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52 Library Card Uses

52 Library Card Uses

Hear a local author reading his/her latest novel. Number 16 in a series of uses for your library card.

They say we all have a book in us; it’s just that some are better than others at getting it written. There’s certainly no shortage of Minnesota authors who've been successful at getting their thoughts on paper. From memoir to mystery, mass market to niche market, books by local writers are on your library shelves, and many of the authors appear at library author talks.

Nationally known Minnesota authors such as Margaret Frazer, William Kent Krueger and Will Weaver frequently describe for Great River Regional Library audiences their writing habits and the publishing process, and read sections of their popular work. Not every author seeks a national audience. Some write monographs on local topics, such as Elaine Davis, author of Minnesota 13: Stearns County’s ‘wet’ wild prohibition days, who has presented at many library branches.

Author talks scheduled for upcoming weeks include Patrick Day (Too Late In The Afternoon) in Buffalo, Julie Kramer (Stalking Susan) in Big Lake, Douglas Wood (Old Turtle) at Grey Eagle, and Tracie Peterson (Embers of Love) in Delano, St. Michael, Staples and Upsala.

Check the regional Events calendar to see if there's an author talk in your area!