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.

Strong America Tour, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, Zeitgeist, 222 E. Superior St. Strong Towns President and Founder Charles L. Marohn, Jr. will highlight some of the most powerful stories of his book "Strong Towns: A Bottom Up Revolution to Rebuild American Prosperity," and use those insights to highlight a path to community prosperity that’s as unique as our City of Duluth.


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

  • Baby & Me story time featuring Pop-Up Peekaboo! "Baby Dinosaur," 11 a.m. today, Dec. 8.
  • "Pilkeypalooza: Dog Man Fetch 22" release party, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10.
  • YA Book Club meets to discuss "Scythe," 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12.
  • Story time features "The Cool Bean and the Serious Goose," 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14.
  • Baby & Me story time featuring Pop-Up Peekaboo! "Colors," 11 a.m. Dec. 15.

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

  • Author Margi Preus signs copies of all her books from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14.

  • Author Erika Adams signs copies of "New Moon's Family" from noon to 2 p.m. Dec. 22.

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

  • Author Alex Messenger signs copies of "The 29th Day" from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14.

  • Author Ryan Vine signs copies of "To Keep Him Hidden" from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14.

  • Pamela Fish Carlson signs copies of "Emma Bee" from 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14.

  • Phil Fitzpatrick signs copies of his book, "Hawks on High" from 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 15.

  • Linda LeGarde Grover signs copies of her books, "In the Night of Memory" and "Onigamiising" from noon to 2 p.m. Dec. 15.

  • Mark Munger signs copies of his book, "Sukulaiset: The Kindred" from 2-4 p.m. Dec. 15.

  • Leif Enger signs copies of "Virgil Wander" from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 21.

  • Margi Preus signs copies of her books from the Enchantment Series from 1-3 p.m. Dec. 21.

  • Vern Northrup signs copies of "Akinomaage" from 3-5 p.m. Dec. 21.


Title: "Pheasant Dogs"

Author: Keith R. Crowley

Synopsis: Crowley, of Gordon, Wis., spent an entire hunting season traveling the cornfields and hedge rows of the Midwest and Great Plains, talking with bird hunters about their beloved dogs -- past and present. The book shares may tales with great photos of all the major (and some minor) breeds popular throughout ring-necked pheasant country.

Cost: $59.95

Publisher: Wild River Press


Title: "Fifty Women Who Fish"

Author: Steve Kantner

Synopsis: This book looks at the lives and passions of an increasing number of American women who are taking to the waters as anglers. The author spent two full years speaking with devout anglers far and wide, ranging in age from 20-90, from the mangroves of the Florida Keys to the rushing trout streams of Montana. They fish nearly every species that swims in fresh and salt water. They fish out of multi-million-dollar yachts, out of rafts and kayaks, and off piers and beaches.

Cost: $59.95

Publisher: Wild River Press


Title: "Why Women Hunt"

Author: K.J. Houtman

Synopsis: The author, herself an avid hunter, engages in intimate conversations with 18 adventurous female hunters across the county, urban and rural, from the piney deer woods of Alabama to the soaring mountain of Alaska. Their diverse personal stories explore what motivates them to connect -- spiritually and physically -- with the natural world in one of humankind's most ancient food-gathering rituals.

Cost: $49.95

Publisher: Wild River Press



Cloquet's Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College English Department seeks entries for the eighth edition of "The Thunderbird Review," the college’s annual anthology of creative writing and art. Submission eligibility includes current students enrolled at FDLTCC, UWS, UMD, St. Scholastica and Lake Superior College, as well as residents of Carlton, St. Louis, Lake, Aitkin and Pine counties in Minnesota and Ashland, Douglas, Bayfield, Burnett, Sawyer and Washburn counties in Wisconsin. Submissions must fall into one of five different categories: Short fiction (3,000 words maximum); Creative nonfiction (3,000 words maximum); Poetry (three poems maximum); Artwork (three works maximum, any media, but art must be submitted as a jpeg file via email); Music (three songs maximum; submit as a link to a website like YouTube, SoundCloud or BandCamp). All contributors selected for the final publication will receive one free copy. Questions may be directed to Darci Schummer at Email your entries to Deadline: Tuesday, Dec. 10.

The Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets is currently accepting submissions to three contests: the Muse Contest (open to all Wisconsin poets), the chapbook contest (post-publication for Wisconsin poets), and the student contest (open to Wisconsin students in grades 6-12). For complete information, please go to Deadline: Jan. 31.

Announcing a new book project entitled "Climate>Duluth: Addressing Climate Change in the Zenith City." This book will be a collection of articles and essays from people living in Duluth who are concerned about and engaged in addressing climate change. Requesting submissions of 1,500 to 1,800 words. Deadline: March 31. For information or to submit your article, contact Tone Lanzillo at