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.

Seventh annual Seussville Family Fun Night, hosted by UWS, 4-7 p.m. March 5, on the second floor of the Jim Dan Hill Library, 907 N. 19th St., Superior. The evening includes pictures, games, music and an assortment of classic books from Dr. Seuss and other childhood classics along with a visit from The Cat in the Hat, Thing One and Two and Sneech sidekicks. Children will be able to receive a free Dr. Seuss book while supplies last. Call 715-394-8406. Go to uwsuper.edu/calendar/7th-annual-seussville-family-fun-night_calendar.

News of Note

The Mille Lacs Band has partnered with the Minnesota Historical Society Press to publish three new monolingual Ojibwe books. The books are now available for pre-order. MHS Press has published bilingual books in Ojibwe and English before, but monolingual Ojibwe publication marks a new direction. Earlier this year MHS acquired four previously published monolingual Ojibwe books to add to their titles. The Mille Lacs Band will be the first to develop new monolingual material for first release and publication with MHS Press. The books include: “Akawe Niwii-tibaajim,” illustrated by Steve Premo, “Anooj Inaajimod,” illustrated by Jonathan Thunder, and “Nishiimeyinaanig,” illustrated by Wes Ballinger.

Bookstores

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

  • Story time celebrating Dr. Seuss, 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 29.

  • Get a Clue! event, 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29. Features "InvestiGators."
  • Story time features "How to Catch a Dinosaur" and "How to Catch a Unicorn," 11 a.m. March 7.
  • Wings of Fire FanWing Fan Fest, 2 p.m. March 7.
  • Barnes & Noble Book Club meets to discuss "American Dirt," 7 p.m. March 10.
  • YA Book Club meets to discuss "A Good Girl's Guide to Murder," 7 p.m. March 13.

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

  • Comics & Beer book club meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25 at Bent Paddle. Book: "Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me," by Mariko Tamaki.
  • Author Tom Mattson signs copies of his book, "The Other Worlds," noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29.

  • Zenith Reads book club meets at 6-7 p.m. March 3. Book: "The Leavers" by Lisa Ko.
  • Paper Bag Princess Day, 11 a.m. March 7.
  • Author event with Margi Preus, 7 p.m. March 26.
  • Authors events with Michael Fedo and Warren Read, 2 p.m. March 29.

Books





Title: "Bold Sea Stories: 21 Inspiring Adventures"

Author: Marlin Bree

Synopsis: Bree writes about the legends and lore of the world's wickedest waters, from the North Atlantic to the south pacific, as well as upon (and in the dark depths) of the world's biggest inland ocean, Lake Superior. The book shares 21 true-life tales of storms, shipwrecks and doomed crews fighting incredible challenges and undergoing transformative, inspirational beauty.

Cost: $14.99

Publisher: Marlor Press

Contact: marlinbree.com

Release date: April 2

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.