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Readings and writers for June 15, 2014

News of Note

2014 National Indie Excellence Awards recognized “Jackpine Savages” by Duluth author T.K. O’Neill in the category of crime fiction as a finalist in this year’s competition. This national award is open to all English language books in print from small, medium, university, self and independent publishers. “Jackpine Savages,” published by Bluestone Press which was established in 1999 in Duluth, is about novice private investigator Carter Brown. Thanks to an inheritance and a mail-order P.I. diploma, Brown realized his boyhood dream and takes on his first case. The book is set on the North Shore of Lake Superior.


Storyteller and musician Jack Pearson appears at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Cloquet Public Library, 320 14th St. Free. Call (218) 879-1531.

Preschool story time, 10:15 a.m. Tuesday at the Mount Royal Public Library and 11:15 a.m. Wednesday at the Duluth Public Library, with a bedtime story time at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the West Duluth Public Library. Toddler time offered at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday at the Duluth Public Library. Go to or call (218) 730-4200/option 4.

Bookstores The Bookstore at Fitger’s, 600 E. Superior St., offers author Elizabeth Dorset Hatle reading from her book, “Ku Klux Klan in Minnesota,” at 7 p.m. Monday in the Fitger’s Spirit of the North Theater. Call (218) 727-9077 or email

Barnes & Noble in the Miller Hill Mall offers these events. Call (218) 786-0710 or go to

* Monster story time, 11 a.m. Tuesday.

* Notables Book Club meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday to discuss “The Light Between Oceans.”

* Nook evening class meets at 6 p.m. Thursday.

* Pajamarama story time, 6 p.m. Friday.

* Mall My Love wedding, 1 p.m. Saturday.