Todd Boss Presents Poetry Book ‘Someday the Plan of a Town’ – Twin Cities

TODD ​​BOSS: Minnesotan presents “Someday the Plan of a Town: Poems”, in conversation with poet Jim Moore. Virtual event. 7 p.m. on Monday, March 21, presented by Magers & Quinn.

VICTORIA CHRISTOPHER MURRAY: The award-winning author of more than 30 books talks about her latest, “The Personal Librarian,” the story of Belle da Costa Greene, curator of wealthy banker JP Morgan’s African-American collection. Virtual event. 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 22, presented by Club Book. Free. Streamed live at facebook.com/ClubBook.

AYESHA RAEES: Reads from “Coining a Wishing Tower: Poems.” Virtual event. 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, presented by Magers & Quinn.

WHAT ELSE HAPPENS

Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA) has announced its Twin Cities Metro Online Library, shared by the eight Twin Cities Metro public library systems (Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, St. Paul, Washington) reached a record 7 million cases of digital books in 2021. MELSA, consisting of more than 100 branch libraries in the Twin Cities metropolitan area, is in the first four in the world, just behind Toronto Public Library, Singapore National Library Board and Los Angeles Public Library. The top five e-book titles borrowed from MELSA’s collection in 2021 were the novels “The Four Winds”, “The Midnight Library”, “Anxious People” and “American Dirt”, and the non-fiction “Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century”. “Twin Cities residents only need a valid library card to access digital books from the MELSA Twin Cities e-Library on Libby.app. Download this app and start borrowing books, emagazines and e-books anytime, anywhere.

Timothy Johnson, right, is congratulated by Michael Kean, president of the Baker Street Irregulars, when Johnson received his nomination to the prestigious New York organization.
Timothy Johnson, right, is congratulated by Michael Kean, president of the Baker Street Irregulars, when Johnson received his nomination to the prestigious New York organization. (Courtesy of Ben Vizoskie and Baker Street Irregulars)

Timothy Johnson, Curator of the Sherlock Holmes Collections at the University of Minnesota, was invited to become a member of the Baker Street Irregulars, oldest Sherlockian literary society in the world. The university’s Holmes Collections are the world’s largest collection of documents related to Sherlock Holmes and its creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The collections consist of over 60,000 items, including books, journals, and a wide variety of other forms through which the transformation of Holmes’ character from printed page to cultural icon can be traced.

A reader was disappointed that A. Anatoly Kuznetsov’s book “Babi Yar” was not included in last Sunday’s list of books on Ukraine, compiled from various sources. We take reader suggestions seriously, so add “Babi Yar” to your TBR list. Published in 1966, three years before the author left the Soviet Union, the book recounts the nazi massacre of more than 33,000 Russian Jews near kyiv during World War II. It includes personal experiences, news stories and testimonies from survivors. Earlier this month, a Russian airstrike damaged the Babyn Yar Holocaust memorial dedicated to the victims.

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