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Author Event October 30th at 7PM

Join us for a evening filled with mystery and intrigue with author Brenda Donelan, Thursday, October 30th at 7:00PM at the Public Library.  Brenda Donelan, formerly of Aberdeen, has published a novel entitled “Day of the Dead.” Donelan will talk about her experience writing this series and will be selling and signing books as well.

It is the first book in the University Mystery Series. She developed the story based on her experiences as a college professor. The novel is receiving stellar reviews and she had a book signing at Prairie Pages in Pierre to a sold-out crowd. Donelan was also the featured speaker at the South Dakota Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre and sold and signed books at the South Dakota Festival of Books in Sioux Falls.

About the book:

“Day of the Dead” is a mystery, set in the fictional town of Elmwood, South Dakota. When a college professor is found dead on campus, rumors and innuendo begin to swirl at Midwestern State University. The police department and the university are mysteriously secretive about the professor’s background and the ongoing investigation. Marlee McCabe, a professor of Criminology, is unwittingly pulled into the investigation leading her to question the integrity of the police department and her university. Despite warnings, Marlee uncovers information on the professor’s death, making her the next target of someone who has nothing left to lose.

 Day of the Dead by Breanda Donelan

Poetry/Illustrating Program November 6th at 7pm

We rely on our senses to tell us about the world around us, but our senses lie.

Blind Man Holding a Dragon’s Tail, an interactive animation presentation, will be presented by Lawrence Diggs on Thursday, November 6th at 7:00PM  at the Alexander Mitchell Public Library. This presentation will offer the audience a chance to explore the nature of reality while challenging them to question whether we can ever experience reality. Prepare to rethink reality.

This program is for all ages. No registration.

Lawrence Diggs is the author of Blind Man Holding a Dragon’s Tail, a newly published book of poetry and art that explores the nature of reality and is a companion to his animated short film series that deal with this topic.

Celtic Music Concert December 3rd at 7PM
 Celtic guitarist, Jerry Barlow will be performing at the Public Library on Wednesday, December 3rd at 7PM.

This event is an opportunity for cultural enrichment through music, stories and laughter. All ages are welcome and no registration required.

Barlow will be selling and signing CDs at this event.

Available Book Clubs

The Public Library organizes the following book clubs for the general public:

Book Club in a Bag
Library patrons can check out all the materials needed to start their own book club or discussion. Each bag will contain several copies of a book, reading guides, discussion questions, etc. Book club bags can be checked out on your library card.

Participating in a Book Club
If you would like to join a book club or create your own, please contact the Alexander Mitchell Public Library at (605) 626-7097.

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