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MISF meets regularly on the fourth Saturday of the month, 9:30 a.m. (Talk starts at 10:00). We meet on the lower level at Washburn Library, 5244 Lyndale Avenue South, in Minneapolis. There is a library parking lot and on-street parking is available. Our meetings are free and open to the public. Guests and interested persons are always welcome at these meetings. For more information, contact us.

September 24, Joe Amato will talk about his new book, My Three Sicilies: stories, poems, and histories of the Old Country, and the New. Amato, always a popular speaker for the Scholars, has recently retired from his teaching position at Southwest Minnesota State University, where he was chair of the history department.

Joseph A. Amato received his B.A. in history from the University of Michigan in 1960, his M.A. from the Universit