This fall theImage that reads Fall Events at VPL library has several programs for you to choose from.  Once a month from September through December 2022, we will offer a Law Series with two local attorneys.  Angela Sipila will be in the library’s media department at noon (12:00pm) on September 13 to show you how to create a will online.  Computers are limited, so bring your laptop if you have one.  At noon on October 11, November 8, and December 13, Geri Sjoquist will cover different issues in family law.

The inaugural Quad Cities Read will kick off with four separate events in September.  The Gilbert Public Library is hosting a discussion of Once in a Blue Moon Lodge, by Lorna Landvik, on Tuesday, September 6, at 4:00pm, and the Mt. Iron Public Library is hosting a discussion of Laurentian Divide, by Sarah Stonich on Wednesday, September 7, at noon.  Call Mt. Iron at 218-735-8625 to reserve your space at their event.  The Virginia and Eveleth Public Libraries will be hosting “Road Tripping Writers” Sarah Stonich and Lorna Landvik on Thursday, September 8 at 6:00pm, and Saturday, September 10 at 10:30am, respectively.  “Road Tripping Writers” is sponsored by Arrowhead Library System and funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Artist and author Sam Zimmerman, Grand Portage Ojibwe direct descendent, will be at the library on Thursday, November 10, at noon.  Join us to learn about his art and his new book.  Following My Spirit Home features the artist’s work and experiences along the shores of Lake Superior.  Bring your copy of the book to have it signed, or buy one at the event.

Keep your eyes peeled for some online reading challenges on the Beanstack website and app this fall.  There will be an opportunity to “Fall in Love with Reading,” to explore “STEAM at Home,” and to take the “Genre Challenge” by reading outside of your usual subject areas.  These are “passive” programs, meaning you do them on your own and don’t need to check in with library staff.  However, when you finish, you can let us know and we will give you a prize!

November is National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo.  Register your intent to work on your novel on the NaNoWriMo poster at the library to show your support of other aspiring novelists.  We have prizes for this at the end of the month, so let us know if you have done any work on that Great Opus of yours!

See you at the library!