Nominations and judge applications
are now open for the 28th
Annual Minnesota Book Awards
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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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Love the Bookmobile? Show It on Social Media!

All summer, photos of the Bookmobile tagged with ‪#‎stpBookmobile‬ result in a $5 library donation from The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library! The campaign runs through Labor Day.

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Upcoming Events

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...
FitzFirst@Four: “A Night at The ... @ Common Good Books
FitzFirst@Four: “A Night at The ... @ Common Good Books
Sep 6 @ 4:00 pm
FitzFirst@Four: "A Night at The Fair" @ Common Good Books | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States
About the Event In September, FitzFirst@Four will return with another adventure from the “Basil” series, “A Night at The Fair” — this time Fitzgerald’s fifteen-year-old protagonist convinces his mother that he should be allowed to go to the Minnesota State Fair, without an adult chaperone.  Co-authors Linda Koutsky and Kathryn Strand Koutsky will share historic photographs from their book Minnesota State Fair – An Illustrated History and share insights on the early days of the Fair. This program will take place on Sunday, September 6, at 4 p.m. About the Series FitzFirst@Four takes place the first Sunday of every month Read the Rest...
Women’s Human Rights Film Series... @ Merriam Park Library
Women’s Human Rights Film Series... @ Merriam Park Library
Sep 21 @ 6:30 pm
Women's Human Rights Film Series: “The Hunting Ground” @ Merriam Park Library | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States
About “The Hunting Ground” From the intrepid team behind “The Invisible War” comes a startling exposé of rape culture on U.S. campuses. Weaving together verité footage and first-person testimonies, “The Hunting Ground” follows rape survivors as they pursue justice despite ongoing harassment and pushback at every level. Filmmakers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering scrutinize the gamut of elite Ivy League schools, state universities, and small colleges, revealing an endemic system of institutional cover-ups, rationalizations, victim-blaming, and denial that allows predators to prey with impunity. About the Film Series The Friends and The Advocates for Human Rights present a series of thought-provoking and enlightening Read the Rest...

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