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the Dubai Public Library invites local teenagers to join its new Teen Advisory Board. The youth council meets once a month. It will provide input to the library to create a dynamic place that teenagers will come to. Teenagers help library staff create programs for teenagers, suggest books and materials for sale, promote the library to their peers, and more. Interested young people are invited to an open day at TAB to find out more, 5.30 p.m. – 6.30 p.m., October 21, main library, green room. Go to


the Bookstore at Fitger’s, 600 E. Superior St., features a book launch for Mark Munger’s memoir, “Duck and Cover: Things Learned Waiting for the Bomb,” Thursday, October 7th, 6pm, Fitger’s Theater of the North. Includes music with Bill and Kate Isles. Call 218-727-9077 or go to

Zenith bookstore, 318 N. Central Ave., is offering Linda LeGarde Grover a book launch of Gichigami Hearts: Stories and Histories from Misaabekong on October 14th at 7pm at the West Theater across from the bookstore. For free. Proof of a COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test in the last 72 hours is required for entry. Masks are also required. Call 218-606-1777.

Barnes & Noble, Miller Hill Mall is offering autograph copies of Triumph of the Wizard King, the final book in the trilogy, to author Chad Corrie on October 30th at 2pm. Call 218-786-0710.


Author from Minnesota Brian Malloy will read from his new book “After Francesco”, provide questions and answers, and sign books Tuesday, October 5th, Fitger’s Spirit of the North Theater, 600 E. Superior St. Copies of his book are available at Fitger’s bookstore. For free. In addition, Malloy will give a workshop “Working on Your Novel” on Tuesday, October 5th in the Fitger Room in August from 7 to 8:30 pm. Workshop Cost: US $ 10 for Lake Superior Writers members, US $ 15 for non-members. Pre-registration is recommended. Tickets can be purchased at the box office. Register at Out of respect for the moderator and attendees, Fitger’s Bookstore requests that only vaccinated individuals attend these events and that all attendees wear masks and adhere to social distancing guidelines.

Stories, 10:15 am on Wednesdays in the Main Library and in the West Duluth branch and 10:15 am on Thursdays in the Mount Royal branch. Go to

Author Brian Malloy offers a writing workshop and a book reading on Thursday, October 7th. The Lyric Center for the Arts, 516 Chestnut St., Virginia. Malloy is the author of “The Year of Ice”, “Brendan Wolf”, the youth novel “Twelve Long Months” and a new novel about the AIDS pandemic “After Francesco”. Honors include the Minnesota Book Award, the Alex Award from the American Library Association, and scholarships from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Jerome Foundation. Brian has taught creative writing and literature at Emerson College and is a visiting lecturer in the MFA programs at the University of Minnesota and Hamline University. The 90-minute writing workshop “Starting Your Novel” starts at 6 pm. The workshop is free of charge, but advance registration is requested by email to [email protected].

Authors Meg Florence and Kelly Hafdahl offer these events. Her fourth book “The Science of Serial Killers” will be published this fall. Go to for details.

  • 7 pm October 8th: “Scream” film screening, questions and answers and book signing, Zeitgeist.
  • 2.30. Oct 9: Twin Ports Horror Society Art & Hobby Bazaar, Zeitgeist.

Lake Superior writer presents a virtual workshop “Intro to Flash Fiction” by Betsy fine silver Haberl, 9-11 a.m. October 16. Flash fiction stories are very short stories. Learn the characteristics of Flash fiction, the emphasis on language, images, and the use of subtext. The writing exercises focus on five main types of flash fiction: monologue, single scene, snapshot story, narrative, and experiment. The workshop is aimed at authors from secondary level I. Authors of all genres and experience levels are welcome. Cost: $ 20 for members; $ 30 for non-members. Registration deadline: 12.10. You will receive an email with a zoom link near the event. To register, visit This activity is made possible by Minnesota voters through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to legal grant from the Arts and Heritage Fund.

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College and host of the American Indian Community Housing Organization American poet laureate Joy Harjo for the free virtual music and poetry evening “Bringing Joy – Minanaawigwendamowin Biijigaadeg”, 7pm Oct 18th. To register, go to




Title: “Pictures of America Highway 61 through Minnesota”

Author: Nathan Johnson

Summary: Throughout the highway’s history, music lovers, foodies and adventure seekers alike have discovered its fun and uniqueness. The 1,400 mile highway signals where the West begins and has a fabulous history that can be traced back from the civil rights movement to the development of various musical genres including jazz, blues and alternative rock. Famous Americans like Mark Twain, Bob Dylan, Jessica Lange and even Kermit the Frog keep the highway in the national psyche.

Costs: $ 23.99

editor: Arcadia Publishing and The History Press

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