Upcoming Events

Welcome to our Upcoming Events Page!
All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.



 Wednesday, May 3rd 5:30pm
Mary Losure - ISAAC THE ALCHEMIST
Mary Losure writes wonderful middle grade titles, including well-written, informative nonfiction books.  Her newest book, ISAAC THE ALCHEMIST, will give you all sorts of insights into Isaac Newton's childhood and life. Not to be missed!  Please join Mary Losure to celebrate this fantastic book at Addendum on Wednesday, May 3rd at 5:30pm.

"Isaac is an angry 12-year-old boy who lives, all alone, in an attic room above an apothecary’s shop. He’s terrible in school, where they don’t teach you anything about stars, dragons, fireworks, catapults, or magic.  Not that that stops him. Because Isaac has a book of Mysteries, borrowed from the apothecary.  Want to make a flaming kite that will look like a comet, scaring the country folk for miles around? Read on.
Someday, though he doesn’t know it yet, Isaac will become the world’s greatest alchemist. He’ll try to learn how to turn ordinary metal into gold. He’ll search for the Philosopher’s Stone that will reveal the secret of eternal life.  Along the way, he’ll discover the secrets of the universe, and the name Isaac Newton will become famous all over the world.
Someday, people will call him the Last Sorcerer.
But for now he’s only a boy with a quill pen, scribbling down his secrets in a tiny notebook…."


Saturday, May 6th 7-9pm
Craig Dirkes - SUCKTOWN, ALASKA
Celebrate the launch of SUCKTOWN, ALASKA by Craig Dirkes at HeadFlyer Brewing on Saturday, May 6th from 7-9pm. (861 E. Hennepin Ave, Northeast Minneapolis). Addendum will have books for sale and Craig will be happy to sign and personalize them for you! 

"Freshman year, Eddie Ashford had it all. Friends, parties, Taco Bell. He enjoyed it, reveled in it even. And he flunked out. Now he wants to redeem himself. Has to. He takes a job in tiny Kusko, Alaska, and promises to stay a year. His intentions are pure, but soon he’s lonely, low on cash, and desperate to escape the tundra. In this rough, raw, harrowing, and hilarious story, Eddie’s life becomes a dogsled ride along a line between youth and experience, bravery and recklessness, right and wrong. It’s tough going, and Eddie is alone at the helm for the first time."
 

Sunday, May 7th 2:30pm
Megan Atwood - ICE CREAM SUMMER
We are thrilled to be hosting the launch party for Megan Atwood's newest middle grade novel, ICE CREAM SUMMER!  Join Megan and Addendum at Hamline University (1536 Hewitt Ave. St. Paul 55104 in the Klas Ballroom) on Sunday, May 7th at 2:30pm to celebrate this first book in the Orchard Novel series!

"Four friends live and work together on a New England apple orchard in this first novel of a brand-new series about the bonds of friendship.  Welcome to the Orchard!
Every summer the Garrison Family Apple Orchard opens its ice cream stand and lets two kids run the show. Now it’s best friends Lizzie and Sarah’s turn.
Then new kids Olive and Peter join their ice cream team. Sarah had big plans and she’s not too happy about sharing the stand or her best friend. But a disaster at the grand opening results in a mysteriously empty cash register, these four kids have to become good friends—and expert detectives—before this Ice Cream Summer turns into the Worst Summer Ever."





Thursday, June 15th 6-7:30pm
Chapter & Verse Book Club
 On Thursday, June 15th from 6-7:30pm,  Chapter & Verse Book Club (for Children's Literature Enthusiasts) will be meeting at Addendum.  The book for June is: PIPPI LONGSTOCKING (Astrid Lindgren)

"Each year, our book clubs read a classic book, which we define as something published in the 1950s or earlier. Sorting through many suggestions, we're going to discuss Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren. How does Pippi hold up in 2017? Is this a classic that translates into the present?
If you're feeling adventurous, read the book in the original Swedish!"




For our last half hour, please bring a children's or YA book you've read recently that you'd like to recommend to the book club.  







Sixteen-year-old werewolf princess Ashling Boru is different from other wolves—she was able to shift to wolf form at birth. Rather than bringing pride to her family, it brings fear, and as a result, she is forced to live in seclusion in Ireland’s countryside. Ashling’s reputation is further blackened when she refuses her betrothed and defies the ancient laws. When her pack’s oldest rivals begin hunting her, she finds herself in the small town of York Harbor, Maine—far from everything she’s ever known.
In Maine, she crosses paths with the dark and rebellious Grey Donavan, and something ignites within her soul. There’s just one problem: Grey is human. Their instant connection turns into a passionate romance, and Ashling begins to believe she can create her own life outside of wolf laws. When she begins to uncover long-buried pack secrets—secrets that threaten to destroy all she holds dear—Ashling’s courage and tenacity are tested. Will she choose her deep and enduring love for Grey, or will she follow Old Mother’s path to her destiny?
- See more at: http://www.bloodmarksaga.com/#sthash.ml1Z3zVw.dpuf
Sixteen-year-old werewolf princess Ashling Boru is different from other wolves—she was able to shift to wolf form at birth. Rather than bringing pride to her family, it brings fear, and as a result, she is forced to live in seclusion in Ireland’s countryside. Ashling’s reputation is further blackened when she refuses her betrothed and defies the ancient laws. When her pack’s oldest rivals begin hunting her, she finds herself in the small town of York Harbor, Maine—far from everything she’s ever known.
In Maine, she crosses paths with the dark and rebellious Grey Donavan, and something ignites within her soul. There’s just one problem: Grey is human. Their instant connection turns into a passionate romance, and Ashling begins to believe she can create her own life outside of wolf laws. When she begins to uncover long-buried pack secrets—secrets that threaten to destroy all she holds dear—Ashling’s courage and tenacity are tested. Will she choose her deep and enduring love for Grey, or will she follow Old Mother’s path to her destiny?
- See more at: http://www.bloodmarksaga.com/#sthash.ml1Z3zVw.dpuf

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