Cover image for Undead and unwedWhoop, whoop; we’re excited!  Minnesota resident and New York Times bestselling author, MaryJanice Davidson, is coming to the library!  This is a major coup for a library of our size and we’d like you to help us spread the word.  Tell all your friends Davidson will be here on Saturday, October 18th, at 10:30 in the Foot Room.

Best know for her wildly popular Undead series, Davidson’s comical, paranormal romances delight readers worldwide.  Never read one before?  Well, here’s your chance!  The library is about to begin a “Fluff Club”; a book club for readers who enjoy light, entertaining reads.  The first book they will be reading is Davidson’s Undead and Unwed, so you can get in on the ground floor of a new book club and a great series, and then meet the author.

So, Fluff Club on October 9th, then author visit on October 18th; it’s going to be a great month at the library!


Cover image for The Martian : a novelWe’re giving away Andy Weir’s New York Times bestselling book, The Martian, this week as part of our 52 Weeks of Winners promotion.  Described as ‘Apollo 13 meets Cast Away… grippingly detailed, brilliantly ingenious man-vs-nature survival thriller, set on the surface of Mars‘; this is one giveaway you don’t want to miss.  Check out the book synopsis below; then stop in by the library to enter to win it.

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first men to walk on the surface of Mars. Now, he’s sure he’ll be the first man to die there.

It started with the dust storm that holed his suit and nearly killed him, and that forced his crew to leave him behind, sure he was already dead. Now he’s stranded millions of miles from the nearest human being, with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive–and even if he could get word out, his food would be gone years before a rescue mission could arrive. Chances are, though, he won’t have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain-old “human error” are much more likely to get him first.

But Mark isn’t ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills–and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit–he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. But will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him


Fall Tween Book Club Meets Monday!

maze runnerHey, Red Wing middle schoolers!  Join us this Monday, September 15th at 5 PM to talk The Maze Runner, the first book in James Dashner’s dystopian thriller series.  Didn’t read the book?  No worries!  Come anyway, get excited to read it (or go see the movie in theaters beginning this coming Friday, September 19th), talk about something else you read this summer, and then hang out for snacks and a rousing round or five of Apples to Apples.  Book Club usually wraps up between 5:45 and 6:00 PM.

Tween Book Club is open to all 5th-7th graders, and meets once a month on Mondays at 5 PM.  Can’t make this one?  We’ll meet again to talk Creepy Reads on Monday, October 13th!