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1027 Washington Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN
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250 3rd Ave. North, Minneapolis, MN 55101
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700 On the Mall (Lower Level), Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402-2114
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301 Cedar Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55454
229 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55455
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309 19th Avenue S., Mineapolis, MN 55455
309 19th Avenue S., Minneapolis, MN 55455
309 19th Avenue S., Minneapolis, 55455 MN
309 19th Avenue S., Minneapolis, MN 55455
309 19th Avenue S., Minneapolis, MN 55455
1501 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403
1314 E. Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55404
2001 Riverside Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55454
222 - 21st Avenue S., Minneapolis, MN 55455
222 - 21st Avenue S., Minneapolis, MN 55455
222 - 21st Avenue S., Minneapolis, MN 55455
222 - 21st Avenue S., Minneapolis, MN 55455

Local events

Jan
30
Claudia Rankine
The Loft Literary Center, Friday, January 30 at 7pm
What does it mean to be a citizen in a "post-racial" society? Through poetry, essays, cultural criticism, and visual images, Don’t Let Me Be Lonely author Claudia Rankine tackles the question head on, and the result is a powerful and devastating book unlike any other. In Citizen, Rankine confronts racial aggressions, those she has experienced in life and those we have all experienced in the media and within ourselves. Some of these encounters are slights, seemingly slips of the tongue, and some are intentional offensives in the classroom, at the supermarket, at home, on the tennis court with Serena Williams and the soccer field with Zinedine Zidane, online, on TV—everywhere, all the time. The accumulative stresses come to bear on a person’s ability to speak, perform, and stay alive. Citizen is an important and timely book, one that will become a touchstone in the necessary discussion about racism in America.

Claudia Rankine is the author of five collections of poetry, including Citizen and Don't Let me Be Lonely, and the play Provenance of Beauty: A South Bronx Travelogue, commissioned by the Foundry Theater and Existing Conditions (co-authored with Casey Llewellyn). Rankine is co-editor of the American Women Poets in the 21st Century series with Wesleyan University Press and The Racial Imaginary with Fence Books. A recipient of awards and fewllowships from The Academy of American Poets, The American Academy of Arts and Letters, The Lannan Foundation, Poets and Writers, and the National Endowments for the Arts, she teaches at Pomona College.

This is event is co-sponsored by Graywolf Press, the College of St. Benedict, and The Loft Literary Center. Citizen is made possible through a partnership with the College of St. Benedict, and honors the legacy of S. Mariella Gable, a distinguished teacher at the College. (The_Loft_Library)
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Jan
31
"THE MITTEN Storytime" with Children's Theatre Company
Red Balloon Bookshop, Saturday, January 31 at 10:30am
Join Children’s Theatre Company for a storytime and activity around Jan Brett’s The mitten, plus enter to win tickets to CTC’s production created specifically for preschoolers, The Biggest Little House in the Forest.

Buy tickets today for CTC’s production of The Biggest Little House in the Forest, on stage Feb 3 - March 15. Visit www.childrenstheatre.org for more details!

DATE: Saturday, Jan 31

TIME: 10:30 am

PLACE: Red Balloon Bookshop (added from IndieBound)
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Jan
31
Susan Holding, The Little French Bakery Cookbook
Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Edina Galleria, Saturday, January 31 at 11am
The Little French Bakery Cookbook by Susan Holding

Author Signing Join author and baker Susan Holding for a signing of her cookbook, The Little French Bakery Cookbook. This event will follow Susan's interview on 9:50 am with Carol Olson Johnson. Be sure to tune in and then head on over! (added from Barnes & Noble)
Jan
31
Sean LoweSean Lowe Signing
Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Mall of America, Saturday, January 31 at 11am
For the Right Reasons by Sean Lowe, Nancy French (With)

Author Signing In his new book For the Right Reasons: America's Favorite Bachelor on Faith, Love, Marriage, and Why Nice Guys Finish First, Sean Lowe takes readers behind the scenes of the hit television series the Bachelor. (added from Barnes & Noble)
Feb
1
Julie Kramer
Chapter 2 Books, Sunday, February 1 at 4pm
Julie Kramer is a journalist turned novelist. She writes a series of thrillers set in the desperate world of TV news. Julie has won the Daphne du Maurier Award for Mainstream Mystery/Suspense, RT Reviewer’s Choice Award for Best First Mystery as well as the Minnesota Book Award. Her work has also been nominated for the Anthony, Barry, Shamus, Mary Higgins Clark, and RT Best Amateur Sleuth Awards. She formerly ran WCCO-TV’s investigative unit before becoming a freelance network news producer for NBC and CBS. She lives with her family in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. (added from Simon & Schuster)… (more)
Feb
2
NEW! The (Not-So) Young Adult Book Club
Red Balloon Bookshop, Monday, February 2 at 6:30pm
Do you find yourself reading books for teenagers even though those years have passed? Do you have a hard time remembering the last adult book you read? You are not alone! Join Red Balloon’s new (Not-So) Young Adult Book Club, a group for adults who love Young Adult literature. We’ll meet every 1st Monday and discuss one fantastic, fun YA book a month. All books will be chosen by group members. Book discounts and opportunities such as volunteering at events and reading Advanced Reader Copies (ARCs) are available. Embrace your love of YA and join us for laughs, eats, and solidarity!

