Tuesdays Scholar program continues 

The Roseville Library’s “Tuesdays with a Scholar” program continues through Nov. 13 with professors and others sharing their knowledge on specific subjects, from World War II remembrances to reflections on the 2018 elections. 

The talks are scheduled for 1 p.m. on Oct. 23 and Nov. 6 and 13 at the Library, 2180 N. Hamline Ave. Guest speakers include Richard Painter, a former White House counsel.  

All programs are free, and no pre-registration required. 

Here is the schedule of the remaining Tuesday Scholar talks:  

Oct. 23 — Alice in France: World I Letters
One hundred years ago, 26-year-old Alice O’Brien of St. Paul set sail for wartime France as a volunteer. High-minded and high-spirited, she wanted to contribute to the Allied Cause—and she was about to have the time of her life. Join Alice’s great niece, Minnesota Book Award nominee Nancy O’Brien Wagner, for the story of Alice and the Great War. Copies of Wagner’s book, “Alice in France: The World War I Letters of Alice M. O’Brien” will be available for sale. Nancy O’Brien Wagner is a partner at Bluestem Heritage Group. Her career includes historian, writer, project manager and interpretive planner for over 15 years. 

Nov. 6 — Remembering Kristallnacht

Eighty years ago this month, November 1938, even before the start of World War II, the Nazis unleashed the horrific violence of Kristallnacht, their first major assault on the Jews of Germany and Austria. The question of how to grapple with Nazi genocide is still present in German culture. University of Minnesota professor Leslie Morris will discuss the ongoing, complex engagement of genocide with history and memory, and investigates how the legacy of the Holocaust has continued to shape public discourse.

Morris is a professor of German and Director of the Center for Jewish Studies at the U. She is the author of five books that explore contemporary German-Jewish culture and post-Holocaust art and literature.

Nov. 13—Ethics, Government and the 2018 Elections   

Distinguished University of Minnesota law professor and former White House Counsel Richard Painter will look at the recent elections in light of historical standards of ethics in American government.   

Painter, in addition to his other accomplishments, was most recently a candidate for the DFL nomination for United States Senator.

Roseville Gift & Craft Shoppe Annual Holiday Sale 

The Roseville Gift & Craft Shoppe Annual Holiday Sale is Oct. 25 to 27 at the Fairview Community Center, 1910 W. County Road B. Sale hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Sale items will include baked goods, pottery, wood toys and game boards, weaving, jewelry, clothing, photography, winter mittens and hats and holiday decorations. 

Sale proceeds support the artisans and the services and programs offered by the Roseville Area Senior Program. For more information, call 651-604-3529.

Hmong author talk 

St. Timothy Lutheran Church women will host Kao Kalia Yang, local Hmong-American author of “The Latehomecomer,” at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3. Yang’s topic will be “Reflections on Belonging,” observations about Hmong refugee and immigrant experiences. The church is located at 1465 N. Victoria St., St. Paul. 

Holiday Fair Trade Market.

New Life Presbyterian Church, 965 W. Larpenteur Ave., will hold a Holiday Fair Trade market from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 17 and 18 at the church. Handicrafts and food items from around the world will be for sale. Proceeds will be used to help fair trade artisans and food producers.   

Theatre production at Hamline U

Hamline University’s Department of Theatre & Dance kicks off its 88th season with its production of “SHE KILLS MONSTERS,” a play that explores the world of fantasy role-playing games. The dramatic comedy debuts at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, and runs Nov. 10, 15, 16 and 17 at Hamline University’s Anne Simley Theatre. Tickets are $2 for Hamline students, $3 for ACTC students and staff, $8 for adults and $5 for outside students and seniors. Reservations are recommended and can be made through the Hamline University Theatre Box Office at 651-523-2905 or via e-mail at tickets@hamline.edu. 

Last session of Growing Through Loss

The final session of a six-week grief and loss education program and support group will be held from 6:45- 9 p.m., Monday, Oct. 22, at Roseville Lutheran Church, 1215 W. Roselawn Ave.   The Rev. Sara Spohr, associate pastor at Roseville Lutheran Church, will speak on “Where is God in Our Suffering?” This final session will include a service of healing and hope.

The program is sponsored by the 18 churches of the North Suburban Grief Support Coalition in Fridley, Columbia Heights, Lino Lakes, Mounds View, New Brighton, Roseville, St. Anthony and Shoreview. For information visit  www.growingthroughloss.org or call 763 755-5335. 

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