Events

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.

Lake Superior Writers workshop: The Art of Point of View, by Tina Higgins Wussow, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 19 and Feb. 26, St. Paul's Carriage House, 1710 E. Superior St. The workshop begins with a review and discussion of all of the POV options available for a fiction writer including more nuanced considerations such as psychological and temporal distance. Each student will bring a short piece of completed writing and rework that piece from a new point of view. Participants will then discuss what was lost and/or gained by choosing one particular POV over another. By the end of this workshop, participants will have a deeper understanding of how POV works and why choosing carefully is crucial to a strong piece of writing. Fee: $50 for LSW members, $75 for non-members (fee for non-members includes a membership through June 30, 2020, a free entry to the annual contest, and an invitation to the annual spring event). Workshop is limited to 15 participants. To register, email jennamkowaleski@gmail.com.

Bookstores

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

  • Story time featuring "The President of the Jungle," 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15.
  • Story time featuring "Saturday," 9 a.m. Feb. 22.
  • Story time celebrating Dr. Seuss, 9 a.m. Feb. 29.

Zenith Bookstore, 318 N. Central Ave., offers these events. Go to zenithbookstore.com.

  • Poetry book club meets at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12. Reading: "Odes" by Pulitzer Prize winner Sharon Olds.
  • Zenith Reads book club meets at 6-7 p.m. March 3. Book: "The Leavers" by Lisa Ko.

Books





Title: "Birds in Minnesota: Revised and Expanded Edition"

Author: Robert B. Janssen

Synopsis: In the nearly half century since the publication of the landmark "Birds in Minnesota," the state and its bird populations have undergone dramatic changes. This newly revised, expanded edition reflects those changes as well as the most recent advances in birding. Features full-color photographs and more than 1,000 distribution maps, this updated book describes where and during which season the 443 species of birds in the state can be found.

Cost: $34.95

Publisher: University of Minnesota Press

Contact: ww.upress.umn.edu

Seeking

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 risson1954@gmail.com.

Lake Superior Writers is seeking submissions for its 2020 Writing Contest with the theme “Undecided.” They want submissions that explore this theme, metaphorically or literally, though writers can interpret it as broadly as they wish. Categories include: Poetry (up to 3 poems), Short-Short Fiction (1 or 2 submissions of up to 500 words), Short Fiction (a single submission of 1,500-5,000 words), and Creative Nonfiction (a single submission of 1,500-5,000 words). One winner in each category will receive a prize of $250 and publication on the Lake Superior Writers website. Entry is free for Lake Superior Writers members, $35 for non-members. For guidelines and submission information, go to lakesuperiorwriters.org/2020-writing-contest. Deadline: April 3.