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Location: Apple Valley, MN 55124, United States

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There are 171 "Little Libraries" within 25 miles.

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14395 S. Robert Trail, Rosemount, MN 55068
14955 Galaxie Avenue, Apple Valley, MN 55124
7600 W. 150th Street, Apple Valley, MN 55124
1340 Wescott Road, Eagan, MN 55123
1291 Promenade Place, Eagan, MN 55121
1515 Central Parkway, Eagan, MN 55121
Daily Bread Books (5.9 miles)
9600 163rd Street W, Lakeville, MN 55044
Christine's Books (6.0 miles)
828 West County Road 42, Burnsville, MN 55337
1101 County Road 42 W., Burnsville, MN 55306
8098 Blaine Avenue, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076
3 Appletree Square, Bloomington, MN 55425
118 E. Broadway, Suite 238, Bloomington, MN 55425
5160 Center Court (Mall of America), Bloomington, MN 55425
20085 Heritage Drive, Lakeville, MN 55044
8900 Portland Avenue, Bloomington, MN 55420
508 3rd Street, Farmington, MN 55024
8801 Portland Avenue S., Bloomington, MN 55420
8730 Lyndale Ave S, Bloomington, MN 55420
8800 Penn Avenue S., Bloomington, MN 55431
13090 Alabama Avenue S., Savage, MN 55378
9700 France Avenue S., Bloomington, MN 55431
7100 Nicollet Avenue, Richfield, MN 55423
405 7th Avenue, Newport, MN 55055
199 E. Wentworth Avenue, West St. Paul, MN 55118

Local events

Jul
8
Brad Taylor
Once Upon a Crime, Wednesday, July 8 at 7pm
Brad Taylor (added from Random House)
Jul
10
Secret Colors Revisited: A Dialogue on Race & the Arts
The Loft Literary Center, Friday, July 10 at 7pm
Secret Colors Revisited: A Dialogue on Race & the Arts
Alexs Pate in conversation with David Mura

Writers Alexs Pate and David Mura are long time collaborators who have written fifteen books between them, in multiple genres, all examining the issues of race and African American and Asian American identity respectively. This conversation will explore their work as Minnesota writers of color; the creative writing workshop they co-teach, “Writing on Race;” the relationship between their communities; and other current issues regarding race and the arts. They will also discuss Pate’s work on the Innocent Classroom, a program designed to address the racial achievement gap in education by training teachers to improve their relationships with students of color.

Over twenty years ago, Alexs Pate and David Mura created a performance piece, “Secret Colors,” in response to the video of the Rodney King beating and the violence in L.A. following the ruling that found the police innocent of any wrong doing. Their piece explored the issues arising out of those events, and, in light of the interracial tensions in L.A., the relationships between the African American and Asian American communities. This conversation enables these two to explore the issues of that piece and their PBS film, Slowly This, in light of the events of the past year, including the Black Lives Matter and Million Artists movements.

Alexs D. Pate is the author of five novels including the New York Times Bestseller Amistad, commissioned by Steven Spielberg’s Dreamworks/SKG and based on the screenplay by David Franzoni. His novel Losing Absalom was awarded Best First Novel by the Black Caucus of the American Library Association and a Minnesota Book Award for best fiction. Finding Makeba was listed as one of the five novels every black woman should have on her bookshelf by Essence Magazine. His novel West of Rehoboth was selected as an “Honor Fiction Book” for 2002 by the Black Caucus of the American Library Association. His novel The Multicultiboho Sideshow explores the themes of race and the arts in Minnesota and also won a Minnesota Book Award. Pate’s In the Heart of the Beat: The Poetry of Rap investigates the literary history and the quality of rap as a poetic expression (Scarecrow Press, 2010). In 2002 in USA Today, National Book Award novelist Charles Johnson chose Pate as an “Achiever Who Will Lead The Next Generation” in the area of literature. He is the founder of The Innocent Classroom, a program designed to address the racial achievement gap in education by training educators to improve their relationships with students of color. Pate was the curator of the Givens Foundation NOMO series of interviews with black writers. He is co-editor of the anthology, Blues Vision: African American Writing from Minnesota.

David Mura is a poet, creative nonfiction writer, fiction writer, critic, playwright, and performance artist. Mura has written two memoirs: Turning Japanese: Memoirs of a Sansei, which won a 1991 Josephine Miles Book Award from the Oakland PEN and was listed in the New York Times Notable Books of Year, and Where the Body Meets Memory: An Odyssey of Race, Sexuality and Identity (1996). His novel Famous Suicides of the Japanese Empire (2008), was a finalist for the John Gardner Fiction Prize and Virginia Commonwealth University Cabell First Novelist Award. Mura’s newest poetry collection is The Last Incantations. His second, The Colors of Desire (1995), won the Carl Sandburg Literary Award. His first, After We Lost Our Way won the 1989 National Poetry Series Contest. His book of literary criticism is Song for Uncle Tom, Tonto & Mr. Moto: Poetry & Identity in the University of Michigan’s Poets on Poetry series. In 1993, Mura and African American writer Alexs Pate created a multi-media performance piece, Secret Colors, about their lives as men of color and Asian American-African American relations. A film adaptation of this piece, Slowly This, was broadcast in the PBS series ALIVE TV in July/August 1995. Mura was featured with Lucille Clifton in the Bill Moyers PBS series, The Language of Life. (The_Loft_Library)
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Jul
13
Julie Klassen
Julie Klassen

