Margi Preus Comes to Arrowhead Libraries

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The Arrowhead Library System is pleased to present award winning author Margi Preus at a free program being offered at the following dates and locations:

            Monday, May 2, 1:00 p.m.

            Buhl Public Library

            Monday, May 2, 3:30 p.m.

            Eveleth Public Library

            Monday, May 2, 6:30 p.m.

           Two Harbors Public Library

           Tuesday, May 3, 1:00 p.m.

           Hibbing Public Library

           Tuesday, May 3, 6:00 p.m.

           IFalls Public Library

           Thursday, May 5, 1:00 p.m.

            Mt. Iron Public Library

            Thursday, May 5, 6:00 p.m.

            Grand Rapids Area Library

            Friday, May 6, 1:00 p.m.

            Hoyt Lakes Public Library

            Saturday, May 7, 3:00 p.m.

            Duluth (Main) Public Library – Green Room

            Monday, May 16, 10:30 a.m.

            Virginia Public Library

            Monday, May 16, 6:00 p.m.

            Babbitt Public Library

            Wednesday, May 18, 6:00 p.m.

            Silver Bay Public Library

             Margi Preus is the author of several books for young readers, including the New York Times bestselling, Newbery Honor book Heart of a Samurai, and two books concerning Norway, the multi-award winning books Shadow on the Mountain and West of the Moon. Her newest books include The Bamboo Sword, a companion to Heart of a Samurai, and Enchantment Lake, a mystery set in northern Minnesota.

 Need to know how to make yourself invisible? How to sleep for nine days? Put a spell on a thief? These and other secrets will be revealed in Preus’s presentation about West of the Moon, a novel inspired by an old family diary, true immigrant stories, and Scandinavian folk and fairy tales. Preus will discuss how she combined history, fiction and folklore to create this “mesmerizing tale of Astri’s treacherous and harrowing mid-19th century emigration to America.” (Booklist, starred review) Enhanced by slides and storytelling, the presentation is appropriate and entertaining for young (10 and up) and old alike.

 West of the Moon is an ALA/ALSC Notable Book, a recipient of the Aesop Prize given by the American Folklore Society, a Minnesota Book Award, and a Society of Midland Authors Award for Children’s Literature. It was named one of the best books of 2014 by Bank Street College, Publisher’s Weekly, School Library Journal, Kirkus, Book Page, and Hornbook Magazine.

 This program, sponsored by Arrowhead Library System, was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. To learn more about Arrowhead Legacy Events, please see our calendar at, find us on Twitter or like us on Facebook at



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