Club Book successful – again

MELSA Club BookAs MELSA wraps up the 2015 Club Book season, the regional wants to thank all the incredible authors who visited the Metro this fall, as well as the wonderful libraries who hosted events. The guests shared inspiring stories about their work, writing process, and journey to become bestselling and award-winning writers. MELSA hopes everyone enjoyed these Club Book events as much as they did, and encourage readers to take a listen to the more than thirty free podcasts created over the past four seasons.

Speakers include Louise Penny, Elizabeth Berg, Amy Thielen, Dave Zirin, Lev Grossman, J. Courtney Sullivan, Amanda Coplin, Sue Miller, Jon Ronson, Ron Rash, Sara Paretsky, Mitchel Zuckoff, and Nikki Giovanni to name just a few.

MELSA will announce the new season of authors in January, so stay tuned!

New Season

MELSA Club BookClub Book is proud to announce the new lineup for the Fall 2015 Season. Club Book brings best-selling and award-winning national and regional authors to libraries throughout the seven-county Twin Cities region. A program of Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA) and coordinated by Library Strategies, Club Book is funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. All events are free and open to the public!

Podcasts of this season’s discussions will be available a few days after each event at www.clubbook.org and on iTunes. Past seasons’ podcasts are available for streaming and download, so check them out!

Successful Club Book Season

MELSA Club BookMELSA and everyone at Club Book would like to say a special thank you for making this another great season. Club Book wrapped up the Summer/Fall 2014 lineup with a stimulating talk by Nikki Giovanni on November 13th. Listen to her podcast here.

The 2015 season kicks off on Thursday, February 12, with adventure writer Peter Heller, author of The Dog Stars and The Painter. The entirety of next season’s lineup will be announced in early January.

While you are doing your holiday traveling, check out the 18 free Club Book podcasts available for streaming and download on iTunes and clubbook.org. They are perfect for those long trips over the river and through the woods.

See you all next season!

Club Book is made possible with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and the people of Minnesota for Library Legacy activities.

Club Book – Summer & Fall Schedule

MELSA Club BookClub Book is proud to announce the new lineup for the Summer/Fall 2014 Season. Club Book brings best-selling and award-winning national and regional authors to libraries throughout the seven-county Twin Cities region. A program of Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA) and coordinated by Library Strategies, Club Book is funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. All events are free and open to the public!

Podcasts of this season’s discussions will be available a few days after each event at www.clubbook.org and on iTunes. Last season’s podcasts are available for streaming and download, so check them out!

Club Book: the book club rewritten

MELSA launches another Club Book season bringing best-selling and award-winning national and regional authors to library communities throughout the seven-county Twin Cities metropolitan region. The 2014 Winter-Spring line up features literary stars successful in a variety of genres with Amy Thielen, classically trained chef and host of Food Network’s “Heartland Table” kicking things off on February 3 at the Prior Lake Library hosted by Carver County Library.

Club Book is coorClub Book Stack Logo_RGBdinated by Library Strategies, the nonprofit consulting group of The Friends of the St. Paul Public Library. A new podcast service will be an exciting enhancement. The podcasts will be uploaded shortly after an author program and available free via the Club Book website and iTunes. Check out Club Book’s pilot episode that outlines how the podcasts will work and promotes this season’s authors.

Club Book is made possible through Minnesota’s Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund, a portion of the state’s 2008 Legacy Amendment aimed at preserving and enlivening Minnesota’s rich cultural traditions.