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. Guest Terrence Smith.

“Poets on the Water," poetry reading, 2-4 p.m. Aug. 25, Upper Commons area, First Lutheran ELCA, 1100 E. Superior St. Feature readings by Ryan Vine, Ann Glumac, and Shelley Getten. Music provided by Dave Winchester. Other readers are invited to sign up for the open mic portion. Free. The Duluth Poet Laureate Project is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Duluth Public Library, Lake Superior Writers, Lake Superior College, and the English departments at UMD and the College of Saint Scholastica. Email Gary Boelhower at


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

  • Baby & Me story time featuring "Busy Bees: Who Goes Roar?", 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 4.

  • YA Book Club featuring "Wilder Girls," 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8.

  • Story time featuring "Dear Girl, and Dear Boy," 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 10.

  • Barnes & Noble Kids' Book Hangout, 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10.

  • Baby & Me story time featuring "ABCs of Engineering," 11 a.m. Aug. 11.

  • Barnes & Noble Book Club featuring "The Nickel Boys," by Colson Whitehead, 7 p.m. Aug. 13.

  • Story time featuring "The Color Monster: A Story About Emotion," 11 a.m. Aug. 17.

  • History Bee event explores popular series, "Who Was?" 2 p.m. Aug. 17.

  • Baby & Me story time featuring "ABCs of Space," 11 a.m. Aug. 18.

  • Story time featuring "Dog Breath: The Horrible Trouble with Hally Tosis," and the "30th Anniversary Edition of Where's Waldo?" 11 a.m. Aug. 24.

  • Baby & Me story time featuring "ABCs of Biology," 11 a.m. Aug. 25.

  • Story time featuring "Tale of Two Tribes: A Wetmore Forest Story," 11 a.m. Aug. 31.

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

  • Zenith Reads Book Club featuring "American Prison," by Shane Bauer, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6.
  • Poetry Book Club featuring "Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings," by Joy Harjo, 5:30 p.m. Aug. 14.
  • Reading and book signing for "Upon Waking: 58 Voices Speak Out From the Shadow of Abuse," with editors Annette Gagliardi, Lorna Kozy Lanik and poetry contributors, 2-4 p.m. Aug. 18.
  • Spanish story time, 11 a.m. Aug. 25.
  • Queer Voices: Poetry, Prose and Pride, 7 p.m. Aug. 29. Readers include Julie Gard, Lisa Marie Brimmer, Katie Robinson, Gary Eldon Peter and Venus de Mars.
  • Meet & Greet: Tim Jollymore, and his book, "People You've Been Before," 2:30-5 p.m. Aug. 31.


“Clearing Out”

Author: Helene Uri

Translated by: Barbara Sjoholm

Synopsis: Novelist Helene is living in Oslo with her husband and children and contemplating her new protagonist, a language researcher. An unexpected call from a distant relative reveals that Helene’s grandfather was the son of a coastal Sami fisherman — something no one in her family ever talked about. Uncertain how to weave this new knowledge into who she believes she is, Helene continues to write her novel, in which the heroine travels to Finnmark in the far north to study the dying languages of the Sami families there.Cost: 25.95

Publisher: University of Minnesota Press


“77/132, My Eastbound Odyssey: A Trip Around the World”

Author: John Terrence Kauppila

Synopsis: This is a book is a travel journal of the author’s trip around the world with photos.

Cost: $39.99

Publisher: Classic Day Publishing