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The 12th Annual July 4 Pie Baking Contest and Auction

July 4, noon

Support the Park Rapids Library with pie! Beagle and Wolf Books will host the John Michael Lerma pie baking contest and auction. All proceeds go to the Park Rapids Area Library. To enPies!ter, bring your pie to Beagle and Wolf by noon on July 4. Entry fee is $5. Categories are: 

Double Crust
Single Crust
Custard or Cream
Juvenile (any pie by an 8-12 year old)

Prizes will be provided by the Friends of the Library.

Cherry PieThe pies will be auctioned off at 3:30ish at Pioneer Park in downtown Park Rapids.

It’s a great way to have a yummy dessert without having to bake, and all in support of a worthy cause!

Download a poster to inspire your baking and bidding.


Sheila O’Connor
July 14, 11:00

bookP.S. Write Back Soon:
The Lost Art of the Letter—a writing workshop with Sheila O’Connor

Once, the letter held our experiences, hopes, secrets, and desires. Letters arrived from other places or were passed between people quite near. They were our way of sharing with another the hidden landscape of the heart. In this workshop, we will have fun returning to the letter. Whether our receiver is real or imagined, we’ll experiment with ways we can use the letter form to share our stories. Drawing on her experience writing her recent novel-in-letters, Until Tomorrow, Mr. Marsworth, writer and teacher Sheila O’Connor will lead workshop participants through a series of writing activities designed to experiment with the letter form. Bring paper and pen, and a creative spirit. No experience required.
The cost of the workshop is $20; space is limited. To reserve your spot, send a $20 check to Beagle and Wolf, 112-3rd St. W., Park Rapids MN 56470. Checks should be made out to Sheila O’Connor.

Book signing at 1:00

Sheila O’Connor will read from her latest book, Until Tomorrow Mr. Marsworth, and sign copies of the book.

bookRoger Thompson
July 21, Noon

Roger Thompson will present a program and sign copies of No Word for Wilderness: Italy's Grizzlies and the Race to Save the Rarest Bears on Earth.

The rarest bears in the world live fifty miles outside of Rome. Hear Roger’s account of their eye-opening story, and a great experiment in rewilding.

bookKatie Carpenter and Susan Cushman

July 28, noon

The Wait:  Love, Fear, and Happiness on the Heart Transplant List 

Katie Carpenter, a Bemidji actress, and author Susan Cushman will be in the store to bring alive the diary entries from The Wait. The Wait is the true story of Jennifer Bonner, who was born in 1966 with congenital heart problems. Cutting edge medical procedures allowed her to live a normal life for a number of years. While a student at Carleton College, Jennifer again faced heart failure and was put on the heart transplant list. The Wait is the touching story of the year she spent on the list. Join us as we hear her story through a dramatic presentation.




Mindy Meija
August 25, noon

Mindy Meija will be signing copies of Everything You Want Me to Be, a psychological thriller set in in Minnesota. Hattie Hoffman has spent her whole life playing many parts: the good student, the good daughter, the good girlfriend. When she's found brutally stabbed to death the opening night of her high school play, the tragedy rips right through the fabric of her small-town community. The book’s many plot twists will keep you guessing—and turning pages!


bookWilliam Kent Krueger
September 1, 1:00 to 2:00

Join us as we welcome William Kent Krueger and the latest book in his Cork O’Connor series, Desolation Mountain.The book will be released August 21, and can be pre-ordered from us.

Note: Krueger will only be signing books purchased from us.

Thank you for respecting out policy!
About our Book Signing Policy

We sponsor a robust schedule of events—this summer alone, we’ve brought over 50 authors to Park Rapids. This is possible only because of the purchases of our customers. For that reason, we ask that only books purchased from us be presented for signing at events. We appreciate your cooperation with this policy.

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