Jill Schoenberg Girma, the author of "Journal Buddies: A Girl's Journal for Sharing and Celebrating Magnificence," will sign her book from 2-4 p.m. Nov. 19 at Evelyn Matthies' Porthole Gallery in Brainerd.
The book, priced at $12.95, is available at the gallery, CatTales in downtown Brainerd and through www.amazon.com. The 156-page paperback recently was released by Blue Sky at Night Publishing of Hillman.
"Journal Buddies," Schoenberg Girma's first book, is part diary and part interactive journal. It focuses on strengthening the self-esteem and self-confidence of girls.
Schoenberg Girma was born and raised in St. Cloud. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in youth studies and sociology from the University of Minnesota. Her professional experience includes more than six years of working directly with young people and helping them to understand and develop their self-esteem, creative talents and life skills. She currently lives north of Hillman.
For more information, write to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.journalbuddies.com. Matthies' gallery can be reached at 829-5953.
Webster to sign books at Jaques Art Center
AITKIN - Margaret Webster will sign her new book "Are All the Heroes Gone?" from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday at the Jaques Art Center in Aitkin during the opening of the JAC's annual Christmas Market and Pie Sale.
Webster, a former teacher from the Tamarack area, wrote and illustrated this book based on Finnish stories from the Kalevala. It is aimed at both adults and children.
Bob the Builder program slated at Staples library
STAPLES - Children ages 3-6 are invited to a program featuring Bob the Builder at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Staples Public Library.
Admission is free and the attendance limit is 20.
The program, presented by Connie Laing of the Great River Regional Library children's services staff, will be filled with stories and crafts.
"Bob The Builder" is shown on TV in 100 countries around the world, and the program's theme song, "Can We Fix It? Yes We Can" topped the British record charts.
For more information, contact the library at (218) 894-1401.
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