August is Romance Month and the Romance Writers of America (RWA) has announced the winners of the 2017 RITA Awards. The RITA Award recognizes outstanding published romance novels and novellas and the award itself is a golden likeness of RWA’s first president, Rita Clay Estrada. Up to 2000 novels are submitted by either the author or publisher and are reviewed before selection is made for the final round. Make sure to check our our book display and subscribe to NextReads Romance Newsletter to get more Romance reading suggestions.
The 2017 winners by category are:
Firefighter’s Visit – Wednesday, August 2nd at 6:00pm End of Summer Party! Come meet out local heroes and check out their truck and gadgets. Dine on submarine sandwiches and take a swing at a piñata. All ages. Registration necessary for meal.
On Saturday, July 29, there will be a full day of programs for our Do It Yourself Day. Build Your Own Terrarium with Branch and Bloom, learn firsthand how to grow mushrooms and raise bees and how to raise urban chickens, as well as program on home composting.