February 2 is our inaugural meeting! Please come ready to talk about your favorite YA books and bring ideas of what you'd like to read in the coming months. Please email Amy, events@redballoonbookshop.com, with questions and to sign up.

DATE: Monday, Feb 2

TIME: 6:30-8:00 pm

PLACE: Red Balloon Bookshop (added from IndieBound)
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Feb
4
NOOK Knowledge Night
Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Ridgehaven Mall, Wednesday, February 4 at 6pm
NOOK Event, Special Event Whether you are a seasoned NOOK enthusiast or just curious about eReading, join us in-store for a demonstration and discussion designed to teach, entertain and inspire. (added from Barnes & Noble)
Feb
4
Charles Baxter
Micawber's Books, Wednesday, February 4 at 7pm
Charles Baxter (Believers, Harmony of the World, Saul and Patsy, The Feast of Love, The Soul Thief, Through the Safety Net, Gryphon, First Light, There's Something I Want You to Do, The Would-be Father)

Charles Baxter is the author of the novels The Feast of Love (nominated for the National Book Award), The Soul Thief, Saul and Patsy, Shadow Play, and First Light, and the story collections Gryphon, Believers, A Relative Stranger, Through the Safety Net, and Harmony of the World. The stories “Bravery” and “Charity,” which appear in There’s Something I Want You to Do, were included in Best American Short Stories. Baxter lives in Minneapolis and teaches at the University of Minnesota and in the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. (added from Random House)… (more)
Feb
5
Elizabeth Eulberg, WE CAN WORK IT OUT - YA "Slumber Party"!
Red Balloon Bookshop, Thursday, February 5 at 6:30pm
YA author Elizabeth Eulberg invites you to Red Balloon Bookshop’s YA Slumber Party, featuring Elizabeth’s new book, We Can Work it Out, a return to the world of The Lonely Hearts Club! Wear your PJs and join in the fun with slumber-party-themed games, grub, and giveaways. Learn about the creation of Elizabeth’s Beatles-themed series, hear exclusive details in our Q&A, get your books signed, and hang out with this fabulous author.

Elizabeth Eulberg was born and raised in Wisconsin before heading off to college at Syracuse University and making a career in the New York City book biz. Now a full-time writer, she is the author of The Lonely Hearts Club, Prom & Prejudice, Take a Bow, Revenge of the Girl With the Great Personality, Better Off Friends, and We Can Work it Out. She lives outside of Manhattan with her three guitars, two keyboards, and one drumstick. www.elizabetheulberg.com

DATE: Thursday, Feb 5

TIME: 6:30 pm

PLACE: Red Balloon Bookshop (added from IndieBound)
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Feb
7
Music, Dance, & Comedy with The Big Epic Show
Red Balloon Bookshop, Saturday, February 7 at 10:30am
Save the date; details coming soon!

DATE: Saturday, Feb 7 TIME: 10:30 am PLACE: Red Balloon Bookshop (added from IndieBound)
Feb
8
Keegan AllenKeegan Allen signing
life.love.beauty by Keegan Allen

Author Signing Keegan Allen is best known from the hit show on ABC Family, Pretty Little Liars. Now he takes readers on a rich visual and literary tour of his personal experiences, observations, travels, passions and aspirations in life.love.beauty. (added from Barnes & Noble)
Feb
8
Second Story Reading Series: Lise Lunge-Larsen and Margi Preus
The Loft Literary Center, Sunday, February 8 at 2pm
Second Story is the Loft’s reading series for young adult and middle-grade authors. Perfect for families and readers of all ages, Second Story pairs a first-time author with a more established voice in children’s literature. On Sunday, February 8, 2015 we present Lise Lunge-Larsen and Margi Preus.

Born and raised in Norway, Lise Lunge-Larsen came to the US on a scholarship to attend college. She planned to return to Norway but fell in love, married, and remained in the US where, in addition to teaching at the college level, she has become a well-known storyteller and award-winning author. She and her husband have three children and live in Duluth, Minnesota where she is known as “The Troll Lady.” She has published seven books for young readers, and she's known for her stellar retelling of myths and legends.

