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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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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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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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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: 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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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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Author Talk: Laura Childs
Plymouth Library
Tuesday, Oct. 14, 7–8 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-5825.
Childs, author of the popular “Tea Shop Mysteries” series will discuss her writing process, her transition to becoming a full-time novelist and today's publishing industry. Books will be available for purchase and signing.
Sponsored by Friends of the Plymouth Library.
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Author Talk: Wendy Webb
Excelsior Library
Tuesday, Oct. 14, 6:30–8 p.m.
Minnesota Book Award-winner Webb, a gothic suspense author, will discuss her newest book, "The Vanishing," set in a haunted estate in Minnesota's north shore wilderness. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Friends of the Excelsior Library will hold their annual meeting at 5:30 p.m., followed by the 6:30 p.m. author event.
Sponsored by Friends of the Excelsior Library.
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Friends Meeting
Excelsior Library
Tuesday, Oct. 14, 5:30–6 p.m.
Join fellow library enthusiasts to hear what's happening at Hennepin County Library. Help support your local library by planning and volunteering at book sales, programs, and special events. The Friends look forward to meeting you. Annual meeting including election of officers followed by Wendy Webb author event at 6:30 p.m.
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