The Saint Paul Public Library will be closed on Monday, February 15.

Rainbow Rowell

Thanks for joining us for these great events! Visit the Read Brave page for info on Rainbow Rowell's February visit.

Tuesday, October 29, 6 p.m.
Reading Rainbow Rowell: A Community Forum on Kids' Right to Read
Moderated by MPR reporter Sasha AslanianPanel will include:

  • Rainbow Rowell, author of Eleanor & Park
  • Julie Blaha, President, Anoka-Hennepin Education Minnesota
  • Dr. Sarah Park Dahlen, Master of Library and Information Science faculty, St. Catherine University
  • Maureen Gormley, Dakota County Library
  • Teens Know Best Members Kitra Katz and A. J. Gerrick

Books will be available for sale, and Rainbow will sign after the event.
Metropolitan State University, 
Auditorium, Founder's Hall, 700 E 7th St, Saint Paul MN 55106, 651-793-1614

Wednesday, October 30, 12:50 p.m.
Book Reading and Skype Talk

12:50-1:20 Rainbow Rowell reads from Eleanor & Park, Q & A
1:20-1:50 Skype visit with Acacia O'Connor from Kids' Right to Read Project
Avalon School, 700 Glendale St, St Paul MN 55114, 651-649-5495

Wednesday, October 30, 6:30 p.m.
Book Talk and Signing
Introduction by author Anne Ursu.
Books will be available for sale, and Rainbow will sign after the event.
Harriet Island, Clarence W. Wigington Paviliion, 200 Dr Justus Ohage Blvd, Saint Paul MN 55107, 651-266-7000

Rowell's book, Eleanor & Park, is a story of two 16-year-olds whose love grows and transcends the teens' painful experiences with bullying and abuse. The book, which has received critical acclaim, reached the top ten New York Times Best Sellers list of young adult books in March, 2013.

The Saint Paul Public Library has selected Eleanor & Park as its 2014 Read Brave book. Read Brave is the library's annual, citywide program that encourages youth and adults to read and discuss a book that explores issues facing teens today. More information here