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Melissa Yauk

Poetry workshops will be offered at the Morris Public Library on Oct. 1 and Oct. 8, at 6:30 pm. Athena Kildegaard will teach the classes titled, Seeing is Believing: writing poetry with lively images. The Friends of the Morris Public Library is sponsoring these workshops which are free to the public. No previous writing experience necessary. All are welcome to attend.

Minnesota author, William Kent Krueger will be visiting Morris for a book signing and discussion, Thursday, Oct. 29 at 6:30. This event will be held at the library and is supported by the Minnesota Book Awards through a grant from the Minnesota Department of Education State Library Services and the Minnesota Library Foundation. The Minnesota Book Awards is a project of the Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, in partnership with the Saint Paul Public Library and the Office of the Saint Paul Mayor. It is also sponsored by the Friends of the Morris Public Library. For more information on the Minnesota Book Awards, visit

Storytime continues with the TREC (Tutoring, Reading, Enabling Children) Program, from the University. UMM student Lynn Bixler has been doing a terrific job coordinating the readers. The students are enthusiastic and encourage the children's participation. Storytime is Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.

New Poetry Books (Minnesota Book Award books):

Almost Home, the Poetry of Ray Nargis, 2008

Breaking the Glass, poems by LouAnn Shepard Muhm, 2008

Clear All the Rest of the Way, by Warren Woessner, 2008

Growing Down: Poems for an Alzheimer's Patient, Anne Simpson, 2008

Honey, by Richard Carr, 2008

Humming the Blues, by Cass Dalglish, 2008

Mister Martini, poems by Richard Carr, 2008

Seeing it Now: haiku and tanka by Marjorie Buettner, 2008

Tenderness of Bees, poems by Vicki Graham, 2008

World Within, Poems by Ellen Murphy, 2008