Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Library’s adult reading program begins Jan. 17.

Winter is a great time to warm up with a good book—and that's what the Winter Jackets program is all about. The eleventh annual reading program for adults runs Jan. 17 to Feb. 29 at all Dakota County libraries. The program encourages adults to take time to enjoy the simple pleasure of wintertime reading, write reviews and attend author programs. In addition, for every book read and reviewed, participants are entered into a weekly prize drawing.

Author programs include:
  • Peter Geye, Safe from the Sea author, Wescott Library, 1340 Wescott Road, Eagan on Thursday, Jan. 19, 7– 8:15 p.m.
  • Ellen Baker, author of I Gave My Heart to Know This, and Keeping the House Heritage Library, 20085 Heritage Dr., Lakeville on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 7 – 8:15 p.m.
  • William Kent Krueger, author of the Cork O'Connor series, Pleasant Hill Library,  1490 S. Frontage Rd, Hastings on Saturday, Jan. 28, 11 a.m.– noon
  • John Reimringer, Vestments author, Burnhaven Library, 1101 W. County Rd. 42, Burnsville on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 7– 8:15 p.m.
  • Faith Sullivan, author of three novels including The Cape Ann, Wentworth Library, 199 E. Wentworth Ave., West St. Paul on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 10:15 – 11:15 a.m.
Winter Jackets is presented in partnership with the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA). There is no cost to participate or attend programs.
Pick up a title from one of these featured authors and meet them at author discussion groups this winter.  To view discussion questions for the featured titles from the author series, or for more information, visit www.dakotacounty.us/library, search winter jackets.

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