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

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

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

  • Preschool story time, 11:15 a.m. every 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. every Thursday, Mount Royal branch library.

Summer Book Market, 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, Sami Cultural Center of North America, 4915 E. Superior St., Suite 205 (use the Pitt Street entrance). Features authors and publishers include: Baiki, Black Bears and Blueberries, Kathleen Cargill, Holy Cow! Press, Katharine Johnson, Thomas Peacock, Sami Cultural Center, Sharon Shuck, Arlene Putikka Tucker, Marlene Wisuri.


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

  • Baby & Me story time featuring “Hello, World! My Body,” 11 a.m. today, July 7.

  • YA Book Club featuring “We Hunt the Flame,” by Hafsah Faizal, 7 p.m. Thursday, July 11.

  • Story time featuring “The Lion King,” 11 a.m. Saturday, July 13.

  • Baby & Me story time featuring “Busy Bee: Copy Cat Peekabo,” 11 a.m. July 14.

  • Barnes & Noble Book Club meets at 7 p.m. July 16 to discuss “Mrs. Everything” by Jennifer Weiner.

  • Story time featuring “Moon! Earth’s Best Friend,” 11 a.m. July 20.

  • Graphix Con, 2 p.m. July 20. Celebrate children’s graphic novels.

  • Baby & Me story time featuring “Busy Bee: Never Touch a Crocodile,” 11 a.m. July 21.

  • Escaping Gilead: The Handmaid’s Tale fan discussion, 7 p.m. July 25.

  • Story time featuring “We Don’t Eat Our Classmates,” 11 a.m. July 27.

  • Baby & Me story time featuring “Busy Bee: Happy Llama,” 11 a.m. July 28.

  • Harry Potter Book Club meets at 7 p.m. July 31 to discuss “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.”

The Zenith Bookstore, 318 N. Central Ave., offers these events. Call (218) 606-1777 or go to

  • Poetry Book Club meets at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, to discuss “House of Fact, House of Ruin,” by Tom Sleigh.

  • Author Becky Hunt talks about her book, “Vegan Morning, Noon & Night,” 2 p.m. July 14.

  • Comics & Beer Book Club meets at 7 p.m. July 30 to discuss “Hellboy” by Mike Mignola.


Title: “Translated Nation: Rewriting the Dakhota Oyate”

Author: Christopher Pexa

Synopsis: This book examines literary works and oral histories by Dakhota intellectuals from the aftermath of the 1862 U.S.-Dakota War to the present day, highlighting creative Dakhota responses to violence of the settler colonial state. Christpher Pexa argues that the assimilation era of federal U.S. law and policy was far from an idle one for the Dakhota people, but rather involved remaking the Oyate (the Oceti Sakowin Oyate or People of the Seven Council Fires) through the encrypting of Dakhota political and relational norms in plan view of settler audiences.

Cost: $25

Publisher: University of Minnesota Press


Title: “Bush Runner, The Adventures of Pierre-Esprit Radisson”

Author: Mark Bourrie

Synopsis: A true-life Forrest Gump of the 17th century, the life of Pierre-Esprit Radisson is a ready-made adventure tale. Complete with pirates, espionage, kidnappings, shipwreck and the consumption of human flesh, this “eager hustler with no known scruples” left behind raucous, captivating first-hand accounts of North America in the 1600s. Today Radisson’s name decorates brands from canoes to hotels to dock cleats. But his life has been largely untold — until now.

Cost: $18.95

Publisher: Biblioasis