Meet novelist Lorna Landvik, historian James Carl Nelson, journalist and humorist Calvin Trillin and Civil War historian Wayne Jorgenson at Hennepin County libraries in December. All programs are free.
Monday, Dec. 3, 6:30 p.m.
Author Lorna Landvik
Hennepin County Library - Maple Grove
8001 Main St. N., Maple Grove, 612-543-6450
Join Landvik, bestselling author of nine novels, as she talks about the creative process, inspiration and the changing world of publishing. Her fun, new novel is "Mayor of the Universe." Books will be available for purchase and signing.
Sponsored by Friends of the Maple Grove Library.
Monday, Dec. 3, 7 p.m.
Author James Carl Nelson
Hennepin County Library – Ridgedale, 612-543-8800
Critically-acclaimed local author and historian Nelson will read from his new book, “Five Lieutenants,” a work lauded as "outstanding" by Booklist and praised in Publisher's Weekly as being written "with great knowledge of and sensitivity for his subject." Books will be available for purchase and signing.
Sponsored by Friends of the Ridgedale Library.
Thursday, Dec. 6, 7 p.m.
“Talk of the Stacks” Author Program With Calvin Trillin
Hennepin County Library - Minneapolis Central
300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, 612-543-8000
Journalist, humorist, food writer, poet, novelist and author of 20-plus books, Trillin will present “Quite Enough of Calvin Trillin: Forty Years of His Funny Stuff” (a humorous collection of excerpts from his writing career) and the newly released “Dogfight: An Occasionally Interrupted Narrative Poem About the Presidential Campaign” (a roast to the 2012 presidential election). Books will be available for purchase and signing. Seating is first-come, first-served. Doors open at 6:15 p.m.
A program of the Friends of the Hennepin County Library. Presenting sponsor: The Private Client Reserve of U.S. Bank. Additional support: Dorsey and Whitney LLP, MinnPost, Magers and Quinn Booksellers and the Marquette Hotel.
Saturday, Dec. 15, 11 a.m.
Author Wayne Jorgenson
Hennepin County Library - Brookdale
6125 Shingle Creek Pkwy., Brooklyn Center, 612-543-5600
Civil War collector and historian on the First Minnesota Infantry, Jorgenson will discuss his hot-off-the-press “Every Man Did His Duty,” which includes war-time stories and images of men who served in the First Minnesota Infantry. Books will be available for purchase.
Sponsored by Friends of the Brookdale Library; presented in collaboration with Brooklyn Historical Society.