Beat the winter blahs by joining the Winter Jackets program from Jan. 5-Feb. 28. Winter Jackets is an annual reading program for patrons 18 years of age and older that runs at all Dakota County Library locations. It encourages adults to take time to enjoy the simple pleasure of wintertime reading, write reviews and attend author programs.
Patrons can win prizes by reading the books of their choice and then writing a brief review to be used as an entry in a weekly prize drawing. Patrons can enter as often as they like and as many reviews as the number of books they’ve read during this period of time.
For more information and to sign up, visit the information desk at your library.
And be sure to check out one of the many author appearances happening during the Winter Jackets season.
Award-winning author David Housewright will talk about what’s next for private investigator Mac McKenzie in his upcoming books. Housewright will sign and sell his books.
Saturday, Feb. 7, 1–2 p.m.; Burnhaven
Meet the Author: Susan Follett
Come and meet local authors in this series presented by the Rosemount Area Arts Council. Susan Follett, author of The Fog Machine, a novel that explores the price of freedom in racially charged Mississippi in 1964, will lead a panel discussion focusing on her debut novel and the inspiration behind it. Follett will sell and sign her book. A Black History Month program presented by the Rosemount Area Arts Council.
Tuesday, Feb. 17, 6–8:30 p.m.; Rosemount Community Center, 13885 S Robert Trail
Artist Wendy J. Johnson
Textile artist and educator Wendy J. Johnson will present her book, Yarn Works: How to Spin, Dye, and Knit Your Own Yarn. Learn the history and science behind fiber art and about how to craft your own yarn. Johnson will sell and sign her book. Part of the Minnesota Mosaic series.
Thursday, Feb. 26, 7–8 p.m.; Wescott