Our Fall Book Signing featuring Minnesota authors will be held on Saturday, September 8, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Three local authors and one from central Minnesota will be signing copies of their most recent books. They'll be available to talk with you about their work and any upcoming projects they have planned. Margaret Olson Webster is a frequent contributor to local publications, a storyteller, artist, and author of Are All the Heroes Gone? and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Cemetery. Among the topics she writes about are Sámi and Finnish heritage in the Northland. Poet and activist Séamas Cain last spoke to a library audience on St. Patrick's Day. He will have copies of his avant-garde novel The Dangerous Islands available. In July, Mr. Cain was a speaker at The International Congress of Irish Studies at the University of California-Berkeley, where he presented a paper titled "The New Wave of Innovative Writers in Ireland." Carlton County historian, writer, and photographer Marlene Wisuri presented a talk on early Cloquet photographer Octavie Morneau at the library last winter. She is the co-author of Scott House Souvenirs (with Jim Sheetz) and most recently The Four Hills of Life: Ojibwe Wisdom (with Thomas Peacock). St. Cloud mystery writer Jimmy Olsen's Poison Makers received a starred review in the June 2011 issue of Library Journal. His other off-beat stories include Things in Ditches, chosen as a book of the month by The Mystery Bookstore in Los Angeles. His latest adventure yarn, The Hero of Blind Pig Island, was published in August. Stop for coffee and meet the authors!
Friday, August 17, 2012
Our second "Game Day" of the summer will be held on Monday, August 20, from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., in the large and small meeting rooms. Bring a friend or family member, or join up with someone here for board games, cards, or XBox Kinect. Games include Apples to Apples, Bananagrams, Uno, Scrabble, Pictureka, Cribbage, chess, and checkers. Or feel free to bring your own. Refreshments will be provided.