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Readings and Writers for Aug. 15


The Tail-waggin’ Tutors, registered therapy dogs Tracy or Tanzy, will be available from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Monday at the West Duluth Public Library, 5830 Grand Ave., for kids to practice their reading on. Call (218) 730-4280. 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 at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday at the Duluth Public Library. Go to or call (218) 730-4200/option 4.

Nature Writing Workshop: Stories from Sugarloaf Cove, featuring special guest speaker Jill Swenson, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 23, Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center, mile 73.3 off Highway 61 near Schroeder. Cost: $35, $30 for members. Go to to register.

Applications are being accepted for the 2014-16 Duluth poet laureate. Poets who have lived or worked in the Duluth area for five of the past 10 years and who provide the requested application materials according to the guidelines are eligible. Applicant poets must live within 30 miles of Duluth. Application guidelines are available by writing to Duluth Poet Laureate Program, 711 Woodland Ave., Duluth, MN 55812, email, or ask at the Duluth Public Library’s main desk, 520 W. Superior St. Deadline: Sept. 2.


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

  • Story time, 11 a.m. Saturday. “Pete the Cat and the New Guy”
  • Children’s book launch for “Just Another Monday” and “One Gorilla” with authors/artists Anna Skarie, Joy Dey and Nikki Johnson, 1 p.m. Saturday.  
  • Story time, 11 a.m. Tuesday. “If I Had a Raptor”
  • Notable Book Club meets at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday to discuss “Letters from Skye.”
  • Nook daytime class, 11 a.m. Wednesday.

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