Community invited to activities during Community-Wide Read program

Cambridge Mayor Marlys Palmer declared April and May 2013 as Cambridge Community-Wide Read months during the April 15 council meeting. Pictured are Council Members Chris Caulk, Corey Bustrom, Howard “Howie” Lewis; Judith Kissner, owner of Scout & Morgan Books; Mayor Palmer; and Community-Wide Read committee members Debby Molano, Nancy Dunbar and Lorie Fetzik. Photo by Rachel Kytonen

Cambridge Mayor Marlys Palmer declared April and May 2013 as Cambridge Community-Wide Read months during the April 15 council meeting. Pictured are Council Members Chris Caulk, Corey Bustrom, Howard “Howie” Lewis; Judith Kissner, owner of Scout & Morgan Books; Mayor Palmer; and Community-Wide Read committee members Debby Molano, Nancy Dunbar and Lorie Fetzik. Photo by Rachel Kytonen

As part of the Cambridge Community-Wide Read program and keeping with the “sea” theme, author, Mike Roberts, will be visiting the Cambridge Public Library to discuss his book, The Last Keeper at Split Rock: a Memoir, on Tuesday, April 23 at 6:30 p.m. His visit scheduled on April 11 was cancelled due to weather.

Roberts turned off the light at the Split Rock Creek Lighthouse at the end of the 1968-69 shipping season. He will talk about his experiences at the lighthouse along with several of the significant shipwrecks that occurred in several of the Great Lakes, including the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald and the Daniel J. Morell. The Friends of the Cambridge Public Library will also hold their annual meeting during the evening also.

Then join for a discussion of the Cambridge Community- Wide Read book, Safe From the Sea, by Peter Geye, at the Cambridge Public Library on Thursday, April 25 at 6:30 p.m. with local community members.

Other book discussions will also be held on Saturday, April 27 at 11 a.m. at Scout & Morgan Books and on Monday, April 29 at noon at the Anoka Ramsey Community College Library – Cambridge Campus.

Geye was born and raised in Minneapolis where he continues to live with his family.  He received his BA from the University of Minnesota, his MFA from the University of New Orleans and his PhD from Western Michigan University, where he taught creative writing. His newest book is Lighthouse Road.

For more information about Cambridge Community-Wide Read events call the library at 763-689-7390 x15 or pick up a flyer at the library.

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