Upcoming Events

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



Thursday, March 30th 5:30pm 
Brandon Mull - DRAGONWATCH
On Thursday, March 30th at 5:30pm, we will be hosting author Brandon Mull at Addendum to celebrate his newest book, DRAGONWATCH - a FABLEHAVEN sequel! 

"In the long-awaited sequel to Fablehaven, the dragons who have been kept at the dragon sanctuaries no longer consider them safe havens, but prisons, and they want their freedom. The dragons are no longer our allies….
In the hidden dragon sanctuary of Wyrmroost, Celebrant the Just, King of the Dragons, plots his revenge. He has long seen the sanctuaries as prisons, and he wants nothing more than to overthrow his captors and return the world to the Age of Dragons, when he and his kind ruled and reigned without borders. The time has come to break free and reclaim his power.
No one person is capable of stopping Celebrant and his dragon horde. It will take the ancient order of Dragonwatch to gather again if there is any chance of saving the world from destruction. In ancient times, Dragonwatch was a group of wizards, enchantresses, dragon slayers, and others who originally confined the majority of dragons into sanctuaries. But nearly all of the original Dragonwatch members are gone, and so the wizard Agad reaches out to Grandpa Sorenson for help.
As Kendra and Seth confront this new danger, they must draw upon all their skills, talents, and knowledge as only they have the ability to function together as a powerful dragon tamer. Together they must battle against forces with superior supernatural powers and breathtaking magical abilities.
How will the epic dragon showdown end? Will dragons overthrow humans and change the world as we know it?"


Friday, April 7th 7:30pm
Sun Yung Shin and Andrea Jenkins at St. Kate's


"Bad A$$ Women Writers: Poetry Reading and Conversation featuring Sun Yung Shin & Andrea Jenkins”
(This event is part of the Women of Substance Festival’s 20-year anniversary celebration.)

Friday, April 7, 2017
7:30 pm
St. Kate's Recital Hall
2004 Randolph Ave. St. Paul 55105

Sun Yung Shin is the editor of "A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota," the author of poetry/essay collections “Unbearable Splendor; Rough, and Savage; and Skirt Full of Black” (all from Coffee House Press), a co-editor of “Outsiders Within: Writing on Transracial Adoption” (South End Press), and the author of bilingual illustrated book for children “Cooper’s Lesson” (Lee and Low Books). She is a contributing editor at Aster(ix) and Society Editions.

Andrea Jenkins, educator, poet, artist, and activist, works as the Oral Historian for Transgender Oral History Project for the University of Minnesota. She is the author of three books: “Tributaries: Poems Celebrating Black History” and “Pieces of A Scream”, and her latest title, “The T is Not Silent: New and Selected Poems”, Purple Lioness Productions, 2015. Andrea has received many fellowships and awards, including, a Bush Fellowship, the Many Voices Fellowship at the Playwrights’ Center, The Cultural Community Leadership Institute Fellowship through Intermedia Arts and a Givens Foundation Fellowship for Black Writers. Her work has been collected in several anthologies including “A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota” MHSP, 2016, and “Blues Vision: African American Writing in Minnesota” MHSP, 2016. In 2015 Andrea was named Grand Marshall of the Twin Cities Pride Parade and she performed at the White House in 2016.


 Saturday, April 8th 7:00pm
Launch Party for Sara Biren and Andrew DeYoung
On Saturday, April 8th at 7:00pm Addendum will be hosting the joint launch party for local young adult authors Sara Biren (THE LAST THING YOU SAID) and Andrew DeYoung (THE EXO PROJECT)!  The event will be held at Solomon's Porch (100 W 46th St, Minneapolis, MN 55419). 

THE LAST THING YOU SAID
"Last summer, Lucy’s and Ben’s lives changed in an instant. One moment, they were shyly flirting on a lake raft, finally about to admit their feelings to each other after years of yearning. In the next, Trixie—Lucy’s best friend and Ben’s sister—was gone, her heart giving out during a routine swim. And just like that, the idyllic world they knew turned upside down, and the would-be couple drifted apart, swallowed up by their grief. Now it’s a year later in their small lake town, and as the anniversary of Trixie’s death looms, Lucy and Ben’s undeniable connection pulls them back together. They can’t change what happened the day they lost Trixie, but the summer might finally bring them closer to healing—and to each other."

THE EXO PROJECT
"This fast-paced, sharply written multiple-perspective YA science-fiction debut opens on a future Earth ravaged by solar radiation. Desperate for money to save his sick mother, seventeen-year-old Matthew agrees to participate in the Exo Project, a government plan to save the human race by flying across the galaxy in search of a habitable planet for resettlement. He thinks he’s been given a death sentence: 100 years in cryostasis, followed by a quick death on some barren world. But then he lands on Gle’ah, discovering the strange, beautiful creatures who live there, including Kiva, the captivating teenage girl who leads her planet’s matriarchal society. Kiva views Matthew as a threat and for good reason—if he tells Earth that he’s found a suitable planet, it will mean the end of her people’s way of life. But then Kiva and Matthew discover an emotional connection they never expected—and as they begin to delve into the secrets of Matthew’s mission and the dark truth behind the seeming paradise of Gle’ah, the choices they make will have consequences for both of their worlds."





Thursday, April 20th 6-7:30pm
Chapter & Verse Book Club
 On Thursday, April 20th from 6-7:30pm,  Chapter & Verse Book Club (for Children's Literature Enthusiasts) will be meeting at Addendum.  The books for April are: THE BOY IN THE BLACK SUIT (Jason Reynolds) and YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW ME (Sharon G. Flake). 

"Let's talk about books that share the lives of current teens in their daily lives, not as representatives of certain civil rights statements or historical lessons. The Boy in the Black Suit by Jason Reynolds and Sharon Flakes' short story collection, You Don't Even Know Me, are the selections for this month. Please share titles of other books that fit into these parameters ... books you can recommend wholeheartedly."




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.  








 
Thursday, May 18th 6-7:30pm
Chapter & Verse Book Club
 On Thursday, May 18th from 6-7:30pm,  Chapter & Verse Book Club (for Children's Literature Enthusiasts) will be meeting at Addendum.  The books for May are: IT AIN'T SO AWFUL, FALAFEL (Firoozah Dumas) and THEIR GREAT GIFT (John Coy and Wing Young Huie).

"How does it feel to live in America when you were born elsewhere and don't yet understand all of the pop culture references and foods and customs? Many of our children are experiencing this newness, or our children who have always lived here are making friends with immigrants. It Ain't Awful, Falafel by Firoozah Dumas and Their Great Gift: Courage, Sacrifice, and Hope in a New Land by John Coy and Wing Young Huie are the selections for this month. Please share other books about the immigrant experience, in America or elsewhere, that you can recommend to other readers."




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.










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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