Author events

Author Julie Jo Larson of “100 Things to Do in Minnesota Northwoods Before You Die,” will speak virtually noon to 1 p.m. Monday, June 7, for the Brown Bag Lunch Author Series presented as live events on the Friends of the Brainerd Public Library Facebook page. Join the talk by going to

Minnesota author Eric Dregni will discuss his new book “For the Love of Cod: A Father and Son’s Search for Norwegian Happiness” at noon June 14.

Library event

Graphic novel author and illustrator Jason Walz will speak about making comics in a virtual event at 6 p.m. June 10 via Zoom. People interested may register at Kitchigami Regional Library’s Legacy Facebook page at or contact a local library.

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Bead-making classes

The Morrison County Historical Society is hosting two bead-making classes at 1-2:30 p.m. June 12 and 26 at the Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum in Little Falls. Classes will be outdoors at the museum, weather permitting, with masking and distancing required. Cost of the class is $5 per person and $3 for members of the historical society. To register for the class, call 320-632-4007 or sign up at


MINNEJam, a mini music fest, is scheduled June 12, at The Woods in rural Brainerd, with gates opening at 3 p.m. Tickets are $25 at the door or $20 for advance tickets. Advance tickets are available at

Lakes Jam

Lakes Jam June 23-26, an outdoor music festival that combines country and rock, is set June 23-26 at Brainerd International Raceway, north of Brainerd. More information and how to get tickets is available at

Kitchigami Regional Library programs

Children’s author and illustrator duo Stephen and Trisha Speed Shaskan will appear for “Virtual Storytimes with The Shaskans” 10-11 a.m. June 17, July 1 and July 15.

“The Story Table: Timeless Tales for Changing Times” with Nicholas Pawlowski will be at 10 a.m. June 22 and July 20. For more information about how to join go to or contact a local library.