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09/30/2020 - 7:00pm

Club Book: Dahr JamailClub Book is a unique player on the Minnesota literary events scene. They collaborate with all eight library systems in the seven-county region to pair bestselling and award-winning authors with audiences in all corners of the Twin Cities metro. Whether you live in Maplewood or Minnetonka, and whether you are interested in mysteries, memoirs, or a mix of everything, Club Book has something for you!

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10/02/2020 - 9:00am to 10/03/2020 - 5:00pm

ALSC 2020 Virtual National Institute
Red Balloon Bookshop is honored to partner with the Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC) for their 2020 Virtual Institute! 

The ALSC National Institute is a biennial intensive learning opportunity and one of the only conferences devoted solely to children's librarianship, literature, and technology.

The 2020 ALSC Virtual Institute welcomes anyone...

10/06/2020 - 7:00pm

Club Book: Laila LalamiClub Book is a unique player on the Minnesota literary events scene. They collaborate with all eight library systems in the seven-county region to pair bestselling and award-winning authors with audiences in all corners of the Twin Cities metro. Whether you live in Maplewood or Minnetonka, and whether you are interested in mysteries, memoirs, or a mix of everything, Club Book has something for you!

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10/11/2020 - 7:00pm

Opus & Olives
It's time for the annual Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library literary event, Opus & Olives! 

Opus & Olives is not your average virtual gala. This celebration includes four national bestselling authors coming directly to your home—and hundreds of fellow supporters watching from theirs—all in support of your Saint Paul Public Library. When buy a ticket for Opus & Olives, you support early literacy,...

Take a look at a few new books we love
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Picture Books

Chicken Little tells her own story in this hilarious and oh-so-real version of the classic tale of mass hysteria! Find out what really happened that day: Did Chicken Little start a mass panic? Was it a scientific investigation gone terribly awry? Did the sky actually fall?! A fantastic read aloud, especially for those feeling a touch dramatic! — Angela (RBB Staff)


Middle Grade

I loved this very thoughtful new book by Sharon Creech, which explores questions of identity: "Who am I?" and "Who do I want to become?" These questions are top of mind for Gina, who is blessed with a very creative teacher, an intriguing new neighbor, and generous, accepting parents. The narrative is gentle and at times, humorous. Perfect for dinner table and classroom discussions. — Susan (RBB Staff)


Young Adult

Yadriel is tired of waiting for his family to let him become a brujo (NOT a bruja, like they think), so he completes the ritual himself. Armed with his new powers, Yadriel accidentally summons the ghost of chatty, slightly-delinquent Julian Diaz, his former classmate. Julian has unfinished business, and he won't go to his ghostly rest until it's dealt with. Stuck helping his new supernatural sidekick, Yadriel goes on a quest for answers, but the longer he spends with Julian the more he wishes could stay forever. Richly romantic, beautifully-written, and magical, Yadriel's story is one of family (found and biological) and of belonging. — Lily (RBB Staff)


Adult

On the surface this is a story of an elderly couple and how their lives happen to intersect with a young mother and her son. That intersection leads to so many more stories from each of the character’s lives—stories I couldn’t stop thinking about. Taken all together, this book becomes a moving and atmospheric reflection on memory and the role it plays in shaping the current experiences in our day to day lives. — Holly (RBB Staff)


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