News of Note

■ Arrowhead Library System (ALS) offers mail-a-book service for rural residents and people who live in a city

without a public library in the following counties: Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake, Lake of the Woods and

St. Louis. You can get paperback books, DVDs and audio books on CDS, free of charge. Call (218) 741-3840, go to or email for more information.


■ The Duluth Public Library offers these events. Go to or call (218) 730-4200/option 4.

All libraries are closed today for staff training.

• Preschool story time, 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, Mount Royal branch library

• Bedtime story time at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, West Duluth branch library

• Toddler time, 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, Duluth Public Library.

• Preschool story time, 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, Duluth Public Library

■ Author Martin Prechtel reads from his latest book, “The Smell of Rain on Dust: Grief and Praise,” 7 p.m. Oct. 30, Peace Church, 1111 N. 11th Ave. E. Free.

■ University of Minnesota Press will commemorate nine decades of book publishing, 4 p.m. Nov. 5,  North Shore Readers and Writers Festival, Grand Marais Art Colony, Grand Marais. For more information, contact Heather Skinner, publicist, at or (612) 627-1932.


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

• Click, Clack, Boo! story time, 11 a.m. Saturday.

• It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, 11 a.m. Tuesday.