Local Author Events

The library will have local author book talks in March and April. Come listen to two authors discuss their books, learn about their creative process, and share stories.


Richard Curia Book Talk
Come listen to author Richard Curia talk about his book Jubilee Makes a Triumphant Entry: A Tale of Jesus and the Donkey.
Date: March 12th
Time: 10:00am- 12:00pm
Location: Library Main Room
This is a free event; no tickets required.

The original account of this event is captured in the Bible, under the four Gospels authored by Mathew, Mark, Luke, and John each from their own perspective. This book describes the same event except from the Donkey’s perspective. This is a fictional Easter Children’s story, presenting “Jubilee’s” birth, growing up, and struggles Jubilee faces. This account is leading up to a miraculous healing where Jubilee enters Jerusalem carrying Jesus. Jubilee is accompanied by his mother on this journey, they assumed they would be going into the village to get some supplies. Little did they know, God had other plans for what was to happen that day.


Richard Curia

Curia is now undertaking a series of five books, God willing, which will be found along with Jubilee Makes a Triumphant Entry. Visit digdeeperpublishing.com website to learn more about the book and watch the animated video book trailer of Jubilee Makes a Triumphant Entry.

Curia is a Christian; he has been for almost 40 years. He has been a part of Facilities Management organizations for more than 30 years and is a licensed California electrical contractor. He manages construction projects at Grand Canyon University, located in Phoenix.

He holds an Executive Juris Doctor degree from Concord Law School, California, and a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice from Bellevue University, Nebraska. Richard Curia grew up in Southern California with four brothers.


Douglas Hoff Book Talk
Come listen to author Douglas Hoff talk about his books Honoring Anna.
Date: April 3rd
Time: 10:00am
Location: Library Main Room
This is a free event; no tickets required.

Honoring Anna is a novel based on the true and heartwarming story of 3 Norwegian immigrants circa 1900, following them from Norway to New York to the Northern Plains as they find love, lose it, and find it again in this book about unyielding faith, love, and honor.

Doug has just completed the sequel to Honoring Anna, the Winds of Time which follows her life as a homesteader through the Great Depression, The Dirty Thirties, the loss of several children, and an injury to her husband which forces her to run the ranch and take care of three small children, along with the cattle and horse herd for over a year by herself.

Douglas Hoff

After college Douglas Hoff and his wife Molly purchased the family farm. He and Marlene (Molly) were married in 1968 while attending SDSMT. When his parents considered the sale of the family ranch, Doug and Molly decided to give ranching a try and later bought it, eventually tripling its size. While on the ranch, they had two children, Brian and Andrea, and started a herd of Angus cattle that became world renowned.

He wrote Honoring Anna to honor his wife and her family and as a tribute to our immigrants. Douglas brought his expertise and his in-depth agricultural experience to this book, helping to produce a unique perspective of the demands of agriculture and living on the prairie

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