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.

Indigenous authors Marcie Rendon and Vern Northrup share excerpts from their writings in a family-friendly book release celebration for "Girl Gone Missing" and "Akinomaage," 1-3 p.m. today, Sept. 8, Dr. Robert Powless Cultural Center, 202 W. Second St. Free. Go to

Opening reception for "From Paper to Wall" poetry and art exhibit, 4-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, Out of the Woods Winery and Gallery, 10588 Main St., Hayward. The exhibit features the work of 16 regional poets interpreted by 22 artists, and runs through November 21. Contact

Friends of Superior Public Library book sale, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, Superior Public Library, 1530 Tower Ave., Superior. All proceeds from the book sale will support library collections and services throughout the year. Call 715-394-8860 or email

The Grand Marais Public Library and The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, as the Minnesota Center for the Book, will present an author event as part of the Moving Words series, a tour of Minnesota Book Award winners across Minnesota. Authors Cary Griffith, Ed Bok Lee, Wendy Webb, and Mary Wingerd will come together for readings and discussion at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Grand Marais Public Library, 104 Second Ave. W. Free.

Allen Eskens, author of "I'm not supposed to be here: my implausible journey to becoming a writer," offers a free program at these locations. This program, sponsored by Arrowhead Library System, was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

  • 1 p.m. Sept. 27, Silver Bay Public Library
  • 3:30 p.m. Sept. 27, Two Harbors Public Library
  • 1 p.m. Sept. 30, Grand Marais Public Library
  • 6 p.m. Sept. 30, Mount Royal Branch Library, Duluth


The newly formed Superior Poet Laureate committee is seeking local poets interested in serving as Superior's poet laureate. To be eligible, applicants must be current Wisconsin residents and have lived in the school district of Superior for at least three of the last ten years. They must reside in the Superior school district for the duration of their appointment. Applicants must submit a cover letter, completed application, list of published works, writing sample, and brief biography via email to or via US mail to Jan Chronister, 3931 South Country Road O, Maple, WI 54854. Completed applications may also be dropped off at Superior Public Library, 1530 Tower Ave., Superior. Deadline: 5 p.m. Oct. 15. Applications available at the Superior Public Library. For more information, email Jan Chronister at


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

  • Celebrate our one millionth story time with "Hey Grandude!" 11 a.m. today, Sept. 8.

  • Barnes & Nobel Book Club meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, to discuss "Inland" by Tea Obreht.

  • YA Book Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, to discuss "I'm Not Dying With You Tonight!" by Gilly Segal and Kim Jones.

  • Story time featuring "Pete the Cat and the Perfect Pizza Party," 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14.

  • Baby & Me story time featuring "Moo, Baa, La La La!" 11 a.m. Sept. 15.

  • Story time featuring Batman 5-Minute Stories, 11 a.m. Sept. 21.

  • Batman Day event, 2 p.m. Sept. 21.

  • Baby & Me story time featuring "Silly Lullaby," 11 a.m. Sept. 22

  • Author event with William Kent Krueger and his latest novel, "This Tender Land," noon Sept. 22.

  • Story time featuring "How I Met My Monster," 11 a.m. Sept. 28.

  • Demigod Day event, 2 p.m. Sept. 28.

The Bookstore at Fitger's, 600 E. Superior St., offers these events. Call 218-727-9077 or go to

  • Thursday Thriller Book Club, meets at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, to discuss "Macbeth" by Jo Nesbo.

  • Environmental Book Club meets at 6 p.m. Sept. 16, to discuss "Death and Life of the Great Lakes" by Dan Egan.
  • William Kent Krueger Reader's Theatre, noon Sept. 21, in the Fitger's Spirit of the North Theatre. Local actors will read the first chapter of William Kent Krueger's "This Tender Land" and the author will discuss the significance of the novel. Tickets: $25 and includes a signed copy of the book. Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite.
  • Ryan Vine, winner of the Northeast Minnesota Book Award winning poetry book "To Keep Him Hidden" signs copies of his book, 4-6 p.m. Sept. 28. Poetry reading at 6 p.m.
  • Mark Munger book launch for "Kotimaa: Homeland," 6 p.m. Oct. 3.
  • J. Ryan Stradal discusses and signs copies of his book "The Lager Queen of Minnesota," 6 p.m. Oct. 8. Tickets: $25 and includes a signed copy of the book. Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite.

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 to discuss "The Carrying" by Ada Limon.
  • Poetry reading with Phil Fitzpatrick from his book, "Hawks on High: Everyday Miracles in a Hawk Ridge Season," 2 p.m. Sept. 15.
  • Zenith Bookstore hosts a literary evening with William Kent Krueger, author of "This Tender Land," and Faith Sullivan, author of "Roby & Roland," who will discuss, read from and sign copies of their new novels, 7 p.m. Sept. 20, Sacred Heart Music Center, 201 W. Fourth St. Tickets: $16, includes a $10 coupon for books and merchandise at the event are available at Zenith Bookstore or online at Combination packages with admission ticket and book purchases are also available.

  • Comics & Beer Book Club meets at 7 p.m. Sept. 24 at Bent Paddle to discuss "Gender Queer" by Maia Kobabe.
  • An evening of poetry with Joyce Sutphen, Connie Wanek, Louis Jenkins, 7 p.m. Oct. 10, Peace United Church of Christ, 1111 N. 11th Ave. E. Free.

Apostle Islands Booksellers, 112 Rittenhouse Ave., Bayfield, offers these events. Call 715-779-0200 or go to

  • Conversation and cookies with cookbook author Beth Dooley, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12. Learn more about her latest book, "Sweet Nature: A Cook's Guide to Using Honey and Maple Syrup."
  • Book reading and discussion of "The Lager Queen of Minnesota," with author J. Ryan Stradal, 5 p.m. Sept. 19, at Adventure Club Brewing, located just south of Bayfield at Howl Adventure Center.


"We've Been Here All Along, Wisconsin's Early Gay History"

Author: R. Richard Wagner

Synopsis: The book provides an illuminating and nuanced picture of the state's gay history, beginning with Wisconsin's reaction to the Oscar Wilde trials of 1895 and concluding with the trailblazing efforts of the 1966 Wisconsin Young Democrats. Throughout these decades, gay Wisconsinites developed identities, created support networks and found ways to thrive in their communities despite various forms of suppression -- from the anti-vice crusades of the early twentieth century to the postwar labeling of homosexuality as an illness to the lavender scare of the 1950s.

Publisher: Wisconsin Historical Society Press

Cost: $28.95