Fireside Reading Series: Stephanie Wilbur Ash
Fireside Reading Series: Stephan... @ Hamline Midway Library
Feb 1 @ 7:00 pm
Stephanie Wilbur Ash, The Annie Year Tall, trusted Tandy Caide, CPA, is a long-time patron of the arts in her town, which is why you will find her sitting in the front row of the high school’s annual musical production. This year is an Annie year—and it would be no different than other years were it not for the high school’s hiring of a new vocational agriculture (Vo-Ag) teacher. With his beguiling ponytail and decorative beaded belt, Kenny catches Tandy’s eye immediately. Ignoring the fact of her slovenly husband—who takes most of his meals in their hot tub—Tandy decides to Read the Rest...
Books & Bars: “American Gods”
Books & Bars: “American Gods” @ Happy Gnome
Feb 7 @ 5:30 pm
With The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, moderator Jeff Kamin brings his unique take on a public book club show to Saint Paul every first Tuesday of the month (with some exceptions). Even if you don’t like the featured book, he “guarantees a good time at our entertaining discussions.” All are welcome to try this moderated reinvention of the book club. No registration required. 5:30 Happy Hour Social | 6:15 Discussion American Gods by Neil Gaiman Released from prison, Shadow finds his world turned upside down. His wife has been killed; a mysterious stranger offers him a job. But Read the Rest...
Fireside Reading Series: Benjamin Percy
Fireside Reading Series: Benjami... @ Hamline Midway Library
Feb 8 @ 7:00 pm
Benjamin Percy, Thrill Me: Essays on Fiction In his first book of nonfiction, Benjamin Percy challenges the notion that literary and genre fiction are somehow mutually exclusive. The title essay is an ode to the kinds of books that make many first love fiction: science fiction, fantasy, mysteries, horror, from J. R. R. Tolkien to Anne Rice, Ursula K. Le Guin to Stephen King. Percy’s own academic experience banished many of these writers in the name of what is “literary” and what is “genre.” Then he discovered Michael Chabon, Aimee Bender, Cormac McCarthy, Margaret Atwood, and others who employ techniques Read the Rest...
Twin Cities Jewish Book Series: Liane Kupferberg Carter
Twin Cities Jewish Book Series: ... @ St. Paul JCC
Feb 9 @ 7:00 pm
Liane Kupferberg Carter A Family Grows Up With Autism How do you create an ordinary family life, while dealing with the extraordinary needs of an autistic child? Meet Mickey: charming, funny, compassionate, and autistic. From the co-author of the Autism Speaks Advocacy Took Kit comes Ketchup is My Favorite Vegetable: A Family Grows Up With Autism, an unflinching portrait of family life, offering a mother’s insight into what really goes on in the two decades after diagnosis. From the double-blow of a subsequent epilepsy diagnosis to bullying and bar mitzvahs, Mickey’s struggles and triumphs along the road to adulthood are Read the Rest...
2017 Minnesota Book Artist Award Reception
2017 Minnesota Book Artist Award... @ Open Book
Feb 10 @ 5:30 pm – 7:29 pm
Please join us for a reception celebrating the work of Steven McCarthy, winner of the 2017 Minnesota Book Artist Award for a new piece entitled Wee Go Library. Sponsored by Lerner Publishing, the reception will feature a retrospective exhibit of McCarthy’s work, wine, hors d’oeuvres, live music, and a brief presentation by the artist at 6:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. All are welcome. About McCarthy’s Winning Piece Wee Go Library is a mobile collection of 22 altered books found in Little Free Libraries throughout the Twin Cities. Using various techniques – collage, rebinding, cutting, folding, tearing, gluing – Read the Rest...
Fireside Reading Series: Fred Amram
Fireside Reading Series: Fred Amram @ Hamline Midway Library
Feb 15 @ 7:00 pm
Fred Amram, We’re In America Now: A Survivor’s Stories These compelling stories form a riveting memoir that begins with the author’s birth during the rise of Hitler in 1930s Germany. He and his surviving family escape to Holland and sail to America where they encounter many challenges as immigrants in a new world. This country truly becomes a land of opportunity where one can build a new life and become more than a “Holocaust survivor.” Midwest Book Review states “We’re In America Now: A Survivor’s Stories is an unforgettable memoir, not only of isolation and genocide during the Holocaust of World Read the Rest...
Fireside Reading Series: Larry Millett
Fireside Reading Series: Larry M... @ Hamline Midway Library
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm
Larry Millett, Sherlock Holmes and the Eisendorf Enigma Dogged by depression, doubt, and—as a trip to the Mayo Clinic has revealed—emphysema, 66-year-old Sherlock Holmes is preparing to return to England when he receives a shock: a note slipped under his hotel room door, from a vicious murderer he’d nearly captured in Munich in 1892. The murderer, known as the Monster of Munich, announces that he has relocated to Eisendorf, a tiny village near the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. If Holmes is not what he once was, the same can be said for Eisendorf: once a thriving community founded by Read the Rest...
Loud at the Library: Jillian Rae w/ Adam Levy
Loud at the Library: Jillian Rae... @ George Latimer Central Library
Feb 24 @ 7:30 pm
Doors at 7 p.m. | Music at 7:30 p.m. TICKETS AVAILABLE BELOW Jillian Rae is a multi-talented violinist, lead vocalist, and songwriter whose creative and dynamic style of violin playing, along with her lifelong experience as a performer, lend her an assured stage presence. A heavy hitter in the Minnesota music scene for years, Jillian has played with as many musicians as humanly possible – on stage, in the studio, or both. Currently, when she isn’t performing with her own band, you can still catch her playing fiddle and singing with a number of bands around the Twin Cities: Corpse Reviver (Early American Folk, Read the Rest...
Women’s Human Rights Film Series: “Audrie & Daisy”
Women’s Human Rights Film Series... @ St. Anthony Park Library
Feb 27 @ 6:30 pm
“Audrie & Daisy” This urgent real-life drama examines the ripple effects on families, schools, and communities when two teenage girls find that sexual assault crimes against them have been caught on camera. In the aftermath, the girls each endure online harassment and become targets of social media bullying. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Friends and The Advocates for Human Rights return for a thirteenth season of thought-provoking and enlightening films followed by moderated discussions throughout the fall and spring. Films in the series cover a broad range of human rights issues that affect women around the globe. Learn more >>