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Local authors join Cloquet Library craft fair

Several local authors will be staffing tables during Cloquet Public Library's third annual Craft Fair and Book Sale. Authors will include Dean Hovey, author of the Pine County Mystery series; Autumn Aubut, author of "Sasquatch and the Secret Forest" and Cloquet poet Greg Opstad will have his collection "Lake Country."  Former state senator Florian Chmielewski will offer his memoir "0 to 90" (as told to Cloquet’s Brady Slater and Florian’s daughter Patty).

The Esko Historical Society will have copies of "Esko's Corner: An Illustrated History of Esko and Thomson Township" for sale, and the Moose Lake Area Historical Society will have copies of "Firebeast: The Fires of 1918" by Carol Illikainen for sale.

In addition, former children's librarian and writer Lis Boutang will provide information on the Carlton County Historical Society's writing project commemorating the 1918 Cloquet Fire.

The fair will be held on library grounds from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, June 30.