Cozy up with a warm drink and hot reads this season and join us for the 2018 Winter Reads adult reading program. Rate and submit a review of the books you read Jan. 8‒Feb. 23 and be eligible to win prizes. Participants can enter as often as they like and as many reviews as the number of books they’ve read during this period of time. The more reviews you submit, the better your chance to win.
Winter Reads is a reading program that inspires adults to pick up a good book and read or relax and listen to an exciting audiobook. Take time to enjoy the simple pleasure of wintertime reading, write reviews and attend author programs.
New this year
Participate online through
READSquared. Register and submit your book reviews online. Each review submitted earns you one entry into a prize drawing. Earn additional points and drawing entries by participating in online missions that help you discover new books and explore library programs.
Need some good reading suggestions?Try Book Match for a personalized list of some new authors and titles you might enjoy.
Also, be sure to check out author appearances during the Winter Reads season or consider attending one of Dakota County Library’s many book clubs.
Find book club information.
For more information and to sign up, visit the information desk at your library starting Jan. 8. Winter Reads is presented in partnership with the Metropolitan Library Agency (MELSA) and the Dakota County Library Foundation. There is no cost to participate or attend programs.
Thursday, Jan. 18, 6:30–8 p.m., Robert Trail
Meet author Craig Macintosh and hear him discuss his new novel "Wolf's Baja." This time Navy SEAL Tom Wolf, with the help of his Special Warfare pals, races against the clock to bring home four missing college students from beautiful Baja Mexico. Presented by the Rosemount Area Arts Council.
Monday, Jan. 22, 6:30–8 p.m., Robert Trail
Meet author Timothy McDonnell and hear him discuss his memoir “The Whole Forest for a Backyard: A Gunflint Trail Wilderness Memoir” about growing up near the Boundary Waters, Grand Marais, and the Gunflint Trail. Presented by the Friends of Robert Trail Library.
Thursday, Feb. 15, 6:30-8 p.m., Robert Trail
Meet author Joe Krogman and hear him discuss the eighth novel in the John Harwell mystery series, “The Stuff of Nightmares.” Old sins never die, they wait patiently to rise up and turn your simple life upside down. Presented by the Rosemount Area Arts Council.
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Tuesday, Feb. 20, 6:30-8 p.m., Hastings Arts Center (216 4th St. E., Hastings)
Spend an evening with Kao Kalia Yang, author of “The Song Poet: A Memoir of My Father,” a powerful memoir of a Hmong song poet who sacrificed his gift for his children's future in America.