Nominations and judge applications
open Aug. 1 for 28th Annual
Minnesota Book Awards
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podcasts featuring acclaimed
Minnesota authors and more!
Opus & Olives returns for
its twelfth year on Oct. 11
at RiverCentre in St. Paul

Minnesota Crossword Tournament
puzzle packs now available;
standings and scores posted online
 

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Saint Paul Public Library’s Bookmobile Debuts New Artwork

The iconic Bookmobile will debut a new wrap in the Grand Old Day Parade on Sunday, June 7.

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Upcoming Events

Aug
4
Tue
Books & Bars: Dear Committee Mem... @ Amsterdam Bar & Hall
Books & Bars: Dear Committee Mem... @ Amsterdam Bar & Hall
Aug 4 @ 5:30 pm
Books & Bars: Dear Committee Members @ Amsterdam Bar & Hall | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States
Dear Committee Members by Julie Schumacher Tuesday, August 4 at Amsterdam Bar & Hall Special Event: Author Visit! Jason Fitger is a beleaguered professor of creative writing and literature at Payne University, a small and not very distinguished liberal arts college in the Midwest. His department is facing draconian cuts and squalid quarters, while one floor above them the Economics Department is getting lavishly remodeled offices. His once-promising writing career is in the doldrums, as is his romantic life, in part as the result of his unwise use of his private affairs for his novels. His star (he thinks) student Read the Rest...
Aug
7
Fri
More than a Library: The Bibliot... @ Atlas Grill
More than a Library: The Bibliot... @ Atlas Grill
Aug 7 @ 6:00 pm
More than a Library: The Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Alexandria, Egypt @ Atlas Grill | Minneapolis | Minnesota | United States
The Minnesota Friends of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina cordially invite you to cocktails and dinner in honor of Dr. Ismael Serageldin, Director General of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Egypt, with special guest, His Excellency Mohamed Tawfik, Egyptian Ambassador to the United States The Biblioteca Alexandrina was the largest and most famous library of the Ancient World, comparable in its scope to the Seven Wonders. Founded by Alexander’s successor, Ptolemy I, in the Third Century BC, it housed scrolls, parchments and papyri from the entirety of the world of its time for the benefit of scholars, philosophers and men and women of Read the Rest...
Sep
1
Tue
Books & Bars: “Go Set a Watchman” @ Amsterdam Bar & Hall
Books & Bars: “Go Set a Watchman” @ Amsterdam Bar & Hall
Sep 1 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Books & Bars: "Go Set a Watchman" @ Amsterdam Bar & Hall | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States
Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee Tuesday, September 1 5:30 Social 6:15 Discussion Originally written in the mid-1950s, Go Set a Watchman was the novel Harper Lee first submitted to her publishers before To Kill a Mockingbird. Assumed to have been lost, the manuscript was discovered in late 2014. Exploring the tensions between a local culture and a changing national political agenda, family arguments and love, Watchman contains many of the same characters. The character of Scout is twenty years older, returning to Maycomb from New York, where she’s been living as an independent woman. Jean Louise (Scout) is Read the Rest...

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