The Christy Awards are given each year to Christian fiction novels to honor "novels of excellence, imagination, and creativity." The award has been given since 1999, and is named for Catherine Marshall’s novel, "Christy". This year's finalists were recently announced, and they are:
Book of the Year:
Chippewa River District Library is proud to announce an exciting event coming to Mount Pleasant! The library welcomes #1 New York Times bestselling author-illustrator Jan Brett to Sacred Heart Parish Hall on Nov. 30 at 5 p.m.
Brett will do a drawing demonstration and talk, discussing her trip to Alaska to research musk oxen. The event will also feature a book signing session, allowing readers to get copies of Brett's books signed by the author herself. The event is free to the public, but tickets are required.
Chippewa River District Library, in partnership with Ziibiwing Center, is delighted to present a song and dance presentation given by Anishinabe performers to commemorate Native American culture and traditions.
Chippewa River District Library is offering free at-home COVID test kits as part of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Library Partnership for At-Home Test Program.
“We are heading back into the time of year where people are inside more and at greater risk of passing germs around,” said Corey Friedrich, CRDL Library Director. “So, we will see a rise in colds, flu, and COVID.”
The Carol Awards have been given each year since 2002 to recognize the best Christian fiction published in the previous calendar year. The award is given by the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) group, which according to their webpage, is "a professional organization devoted to the craft of Christian Fiction." The award is named for renowned fiction advocate and editor Carol Johnson, and is given in 11 categories, which are: