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Special Events

Steven Galloway

Featured Event: Author Steven Galloway in Duluth

Tuesday, April 15, 2014  7:00 pm

Spirit of the North Theater, Fitger's Brewery Complex, 600 E. Superior St.

Hear the internationally acclaimed author read from The Cellist of Sarajevo and tell the story behind the writing of this novel, which was inspired by an actual event. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and autographing following the presentation. Galloway's new book, The Confabulist, will be published in May. This program is funded in part by money from the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund. For more information, call The Bookstore at Fitgers at 218-727-9077.

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Events are open to the public and are free, except for the Readers Theater on April 26.

Book Discussion
Thursday, March 20, 2014  •  1:00 pm

Two Harbors Public Library, 320 Waterfront Drive, Two Harbors

The Two Harbors Public Library Afternoon Book Group will discuss The Cellist of Sarajevo.


Kids' Craft: Terrific Tambourines
Tuesday, March 25, 2014  •  3:00 pm

Virginia Public Library, 215 S. 5th Avenue, Virginia

Duluth Art Institute staff will help kids create their own tambourines. Space limited to 20 kids.


Concert: The Redemptive Power of Music
Sunday, March 30, 2014  •  6:30 pm

Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 1111 8th St. S., Virginia

Duluth Congregational Church music director and arts critic Sam Black will direct a string ensemble featuring performances of Tomaso Albinoni's Adagio and David Wilde's The Cellist of Sarajevo: A Lament in Rondo Form for Solo 'Cello. A reception with coffee and pastries will follow the concert.


Personal and Political History in the Balkans
Monday, April 7, 2014  •  6:30 pm

Duluth Public Library Green Room, 520 W. Superior St.

What was it like to grow up in Bosnia, move to the United States as a teenager and then return to Sarajevo three months after the end of the siege? Former Minnesota state representative Mike Jaros will share his personal stories and experiences. Dr. Alexis Pogorelskin, Assistant Professor of History at UMD, will talk about how the last 800 years of Balkan history set the deadly stage for the siege of Sarajevo.


Kids' Craft: Terrific Tambourines
Tuesday, April 8, 2014  •  2 sessions: 10:30 am  and  noon

Duluth Public Library Green Room, 520 W. Superior St.

Duluth Art Institute staff will help kids create their own tambourines. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Space limited to 20 kids.Sign up at the library's Youth Services desk or call 218-730-4200/option 4.


International Film Series: Welcome to Sarajevo
Tuesday, April 8, 2014  •  6:30 pm

Cloquet Public Library, 320 14th St., Cloquet

A startling examination of the Bosnian war of the mid-1990s and the role of journalists in covering it, this film was based on British journalist Michael Nicholson's book Natasha's Story. Starring Stephen Dillane, Woody Harrelson and Marisa Tomei. Rated R; 1 hour, 40 minutes.


Concert: The Redemptive Power of Music
Sunday, April 13, 2014  •  1:00 pm

Presbyterian Church of Cloquet, 47 4th St., Cloquet

Duluth Congregational Church music director and arts critic Sam Black will direct a string ensemble featuring performances of Tomaso Albinoni's Adagio and David Wilde's The Cellist of Sarajevo: A Lament in Rondo Form for Solo 'Cello. Presented in association with the Presbyterian Church of Cloquet's "Concerts on 4th" series. A reception with coffee and pastries will follow the concert. For more information, call the Cloquet Public Library at 218-879-1531.


Concert: The Redemptive Power of Music
Sunday, April 13, 2014  •  4:00 pm

First United Methodist Church, 230 E. Skyline Parkway

Duluth Congregational Church music director and arts critic Sam Black will direct a string ensemble featuring performances of Tomaso Albinoni's Adagio and David Wilde's The Cellist of Sarajevo: A Lament in Rondo Form for Solo 'Cello. A reception with coffee and pastries will follow the concert. For more information, call the Duluth Public Library at 218-730-4236.


Author Steven Galloway in Cloquet
Tuesday, April 15, 2014  •  Noon

Cloquet Public Library, 320 14th St., Cloquet

Steven Galloway, author of The Cellist of Sarajevo, will be interviewed by Minnesota District Court Judge Mark Munger. Bring a bag lunch; dessert will be provided. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and autographing.


Featured Event: Author Steven Galloway in Duluth
Tuesday, April 15, 2014  7:00 pm

Spirit of the North Theater, Fitger's Brewery Complex, 600 E. Superior St.

Hear the internationally acclaimed author read from The Cellist of Sarajevo and tell the story behind the writing of this novel, which was inspired by an actual event. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and autographing following the presentation. Galloway's new book, The Confabulist, will be published in May. This program is funded in part by money from the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund. For more information, call The Bookstore at Fitgers at 218-727-9077.


Kids' Craft: Terrific Tambourines
Thursday, April 17, 2014  •  6:00 pm  Rescheduled from April 3

Cloquet Public Library, 320 14th St., Cloquet

Duluth Art Institute staff will help kids create their own tambourines. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Space limited to 20 kids.Sign up at the Cloquet Public Library or call 218-879-1531.


Book Discussion
Thursday, April 17, 2014
  •  6:30 pm

Duluth Public Library Gold Room, 520 W. Superior St.

The DPL Book Club will discuss The Cellist of Sarajevo. Anyone who has read the book is welcome to attend.


Film: Welcome to Sarajevo
Monday, April 21, 2014  •  6:30 pm

Duluth Public Library Green Room, 520 W. Superior St.

A startling examination of the Bosnian war of the mid-1990s and the role of journalists in covering it, this film was based on British journalist Michael Nicholson's book Natasha's Story. Starring Stephen Dillane, Woody Harrelson and Marisa Tomei. Rated R; 1 hour, 40 minutes.


Book Discussion
Monday, April 21, 2014  •  6:30 pm

Cloquet Public Library, 320 14th St., Cloquet

The Cloquet Library Reading Club will discuss The Cellist of Sarajevo. Anyone who has read the book is welcome to attend.


"Women in Black: We are Still on the Streets" Photography Exhibit
Monday, April 21 - Thursday, April 24, 2014

Depot Great Hall, 506 W. Michigan St.

Vesna Pavlovic took black-and-white photographs of a group known as "Women in Black," which formed in 1991 to peacefully protest the militarization that began as Yugoslavia fractured into separate nations. Part of that series of photos will be on exhibit this week and will be the subject of the Duluth Art Institute's discussion series, "Art in Theory," on Tuesday, April 22, at 5:30 pm in the Depot Great Hall, preceded by a reception at 5:00 pm. Ms Pavlovic is an Assistant Professor of Art at Vanderbilt University.


The Cellist of Sarajevo: Readers Theater
Saturday, April 26, 2014  •  7:00 pm

Teatro Zuccone, 222 E. Superior St.
Tickets are $5, available at the door the night of the performance.

Experience the story of The Cellist of Sarajevo live and on stage, directed by Cheryl Skafte. The East High School Sterling Strings will perform before the play and at intermission. The novel was adapted for readers theater by Keith L. Shaffer and underwritten by the Maryland Humanities Council for the 2012 One Maryland One Book program.


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