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A Novel Idea 2022: Unveiled

Deschutes Public Library Foundation to Reveal the 2022 'A Novel Idea' Selections Online with Interactive Ways to Engage
Sunday, December 5, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.
Streaming online at www.youtube.com/deschuteslibrary

The Deschutes Public Library Foundation will unveil the 2022 “A Novel Idea” selections on Sunday, December 5, 2021, on Deschutes Public Library’s YouTube channel. The virtual program begins at 4:00 p.m. where participants can chat live with other fans and go head-to-head answering “A Novel Idea” trivia. Look for clues on the Library’s website—loaded with interactive activities—and take the survey to mark your involvement as part of Oregon’s largest community-wide reading project. Celebrate all things “A Novel Idea,” culminating with the big reveal and message from the authors.

Which is your favorite "A Novel Idea" book?


















Which author would you like to see return for an encore visit?


















Which is your favorite “A Novel Idea” book cover?



















Unveiled Video


Coffee Demo


Book Club Resources

Join a Librarian-led Library Book Club to read A Novel Idea (ANI) 2022

Or start your own book club with these tips and ideas:

Where to find the book

Individual copies of the book are available through the library and local bookstores. Library copies of the digital audiobook and e-book are available through Hoopla. Book Club Kits are available in limited supply and can be reserved through the catalog.

If you have any questions, please contact Paige Ferro at paigef@deschuteslibrary.org

Central Oregon Bookstores

Roundabout Books

900 NW Washington Dr. Suite 110
Bend, OR
(541) 306-6564
www.roundaboutbookshop.com

Barnes and Noble

2690 NE Highway 20
Bend, OR
(541) 318-7242
www.stores.barnesandnoble.com

Dudley’s Bookshop Café

135 NW Minnestota Avenue
Bend, OR
(541) 749-2010
www.dudleysbookshopcafe.com

Paulina Springs

252 W Hood Ave.
Sisters, OR
(541) 549-0866
www.paulinaspringsbooks.com

Herringbone Books

422 SW 6th St.
Redmond, OR
(541) 526-1491
www.herringbonebooks.indielite.org

Sunriver Books and Music

57100 Beaver Drive
Sunriver Village, Building 25C
Sunriver, Oregon
541) 593-2525
www.sunriverbooks.com


Star quilt

The giving of buffalo hides and robes is a tradition among many tribes as an act of love, peace, and respect. And even after the near intentional extinction of the buffalo, the act of giving continued its way through the dedication of women, when they learned to sew quilts. The star quilt was adopted by many tribes during the reservation era, when tribes were displaced from their traditional homelands onto reservations and witnessed the near extermination of the buffalo. Giving a star quilt is one of the greatest honors among the Lakota, Dakota, and other Northern Plains tribes that have traditionally hunted buffalo.

The lone star was chosen as the main design as many traditional designs emulated stars, particularly the morning star—the star that welcomes the new day. Today, star quilts are gifted in a manner in which the buffalo hides were gifted, marking significant events among a people and family. The first given at birth and the last given at death.

Thompson, D. (2019, November 24). Lakota Star Quilt Maker shares her journey. PowWows.com. Retrieved October 12, 2021, from https://www.powwows.com/star-quilt-maker-shares-journey/.

Star map flip chart

To Win/Tun Win

To Win/Tun Win
Blue/Birth Woman
Big Dipper/Ursa Major

Blue/Birth Woman lives at the center of the scoop in the Big Dipper and is the doorkeeper between the star world and the Earth. Midwives and others pray to the Blue/Birth Woman Spirit so newborn babies will enter this world safely.

See the constellation on the star map: D(L)akota Star Map by Annette S. Lee

Wiçinyanna Sakowin/Wiçincala Sakowin

Wiçinyanna Sakowin/Wiçincala Sakowin
Seven Girls
Pleiades

Blue/Birth Woman lives at the center of the scoop in the Big Dipper and is the doorkeeper between the star world and the Earth. Midwives and others pray to the Blue/Birth Woman Spirit so newborn babies will enter this world safely.

See the constellation on the star map: D(L)akota Star Map by Annette S. Lee

Wiçinyanna Sakowin/Wiçincala Sakowin

Wiçanhpi waziyata/Wiçanhpi Owanjila
Star which stands in one place
North Star/Polaris

According to Victor Douville (Rosebud Lakota), one story tells of how the North Star married Tonwin, a human woman. She lived in the star world with him but missed her home. One day she dug up a turnip (even though she was told not to) and there was a hole. Through this hole she could see everyone back home. She fell through the hole. Her son survived and later became the hero, Fallen Star. North Star was so sad from losing his wife that he froze in the same spot.

See the constellation on the star map: D(L)akota Star Map by Annette S. Lee

Page Last Modified Wednesday, November 17, 2021


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