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 "ABCs of Space," 11 a.m. today, 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. Saturday, 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

  • Poetry Book Club featuring "Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings," by Joy Harjo, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, 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.


Title: "Hundredth Day Disaster"

Author: Bridget Reistad

Illustrator: Brian Barber

Synopsis: The 100th day of school is here, but one classroom isn't celebrating. The principal discovers they've miscalculated the day and now their teacher is in trouble! Classroom calamity adds up as students help to recapture their 100 days. The hilarious way they work together is cause for celebration!

Cost: $16.95

Publisher: Beaver's Pond Press


Title: “Playing with the Book: Victoria Movable Picture Books and the Child Reader”

Author: Hannah Field

Synopsis: Novelty books promised to make reading a physical as well an intellectual activity, requiring the child to pull a tab or lift a flap to continue the story. These books changed the relationship between pictures, words and format in both productive and troubling ways. The author considers these aspects of children’s reading through case studies of different formats of novelty and movable books and intensive examination of editions that have survived from the nineteenth century. She discovers that children ripped, tore and colored in their novelty books — despite instructions against these behaviors.

Cost: $30

Publisher: University of Minnesota Press