Monday 5/1: Bonnie St. John will present her book Micro-Resilience: Minor Shifts for Major Boosts in Drive, Focus, and Energy. Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 7 p.m., free.
Tuesday 5/2: Check out Books & Bars! It’s a monthly live performance and discussion about a book, and it’s rad. May’s book is Locally Laid by Lucie Amundsen, who will be at the event. Amsterdam Bar & Hall, happy hour at 5 p.m., program at 6:15 p.m., free.
Beth Dooley and Mette Nielsen will launch their new book Savory Sweet: Simple Preserves from a Northern Kitchen and host an open house, where there will be samples (all from recipes from Savory Sweet). Birchwood Cafe, 7 p.m., free but register.
Thursday 5/4: Contributors to the book Riding Shotgun: Women Write about Their Mothers will be reading from their work. Featured readers include Jonis Agee, Morgan Grayce Willow, Ka Vang, Shannon Olson, and Kathryn Kysar. Common Good Books, 7 p.m., free
Friday 5/5: Milkweed Books presents Kristen Radtke, author of the new graphic memoir, Imagine Wanting Only This. It’s a personal and historical narrative of loss and decay, it’s her debut, and it’s already gotten loads of big time praise. Radtke will appear in conversation with Angela Pelster-Wiebe, so count on insightful discussion, good company, and beautiful books. Open Book, 6:30 p.m., free.
Here’s a thing: The Minnesota History Museum has a vlog series called Storied. It’s a Minne-centric production all about, well, Minnesota history. It’s a weekly thing, you can catch it on Facebook at 1 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays, and it’s cool because it’s all about taking you inside the stories that comprise our state’s shared history. Check it out.
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