Read one of Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales and join us for a discussion! We will meet in the library meeting room. If you would prefer to attend the meeting virtually, please contact the library for accommodations.
Tuesday, May 4 at 6:30pm: Brian Freeman
Brian Freeman is a New York Times bestselling author of psychological thrillers, including the Jonathan Stride and Frost Easton series. He has also been selected by the Robert Ludlum estate to take over Ludlum’s Jason Bourne series in a new book due in 2020. Freemans debut novel, IMMORAL, won the Macavity Award and was a finalist for the Edgar, Dagger, Anthony, and Barry awards for Best First Novel. IMMORAL was also chosen as International Book of the Month by book clubs around the world. His novels THE BONE HOUSE and SEASON OF FEAR were both names finalists for the Audie Award for Best Audiobook in Thriller/Suspense. He won the Minnesota Book Award for his novel THE VOICE INSIDE and has been a finalist for the award four other times.
Freeman’s writing has been praised by critics and bestselling authors alike, including Michael Connelly, Nelson DeMille, Jeffery Deaver, and Lisa Gardner. “A master of psychological suspense,” Gardner said of Freeman. London’s Daily Mail called Freeman “up there with Harlan Coben in the psychological crime stratosphere.” Freeman has lived in Minnesota with his wife, Marcia, for more than 30 years. “The Deep, Deep Snow” was a finalist for the Minnesota Book Awards in 2021.
Tuesday, May 11 at 6:30pm: David Housewright
David Housewright is an award winning Minnesota author of crime fiction and mystery fiction. A past president of the Private Eye Writers of America, Housewright is best known for his Rushmore McKenzie and Holland Taylor detective novels as well as other tales of murder and mayhem in the Midwest. He earned the Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for “Penance” (1996) as well as three Minnesota Book Awards for “Practice to Deceive” (1998), “Jelly’s Gold” (2010), and “Curse of the Jade Lily” (2013).
David Housewright’s “From the Grave: A McKenzie Novel” is a finalist for the 2021 Minnesota Book Awards.
Thursday, May 20 at 6:30pm: Alison McGhee
Alison McGhee writes for all ages and in all forms. Her most popular books include the bestselling novel Shadow Baby, which was a Today Show Book Club pick, and Someday, the #1 New York Times bestselling picture book for adults. 2020 will see the publication of The Opposite of Fate, a new novel for adults, and World So Wide, a picture book for all ages. She lives in Minneapolis and southern California.
“Where We Are” was a finalist in young adult literature for the Minnesota Book Awards in 2021.
Tuesday, May 25 at 6:30pm: Margi Preus
Margi Preus is New York Times bestselling author of the Newbery Honor Book, “Heart of a Samurai” and other notable novels and picture books for young readers. Her newest titles are “Village of Scoundrels,” “The Littlest Voyageur,” and “The Silver Box.” Her books have on multiple awards, been honored as ALA/ALSC Notables, selected as NPR Backseat Book Club pick, chosen for community reads, and landed on many best-of lists.
Margi Preus’s book, “The Littlest Voyageur” is a finalist in the 2021 Minnesota Book Awards.
New Take and Make Kits are available in the library lobby! Stop by and pick up a kit for a Hatching Egg!! Each kit has all of the supplies you will need as well as written instructions.
Join us for songs, rhymes, and a story on the ZPL Facebook page all geared towards babies and their caregivers.
To participate, please send pictures of your awesome creations to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will display them on our Facebook page.