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Author Talk: Pauline Knaeble Williams
Webber Park Library
Thursday, Sept. 18, 6–7:30 p.m.
Location: Webber Park Community Building, 4400 Dupont Ave. N., Minneapolis
Set in 1944 North Minneapolis, Williams' "Finding Hollis" transcends ethnic and racial barriers through the eyes of a young white woman who witnesses a tragic car accident only to discover as much about herself as the new world "where the black folks on this side of downtown were relegated." 
Presented in collaboration with Minneapolis Parks and Recreation.
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Minneapolis Madams: The Lost History of Prostitution on the Riverfront
Pierre Bottineau Library
Friday, Sept. 19, 7 p.m.
Location: Northeast Bank, 77 Broadway St. N.E., Minneapolis
Register Online or call 612-543-6850.
Author Penny Petersen presents the Minneapolis red-light district and the powerful madams who ran it. In their heyday Minneapolis brothels constituted a substantial economic and political force. Learn how they rose to prominence in the late 19th century and what caused their demise in the early 20th century. 
Sponsored by Friends of the Pierre Bottineau Library.
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Author Talk: Pauline Knaeble Williams
Rockford Road Library
Saturday, Sept. 20, 2 p.m.
Set in 1944 North Minneapolis, Williams' "Finding Hollis" transcends ethnic and racial barriers through the eyes of a young white woman who witnesses a tragic car accident only to discover as much about herself as the new world "where the black folks on this side of downtown were relegated." Books will be available for purchase and signing.
Sponsored by Friends of the Rockford Road Library.
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Author Talk: Doug Hoverson
Penn Lake Library
Saturday, Sept. 20, 2 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-5800.
Hoverson, certified beer judge and author of "Land of Amber Waters: The History of Brewing in Minnesota," will explore Minnesota's local beer scene, the new generation of brews and breweries, and the basics of home brewing. Books will be available for purchase and signing.
Sponsored by Friends of the Penn Lake Library; Presented in collaboration with United Liquor of Bloomington.
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Literary Trivia
Hosmer Library
Sunday, Sept. 21, 2 p.m.
Test your knowledge of books and authors in teams of 1-4 people. Open to teens and adults. 
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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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Clear Clutter and Organize Your Home
Penn Lake Library
Saturday, Sept. 27, 10 a.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-5800.
Constantly losing things? Feeling like there's too much stuff? Professional organizer Barbara Tako, author of "Clutter Clearing Choices" will teach tips and tricks to declutter and organize. Learn how to simplify your life so you have more free time and energy! Books will be available for purchase and signing.
Sponsored by Friends of the Penn Lake 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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World War I: Life on the Home Front
Nokomis Library
Wednesday, Oct. 1, 10 a.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-6800.
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I. Local historian Iric Nathanson will talk about life in Minnesota as the war raged on in Europe. Nathanson is the author of "Modern Times in the Big City – Minneapolis in 1914," Hennepin History Magazine, January 2014. 
Sponsored by Friends of the Nokomis Library; Presented in partnership with Minneapolis Community Education.
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