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

  • Mt. Royal Readers’ Guild, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Monday, June 17, Mount Royal branch library.

  • Read to a Dog, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Monday, June 17, Mount Royal branch library.

  • Summer reading kick-off, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, Duluth Public Library.

  • 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.

Bemidji State University’s annual Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference, June 17-22, Bemidji. Features public readings at 7:30 p.m. each night in the gathering room of the Bemidji State’s American Indian Resource Center. Readings are free and open to the public. Line up includes: Monday, June 17: Ada Limon, poetry; Tuesday, June 18: Aimee Nezhukumatathil, hybrid poetry and prose; Wednesday, June 19: Distinguished visiting writer Terrance Hayes, poetry; Thursday, June 20: Peter Orner, fiction; Friday, June 21: Dustin Parsons, creative nonfiction; and Saturday, June 22: Camille Dungy, poetry.

Minnesota author and trans activist Nate Cannon presents “Outside the Box: Diversity, Language and Bridges to Inclusion,” 3 p.m. June 29, Grand Marais Public Library, 104 Second Ave. W., Grand Marais. Go to


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


  • Baby & Me story time featuring “Alphaprints: Animal Opposites,” 11 a.m. today, June 16.

  • “Escaping Gilead: The Handmaid’s Tale” fan discussion, 7 p.m. Thursday, June 20.

  • Story time and activities featuring “Toy Story 4:” Forky in craft buddy day, 11 a.m. Saturday, June 22.

  • Baby & Me story time featuring “Hello, World! Dinosaurs,” 11 a.m. June 23.

  • Pride story time featuring Prince & Knight, Maiden & Princess, and Red: A Crayon’s Story, 11 a.m. June 29.

  • Game On! Event, 2 p.m. June 29.

  • Baby & Me story time featuring “Hello, World! Solar System,” 11 a.m. June 30.

The Zenith Bookstore, 318 N. Central Ave., offers these events. Call (218) 606-1777 or go to

  • Comics & Beer Book Club meets at 7 p.m. June 25 to discuss “Nimona” by Noelle Stevenson.

  • Zenith Anniversary Celebration, 10 a.m. June 29 to 4 p.m. June 30.

  • Drag story time for kids, 2-3:30 p.m. June 30.

  • Zenith Reads Book Club meets at 6 p.m. July 2 to discuss “The Salt Path” by Raynor Winn.


“Mrs. Ambassador: The Life and Politics of Eugenie Anderson”

Author: Mary Dupont

Synopsis: This is the biography of a Minnesota politician who drew attention to civil rights and democratic values and engaged in “people’s diplomacy” by reaching out to everyday citizens at home and abroad. Eugenie Anderson, of Red Wing, Minn., played many roles in a life that virtually spanned the twentieth century. She cherished her family but purposely sought a larger stage, one on which she could affect world events and contribute to a brighter future.

Cost: $22.95

Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press




“What to Eat Wh en”

Authors: Michael F. Roizen, M.D., and Michael DCrupain, M.D., M.P.H., with Ted Spiker

Synopsis: Learn how the food choices you make every day — and when you make them — can change your life for the better. New research has proven that eating in tune with our circadian rhythms — the internal clock that drives when we wake and sleep — and breaking from food norms (it’s okay to have dinner for breakfast!) can positively affect everything from your energy levels to the way you age. Features a 31-day plan to help you adopt the “When Way” of living, as well as key strategies for facing challenging life circumstances from job interviews to life-threatening diseases.

Cost: $28


Publisher: National Geographic


“Riley and the Great War”

Author: James Anderson O’Neal

Synopsis: Follow the small-town Missouri boys Riley and Cornelious as they somehow keep getting caught up in the most exciting events of the twentieth century, loving and fighting and fleeing the most flamboyant characters of the era. They chase Pancho Villa through the Mexican desert, battle in the trenches of World War I, stop the assassintaiton of Winston Churchill by a sadistic German secret agent, and help spark the Spartacist Uprising in Berlin.

Cost: $24.95

Publisher: Three Ocean Press



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