The bookstore at Fitger’s600 E. Superior St., Duluth, offers virtual event with children’s author Tui T. Sutherland and illustrator Brianna C. Walsh, 6-8 p.m. April 28. Sutherland is the author of the favorite children’s book series “Wings of Fire” and Walsh is the illustrator of the coloring book “Wings of Fire”. The Bookstore at Fitger’s will be hosting a party at Fitger’s. Tickets are $25 and include a book or coloring book. Call 218-727-9077 or visit bookshop.org/shop/fitgerbooks.
Independent Bookstore Day, April 30 at Zenith Bookstore, 318 N. Central Ave., Duluth, offers giveaways and meet-and-greets with Emily Vikre, author of “The Family Camp Cookbook,” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Linda LeGarde Grover, author of “Gichigami Hearts”, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Story Hours, Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m. at the Duluth Main Library and West Duluth branch and Thursdays at 10:15 a.m. at the Mount Royal branch. Go to duluthlibrary.evanced.info/signup/calendar.
the Friends of the Saint-Paul Public Library, as Minnesota Center for the Book, announces the seventh chapter of A book, a Minnesota, a statewide book club that invites Minnesotans of all ages to read a common title and come together virtually to enjoy, reflect and discuss.
The seventh title on the program is “The Secret of Dreadwillow Carse” by Minnesota author Brian Farrey. Through May 15, Minnesotans will be invited to read the featured book selection and will have access to reading guides and virtual book club discussions. Readers can access the eBook and audiobook for free on Ebooks Minnesota for eight weeks.
All Minnesotans are invited to participate in a free statewide chat with Brian Farrey at 1 p.m. May 11. Registration required. Links to resources and more information can be found at thefriends.org/onebook.
The Arrowhead Library System Bookmobile is scheduled for the following stops:
- Hermantown at the Marcus Lakes Cinema on Mondays, May 2, May 23, June 13, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
- Fredenberg at the Community Center on Mondays May 2, May 23, June 13, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
- Duluth at the Pequaywan Lake Inn on Mondays, May 2, May 23 and June 13, from 2:15 p.m. to 3 p.m.
- North Shore at Clearwater Grille (November-April) and McQuade Small Craft Harbor (May-October) Mondays, May 2, May 23, June 13, 4:15-5:30 p.m.
- Proctor at St. Rose Church on Thursdays, May 5, May 26, June 16, from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
- Supervisor at the Community Center on Thursdays, May 5 and 26, June 16, from 2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
- Solway Town Hall at Munger Shaw Road on Thursdays May 5, May 26 and June 16, 3:15-4:15 p.m.
- Hermantown at the YMCA Thursdays, May 5, May 26, June 16, 5:15-7 p.m.
The Bookmobile offers print books, cookbooks, large print books, DVDs, audio books and video games. Go to alslib.info.
Lake Superior Writers hosts a virtual writers cafe, 9:30-11 a.m. May 7. The virtual meeting is organized by Gail Trowbridge. Subject: “Submit your work.” They will explore submission to contests, print and online journals, and zines. Create a list of places to submit, both regional and beyond, and learn how to handle rejection and not get discouraged. This event is free for LSW members and the public, but registration is required. Email [email protected] by May 5; you will receive an email with a Zoom link close to the event.
Lake Superior Writers present Superior Actionsa free virtual open mic for writers to read their work and anyone else who wants to listen, from 6-7 p.m. on May 11. It’s free; membership is not compulsory. Graphic content is prohibited. There will be 10 five-minute slots available on a first-come, first-served basis. Entrants will be notified in advance if they have been selected to read. To register, email [email protected] before May 9. Please indicate if you wish to read. A Zoom link will be sent on the day of the event.
Title: “The ABC Bunny”
Author: Wanda’s Gag
An unfortunate accident with an Apple leads Bunny from Bunnyland to Elsewhere. Each letter of the alphabet is represented in Bunny’s journey, through what he eats (Greens), who he meets (Insects, Jay, Kitten, Lizard), and then some sleep (Nap).
Editor: University of Minnesota Press
Title: “Duluth’s Daughter”
Author: Sigrid Brown
Synopsis: June Bergeron is 18 when her mother disappears. She fears the disappearance is linked to the unsolved cases of several women found murdered in the woods. As she begins to ask questions, she discovers that everyone around her has been keeping secrets. The book tells the story not only of a family’s troubled history, but also of a declining rural community struggling with issues of gender, class, and race. Set in both Duluth and a remote county on the Canadian border, the book tells the story of several characters drawn into the ugly and dangerous world of sex trafficking.
Cost: $15.99, eBook $3.88