Arts briefs: Bestselling author Amy Bloom will speak at Apple Valley library

  • Updated: August 2, 2014 - 3:00 PM

"Lucky Us," by Amy Bloom

New York Times bestselling author Amy Bloom will be in Apple Valley next week for an appearance at the library.

The Aug. 14 talk, at 7 p.m., in the Galaxie Library concerns her latest book.

“Lucky Us” is a novel set in 1940s America about two sisters who seek fame and fortune. Bloom will sign copies of the books, which will be for sale.

The library’s summary of the plot: Forging a life together after being abandoned by their parents, half-sisters Eva and Iris share decades in and out of the spotlight in golden-era Hollywood and mid-twentieth-century Long Island.

Other upcoming library events:

–8 pm, South St Paul. Learn three Japanese paper art techniques to create greeting cards and bookmarks. Registration required.

–8 pm, Eagan. Macramé: Make jewelry and accessories with knots and luxurious fibers. Registration required.

–4 pm, Burnsville. Make fusion papers from the scraps of handmade paper and fibers and bind paper into a simple book. Registration required.

To register, go to


Arts Council pursues housing for artists

The Hastings Prescott Area Arts Council is asking folks within 50 miles of the area to take a survey relating to housing for artists.

The question is whether there is interest in affordable work and living space in Hastings.

“The board recognizes the fact that affordable housing is an important component of a welcoming community for artists, and for building a thriving creative sector,” the group said in a written statement.

The survey is administered through the website; find the item called Take the Survey.

The deadline is Tuesday.

ArtSpace Inc., the St. Paul Foundation and the City of Hastings, along with the Hastings Prescott Arts Council, are behind the effort.

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