Arrowhead Library System seeks entries for a local author contest of adult and young adult fiction to be recognized as the top independently-published eBooks in Minnesota. Go to for complete details. Deadline: May 31.


The Duluth Public Library offers these events. Go to or call (218) 730-4200/option 4.

• Toddler time, 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, Duluth Public Library, green room.

• Story time, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, West Duluth branch library.

• Preschool story time, 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, Duluth Public Library.

• Squad Car story time, 3:45 p.m. every other Wednesday, Youth Services Area.

• Preschool story time, 10:15 a.m. Thursday, Mount Royal branch library.


See More Perspective and his spoken word poetry offers a free workshop for grades 4-12 and adults at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Two Harbors Public Library as well as 4 p.m. April 19 at the Grand Marais Public Library. Free, Go to


The League of Minnesota Poets Poetic Partnership Spring Conference, April 26-28, Grand Ely Lodge in Ely. Keynote: Duluth Poet Laureate Sheila Packa. Cost: $65, $60 for members; a $10 discount is offered if registered by April 16. Go to for complete details.


Lake Superior Writers offers "The Final Stages," 1-3 p.m. April 27, Duluth Public Library, Green Room, 520 W. Superior St. .Four writers and editors share their experience in critique, editing, rewriting and rejection. Panelists include: Konnie LeMay of Lake Superior Magazine, editor Cary Plocher, YA writer and teacher Elissa Hoole and Duluth News Tribune managing editor Peter Baumann. Free.


Yoga and writing class, 6-8:30 p.m. May 2 and June 6, It Takes a Village Collective, 114 W. Superior St. First half is relaxing, gentle yoga and second half is guided free form writing and reflection. No experience necessary. Go to


Duluth Poet Laureate Gary Boelhower offers a poetry workshop, 9 a.m. to noon May 11, Peace Church, Fireside Room, 1111 N. 11th Ave. E. Cost: $25; limited space available. Call (218) 724-4985 or email


31st annual Northern Minnesota Book Awards, May 23, Northland Country Club, 3901 E. Superior St. Book fair and reception from 5-6:30 p.m.; speaker and awards from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and book fair reopens at 8:30 p.m. Speaker: Margi Preus. Go to or call (218) 726-7889.


"Walt Whitman at 200: A Birthday Party with Poetry Readings, Presentations and Cake," 7-9 p.m. on May 31, Hartley Nature Center, 3001 Woodland Ave. Free. Email


Barnes & Noble in the Miller Hill Mall offers these events. Call (218) 786-0710 or go to

• Story time features "Fresh Princess," 11 a.m. Saturday.

• Story time features "What Do You Do With a Chance?", 11 a.m. April 27.


The Bookstore at Fitger's, 600 E. Superior St., offers these events. Call (218) 727-9077.

• Author Linda LeGarde Grover signs copies of her book, "In the Night of Memory," 1 p.m. today.

• Former Senator Dave Durenberger and Lori Sturdevant have a conversation about the current state of politics and sign copies of their book, "When Republicans Were Progressive," April 25, Spirit of the North Theater. Time to be determined.


The Zenith Bookstore, 318 N. Central Ave., offers these events. Call (218) 606-1777 or go to

• Harry Potter Trivia Night, 7 p.m. Tuesday. Costumes encouraged. Teams registered at the door.

• Harry Potter-themed Adult Story Time, 7 p.m. Friday.

• Independent Bookstore Day, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 27.

• Readings by Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice, featuring eight poets from new anthology "Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice," 2 p.m. April 28. Poets include: James Armstrong, Kimberly Blaeser, Deborah Cooper, Rob Hardy, Ken McCullough, Sheila Packa, Ellie Schoenfeld and Joyce Sutphen.

• Comics & Beer Book Club, at Bent Paddle, 7 p.m. April 30. This month's reading: "The Silence of Our Friends."


Related contentTitle: "Tucker Lake Chronicle, Thirteen Months in the North Woods"

Author: Joan Crosby

Synopsis: Fifty years ago, Joan and Dick Crosby moved from the Minneapolis suburbs to spend a winter on the outskirts of the BWCAW in a primitive one-room cabin without road access or modern conveniences. She baked pies in a Dutch oven while Dick kept the woodpile topped up. They heard the wolves howl and the loons call, watched the seasons change, entertained occasional visitors - invited or not - and made periodic trips across two lakes and a connecting portage to their vehicle, then on into Grand Marais to do laundry and replenish supplies. It was a good life. But when the money began to run low, they realized the time had come to make some difficult decisions about what form their future would take.

Cost: $19.95

Publisher: Nodin Press



Related contentTitle: "Proxmire: Bulldog of the Senate"

Author: Jonathan Kasparek

Synopsis: This is a comprehensive biography of one of Wisconsin's most important and entertaining political figures. Known for championing farmer and consumer-protection legislation - and awarding his famed "Golden Fleece Awards" for egregious examples of wasteful government spending - Senator William Proxmire is also remembered by many as a friendly, hand-shaking Wisconsin figure and as a politician who voted his conscience and never forgot the people he represented.

Cost: $28.95

Publisher: Wisconsin Historical Society Press