The Hot Reads For Cold Nights adult winter program, sponsored by the FOL with support from the FOL book club and library staff, returns again this January. Join us for great reader’s bags, interesting Saturday programs with door prizes, and maybe a few surprises!

Author visit and book signing by Paul Schaefer
Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 10:00am

Book jacket cover of Riding Shotgun

Schaefer’s debut novel, Riding Shotgun, won a 2017 national Bronze Medal IPPY Award for Best First Book: Fiction. The book is full of interesting characters: an eighty-year-old woman traveling from California to Winona in her late husband’s beloved Lincoln Town Car, a Vietnam veteran still dealing with issues from the war, a young hitchhiker searching for her father’s inheritance, and more. This humorous novel will keep you thinking about these characters long after you have finished the book.




Author visit and book signing by Lizbeth Selvig
Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 10:00am

Picture of author Lizbeth Selvig

Selvig is the author of numerous contemporary romance novels. She is a winner of the Romance Writers of America (RWA) Golden Heart® award, and a finalist for RWA’s prestigious RITA® award. She turned to fiction writing after working as a newspaper journalist and magazine editor. We will be discussing her books during the February FOL Book Club meeting.



Author visit and book signing by Kao Kalia Yang
Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 10:00am

Book jacket cover of The Latehomecomer : a Hmong Family Memoir

Yang was born in a refugee camp in Thailand in 1980 and immigrated with her family to Minnesota in 1987. Her Hmong family memoir, The Latehomecomer is the FOL Book Club selection for March. Yang has received numerous awards. She is a graduate of Carlton College and has a Masters degree in writing from Columbia University in New York City.



For interpreters or any adaptive equipment, call the Red Wing Public Library at (651) 385-3673 at least 7 days in advance of the program.