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First Pages for Adults: Blank Page Fear
Southeast Library
Thursday, Oct. 2, 6–7:30 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-6725.
Learn the secrets of getting past your fear of the blank page, from a writer who has been there. This teaching artist will guide you through proven exercises to break through writer's block. 
This project is funded with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Presented in collaboration with The Loft Literary Center.
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Writing Your Story
Sumner Library
Thursdays, Sept. 4–Nov. 20, 4:30–6 p.m.
Sorry, this event has been cancelled.

Adult Reading Circle
Sumner Library
Thursdays, Sept. 4–Nov. 20, 5–6 p.m.
Join adults who want to improve their reading skills. Have fun reading and sharing with others. 
Presented in collaboration with Open Door Learning Center.
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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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Paws to Read With an Animal
Augsburg Park Library
Saturday, Oct. 4, 1:30–3 p.m.
For families. Volunteers will help put young readers at ease so they can cuddle up with a certified therapy animal and practice reading aloud. Most libraries host dogs and you can call ahead to see if other animals will be visiting. 
Presented in collaboration with North Star Therapy Animals.
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First Pages for Adults: E-Publishing
Brookdale Library
Saturday, Oct. 4, 10–11:30 a.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-5600.
Learn the basics of e-publishing – from self-publishing your work online and working with print on demand platforms, to working directly with e-publishers or apps on smart phones or tablets. 
This project is funded with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Presented in collaboration with The Loft Literary Center.
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First Pages for Teens: Fan Fiction
Oxboro Library
Saturday, Oct. 4, 2–3:30 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-5775.
Grades 7-12. Daydream what happens to characters after the book or movie ends? Write a story about them! Learn writing tips and how to share your stories. 
This project is funded with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Presented in collaboration with The Loft Literary Center.
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Paws to Read With an Animal
Pierre Bottineau Library
Saturday, Oct. 4, 11a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 15, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

For families. Volunteers will help put young readers at ease so they can cuddle up with a certified therapy animal and practice reading aloud. Most libraries host dogs and you can call ahead to see if other animals will be visiting. 
Presented in collaboration with North Star Therapy Animals.
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Paws to Read With an Animal
Brookdale Library
Sunday, Oct. 5, 1–2:30 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 9, 1–2:30 p.m.

For families. Volunteers will help put young readers at ease so they can cuddle up with a certified therapy animal and practice reading aloud. Most libraries host dogs and you can call ahead to see if other animals will be visiting. Time slots are 15 minutes.
Presented in collaboration with North Star Therapy Animals.
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Nokomis Library Writing Group
Nokomis Library
Monday, Oct. 6, 6:30 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 3, 6:30 p.m.

Join fellow writers for encouragement, feedback, and to help each other take writing to the next level. Bring works in progress, paper and pen. You will explore different ways to think about writing. 
Sponsored by Friends of the Nokomis Library.
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Writers in the Library: Kao Kalia Yang
Brookdale Library
Tuesday, Oct. 7, 4–6 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 9, 4–6 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 14, 4–6 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 16, 4–6 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 21, 4–6 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 23, 4–6 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 28, 4–6 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 30, 4–6 p.m.

Register Online or call 612-543-5600.
Hmong teens in grades 6-12. Unfolding the Storycloth: Today's youth take on the stories of their parents as they unravel the challenges of growing up Hmong-American. Work with Yang, an award-winning author, to unfold your stories. 
This project is funded with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Presented in partnership with Prairie Seed Academy, Hmong International Academy and Noble Academy.
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