MN Author Tour: Dr. Christopher Lehman

Dr. Christopher Lehman shares how mutually beneficial relationships between southern slaveholders and Minnesotans kept the men and women whose labor generated the wealth enslaved.

Dr. Lehman’s book Slavery’s Reach: Southern Slaveholders in the North Star State won a 2020 MN Book Award, ( and his upcoming book, It Took Courage: Eliza Winston’s Quest for Freedom ( will be released on April 16.

Dr. Lehman is a social and cultural historian, and professor of ethnic and women’s studies. Lehman’s work has been enriching the African-American historical canon for the last two decades.
Please join us for this special event!  It is free and open to all.

Brian Freeman Author Visit

Come meet Brian Freeman at the library on Thursday, July 21st at 7:30pm.

Brian Freeman at July 21 at 7:30pm.

He is widely acclaimed for his you are there settings and his complex, engaging characters and twist-filled plots. Brian’s novel SPILLED BLOOD won the award for Best Hardcover Novel in the annual Thriller Awards given out by the International Thriller Writers organization, and his novel THE DEEP, DEEP SNOW was a finalist for the Edgar Award for Best Paperback Original. He was selected as the author to continue Robert Ludlum’s Jason Bourne series, and his first Bourne novel THE BOURNE EVOLUTION was named one of the Best Mysteries and Thrillers of 2020 by Kirkus Reviews.