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Friday Memorial Library: Find the Falcons!

Writteb by Kimberly Hennings, library director of the Friday Memorial Library in New Richmond.

Find the Falcons! Join your community in April 2017 as we read and celebrate the noir classic “The Maltese Falcon” by Dashiell Hammett.

The “Big Read” in the St. Croix Valley is a one book, one community program that brings together residents from throughout the St. Croix Valley around a common book. This year’s programming will include a variety of literary, visual and performing arts opportunities centered on themes found in The Maltese Falcon.

See how local artists interpreted The Maltese Falcon at Friday Memorial Library. A traveling art installation will be on display with works by Barbara Riegel Bend (textiles), Alan Honn (glass) and James Shoop (bronze).

The sculptures will be displayed at the library April 10-17. Numerous copies of The Maltese Falcon and book club kits can be found in circulation at local libraries throughout the St. Croix Valley. For a listing of all the Big Read events visit To request a copy of The Maltese Falcon visit