The Duluth Public Library offers these events. Go to duluthlibrary.org 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.
Poems about peace writing workshop, 10:30 a.m. Jan. 25, Superior Public Library, 1530 Tower Ave. The workshop is part of Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets’ Tree of Peace project. Participants will be encouraged to write poems to be printed on leaves and displayed on “trees” around the state and considered for publication in an anthology. Open to Wisconsin poets of all levels of experience. Please pre-register or request more information by emailing Jan Chronister at firstname.lastname@example.org. It's free.
Barnes & Noble in the Miller Hill Mall offers these events. Call 218-786-0710 or go to bn.com.
- Barnes & Noble Book Club featuring "The Family Upstairs," 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7.
- YA Book Club featuring "Reverie," 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10.
- Story time features "The Return of Thelma the Unicorn," 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11.
- Escape this bookstore event, for ages 8-12, 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11.
Zenith Bookstore, 318 N. Central Ave., offers these events. Call 218-606-1777 or go to zenithbookstore.com.
- Zenith Reads meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, to discuss "The Second Coming of the KKK," by Linda Gordon.
- Poetry Book Club meets at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, to discuss "Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude," by Ross Gay.
- Comics & Beer Book Club meets at 7 p.m. Jan. 28, to discuss "The Sandman, Vol. 1" by Neil Gaiman.
Title: "Koreans in Minnesota"
Author: Sooh-Rhee Ryu
Synopsis: In this newest edition to the People of Minnesota series, readers are introduced to the history of Korean immigration here, including settlement patterns and the formation of religious and social communities. Organizations ranging from the Korean American Association of Minnesota -- the cornerstone of Korean immigrant society -- to the Korean Service Center, which provides social services to elderly Koreans, to AK Connections, a networking alliance of adult adopted Koreans, to educational groups and institutions that teach the Korean language and culture help to tell the stories of this varied group.
Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press
Title: "Standing with Standing Rock: Voices from the #NoDAPL Movement"
Editors: Nick Estes and Jaskiran Dhillon
Synopsis: It is prophecy. A "black snake" will spread itself across the land, bringing destruction while united Indigenous nations. The Dakota Access Pipeline is a "black snake" crossing the Missouri River north of the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. Standing Rock youth issued a call, and millions around the world and thousands of Water Protectors from more than three hundred Native nations answered. This book assembles the multitude of voices of writers, thinkers, artists and activist from that movement. Through poetry and prose, essays, photography, interviews and polemical interventions, the contributions, including leaders of the Standing Rock movement, reflect on Indigenous history and politics and on the movement's significance. Their work challenges our understanding of colonial history not simply as "lessons learned' but as essential guideposts fur current and future activism.
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
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 wfop.org/annual-contests. 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 email@example.com.