Date(s): Sep 29th, 2015
Location: James J. Hill Center, 80 W 4th St. - adjacent to George Latimer Central Library
The Last Queen of Hawaii is a celebration of traditional dance, storytelling, and song, beginning with an ancient creation chant, highlighting Victorian parlor songs, missionary hymns and paniolo (‘cowboy’) tunes, and ending with the imprisonment of the last Hawaiian Queen — Lili‘uokalani, composer of the beloved and timeless "Aloha ‘Oe."
Date(s): Oct 6th, 2015
Location: The Happy Gnome, 498 Selby Ave.
Social Hour: 5:30
Discussion begins at 6:15
Moderator Jeff Kamin brings his take on a book club to a public bar, where opinions flow freely and everyone has a good time. This month's title: The Secret History by Donna Tartt.
Date(s): Oct 15th, 2015
Location: Hamline Midway Library
In Lady Valor: The Kristin Beck Story, former U.S. Navy SEAL Christopher Beck embarks on a new mission as Kristin Beck. Kristin’s journey in search of the American ideals that she protected have a whole new meaning as she lives her life truthfully as a transgender woman. Kristin served for over 20 years as a member of the elite special forces Navy SEALs on SEAL Team 1 as well as the United States Special Warfare Development Group – what many in the public refer to as SEAL Team 6. She retired in 2011 with the rank of Senior Chief and continued high-level clearance work for the United States government and the Pentagon. But Kristin hid her true identity throughout and after her service, knowing she would lose it all if anyone were to know her secret.
Date(s): Oct 24th, 2015
Location: Rondo Library
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Do you like books? Are you a kid?
Then help choose the Minnesota Youth Reading Award winners!
Meet last year's winners and this year's nominees. There will be author presentations, interactive programming, and an opportunity to learn about "I Read! I Vote!".