News of Note

Barnes and Noble, partnering with Families in Transition Pre-school ISD 709, Superior Community Preschool and Gary New Duluth Development Alliance, is holding their annual holiday book drive, through Dec. 31. Purchase books to donate to children in need.

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Author Dan Urshan signs copies of his book, "Where's Duke?" from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday, Yellow Bike Coffee, 5094 Miller Trunk Highway, Hermantown. Go to


The Duluth Public Library offers these events. 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, Youth Services Area.

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



The Bookstore at Fitger's, 600 E. Superior St., offers author Gary Evans signing copies of his book, "Death by Payback," 4:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Call (218) 727-9077.


Zenith Bookstore, 318 N. Central Ave., offers adult story time, 7 p.m. Friday. Call (218) 606-1777 or go to


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

• Story time with "The Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors," 11 a.m. Dec. 29.

• Story time with "Clifford the Big Red Dog," 11 a.m. Jan. 5.

• Story time with "Love, Z," 11 a.m. Jan. 12.



Title: "The Girl in Building C: The True Story of a Teenage Tuberculosis Patient"

Editor: Mary Krugerud

Synopsis: In October 1943, Marilyn Barnes, 16, was told she had tuberculosis and entered the Ah-gwah-ching State Sanatorium in Walker, Minn., for what she thought would be a short stay. After nearly dying, her recovery required months of bed rest and medical care. Marilyn, who loved to write, documented her three-year residency at the sanatorium in hundreds of letters she mailed back homeo her parents.

Cost: $17.95

Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press



Title: "A Field Guide to the Natural World of the Twin Cities"

Author: John J. Moriarty

Photographer: Siah L. St. Clair

Synopsis: This easy-to-use guide gives novice and long-time naturalists the tools to find and explore the natural places in the metropolitan Twin Cities, some within the city ;limits and all within an hour's drive of downtown Minneapolis.

Cost: $29.95

Publisher: University of Minnesota Press



Title: "Wait for Me"

Author: Susan May Warren

Synopsis: Pete Brooks has waited a year for EMT Jess Tagg to return to Montana only to find out she's engaged to her ex-fiance. When a terrible fight occurs, Jess makes an impulsive decision which results in a crash on the side of a highway and is taken captive along with everyone in her car. Now Pete must lead a rescue that will battle time, the elements and the actions of a vengeful man.

Cost: $14.99

Publisher: Revell