Quatrefoil 30th Anniversary Celebration

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Quatrefoil Library celebrates its 30th anniversary with a free community celebration featuring a talk by novelist and essayist Jonathan Odell. Also on hand to mark the occasion is Richard Hewetson, who founded the LGBTQ lending library with his late partner David Irwin in the mid-1980s.

All are invited to attend the gathering, emceed by Mike Augustyniak, WCCO-TV's director of meteorology. Coinciding with the event is an exhibition called "Collected Voices: Quatrefoil Library at 30" at the Open Book center.

The Quatrefoil celebration is 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13 at Open Book, 1011 S. Washington Avenue in Minneapolis. It includes a social hour, a program from 7 to 8 p.m. and recognition of volunteers and four individuals who've been key in the library's growth and prosperity over the years. Also, catered appetizers, desserts and a cash bar.

Odell is the author of the novels “The Healing” and “The View from Delphi,” as well as “Miss Hazel and the Rosa Parks League.” With his husband, award-winning artist Jim Kuether, Odell is completing an illustrated children’s book, “Just Call Me a Dinosaur.” Odell is presently putting the finishing touches on a volume of personal essays tentatively titled “Growing Up a Gay Fundamentalist Southern Baptist in Mississippi, or God What Were You Thinking?”

Quatrefoil, one of the country’s oldest and largest LGBTQ libraries, is open every day of the week at 1220 E. Lake Street in Minneapolis. Its collection includes more than 30,000 items (books, videos, periodicals), most of it available to circulate to library members. It is run entirely by volunteers and welcomes everyone. Visit the library’s website at www.qlibrary.org and check out its Facebook page. Library phone is (612) 729-2543.
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