What’s better than buying books? Buying a bag of ’em. Better than that? When proceeds from the sale go to a worthy cause.
Gabriel’s Bookstore, which specializes in used books, is set to hold its $5 per bag book sale from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The sale includes hardcover, paperback and audio books, CDs, tapes and records. Proceeds from the sale go to St. Michael’s Church.
The book store is in the basement of the Lakeside Professional Building, 4915 E. Superior St.
The Duluth Library Foundation has rescheduled its second annual “Libations at the Library” due to the snowfall.
The event will now be from 6:30-8 p.m. Dec. 11.
The fundraising event promises to be a glittering gala filled with books, flameless) candlelight, food and drink, with money raised to support the library.
The event is free, but the foundation is asking guests to RSVP by calling (218) 730-4262 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jim Northrup, Vietnam veteran and Anishinaabe author, will give a presentation today at the University of Wisconsin-Superior campus.
Northrup has been recognized with numerous writing awards and is the author of five books.
The event is free and open to the public. The presentation will include a reading and will take place from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Yellowjacket Union Great Room.
A book fair at Barnes & Noble will benefit a therapeutic riding facility in Esko.
People can visit NCRide’s information table at the bookstore from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday to pick up a voucher to present to a sales associate at checkout.
Those who prefer to shop online can visit bn.com/bookfairs and enter ID No. 11196277 to show their support.
Jeffery Tucker also will be holding a discussion and signing his new book, “Warmed by Windchill” at 1 p.m.
Robin Wall Kimmerer, author of “Braiding Sweetgrass,” will be speaking in the Duluth Public Library’s Green Room at 7 p.m. Monday.
Kimmerer has spent her career learning to ask question of nature using the tools of science. As a Potawatomi woman, she learned from elders, family and history to consider plants and animals as teachers. In her book, “Braiding Sweetgrass,” Kimmerer, using science and story, attempts to show what it means to see humans as “the younger brothers of creation.”
The event is free and open to the public. Copies of Kimmerer’s book will be available for purchase and autographing, courtesy of the Bookstore at Fitger’s.
For more information, call (218) 730-4200, option 6.
Eh? loves playing games of all varieties. So, when Eh? learned the Duluth Public Library was participating in International Games Day @ Your Library, we couldn’t keep it a secret.
International Games Day is Saturday. The Duluth Public Library’s main branch, 520 W. Superior St., invites everyone to stop in to play video games, board games or card games.
The Gold Room will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with games for kids and teens, including Wii U and Nintendo 64. More board and card games will be available at Youth Services, Fiction/Media and Reference & Information desks.
Some of the games include classics such as chess, Clue, checkers, Battleship and cribbage. But, there are some newer games such as Game of Thrones board game, Walking Dead board game, Taboo and Apples to Apples. The library also expects to have some jigsaw puzzles set up on big tables in the library where people can stop by to add a few pieces.
Games will be independent, not staff-organized, so bring friends.
For more information, call the library’s Youth Services desk at (218) 730-4200/option 4, or go to igd.ala.org.
“Home. Is it a place or a face? An address or a state of mind? Shelter or prison? Hearth or horizon?” Pamela Mittlefehldt asks in the introduction to “The Heart of All That Is: Reflections on Home,” a new compilation from Holy Cow! Press.
Catch snippets from some of the authors during two free public readings: 7 p.m. Sunday at Trepanier Hall, 212 W. Second St.; and 7 p.m. Nov. 3 at Fairlawn Mansion, 906 E. Second St., Superior.
Some of the authors featured in the collection include Connie Wanek, Sheila Packa, Gary Boelhower, Ellie Schoenfeld and Duluth’s poet laureate Deborah Gordon Cooper. The book gets a blurb from Bart Sutter.
Make children work for you! (Legally, of course.)
The Duluth Public Library is hosting a metal tooling workshop for kids ages 7-12.
Two sessions will be held. The first will take place at 6 p.m. Nov. 7 at West Duluth Branch Library, 5830 Grand Ave. The second session will be at 2 p.m. Nov. 23 in the Main Library’s Green Room, 520 W. Superior St.
The children will learn how to create a picture frame using rolls of soft aluminum with chopsticks as a drawing tool. Duluth Art Institute staff will teach them how to create texture in the metal with the chopsticks, and how to add color to the frame. Kids can bring a special photo from home to frame.
The workshops are free, but space is limited, so registration is required.
To register for the Nov. 7 session at the West Duluth Branch Library, call (218) 730-4280. To register for the Nov. 23 session at the Main Library, call the Main Library’s Youth Services at (218) 730-4200, option 4. Children should be accompanied by an adult.
You’re used to checking out books from the library, but the Duluth Public Library and Insure Duluth are inviting you to check out health care.
A free event for people with questions about obtaining health coverage through MNsure, Minnesota’s version of the new online health insurance marketplace, will be from 4-7 p.m. Thursday in the Green Room of the main library, 520 W. Superior St.
Children’s activities also will be available.
If you want to be enrolled while you’re there, you should bring income information and Social Security numbers for each family member.
If you have questions, contact MNsure navigator Dawn King at (218) 730-4211 or email@example.com.
One of Campus Magazine’s 2011 Hot Speaker picks is returning to his hometown to present a part-show-part-lecture, “Around the World in 90 Minutes.”
Marty Essen, Duluth East and University of Minnesota Duluth grad, shares facts, stories and photographs taken while writing his book “Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents.” He’ll present his show at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Rafters at UMD. It’s free and open to the public.
Topics include: animal facts and animal myths, swimming with piranhas, rafting with humpback whales and a hippo attack in Zimbabwe.
Essen claims to have the second-most-popular slide show behind Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth.”