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The Duluth Public Library offers these events. All Duluth libraries will be closed for the 4th of July. Go to or call (218) 730-4200/option 4.

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

• Story time, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, West Duluth branch library.

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

• Squad Car story time, 3:45 p.m. every other Wednesday, Duluth Public Library Plaza.

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


Zenith Bookstore, 318 N. Central Ave., offers children's story time, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. Call (218) 606-1777.

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

• Story time featuring Neck and Neck, 11 a.m. Saturday.

• Story time featuring The Princess and the Pit Stop, 11 a.m. July 14

• Story time featuring Happy Dreamer, 11 a.m. July 21.


Title: "Inside the Gate; Sigrid Undset's Life at Bjerkebaek" Author: Nan Bentzen Skille

Translated by: Tiina Nunnally

Synopsis: This book offers a rare glimpse into Sigrid Undset's life at home, Bjerkebaek, now a museum and national landmark in Lillehammer, Norway. Undset, protective of her privacy, filled her house with books and created a writing space where she authored many of her famous works, including "Kristin Lavransdatter." There she also raised her three children, tended her garden and welcomed close friends and family during three decades of personal joys, sorrows and hard work.

Cost: $19.95

Publisher: University of Minnesota Press


Title: "A North Country Almanac: Reflections of an Old-School Conservationist in a Modern World"

Author: Thomas C. Bailey

Synopsis: This book includes the musings of an independent mind on wilderness, the conservation ethic and the joys of loving the outdoors. The essays offer a rich variety of perspectives on a variety of topics and brings to life areas in northern Michigan.

Cost: $24.95

Publisher: Michigan State Press


Title: "Somos Latinas, Voices of Wisconsin Latina Activists"

Authors: Andrea-Teresa Arenas and Eloisa Gomez

Synopsis: This book shares the stories of 25 women with Wisconsin ties who are outspoken demonstrators, collaborative community-builders and determined individuals working for change behind the scenes. Each story in told in their own words, drawn from interviews conducted as part of the Somos Latinas Digital history Project housed at the Wisconsin Historical Society.

Cost: $24.95

Publisher: Wisconsin Historical Society Press