The Duluth Public Library offers these events. Go to www.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.
Friends of the Duluth Public Library book sale, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, 520 W. Superior St. Go to www.FriendsofDPL.com.
Playing with Words: A Poetry Retreat, 1-5 p.m. Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, St. Scholastica Monastery. Facilitators: Ann Glumac and Victor Klimoski. Cost: $90 per person, $160 per person with an overnight stay. Go to www.Retreatduluth.org to register.
Bemidji State University's annual Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference, June 17-22, Bemidji. Features public readings at 7:30 p.m. each night in the gathering room of the Bemidji State's American Indian Resource Center. Readings are free and open to the public. Line up includes:
• June 17: Ada Limon, poetry
• June 18: Aimee Nezhukumatathil, hybrid poetry and prose
• June 19: Distinguished visiting writer Terrance Hayes, poetry
• June 20: Peter Orner, fiction
• June 21: Dustin Parsons, creative nonfiction
• June 22: Camille Dungy, poetry
Barnes & Noble in the Miller Hill Mall offers these events. Call (218) 786-0710 or go to www.bn.com.
• Baby & Me story time featuring "Alphaprints: Sea Life," 11 a.m. today.
• Barnes & Noble Book Club meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday to discuss "The Guest Book."
• YA Book Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday to discuss "Again, but Better."
The Zenith Bookstore, 318 N. Central Ave., offers these events. Call (218) 606-1777 or go to www.zenithbookstore.com.
• Poetry Book Club meets at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday to discuss "Don't Call Us Dead," by Danez Smith.
• Comics & Beer Book Club meets at 7 p.m. June 25 to discuss "Nimona" by Noelle Stevenson.
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