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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.

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. 

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
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.

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


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

Apr
21
7:00 pm19:00

Marybeth Lorbiecki presents 'Aldo Leopold: A Fierce Green Fire'

For anyone interested in wildlife, birds, wilderness areas, parks, ecology, conservation, environmental literature, and ethics, the name Aldo Leopold is sure to pop up. Since first publication, Aldo Leopold: A Fierce Green Fire has remained the classic short, inspiring biography of Leopold--the perfect companion to reading his ever popular A Sand County Almanac.

Apr
20
7:00 pm19:00

Mystery master Carl Brookins presents The Case or the Yellow Diamond

A dead man on the floor of his office in Minneapolis won’t lead P.I. Sean Sean to journey to Yap Island to protect his new client. Bombs in lawyers’ cars only jostle him. This short investigator knows the value of research and asking questions in the right places. World War II, Asian diamonds and concrete in Des Moines combine to almost destroy a Minnesota family. In the end, Sean detects flaws in the plans and brings down a criminal enterprise.

Apr
16
7:00 pm19:00

Gint Aras presents his novel Fugue

 After over a decade in prison, a young sculptor, Yuri Dilienko, returns to his old neighborhood in Cicero, Illinois. He finds the town stripped of so many places he used to know, while the town's familiar streets, bricks and steeples trigger memories of his traumatic youth.

Apr
16
5:00 pm17:00

Noriko Manabe presents her book 'The Revolution Will Not Be Televised'

Nuclear power has been a contentious issue in Japan since the 1950s, and in the aftermath of the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster, the conflict has only grown. Government agencies and the nuclear industry continue to push a nuclear agenda, while the mainstream media adheres to the official line that nuclear power is Japan's future.

Apr
12
7:00 pm19:00

James Shiffer presents 'The King of Skid Row'

In The King of Skid Row: John Bacich and the Twilight Years of Old Minneapolis, author James Shiffer discusses how city blue laws drove the liquor trade and its customers—hard-drinking lumberjacks, pensioners, farmhands, and railroad workers—into the oldest quarter of Minneapolis.

Books and Bars — St. Paul
Apr
4
5:30 pm17:30

Books and Bars — St. Paul

Join us for a discussion on the Hugo and Nebula award winning sci-fi novel, Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie. Hosted in participation with Indeed Brewing Company, The Friends of the St. Paul Library.

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