Valentine’s Day… some love it! Some hate it! What we can all agree on is that it is another holiday that is different than usual. Why not try something new — a little book matchmaking? It is the perfect way to celebrate while social distancing.
Online book matchmaking
Tell us a little about your reading life and our expert book matchmakers will email you a list of three books that match what you are looking for! We can make matches for fiction, non-fiction, poetry, short stories or graphic novels.
What qualities do you look for in a book? Here is a sample from book matchmaking:
- strong female characters
- science fiction
- true crime
- full of facts and trivia
- dark humor
Book Speed Dating — Online Edition!
Are you ready to make a love connection…with a good book? Join our very own book matchmakers as they lead you through fast paced book reviews on a variety of genres and subjects. They will even send you a checklist ahead of time so you can mark your favorites as they go through them. If you still haven’t found “the one,” the book matchmakers will save time for on demand recommendations based on your interests.
- Register for book speed dating — Friday, Feb. 12, noon-12:45 p.m.
Are you on campus? Blind date with a Book, Feb. 8-15
Stop by Walter Library to check out a blind date with a book. Check out the description from a wrapped book and check it out. Unwrap, read, and enjoy.
Be creative for Valentine’s Day with online workshops
Calligraphy and Creative Lettering
Learn how to make decorative calligraphy and hand lettering through this virtual workshop! Register now to reserve your spot and be on the email list to learn about supply pickup if you are in need of markers (register for an email with details). All skill levels are welcome. Have some writing utensils and paper and be ready to learn!
- Register for Calligraphy and Creative Lettering — Thursday, Feb. 11, 4-4:50 p.m.
Explore online books with Ebooks Minnesota
Ebooks Minnesota is an online e-book collection for all Minnesotans. The collection covers a wide variety of subjects for readers of all ages, and features titles like: