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Minnesota Author Tour

Minnesota Author Tour 2024

SELCO Minnesota Author Tour Stops in Winona — April 15 & May 7

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Minnesota Author Tour

MN Author Tour: Jess Lourey & Sarah Stonich

The Winona Public Library will host authors Jess Lourey and Sarah Stonich on Monday, April 15th at 5:30 PM in the Library’s Central Exchange Room as part of SELCO (Southeastern Libraries Cooperating) Minnesota Author Tour.  This event is free and open to the public.

Jess Lourey is an award-winning author of an array of books everything from children’s books to crime fiction.  Some of her books include the Mira James Mystery Series as well as the Steinbeck and Reed Series.

Sarah Stonich is also an award-winning author as well as a book reviewer for the Minneapolis Star Tribune.  She has written several books including the popular title, Vacationland.

Both authors will have their books for sale at the event and will be available for signings.

The SELCO’s Minnesota Author Tour is funded in part or whole with funds from the Arts, Cultural, and Heritage Amendment. To learn more about the tour, go to https://legacy.selco.info/.

Crafting Gifts and Building Community

On Saturday, April 20th at 10am in the Winona Public Library, join Taliesin Nyala, a local artist who breathes life into wood, on an exploration where craftsmanship meets community. Taliesin has created eight items in collaboration with Habitat for Humanity serving Winona County as gifts for new homeowners. She will share stories about the evolution and process of crafting unique, handmade welcome gifts that embody the Habitat motto of creating “homes, community, and hope.”

Taliesin is a woodworker, writer, and artist living in Winona. She designs and builds heirloom-quality wood furniture and decor out of sustainably harvested Minnesota hardwoods. Alongside this, she writes a bimonthly newsletter on her experiences working in this craft and becoming an artist.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts & cultural heritage fund.

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Friends of the Library $5 Bag Mini Book Sale

The Friends of the Winona Public Library are hosting a $5 bag mini book sale on Saturday, May 4th from 9AM-2PM during the 100 Mile Garage Sale event. Everything you can fit into a paper bag is $5 during this sale. That includes books, DVDs, CDs, and Audiobooks.

In case of rain, the sale will be moved to the Library’s Central Exchange Room. Early sales will not be allowed. Anyone interested in volunteering should visit winona.lib.mn.us/volunteer-opportunities.

Minnesota Author Tour

MN Author Tour: Kao Kalia Yang

The Winona Public Library and Minnesota Marine Art Museum (MMAM) will host author Kao Kalia Yang on Tuesday, May 7th at 5 PM in the Across a Wide Ocean Gallery as part of SELCO (Southeastern Libraries Cooperating) Minnesota Author Tour.  This event is free but registration is required.  To register, go to https://tinyurl.com/mmamkalia.

Yang’s work crosses audiences and genres to center the Hmong experience in America. Her books have won multiple awards and include The Late HomecomerThe Song PoetThe Most Beautiful Thing, and more.

The Most Beautiful Thing, illustrated by Khoa Le, is one of two books featured in the current book arts exhibition, Across a Wide Ocean: Remarkable Stories about the Origins of Identity, at MMAM.

A book signing will follow in the museum’s atrium. The author’s books for sale in the MMAM Shoppe.

The SELCO’s Minnesota Author Tour is funded in part or whole with funds from the Arts, Cultural, and Heritage Amendment. To learn more about the tour, go to https://legacy.selco.info/.

Light of Learning

Historic Library Tours

Travel along through time as you take a guided tour of Winona’s historic public library and learn not only its history but its architectural development. Tours will be a half hour to 45-minutes and will meet outside at the base of the original entrance on 5th Street. In the case of rain, tours will meet in the lobby on Johnson Street. Registration is not necessary.

Tour dates and times:

Tuesday, May 14 @ 11AM
Thursday, May 23 @ 3PM
Thursday, June 20 @ 10AM
Tuesday, June 25 @ 3PM
Monday, July 8 @ 11AM
Monday, July 22 @ 3PM
Thursday, August 1 @ 3PM
Monday, August 5 @ 2PM
Thursday, August 22 @ 11AM
Monday, September 16 @ 3PM
Thursday, September 19 @ 3PM
Tuesday, September 24 @ 11AM
Thursday, October 3 @ 3PM
Tuesday, October 8 @ 11AM

Light of Learning

Historic Library Tours

Travel along through time as you take a guided tour of Winona’s historic public library and learn not only its history but its architectural development. Tours will be a half hour to 45-minutes and will meet outside at the base of the original entrance on 5th Street. In the case of rain, tours will meet in the lobby on Johnson Street. Registration is not necessary.

