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Minnesota author Ryan Rodgers to speak on 'Winter's Children' in Brainerd

Rodgers will speak on Facebook Live on book about Nordic skiing.

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Ryan Rodgers recent book, "Winter's Children: A Celebration of Nordic Skiing".

While the Brainerd Public Library is not holding in-person events, Brown Bag Lunch author visits will be presented as live events on the Friends of the Brainerd Public Library Facebook page.

From noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 6, author Ryan Rodgers will speak live to viewers on Facebook on his recent book, “Winter’s Children: A Celebration of Nordic Skiing.”

“Winter’s Children” traces Nordic skiing in the Midwest from its introduction in the late 1800s to its uncertain future in today’s changing climate. Generously illustrated, this is an engaging look at the earliest ski teams and touring clubs; the evolution of cross-country skis, gear and fashion; and the ambitious effort to maintain a vast trail network across Minnesota’s state park system.

Rodgers is a freelance writer and avid skier whose work has been published in "Backpacker," "The Sun," "Minnesota Conservation Volunteer," "Hamline" and "Northern Wilds" magazines. The former board president of the Standing Cedars Community Land Conservancy, a 1,500-acre nonprofit land trust along the St. Croix River, he lives with his family in northern Minnesota.

This presentation is sponsored by the Friends of the Brainerd Public Library through their volunteer and fundraising efforts.

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The Friends of the Brainerd Public Library are celebrating the 21st season of the Brown Bag Lunch Author Series with a lineup of award-winning and acclaimed Minnesota writers.

For more information, contact the library at 218-829-5574 or visit the Friends of the Library’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Friendsofthebrainerdpubliclibrary.

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