February 25, 2013
With Black History Month near the end of this year, I want to note a book I think everyone should read. Every time I open The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, I end up reading this moving autobiography again. He tells his story from his earliest memory as a little slave boy up through his emancipation and spokesperson for the equality of all people. There are people today who present his speeches; and I wonder if they are as stirring as he must have been. At some of the public abolitionist gatherings when he spoke, there were people who did not believe he had been a slave; he was so eloquent and intelligent. As I read his story, I feel his intense sense of injustice - is it even possible to really feel the pain of those in bondage? Through Douglass’ honest words, I think I see some of his suffering and yearning for more.
After Frederick Douglass became a free man, he knew trials were not over; and he could not be silent. He began the first black newspaper, The North Star. Douglass’ words to the Christians of that day also speak to believers today, sharply challenging their positions and professions of faith.
Douglass is mentioned and highlighted in many books that I’ve enjoyed reading. But you can get his complete Narrative for just a couple of dollars in a Dover paperback – as long as these are published, I’ll keep them in the store.
July 25, 2012
July 28th, Saturday evening, 8pm
June 28, 2012
There IS always something new at A New Thing – the coffee shop has evolved into a cafe with great fresh salads, sandwiches & soups! Come by between 10 and 2:30 (Tues-Sat) for a real lunch!
December 8, 2011
Grilled Reuben Sandwiches are now served at The Lunch Box, the sandwich shop that opened inside A New Thing this past summer. This is a great local shop where you can accomplish a lot in one stop. Eat a great lunch, dessert, and/or sip of tea while using our wiFi, browsing the books, finding the perfect gift (for everyone from the special little ones all the way to the great grandmothers), and often hearing some good live music ranging from classical piano to Merle Travis style played on a jazz guitar. Like the facebook page of The Lunch Box and of Stone Bridge Books, Gifts & Music.
October 24, 2011
Join us about 6:30 with for a covered dish supper and then stay for a BIBLE STUDY led by a joyful, enthusiastic Loy Dodd, who has been teaching more years than most of us have been living !
Even if all you can do is bring a soft drink or roll of paper towels, be sure to join us! You can call me here at 792-9651
January 11, 2011
December 15, 2010
Join us and celebrate Christmas with Lydia on stage this Friday at 7 pm. Her enthusiasm is contagious - LydiaWalkerMusic.com
November 1, 2010
Come experience live and loud soul-striking modern rock Friday nite around 9 pm when Niacin Flush takes the stage. Come early and check out the store – grab a snack and meet some new and old friends. (There is a $2 cover charge for this band and there’s coffee and snacks for even less!)
THEY WILL RETURN IN DECEMBER ! !
September 28, 2010
Amazing Grace Family Church Worship Band welcomes you to come together, lift up the name of Jesus, and destroy those destructive denominational barriers. Join us at 6 pm. The band and the bookstore welcomes everyone to stop by.
June 22, 2010
After the BigBadFlood ordeal many of us have gone through, we are finally getting back to doing some live music nights. Join us June 26th, this Saturday night, as James Formica leads the blue grass time – bring your instrument and join in !!
Snacks, soft drinks, coffee and tea on hand – only $1.00 each. And of course the bookstore is open!