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sTb // TWB Freestyle Book Club
Jul
26
7:00 pm19:00

sTb // TWB Freestyle Book Club

Do you believe that interfaith dialogue is important part of living in a diverse community? Have you read any religious texts or books that explore spirituality? From Richard Dawkins or Sam Harris, to Thich Naht Hanh and Mother Theresa? Come join us, have a pint of some of the best beer St. Paul has to offer, and share your perspective.

This event will be hosted at Tin Whiskers Brewing Company at 125 E 9th St, St Paul, MN 55101.

Shawn Otto discusses The War on Science
Jul
27
7:00 pm19:00

Shawn Otto discusses The War on Science

"Wherever the people are well informed," Thomas Jefferson wrote, "they can be trusted with their own government." But what happens when they are not? In every issue of modern society--from climate change to vaccinations, transportation to technology, health care to defense--we are in the midst of an unprecedented expansion of scientific progress and a simultaneous expansion of danger. 

Peter Geye presents his awesome novel Wintering
Aug
3
7:00 pm19:00

Peter Geye presents his awesome novel Wintering

A highly acclaimed novelist now gives us a true epic: a love story that spans sixty years, generations worth of feuds, and secrets withheld and revealed.

"The last time I read a literary thriller so profound Cormac McCarthy's name was on its spine. But Peter Geye is his own man and Wintering is as unique and menacingly beautiful as its Minnesota borderlands setting."-- Richard Russo

Stitch & B!tch
Aug
21
2:00 pm14:00

Stitch & B!tch

Stitch & B!tch is a gathering of individuals who craft in any way, shape, or form. We come together for a few hours a month and listen to a thoughtful discussion prompted by listening to an engaging audiobook, typically related to a feminist topic.


Jul
21
7:00 pm19:00

Dazzling Dr. Spilhaus

Sharon Moen is the author of With Tomorrow in Mind: How Athelstan Spilhaus Turned America Toward the Future. The biography profiles a man that some called a "gadfly" and others "the flywheel of the machine of American science." 

Corinna Nicolaou presents 'A None's Story: Searching for Meaning Inside Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism and Islam'
Jul
19
7:00 pm19:00

Corinna Nicolaou presents 'A None's Story: Searching for Meaning Inside Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism and Islam'

Perfect for those looking to ground themselves in the overlapping but often contradictory morals of the world’s major religions, Nicolaou’s book vividly and respectfully unpacks the nature of spiritual practice.

                                                                                                                                    
Publishers Weekly

Jul
13
7:00 pm19:00

Brandt Schubbe presents 'God, the Welder'

A deeply troubled man with a tragic past has lost his purpose in life. He struggles to regain that purpose as well as understand the meaning of past events, in the context of his increasingly disabled reality. God, The Welder takes the reader on a thought-provoking journey, as one man struggles to reconcile his religious beliefs with his troubled life in order to interpret his existence.

Jul
9
6:00 pm18:00

Snezana Zabic presents her book Broken Records and the feminist garage folk band Rent Party plays music

In 1991, Snežana Žabić lost her homeland and most of her family’s book and record collection during the Yugoslav Wars that had been sparked by Slobodan Milošević’s relentless pursuit of power. She became a teenage refugee, forced to flee Croatia and the atrocities of war that had leveled her hometown of Vukovar. She and her family remained refugees in Serbia until NATO bombed Belgrade in 1999.

Jul
7
7:00 pm19:00

Bob Gilbert presents his novel The Shady Elders of Zion

"The Shady Elders of Zion" is a Minnesota ghost story. Ivan Kalinsky, the book's narrator, is the last surviving Bolshevik from the class of 1917. When Stalin started purging Jews from the Communist Party ranks in the 1930's, Kalinsky escaped to Northern Minnesota, where he lived out a long life as a union organizer. 

Krista Tippett discusses 'Becoming Wise: An Inquiry Into the Mystery and Art of Living'
Jul
6
7:00 pm19:00

Krista Tippett discusses 'Becoming Wise: An Inquiry Into the Mystery and Art of Living'

This event ill be hosted at the St. Paul Athletic Club at 340 Cedar Street in Downtown St. Paul. There will be a cash bar, a warm hearth, and a great conversation.

Krista Tippett is a Peabody Award-winning broadcaster and New York Times bestselling author. In 2014, she received the National Humanities Medal at the White House for "thoughtfully delving into the mysteries of human existence." She is the host of the public radio program and podcast On Being.

Freestyle Book Club—Music Biographies
Jun
28
7:00 pm19:00

Freestyle Book Club—Music Biographies

The Freestyle Book Club is a partnership with Tin Whiskers Brewing Co. and SubText Bookstore.

On the last Tuesday of every month at 7pm, June 28th this month, we host, in our taproom, the Freestyle Book Club. The Book Club is led by Matt Keliher, the bibliotherapist over at SubText. This is a gathering of individuals who share their perspectives on the chosen book club theme. The Freestyle Book Club is a relaxed gathering. You can read from the list of suggestions, or choose a book on your own that fits the theme, and join us on the night of the event to share your perspective. We’d love to hear about what you read! The theme for the month of June is Music Biographies, and the suggested readings are as follows

May
21
3:00 pm15:00

Karen Casey presents 'Change Your Mind and Your Life Will Follow'

A finalist for the MS Society Books for a Better Life Award, Change Your Mind and Your Life Will Follow has sold nearly 70,000 copies in hardcover. The much-anticipated paperback edition comes with a new preface from Casey who continues to be an active participant in helping others heal through recovery. Change Your Mind and Your Life Will Follow suggests that we have only two real choices in life. 

May
15
3:30 pm15:30

J. D. Radke presents his novel 'levon a'

Told in reverse chronological order, levon a begins in cosmopolitan modern day Shanghai, China. A bloody disagreement at a posh wedding, and the complicated past of an uninvited guest are just the beginning (or the end) of an intricate tale of good, evil, purpose, regret, and lust that weaves backwards in time to reveal the truth, much like a memory plays out in our minds.

May
9
7:00 pm19:00

SubText Book Club—Destiny of the Republic

The SubText Book Club will be discussing Destiny of the Republic by Candace Millard

"A staggering tale....Millard digs deeply into the turmoil that got James A. Garfield elected, the lunacy that got him shot and the medical malfeasance that turned a minor wound into a mortal one."--Janet Maslin, Top 10 Recommendations for 2011

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