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Reading Tween the Covers Book Club

10/28/2014 4:00 pm

Make sure you have finished this awesome book, The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare,  so you can come to book club and enjoy trivia, games, snacks and good friends.  Don't forget we promised you pizza (gluten-free) if you finished reading this incredible story...This is for you if you are in grades 5th through 7th and love getting together with other book lovers.

$6.99
ISBN-13: 9780547550299
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sandpiper, 7/2011

Location: 
Street:
8 South Main Street
City:
Minot
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Province:
North Dakota
Postal Code:
58701-3914
Country:
United States

Writing Group

10/27/2014 7:00 pm

For aspiring writers (casual or professional) to share their works with others, get feedback, and improve their skills.  Join us every other Monday and let the creativity flow!

$18.95
ISBN-13: 9780299293147
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University of Wisconsin Press, 5/2013

$14.95
ISBN-13: 9781452124773
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Chronicle Books, 9/2014

Location: 
Street:
8 South Main Street
City:
Minot
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Province:
North Dakota
Postal Code:
58701-3914
Country:
United States

Author Event: Lisa Peters

10/31/2014 7:00 pm
10/31/2014 9:00 pm

Join us as we welcome Lisa Peters to Main Street Books for a book talk about something that affects everyone in North Dakota: Oil.

 

What does an environmentalist do when she realizes she will inherit mineral rights and royalties on fracked oil wells in North Dakota? How does she decide between financial security and living as a committed conservationist who wants to leave her grandchildren a healthy world? After her father's death, Lisa Westberg Peters investigates the stories behind the leases her mother now holds. She learns how her grandfather's land purchases near Williston in the 1940s reflect four generations of creative risk-taking in her father's Swedish immigrant family. She explores the ties between frac sand mining on the St. Croix River and the halting, difficult development of North Dakota's oil, locked in shale two miles down and pursued since the 1920s. And then there are the surprising and immediate connections between the development of North Dakota oil and Peters's own life in Minneapolis. Catapulted into a world of complicated legal jargon, spectacular feats of engineering, and rich history, Peters travels to the oil patch and sees both the wealth and the challenges brought by the boom. She interviews workers and farmers, geologists and lawyers, those who welcome and those who reject the development, and she finds herself able to see shades of gray in what had previously seemed black and white.

$17.95
ISBN-13: 9780873519526
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 10/2014

Location: 
Street:
106 South Main Street
City:
Minot
,
Province:
North Dakota
Postal Code:
58701-3914
Country:
United States

Halloween Treat Trail

10/31/2014 10:00 am

Dress up the little ghosts and goblins and come downtown for trick-or-treating! Moms, dads, tots and daycares all welcome!

$16.99
ISBN-13: 9781442465534
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 8/2013

Location: 
Street:
8 South Main Street
City:
Minot
,
Province:
North Dakota
Postal Code:
58701-3914
Country:
United States
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