Loyalty Circle

The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library's Loyalty Circle BreakfastThe Loyalty Circle recognizes those dedicated and visionary donors who have contributed to The Friends for ten or more consecutive years. Since 2008, some of the finest writers in Minnesota have entertained The Friends’ Loyalty Circle members at the annual recognition breakfast with stories and more. The Loyalty Circle Breakfast is sponsored by RBC Wealth Management.

The 2015 Loyalty Circle Breakfast will be Thursday, July 30, at the Town & Country Club. Our featured author will be the delightful and funny author and library Friend, Lorna Landvik who will present her book, Best to Laugh. NOTE: The annual Loyalty Circle Breakfast is by invitation only, and is open only to Loyalty Circle members.

Always charming and often irreverent, Landvik’s reply, when asked where she gets her ideas, was, “I buy them from the Idea Man; two for a dollar. Early in my career, he tried to sell me an idea about a girl with a dragon tattoo, but I bought the idea for The Tall Pine Polka instead. When he’s out on the road, selling stuff I declined to J.K. Rowling or Suzanne Collins, I scavenge around and find ideas in roadside cafes, in a whiff of pipe smoke or ripe peaches, in an autumn vista, in a song fading out on the car radio, in the stillness of my monkey mind.” Loyalty Circle members will have lots of laughs as we welcome Lorna Landvik to our celebration of friendship.

Best to Laugh, by Lorna LandvikBest To Laugh had me laughing out loud. It’s funny and tender and full of memorable characters. Lorna Landvik has written a charming novel with real heart.” — Shannon Olson, author of Welcome to My Planet

Invitations will be sent to Loyalty Circle members only. Click to add to your calendar.

Lorna Landvik was a featured author in the 2015 Fireside Reading Series. Click here to listen to the podcast.


Celebrated and award-winning authors featured at previous Loyalty Circle Breakfasts include:

2014    Rae Katherine Eighmey; Abraham Lincoln in the Kitchen

2013    Chris Niskanen; The Minnesota Book of Skills

2012    Robert MacGregor Shaw; The Bachelor Slob

2011    Doug Grow; We’re Gonna Win, Twins!

2010    Cary J. Griffith; Opening Goliath: Danger and Discovery in Caving

2009    Kao Kalia Yang; The Late Homecomer

2008    Bilione (Billie) W. Young; A Noble Task: The Saint Paul Public Library Celebrates 125!

Thank you to our Loyalty Circle members and to all of donors! Because of your generous support, we are proud to have one of the best libraries of its size in the country.