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.

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 It's free.


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

  • Story time features "Nobody Hugs a Cactus," 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18.
  • Story time features "How to Catch a Dragon," 11 a.m. Jan. 25.

Zenith Bookstore, 318 N. Central Ave., offers Comics & Beer Book Club meets at 7 p.m. Jan. 28, to discuss "The Sandman, Vol. 1" by Neil Gaiman. Call 218-606-1777 or go to


Title: "Making a Difference: My Fight for Native Rights and Social Justice"

Author: Ada Deer with Theda Perdue

Synopsis: This memoir is about Ada Deer, the first woman to serve as head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Deer begins, "I was born a Menominee Indian. That is who I was born and how I have lived." She proceeds to narrate the first 83 years of her life, which are characterized by her tireless campaigns to reverse the forced termination of the Menominee tribe and to ensure sovereignty and self-determination for all tribes.

Cost: $26.95

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press


Title: "Hawks on High: Everyday Miracles in a Hawk Ridge Season"

Author: Phil Fitzpatrick

Synopsis: This book of poems shares the many wonderful happenings and observations to be had at Hawk's Ridge.

Cost: $14.95

Publisher: Savage Press



Do you write poetry or short stories? Are you an artist? Maybe you have an essay that would entertain or intrigue others? Send your submissions to Spring Thaw, Itasca Community College’s annual literary and arts magazine is seeking submissions of essays, poems, short stories, and artwork/photography for publication this spring. Email written work (essays, poems, short stories), photography, and scanned artwork to 2. Attach the work as a separate document WITHOUT your name. Your email must include your name, contact information, and the title of the work you’re submitting. Put “Spring Thaw” in the subject line. 3. If you would like to submit artwork that you cannot scan or photograph digitally, please contact Lisa Marcis. Call Lisa at 218-322-2439 or Deadline: Jan. 31.

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