The 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 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.
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.