The Duluth Public Library is inviting local teens to join its new Teen Advisory Board. The Teen Advisory Board will meet once a month. It will provide input to the library to create a dynamic place where teens will want to come. Teens will assist library staff in creating teen programming, suggest books and materials for the library to purchase, promote the library to their peers and more. Interested teens are invited to a TAB open house to learn more, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Oct. 21, Main Library, green room. Go to


Zenith Bookstore, 318 N. Central Ave., offers book clubs and these events. Call 218-606-1777 or go to for details.

  • Linda LeGarde Grover book launch of "Gichigami Hearts: Stories and Histories from Misaabekong," 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, at the West Theater, across the street from the bookstore. Free. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test in the past 72 hours will be required for entry. Masks are also required. Zenith Bookstore also offers book and poetry clubs.
  • Book launch for "Ward" by Ryan Vine, 7-8 p.m. Oct. 26, in the parking lot.
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Barnes & Noble, Miller Hill Mall, offers author Chad Corrie signing copies of his book, "Triumph of the Wizard King," the last book in the trilogy, 2 p.m. Oct. 30. Call 218-786-0710.


Storytimes, 10:15 a.m. Wednesdays at the Main Library and West Duluth branch as well as 10:15 a.m. Thursdays at the Mount Royal branch. Go to

Authors Meg Florence and Kelly Hafdahl offer these events. Their fourth book, "The Science of Serial Killers," will be released this fall. Go to for details.

  • 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8: "Scream" movie showing, Q&A and book signing, Zeitgeist.

  • 2:30 pm. Saturday, Oct. 9: Twin Ports Horror Society Art & Hobby Bazaar, Zeitgeist.

Lake Superior Writers presents Superior Shares, a free virtual open mic for writers to read their work, and for anyone else who wants to listen, 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13. Membership is not required. Graphic content is prohibited. There will be ten 5-minute slots available on a first come first served basis. Participants will be notified ahead of time if they have been selected to read. To register, email Please indicate if you'd like to read. A Zoom link will be sent the day of the event.

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College and The American Indian Community Housing Organization host United States Poet Laureate Joy Harjo for the free virtual evening of music and poetry, "Bringing Joy - Minanaawigwendamowin Biijigaadeg," 7 p.m. Oct. 18. To register, go to



Title: "This Distance We Call Love"

Author: Carol Dines

Synopsis: A collection of short stories that explore love, loss, commitment and freedom. Dine's stories focus on our most intimate relationships -- couples, families, friendships -- her characters explore the universal need for human connection in a world that often pulls us apart.

Cost: $18

Publisher: Orison Books