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.
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 WheresDuke.com.
The Duluth Public Library offers these events. Go to duluthlibrary.org 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 zenithbookstore.com.
Barnes & Noble in the Miller Hill Mall offers these events. Call (218) 786-0710 or go to bn.com.
• 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.
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.
Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press
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.
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
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.