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Monday, October 31, 2016

R.T. Rybak makes appearance Nov. 14 at Club Book event

R.T. Rybak will visit the Galaxie Library in Apple Valley to speak about his memoir detailing his time as mayor of Minneapolis. Rybak, who served three terms as mayor from 2002 to 2014, will discuss Pothole Confidential: My Life as Mayor of Minneapolis on Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. during a Club Book event, which is free and open to the public. 

The memoir is described as a political coming-of-age story that offers Rybak's personal account of the challenges and crises confronting Minneapolis over 12 years, including the collapse of the I-35W bridge, the rising scourge of youth violence, and the bruising fight over a ban on gay marriage. Along with his childhood, Rybak describes his path through journalism, marketing, and community activism that led to his election on Sept. 11, 2001. For more information about the book, please visit www.upress.umn.edu and search Pothole Confidential
 
Club Book collaborates with the library systems in a seven-county region to pair bestselling and award-winning authors with audiences in all corners of the Twin Cities metro. A program of the Metropolitan Library Service Agency and coordinated by Library Strategies, the nonprofit consulting group of The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, Club Book is made possible through Minnesota's Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.
 
Club Book has brought more than 100 bestselling and award-winning authors to library communities throughout the metropolitan region since its launch in 2010. Beginning in January 2014, free podcast episodes of each author program have been released on iTunes, expanding access to this Legacy-funded program to everyone in Minnesota. Podcasts of the programs will be available within a few days of each event. Visit www.clubbook.org for more information. 
 
Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open 45 minutes prior to the event. Rybak will also answer questions and sign books.
 
For more information, visit www.dakotacounty.us/library or call 952-891-7045

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