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The Murder of Harriet Krohn

American Bride in Kabul

Lowball

My Boyfriend Barfed in My Handbag

Private India

Lovely, Dark, Deep

Jeter Unfiltered

Vestments

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We want your Input!

As always, we welcome your input for programs you'd like to see or perhaps would like to lead at the library. Use this survey or contact us via phone or email with your input. For any questions about programs, email Annice or call us at (320) 235-3162.

Book a Librarian

Ask a Librarian

Set up an hour long one-on-one session with a librarian for help with researching a topic, basic computer skills, finding books to read and more. To set up an appointment, use the online form or call the library.

 

American Red Cross

Red Cross Blood Drive

Monday, December 22nd; 9AM – 3PM Give the gift of life this holiday season! Donate blood at our Red Cross Blood Drive. Appointments can be made online at http://www.redcrossblood.org/ or by calling the library.

 

Introduction to eBooks

tablet with aBook

Tuesday, January 6, 10AM Come learn the basics of reading and downloading eBooks from the library. This is a basic introduction to our eBook system, OverDrive, and is for individuals with all types of devices. Registration is required and can be done with this online form (or by calling the library.

 

Coffee and a Classic

Wednesday, January 7, 2PM Coffee and a Classic, a new program at the library, will occur every first Wednesday of the month at 2PM. Come enjoy coffee, a light afternoon snack and a classic movie. Call the library for details on the movies that will be playing each month.

A cup of coffee

 

Author Talk: Suzanne Congdon LeRoy

Nightingale by Suzanne Congdon LeRoy

Saturday, January 10, 1PM Come listen as Suzanne Congdon LeRoy, author of Nightingale: A Memoir of Murder, Madness, and the Messenger of Spring, tells the powerful story of her grandmother Elisabeth Congdon, heir to a mining fortune and victim of one of the state's most notorious homicides. She will tell stories from her memoir that detail a family legacy of love, loss and perseverance. A book signing will follow, with all proceeds benefitting the library.

 

 

Novels @ Night

We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler

Tuesday, January 13, 7PM Join us for a book discussion and dessert every second Tuesday of the month at 7PM. This is the perfect time to join this new and exciting book club as new members are always welcome! This month we will be discussing We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler.

Future book picks: February – The Bookman's Tale by Charlie Lovett; March – Little Bee by Chris Cleave; April – A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra.

 

Free Legal Advice Clinic

Friday, January 16th The Central Minnesota Legal Services offers free legal advice at the library every third Friday of the month. Registration is required and must be done through the organization. Call them at (320) 403-1051 to schedule an appointment. Note: No criminal matters accepted through this clinic.

LSC: Legal Services Corporation - America's partner for equal justice

 

ipad

iPad: The Basics

Tuesday, January 20, 10AM Sign up for this hands-on class as we walk through the basics of using iPads. Although the class is geared toward new users, everyone will benefit from learning the tips and tricks taught in this class. iPads are available from the library for use during this class. Registration is required and can be done by using this online form (or by calling the library.

 

A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

Lunch Bunch Book Club

Wednesday, January 21, Noon Join us at Cornerstone Coffee for lunch as we discuss A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki. This book club meets every third Wednesday of the month and new members are always welcome!

Future book picks: February – The Vacationers by Emma Straub; March – The Astronaut Wives Club by Lily Koppel; April – Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan; May – Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger.

 

Craft Circle

yarn and knitting needles

Tuesday, January 27, 4-6PM The Craft Circle is meeting at a new day and time! Now occurring every fourth Tuesday of the month from 4-6PM, the Craft Circle is a supportive environment for individuals to craft and learn from each other. Bring your knitting, crochet, needlepoint or other craft project and work on it with other likeminded individuals.

 

Movie Clapper Board

Book 2 Movie Night

Thursday, January 29, 6PM Book 2 Movie Night is back! Come enjoy a recent movie adapted from a book and movie refreshments at the library. This month’s movie is about a boy who goes to heaven and is alive to tell his story. Call the library for the title. (Due to copyright laws, we are not permitted to post the title on the website)

 

OverDrive Series

Missed our OverDrive Classes? The recorded session has been posted on our Catalog page!

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