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Readings & Writers for June 18, 2017

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The Duluth Public Library offers these events. Go to or call (218) 730-4200/option 4.

• Bedtime story time, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, West Duluth branch library.

• Toddler time, 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, Duluth Public Library, green room.

• Preschool story time, 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, Duluth Public Library.

• Preschool story time, 10:15 a.m. Thursday, Mount Royal branch library.

Authors Keith Lesmeister and Peter Geye read from and sign copies of their books, "We Could've Been Happy Here" and "Wintering" respectively, 6 p.m. June 29, Madeline Island Ferry terminal. Call (715) 779-0200 or go to


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

• "Way Past Bedtime" story time, 11 a.m. Tuesday.

• "The Rainbow Fish" story time, 11 a.m. Saturday

• "Go Big or Go Gnome" story time, 11 a.m. June 27.

The Bookstore at Fitger's, 600 E. Superior St., offers Former Duluth police detective and St. Louis County sheriff Gary Waller, retired St. Louis county prosecutor and district court judge John DeSanto, and former Duluth News Tribune reporter and current Minnesota assistant state attorney general Gail Feichtinger discuss the 40th anniversary of the killings at Glensheen and the book, "Will to Murder: The True Story Behind the Crimes and Trials Surrounding the Killings at Glensheen," 7 p.m. June 27, in Spirit of the North Theater in Fitger's. Free admission. Call (218) 727-9077.


Title: "Scandinavians: In Search of the Soul of the North"

Author: Robert Ferguson

Synopsis: Join the author on a journey in pursuit of the true soul of the north. Ferguson paints a complete portrait of one of the world's most interesting geographical territories and the generations of people that define it. Some of the topics include The Vendel era of Swedish prehistory, the age of the Vikings, The Christian conversations of Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Iceland, the kingdom of Denmark-Norway, King Gustav Adolphus and the age of Sweden's greatness and the terror attacks of Anders Behring Breivik.

Cost: $35

Publisher: Overlook Press


Title: "The Chippewa: Biography of a Wisconsin Waterway"

Author: Richard D. Cornell

Synopsis: Cornell paddles the Chippewa River in Wisconsin from its sources south of Ashland to where it joins the Mississippi River. This collection of river tales uncovers the heart of the Chippewa and chronicles the history of a northern waterway.

Cost: $20

Publisher: Wisconsin Historical Society Press