. Write Parallel Lives” came to her during a meditation before she became a resident of Panorama. After months of pondering over these five words and how they came to her, Judith finally began writing the first book in 2011 and completed the third book of The Trilogy of Elizabeth Ann in 2016.

Judith will explain more about the book at her talk. This book talk will be the 22nd talk she has given and she has declared it her final discussion of the Parallel Lives of Elizabeth Ann as she has begun working on her next book.

Judith’s books, The Elizabeth Ann Trilogy, are available in the library and for sale at Gifts, etc.

March 5th — Mary Anne McClaire


Quinault Auditorium, 1:30 PM — Mary Anne McClaire will present reviews of New Books in the Panorama Library at the monthly Book Review.

April 19th — David Hinz, Panorama Author


Library, 1:30 PM. David Hinz, author of five book, all available in the Panorama Library, will talk about his books and his experience as an author.


May 17 — Pamela Joy Anderson, Local Author


Library, 1:30 PM. Pamela Joy Anderson discovered that home is where the U.S. Government sends you as she traveled the world with her husband, who was a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Agency for International Development. They lived in the Islamic world in Pakistan, Egypt, Bangladesh, and Indonesia, and the stories in her book, You Are the Needle and I Am the Thread, tell about their adventures raising children overseas, trailing tigers in the mangrove swamps of Bangladesh, exploring ancient markets in Cairo, and stumbling over cultural pitfalls, as well as others. Many of the vignettes were previously published in The Foreign Service Journal. The stories reflect their adaptation to life overseas as well as back home in this faith journey and memoir.