Tour dates and times:

Tuesday, May 14 @ 11AM
Thursday, May 23 @ 3PM
Thursday, June 20 @ 10AM
Tuesday, June 25 @ 3PM
Monday, July 8 @ 11AM
Monday, July 22 @ 3PM
Thursday, August 1 @ 3PM
Monday, August 5 @ 2PM
Thursday, August 22 @ 11AM
Monday, September 16 @ 3PM
Thursday, September 19 @ 3PM
Tuesday, September 24 @ 11AM
Thursday, October 3 @ 3PM
Tuesday, October 8 @ 11AM

J-Ryan-Stradal

Speaker Series: J. Ryan Stradal

Author J. Ryan Stradal will be at the Winona Public Library on Tuesday, June 11th at 7PM. Stradal will discuss his books – Saturday Night at The Lakeside Supper Club, The Lager Queen of Minnesota, and Kitchens of the Great Midwest.

Stradal is originally from the southern Minnesota town of Hastings but currently resides in Los Angeles, CA. He likes books, craft beer, wine, root beer, sports, and peas.

Interested in purchasing any of his books? Paperbacks & Pieces will have them available for 20% prior to the event and at regular price during the event.

Light of Learning

Historic Library Tours

Travel along through time as you take a guided tour of Winona’s historic public library and learn not only its history but its architectural development. Tours will be a half hour to 45-minutes and will meet outside at the base of the original entrance on 5th Street. In the case of rain, tours will meet in the lobby on Johnson Street. Registration is not necessary.

Tour dates and times:

Tuesday, May 14 @ 11AM
Thursday, May 23 @ 3PM
Thursday, June 20 @ 10AM
Tuesday, June 25 @ 3PM
Monday, July 8 @ 11AM
Monday, July 22 @ 3PM
Thursday, August 1 @ 3PM
Monday, August 5 @ 2PM
Thursday, August 22 @ 11AM
Monday, September 16 @ 3PM
Thursday, September 19 @ 3PM
Tuesday, September 24 @ 11AM
Thursday, October 3 @ 3PM
Tuesday, October 8 @ 11AM

Light of Learning

Historic Library Tours

Travel along through time as you take a guided tour of Winona’s historic public library and learn not only its history but its architectural development. Tours will be a half hour to 45-minutes and will meet outside at the base of the original entrance on 5th Street. In the case of rain, tours will meet in the lobby on Johnson Street. Registration is not necessary.

Tour dates and times:

Tuesday, May 14 @ 11AM
Thursday, May 23 @ 3PM
Thursday, June 20 @ 10AM
Tuesday, June 25 @ 3PM
Monday, July 8 @ 11AM
Monday, July 22 @ 3PM
Thursday, August 1 @ 3PM
Monday, August 5 @ 2PM
Thursday, August 22 @ 11AM
Monday, September 16 @ 3PM
Thursday, September 19 @ 3PM
Tuesday, September 24 @ 11AM
Thursday, October 3 @ 3PM
Tuesday, October 8 @ 11AM

Light of Learning

Historic Library Tours

Travel along through time as you take a guided tour of Winona’s historic public library and learn not only its history but its architectural development. Tours will be a half hour to 45-minutes and will meet outside at the base of the original entrance on 5th Street. In the case of rain, tours will meet in the lobby on Johnson Street. Registration is not necessary.

Tour dates and times:

Tuesday, May 14 @ 11AM
Thursday, May 23 @ 3PM
Thursday, June 20 @ 10AM
Tuesday, June 25 @ 3PM
Monday, July 8 @ 11AM
Monday, July 22 @ 3PM
Thursday, August 1 @ 3PM
Monday, August 5 @ 2PM
Thursday, August 22 @ 11AM
Monday, September 16 @ 3PM
Thursday, September 19 @ 3PM
Tuesday, September 24 @ 11AM
Thursday, October 3 @ 3PM
Tuesday, October 8 @ 11AM