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Author Talk: Laura Sobiech
Maple Grove Library
Monday, Sept. 22, 7 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-6450.
Millions have been touched by Zach Sobiech's music. His mother will share her book "Fly a Little Higher," which marks the time from Zach's diagnosis of a rare form of bone cancer to his death last year, a story moving beyond life and love to one of hope. Books will be available for purchase and signing.
Sponsored by Friends of the Maple Grove Library.
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Author Talk: Guthema Roba
Hopkins Library
Saturday, Sept. 27, 1 p.m.
Ethiopian poet and Golden Valley librarian Roba will read from his newest book of meditational poetry, “Wake Up and Roar.” He invites all to “come and drink from the sea of this love.” Roba leads a monthly poetry discussion group at the Golden Valley Library. Books will be available for purchase and signing.
Sponsored by Friends of the Hopkins Library.
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Author Talk: Meryll Levine Page and Leslie Levine Adler
St. Louis Park Library
Sunday, Sept. 28, 1 p.m.
Authors Page and Adler will discuss "Jewish Luck: A True Story of Friendship, Deception and Risky Business" which recounts the intertwined stories of two women who fight to establish themselves in a time and place where women, Jews and capitalism were disparaged in the “New” Russia who succeed by creating their own luck. 
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Author Talk: Erin Hart
Plymouth Library
Tuesday, Sept. 30, 7–8 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-5825.
Join Hart as she discusses her award-winning crime novels set in the mysterious boglands of Ireland. Irish button accordion master, author and storyteller Paddy O'Brien will join the conversation. Books will be available for purchase and signing.
Sponsored by Friends of the Plymouth Library.
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Author Talk: Dan Munson
St. Louis Park Library
Saturday, Oct. 4, 1 p.m.
Munson will discuss "Malice Toward None," a book that tells the dramatic story of the four Kochendorfer children who survived the Sioux Uprising of 1862. Homes were found for them in the Twin Cities, and they thrived. Their descendants now number over 1,000. Books will be available for purchase and signing.
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Talk of the Stacks With Steven Pinker
Minneapolis Central Library
Pohlad Hall
Saturday, Oct. 11, 7 p.m.
Pinker is counted among the world's foremost writers on the mind, language and human nature. He is a bestselling and award-winning author and frequent contributor to The New York Times, Time and The New Republic. Pinker will present his latest book, "The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century." Books will be available for purchase and signing. Seating is first-come, first served. Doors open at 6:15 p.m.
Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Hennepin County Library and Rain Taxi's Twin Cities Book Festival. Funding from the National Endowment for the Arts Art Work grant. Sponsors: MinnPost and Magers and Quinn Booksellers.
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Author Talk: Guthema Roba
Sumner Library
Saturday, Oct. 11, 7 p.m.
Location: Homewood Studios, 2400 Plymouth Ave. N., Minneapolis
Register Online or call 612-543-6875.
Ethiopian poet and Golden Valley librarian Roba will read from his newest book of meditational poetry, “Wake Up and Roar.” He invites all to “come and drink from the sea of this love.” Roba leads a monthly poetry discussion group at the Golden Valley Library. Books will be available for purchase and signing.
Sponsored by Friends of the Sumner Library; Presented in collaboration with Homewood Studios.
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Author Talk: Great Houses of Summit Avenue and the Hill District
Wayzata Library
Monday, Oct. 13, 6:30–7:30 p.m.
Photographer and publisher Karen Melvin and writer Bette Hammel will present an interior tour of Summit Avenue based on the award-winning book "Great Houses of Summit Avenue and the Hill District." Enjoy some of the avenue's most historic and lavishly designed homes, and hear stories of the movers and shakers who occupied them, past and present. 
Sponsored by Friends of the Wayzata Library.
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Last Word Book Discussion Group
Southdale Library
Monday, Oct. 13, 7–8:30 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 10, 7–8:30 p.m.

Location: Sept. 8: Southdale Library
Oct. 13: Barnes & Noble, Galleria
Nov. 10: Southdale Library

Stimulating book discussions facilitated by local authors and literary volunteers. All books and dates are chosen ahead of time so you can pick and choose what works for you. Meetings alternate between the Southdale Library and the Barnes & Noble bookstore, Galleria, 3225 W. 69th St., Edina. 
Sponsored by Barnes and Noble.
What We're Reading:
September 8: Lighthouse Road, by Peter Geye.
October 13: Hunchback of Notre Dame, by Victor Hugo.
November 10: Wise Men, by Stuart Nadler.
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Club Book With Hampton Sides
Southdale Library
Monday, Oct. 13, 7–8:30 p.m.
Join this bestselling author as he discusses his latest book, “In the Kingdom of Ice,” about the international race to reach the North Pole in the 19th century. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Seating is first-come, first-served. Doors open at 6:15 p.m.
Presented in partnership with Club Book is a program of MELSA (Metropolitan Area Library Service Agency), made possible through the Minnesota Legacy Amendment’s Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.
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Author Talk: Alison McGhee
East Lake Library
Monday, Oct. 13, 6:30–8 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-8425.
Local author McGhee writes for all ages and in all forms, including poetry, stories, novels, picture books and essays. She will discuss the writing process – how to use writing to connect deeply with others and how to translate life experience into a form of art. Books will be available for purchase and signing.
Sponsored by Friends of the East Lake Library.
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