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Meet J.D. Salinger biographer
Thomas Beller, Sunday, June 21
at Highland Park Library
 
Behind the Curtain with
Park Square Theatre:
The Language Archive, May 20
The Friends and Mississippi Market
present a series of fun & healthy
films and discussions starting May 5
Registration now open for the
Fourth Annual Tournament
Sunday, June 14 at Landmark Center

Featured Posts

State Winners Announced in Annual Student Writing Contest

The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, as the home of the Minnesota Center for the Book, announces the state-level winners of the 2015 Letters About Literature essay contest, co-sponsored by the Minnesota Council of Teachers of English and Common Good Books.

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Upcoming Events

May
28
Thu
Eating, Reading, & Living Well: ... @ Merriam Park Library
Eating, Reading, & Living Well: ... @ Merriam Park Library
May 28 @ 7:00 pm
Eating, Reading, & Living Well: Writing from Plow to Plate: How Nonfiction Writing Shaped the Sustainable Food Movement @ Merriam Park Library | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States
About the Event Since criticism of industrial agriculture first began appearing in the early 1970s, nonfiction writers have been among the most vocal advocates for a more sustainable food system. Join University of Minnesota professor Daniel Philippon as he explores how several nonfiction writers in the U.S. and Europe have shaped the sustainable food movement through their work. About the Series Eating, Reading and Living Well is an annual series of films, readings, and presentations for youth and adults focusing on learning to live a healthier life. Presented by The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library and sponsored by Mississippi Market. Return Read the Rest...
Jun
7
Sun
FitzFirst@Four: “A first draft o... @ George Latimer Central Library, Otto Bremer Community Room
FitzFirst@Four: “A first draft o... @ George Latimer Central Library, Otto Bremer Community Room
Jun 7 @ 4:00 pm
FitzFirst@Four: “A first draft of the Gatsby idea” - Fitzgerald’s Story, "Winter Dreams" @ George Latimer Central Library, Otto Bremer Community Room | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States
One of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s most famous stories, Winter Dreams, will be the topic of this month’s FitzFirst@Four progam, presented by Fitzgerald in Saint Paul.  Mary Jane LaVigne will present on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s connections to White Bear Lake, which were fictionalized in the story, Winter Dreams.  The presentation will conclude with a discussion of the story, led by Laura Iandola. The event takes place at 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 7, at Saint Paul’s George Latimer Central Library, in the Bremer Community Room, near the entrance to the Library on the first floor.  It is free and open to Read the Rest...
Jun
14
Sun
Minnesota Crossword Tournament @ Landmark Center
Minnesota Crossword Tournament @ Landmark Center
Jun 14 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Minnesota Crossword Tournament @ Landmark Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States
Doors open at noon. First puzzles begin at 12:30 p.m. Solvers in each of three brackets – Amateur, Expert and Teams (of up to four players) – will tackle original crossword puzzles created and edited specially for this tournament. Scoring to be based on accuracy and speed. Solvers with the highest combined scores from the first three rounds will move on to the finals, with championship puzzles to be solved in front of the crowd. Spectators will be provided copies of the puzzles to play along. Complimentary snacks and coffee at the tournament; other bars and restaurants nearby. Solvers and Read the Rest...

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