Margi Preus’s novels for young readers include the Newbery Honor book and Backseat Book club pick, Heart of a Samurai, and Shadow on the Mountain, a Notable Book for a Global Society. Her newest, West of the Moon, has been called “enthralling and unflinching” and “like dun silk shot through with gold” according to multiple starred reviews. Her first mystery, Enchantment Lake, is forthcoming in March. Preus has also written picture books as well as dozens of plays and goofy theater pieces for young people and grown-ups. She enjoys speaking and visiting schools all over the world. When she’s home in Duluth, Minnesota, she likes to ski, hike, paddle, or sit quietly with a book in her lap. (The_Loft_Library)
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Feb
9
Author Signing With Rebecca McLaughlin and Rita Palashewski
Daycare Diaries by Rebecca McLaughlin, Rita Palashewski

Author Signing Rebecca McLaughlin and Rita Palashewski, authors of Daycare Diaries: Unlocking the Secrets and Dispelling Myths Through TRUE STORIES of Daycare Experiences, will be in-store to sign copies of their book. (added from Barnes & Noble)
Feb
9
Kids Read Book Club
Red Balloon Bookshop, Monday, February 9 at 6:30pm
Hey kids! If you are in 3rd or 4th grade (or have the equivalent reading level) and love to read, you and your favorite grown-up are invited to join the brand new Kids Read Book Club at Red Balloon! Every 2nd Monday you and your grown-up (parent, grandparent, aunt uncle, etc) will discuss a great book with the group, have snacks, and make new friends. Let's discover our new favorite books together!

The book for February is The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies. Please call 651-224-8320 or email Kate, newsletter@redballoonbookshop.com, with questions and to sign up.

DATE: Monday, Feb 9 TIME: 6:30 pm PLACE: Red Balloon Bookshop (added from IndieBound)
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Feb
9
Jamaal May and Michael Bazzett Reading
Magers & Quinn Booksellers, Monday, February 9 at 7pm
Don't miss Jamaal May reading from his poetry collection, "Hum," along with Michael Bazzett reading from "You Must Remember This," at 7 P.M. on Monday, February 9, at Magers & Quinn Booksellers in Minneapolis, MN! (alicejamesbooks123)
Feb
11
Julie Kramer
Julie Kramer is a journalist turned novelist. She writes a series of thrillers set in the desperate world of TV news. Julie has won the Daphne du Maurier Award for Mainstream Mystery/Suspense, RT Reviewer’s Choice Award for Best First Mystery as well as the Minnesota Book Award. Her work has also been nominated for the Anthony, Barry, Shamus, Mary Higgins Clark, and RT Best Amateur Sleuth Awards. She formerly ran WCCO-TV’s investigative unit before becoming a freelance network news producer for NBC and CBS. She lives with her family in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. (added from Simon & Schuster)… (more)
Feb
14
Valentine's Day Storytime with Michael Hall
Red Balloon Bookshop, Saturday, February 14 at 10:30am
Featuring Red: A Crayon's Story and My Heart is Like a Zoo. Save the date; more details coming soon!

DATE: Saturday, Feb 14 TIME: 10:30 am PLACE: Red Balloon Bookshop (added from IndieBound)
Feb
16
Teens Read Book Club
Red Balloon Bookshop, Monday, February 16 at 6:30pm
Do you want to read something new? Really new? Not-even-available-to-the-public new? Then join Red Balloon Bookshop’s Teens Read Book Club, open to teens in 8th-12th grade! Every month, each teen participant will select one Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) of an upcoming book, write a short review, and come back the next month to talk about it. Other opportunities include planning author events and book parties, volunteering at the store, blogging, and more. Come to hang with friends, eat snacks, and discover your next favorite book! Questions? Call Red Balloon at 651-224-8320 or email Amy at events@redballoonbookshop.com.

Update: Teens Read Book Club is currently full, but please call or email to join the waiting list!

DATE: Monday, Feb 16 TIME: 6:30-8:00 pm PLACE: Red Balloon Bookshop (added from IndieBound)
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Feb
17
Arwen Elys Dayton, SEEKER
Red Balloon Bookshop, Tuesday, February 17 at 6:30pm
Debut YA author Arwen Elys Dayton shares her new YA novel, Seeker. Save the date; more details coming soon!

