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

  • Bob King signs copies of his book, "Urban Legends from Space," 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, Mount Royal branch library.

  • 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 peoples poetry reading featuring Linda LeGarde Grover, Kimberly Blaeser, Babette Sandman, and Rocky Makes Room for Them, 2-4 p.m. Oct. 27, Dr. Robert Powless Cultural Center, 202 W. Second St. Music will be provided by Lyz Jaakola. Go to

Author Mary Alice Carlson, of Mahtowa, signs copies of her new book, "Under the Pine Boughs — Short Stories of Homespun Living.," 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Nov. 2, at the Carlton County Senior Health Fair held at Matthews Lutheran Church in Esko.

Third biennial North Shore Readers and Writers Festival, featuring nationally known YA authors, as well as Minnesota authors and poets, Nov. 7-10, Grand Marais Art Colony. The festival includes over 20 authors and book professionals, including mini-classes, craft seminars, authors talks, and panel discussions. Call the Grand Marais Art Colony at 218-387-2737, email or go to to register for events on-line.

Release party and reading for Ariel Anthology (Volume 6), 1 p.m. Nov. 10, Washburn Public Library, 307 Washburn Ave., Washburn. Features an open mic, coffee, treats and books for sale. Contact

Lake Superior Writers offers Clean Up Your Manuscript Workshop, 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 16, Peace United Church, 1111 N. 11th Ave. E. This workshop will be taught by local published author Alice Marks and will encourage fellow authors to pull their manuscripts out of their ‘virtual drawers’ and to polish them for submission. Using a Marie Kondo concept of decluttering, participants will learn what words to eliminate and how to address the most common errors made by writers. Participants are asked to bring their laptops containing their novel or the first 15 pages printed out. Cost: $20 for members of Lake Superior Writers. Not a member? Sign up at Membership is a minimum donation of $35 annually. Register by emailing


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

  • Baby & Me story time featuring "Moo," 11 a.m. today, Oct. 20.

  • Story time featuring "No More Monsters Under Your Bed!" 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26.

  • "The Last Kids on Earth" training camp event, 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26.

  • Story time featuring "The Crayons' Christmas," 11 a.m. Nov. 2.

  • Baby & Me story time featuring "Elmo," 11 a.m. Nov. 3.

  • Barnes & Noble book club featuring "Ninth House," by Leigh Bardugo, 7 p.m. Nov. 5.

  • Story time featuring "The Monster at the End of this Book," 11 a.m. Nov. 9.

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

  • Author Pat McGauley signs copies of his new book, "Lester's Gift," 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24.

  • Author Wynn Johnson signs copies of his book, "Lische," 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26.

  • Leif Enger and Sarah Stonich kick off our "Tuesday Night Author Talks" event, Oct. 29. Tickets: $10, available at Eventbrite. Their books will be available for purchase at the event.

  • Fall party featuring storytelling by Lisa Lunge Larsen, 10 a.m. Nov. 2.

  • Michael Brodkorb and Allison Mann signs copies of their books, "The Girls Are Gone," 1-4 p.m. Nov. 9.

  • Book launch for "Twenty-Ninth Day," by Alex Messenger, 6 p.m. Nov. 12.

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

  • Pat McGauley signs copies of his new book, "Lester's Gift," 2 p.m. today, Oct. 20.

  • Comics and Beer Book Club, 7 p.m. Oct. 29 at Bent Paddle. Featuring: "Infidel" by Pornsak Pichetshote.

Apostle Island Booksellers, Bayfield, host author Dennis McCann signing copies of his book, "The Wisconsin Story: 150 People, Places and Turning Points that Shaped the Badger State, " 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24.


Title: "The Kids' Book of Paper Love: Write, Craft, Play, Share"

Author: Irene Smit and Astrid Van Der Hulst

Synopsis: Jam-packed with hundred of paper goodies, this book offers hours of creativity. Features glitter stickers, metallic paper, foldout banner, two notebooks, neon postcards and more.

Cost: $19.95

Publisher: Workman Publishing


Title: "The Wisconsin Story: 150 People, Places and Turning Points that Shaped the Badger State"

Author: Dennis McCann

Synopsis: What do Golda Meir, President Calvin Coolidge, Robert LaFollette and a cow named Ollie all have in common? Wisconsin. The book shares everything from portraits of significant figures to stories of important events like the Black Hawk War, 1960s campus protests, and oleo smuggling. Discover where Coolidge kept his summer White House, relive the "anti-corset" revolution, learn why a cow named Ollie was milked on an airplane, and stay for stories about the people, places, and events that helped to "make Wisconsin, Wisconsin."

Cost: $24.95

Publisher: Wisconsin Historical Society Press