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Barbara Briggs Book Signing

Event Details:

Event Type: Announcement
Location: Stepping Stones Christian Bookstore, 1009 Main Street, Grinnell, IA 50112
Time: Saturday, September 18, 2021 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Categories: Entertainment
Kid Friendly
Lectures & Talks

Event Description:

Stepping Stones Christian Bookstore will be hosting a book signing with Grinnell children’s author, Barbara Briggs. She will be signing her latest children’s photo storybook called Critter Friends. Barb will be signing books at the Marshalltown store on Friday, September 17, and at the Grinnell store on Saturday, September 18, both days from 10 am – 4 pm.

Critter Friends is the story of Scout and Sassy, two lovable squirrels who live at Arbor Lake. They take their readers on a tour to meet all their many critter friends who live in and around the lake, pointing out the unique skills and abilities of a wide variety of friends. The photos were taken over an eight-year span during Barb’s many walks at Arbor Lake.

Six other children’s photo books authored by Barb will be available for signing, including: Little Leo’s One Big Day, Little Lucy’s Arbor Lake Adventure, Milkweed, Milkweed, Who Did You Greet? Barb’s Bee Book, Monty the Monarch, and The ABC Bug & Spider Book.

Describing herself as an Iowa girl through and through, Barb was raised on a small farm near Iowa Falls. She and her husband, Keith, moved to Grinnell in 1978. Barb served with her husband, who pastored at Stavanger Friends Church near LeGrand, and then at Grinnell Friends Church for twenty years. She was a registered nurse with a special love for hospice patients. They raised two children in Grinnell, Ransom and Laura. She writes her books with her four grandchildren in mind.

Nature photography is her specialty, and she loves helping people appreciate things in nature that are often overlooked. The majority of Barb’s photographs are taken in the Grinnell area, in keeping with her philosophy that one does not have to go far from home to find beauty. She feels that the majesty of creation all points to the majesty of the Creator.


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