Arts briefs: Novelist Chuck Logan to recount book-to-movie effort

  • Updated: January 11, 2014 - 2:00 PM

Chuck Logan will talk about how his book “Homefront” became a movie. The event at the Lake Elmo Public Library is at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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What if you created something you were proud of and other people changed it?

When Sylvester Stallone adapted Stillwater novelist Chuck Logan’s thriller, “Homefront,” for the big screen, Stallone changed the locale from Minnesota to Louisiana and altered the story to make it work as a movie.The movie, starring Jason Statham and Winona Ryder, was released in November.

Logan will appear at the Lake Elmo Public Library at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday to discuss his book-to-movie experience. For more information, call the library at 651-773-4926.

Visit the library’s website,, for library services and other information.

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Pond hockey planned at Hamlet Park

Cottage Grove’s Parks and Recreation Department is putting on a pond hockey tournament starting at 1 p.m. Jan. 20 at Hamlet Park, 8833 Hamlet Road S., Cottage Grove.

Teams will have three to five players and play a 20-minute half-ice game with no body contact or goalies. All players must wear a helmet and skates during games; other gear is optional.

A $15 per-team fee covers the cost of referees, hot cider and snacks.

There are eight openings in two divisions, squirt/peewee and high school/bantam; register your team by Jan. 17.

Each team is guaranteed four games, and prizes will be awarded to the champions of each division.

Call 651-458-3400 for more information.

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Library program for teens, tweens

“Cookie Book Covers,” a program for tweens and teens in fifth grade and higher, will take place at 2 p.m. Feb. 1 at Hardwood Creek Branch Library, 19955 Forest Road N., Forest Lake.

If your cookie could be a book cover for a favorite book, how would you decorate it? Participants will first learn a few simple decorating tips from pastry chef Cynthia Maxwell.

The program is free, and supplies are provided. Registration is required by calling 651-275-7300.


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