Julie Klassen is the bestselling, three-time Christy Award-winning author of The Secret of Pembrooke Park, The Maid of Fairbourne Hall, and The Girl in the Gatehouse. She loves all things Jane—Jane Eyre and Jane Austen. A graduate of the University of Illinois, Julie worked in publishing for sixteen years and now writes full time. She and her husband have two sons and live in St. Paul, Minnesota (added from Random House)… (more)
Jul
18
Ryder WindhamUltimate Star Wars
Ultimate Star Wars by Ryder Windham

Author Event Join co-author Dan Wallace as he discusses his newest project, Ultimate Star Wars. Everything you still need to know about Star Wars. Come in costume and join in on our trivia contest! (added from Barnes & Noble)
Jul
20
Lindsay Cummings will be promoting The Murder Complex
The BookCase, Monday, July 20 at unknown time
Lindsay Cummings will be promoting The Murder Complex (added from HarperCollins)
Jul
26
Get Pop-Cultured: James Patterson Day
Special Event Celebrate America's bestselling author and a special one-day-only offer on all adults, kids' and teen books by James Patterson. (added from Barnes & Noble)
Aug
1
Mark L. Winston, Bee Time: Lessons from the Hive
Common Good Books, Saturday, August 1 at 7pm
Mark L. Winston, Bee Time: Lessons from the Hive

Speaking and signing, Common Good Books (cosponsored by the University of Minnesota Bee Squad) (added from Harvard University Press)
Aug
2
J. Ryan Stradal
Magers & Quinn Booksellers, Sunday, August 2 at 4pm
J. Ryan Stradal (added from Random House)
Aug
4
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Mall of America, Tuesday, August 4 at 6pm
Oct
7
Untitled event
Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Edina Galleria, Wednesday, October 7 at 7pm
Nov
1
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Nov
1
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Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Mall of America, Sunday, November 1 at unknown time
Nov
7
John Connolly
Once Upon a Crime, Saturday, November 7 at 7pm
John Connolly is the author of The Wrath of Angels, The Burning Soul, The Book of Lost Things, and Bad Men, among many others. He is a regular contributor to The Irish Times and lives in Dublin, Ireland. For more information, see his website at JohnConnollyBooks.com, or follow him on Twitter @JConnollyBooks. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Nov
13
The Loft's Pitch Conference 2015
The Loft Literary Center, Friday, November 13 at 7pm
The Loft is bringing leading agents and editors to Minneapolis. They'll be here seeking great, new work. Will you be pitching yours?

Each attendee will be guaranteed two pitch sessions with a participating agent or editor. The full lineup will be announced soon, but confirmed participating agents include Donald Maass, Marly Rusoff, Katie Grimm, Laura Zats, Louise Fury, Noah Ballard, Regina Brooks, Reiko Davis, Sarah Levitt, and Jessica Sinsheimer.

The conference will cover two intense days. Friday will feature an intensive day-long workshop led by Donald Maass. That night, attendees will gather for a fun and informative event featuring visiting agents and editors responding to anonymous query letters.

On Saturday, attendees will return for a full lineup of breakout sessions—including two one-on-one pitch sessions with a visiting agent or editor.

The conference is limited to 108 attendees. Registration will open to Loft members on April 22, 2015. If space is available, registration will open to the general public on April 29, 2015. Registration includes access to both days of workshops, sessions, and events, lunch both days, and two one-on-one pitches with an agent or editor.

$495.00 Regular
$445.50 Member (The_Loft_Library)
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Nov
14
THE REINDEER WISH with Lori Evert, Per Breiehagen, and Anja - Launch Party!
Red Balloon Bookshop, Saturday, November 14 at 10:30am
New York Times bestselling duo Lori Evert and Per Breiehagen (The Christmas Wish and The Tiny Wish) sweep us back into their enchanting world with yet another breathtaking adventure featuring their daughter, Anja. Join us for a launch party as magical as their newest book, The Reindeer Wish! Save the date; more details coming soon!

DATE: Saturday, Nov 14, 10:30 am TIME: 10:30 am PLACE: Red Balloon Bookshop (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Apr
1
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Mall of America, Friday, April 1, 2016 at unknown time
Apr
11
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Mall of America, Monday, April 11, 2016 at 1pm
Apr
11
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Mall of America, Monday, April 11, 2016 at unknown time
Apr
13
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Common Good Books, Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 7pm
Apr
21
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Mall of America, Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 6pm
Apr
21
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Mall of America, Thursday, April 21, 2016 at unknown time
May
13
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Nina's Coffee Cafe, Friday, May 13, 2016 at unknown time
May
13
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Nina's Coffee Cafe, Friday, May 13, 2016 at 7pm
May
13
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Once Upon a Crime, Friday, May 13, 2016 at 7pm
Jun
9
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Common Good Books, Thursday, June 9, 2016 at unknown time
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