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Learn ‘How to Speak Midwestern’ at Mentor Library

Ever wonder why the residents of Fargo have their famous “clipped, brisk, nasal” accent? Or why the Chicago sports superfans of Saturday Night Live don’t vibrate their final consonants when they celebrate “da bearssss?” (For linguistic nerds, that’s called a … Continue reading

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Author Dan Chaon talks Ray Bradbury, Modest Mouse & writing from outside the fishbowl

When he was 13, Dan Chaon—the author of bestseller Ill Will and National Book Award finalist Among the Missing—corresponded with Ray Bradbury. (Yes, that Ray Bradbury.) When Chaon visited in May, he shared with us two pieces of writing advice that … Continue reading

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Author Mindy McGinnis takes you into the madness

Author Mindy McGinnis has written books with murder and desiccated, post-apocalyptic wastelands, but one of the scariest subjects she’s ever tackled is mental-health care in the 19th century. McGinnis will discuss the true story of mental-health care in the 1890s … Continue reading

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Dan Chaon brings ‘Ill Will’ and good reads to Mentor Library

Dan Chaon’s newest novel, Ill Will, has received awed reviews from NPR, The New York Times, and The Washington Post. The Post called it “the scariest novel of the year.” Publishers Weekly praised it as a “singular vision of American dread.” You can meet the … Continue reading

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Thrity Umrigar discusses parenting, turbulence & Bob Dylan

Thrity Umrigar is a delight. She visited our library recently to talk about her newest tale and first children’s book, When I Carried You in my Belly. Then she graciously stayed afterward to answer a few of our questions. We learned: … Continue reading

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