Virtual Author Talk with Brian Freeman

Tuesday, May 4th at 6:30pm

Brian Freeman virtual author tour

SELCO’s Minnesota Author Tour this year will be presented virtually, so you can attend without even leaving your house! Authors this year include Brian Freeman, David Housewright, Alison McGhee, and Margi Preus.

First up … join us for a virtual author talk with Brian Freeman on Tuesday, May 4th, from 6:30pm to 7:30pm.  Find login information on SELCO’s Online Event page.

Brian Freeman is a New York Times bestselling author of psychological thrillers, including the Jonathon Stride and Frost Easton series. Freeman’s writing has been praised by critics and bestselling authors alike, including Michael Connelly, Nelson DeMille, Jeffery Deaver, and Lisa Gardner. His novel ”The Deep, Deep Snow” was a finalist in the Minnesota Book Awards in 2021.

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Singer & Storyteller Jack Pearson performs on Friday, June 19th

Jack Pearson

Singer and storyteller Jack Pearson

Friday, June 19th at 10:00am

Join us for a fun-filled musical celebration of books and imagination!

Jack Pearson describes himself as “. . . a songwriter with one foot in our American folk tradition and the other joyfully lost in the landscape of imagination.” Families are invited to come and experience Jack’s music and story experience of spirit, folklore and history on guitar, fiddle, 5-string banjo, mandolin, dobro and an assortment of small percussion instruments.

We are celebrating the Read to the Rhythm Summer Reading Program and the entire family is welcome to come and enjoy a program revolving around books and imagination. Librarian Becky Walpole, of Park Rapids, Minn., says, “Jack has shared his love of song and story with us for twelve years.  Jack is able to make each concert new and exciting and is definitely the highlight of our Summer Reading Program.”

Jack was born in California but spent his growing up years in Alexandria and Minneapolis, Minnesota. He lives with his wife Nancy on the upper Mississippi in Minneapolis and has performed for kids and families in the Upper Midwest and around the country since 1979. He makes good pancakes, loves to read, and wears suspenders a lot.

This performance is free to the public and all are encouraged to come!