DATE: Tuesday, Feb 17 TIME: 6:30 pm PLACE: Red Balloon Bookshop (added from IndieBound)
Feb
19
Chapter & Verse Book Club
Red Balloon Bookshop, Thursday, February 19 at 6:30pm
Chapter & Verse is a national book club for children’s literature enthusiasts who wish to discuss children’s and young adult fiction, nonfiction, picture books, and poetry. They meet the third Thursday of every month at Red Balloon and are sponsored by Winding Oak.

For Feburary's meeting, our discussions will focus on the books that won the American Library Association book awards at the ALA Midwinter Conference. Each of our book clubs will receive a complete listing and guidelines for discussion.

DATE: Thursday, Feb 19 TIME: 6:30 - 8:00 pm PLACE: Red Balloon Bookshop (added from IndieBound)
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Feb
19
Guys Read Book Club
Red Balloon Bookshop, Thursday, February 19 at 7pm
Attention Boys! If you’re a guy in 5th - 7th grade, then you’re welcome to join the Guys Read Book Club at Red Balloon. Every month the group will pick an awesome book to read and talk about. Bring along a male adult. Dad. Brother. Uncle. Cousin. Neighbor. Friend. Etc. (Because believe it or not, they were once boys too!)

February's book selection is The Inventor's Secret by Andrea Cremer. For more info and to sign up, please call Red Balloon: 651-224-8320.

DATE: Thursday, Feb 19 TIME: 7:00 pm PLACE: Red Balloon Bookshop (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Feb
20
Amanda Hocking, FROSTFIRE
Red Balloon Bookshop, Friday, February 20 at 6:30pm
Bestselling YA author Amanda Hocking shares her newest fantasy, Frostfire, a the first novel in a companion series to the Trylle Triology. Save the date; more details coming soon!

DATE: Friday, Feb 20 TIME: 6:30 pm PLACE: Red Balloon Bookshop (added from IndieBound)
Feb
20
Mentor Series Reading: Matt Rasmussen
The Loft Literary Center, Friday, February 20 at 7pm
The 2014–15 Loft Mentor Series in Poetry and Creative Prose presents poetry mentor Matt Rasmussen reading along with program participants Karlyn Coleman (fiction) and Jennifer Krueger (nonfiction).

Matt Rasmussen’s poetry has been published in Gulf Coast, Cimarron Review, H_NGM_N, Water~Stone Review, New York Quarterly, Paper Darts, and at Poets.org. He’s received awards, grants, and residencies from The Bush Foundation, The McKnight Foundation, The Minnesota State Arts Board, Jerome Foundation, Intermedia Arts, The Anderson Center in Red Wing, MN, and The Corporation of Yaddo. He is a 2014 Pushcart Prize winner, a former Peace Corps Volunteer, and teaches at Gustavus Adolphus College. His first book of poems, Black Aperture, won the 2012 Walt Whitman Award and was a finalist for the National Book Award in 2013.

Karlyn Coleman was recently awarded a Minnesota Emerging Writers’ Grant. Her stories have been published in Paper Darts, McSweeney’s, Canvas, and Revolver. Her story “Ice Roads” was awarded first place in fiction and is forthcoming in Crab Orchard Review. She lives in South Minneapolis with her husband, two boys, and a dog named Happy.

Jennifer Krueger is a freelance writer living in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her work has appeared in Revolver, The Evening Street Review, Front Porch Journal, and elsewhere. She has also published over one dozen nonfiction books for children under a pseudonym. She is a stay-at-home mom who has taken classes at The Loft Literary Center for the past four years. (The_Loft_Library)
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Feb
21
Saturday Spanish Storytime
Red Balloon Bookshop, Saturday, February 21 at 10:30am
Come to Red Balloon for a special Saturday edition of Spanish Storytime, brought to you by Language Sprout Learning Centers! Sing songs, say rhymes, and hear stories, all performed en Español! Enjoy a themed craft to complete the fun. Ven, te esperamos! (Recommended for ages birth-3)

Since 2003, the Language Sprout Learning Center has partnered with children, parents, and schools throughout the Twin Cities to revolutionize multilingual education in Minnesota. Start learning a foreign language today! www.languagesprout.com

DATE: Saturday, Feb 21 TIME: 10:30 am PLACE: Red Balloon Bookshop (added from IndieBound)
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Feb
21
Minnesota Emerging Writers' Grant Reading
The Loft Literary Center, Saturday, February 21 at 7pm
Winners of the 2014 and 2013 Emerging Writers' Grant come together for a special reading. This event will feature short readings by Heather Slomski, Mary Stein, Kristin Fitzsimmons, Karlyn Coleman, John Jodzio, Gretchen Marquette, Tami Mohamed Brown, Amir Hussain, Cole Sarrar. Hieu Minh Nguyen, Romelle Adkins, and Lesley Arimah. (The_Loft_Library)
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