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The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez

Bittersweet by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore

The Most Dangerous Animal of All by Gary L. StewartThe Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair by Joel Dicker

The Closer by Mariano Rivera

The Hurricane Sisters by Dorothea Benton Frank

The Little Girl Who Fought the Great Depression: Shirley Temple and 1930s America by John F. Kasson

Save the Date by Mary Kay Andrews

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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.

Device Drop In

Reading devices

Tuesday July 1st from 10AM-12PM and Thursday, July 17th from 2-4PM Every first Tuesday and Thursday of the month we will be offering device drop in for eReaders, tablets, handheld devices and other technology related questions. No appointment is necessary but time will be limited to 15 minutes.

I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

Lunch Bunch Book Club

Wednesday, July 16th 12PM, Cornerstone Coffee Join us this month at Cornerstone Coffee to have lunch and discuss I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai. The book focuses on the story of Malala, a young girl who stood up for women’s education in Pakistan and in the process was shot. Now recovered, she is the youngest nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize and tells her story in this book. Coming up in August we will be reading The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin.

Craft Circle

yarn and knitting needles

Wednesday, July 16th Note: this is a change from the 4th Wednesday of the month due to a scheduling conflict. Bring your knitting, crochet, needlepoint or other craft and join others as we craft together in this supportive environment. All skill levels are welcome. The craft circle occurs every fourth Wednesday of the month.

Free Legal Advice Clinic

Friday, July 18th 10AM Central Minnesota Legal Services will be available by appointment to provide free legal counseling. Call (320) 403-1051 to set up an appointment and for more information. (Criminal matters are not accepted through this clinic.)

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

Book 2 Movie Night

Thursday, July 31st, 5:30PM We will be watching a movie based upon two types of characters, one from the West and the other from Outer Space. Figure it out? Come watch and enjoy refreshments! If you need a hint, call the library to find out what movie will be showing.

 

The Traveling Museum

The Traveling Museum

The Traveling Museum will be at the library on Saturday, August 2nd from 12-4PM to present a public art display by Mary Bergs titled Word Play. This pop up exhibit focuses on altering book pages from an unfinished manuscript by Robert Louise Stevenson. Bergs is a visual artist based out of Minneapolis. The Traveling Museum is curated by Andrew Nordin and Lisa Bergh out of New London, MN.

Second Annual Willmar Area
Author Round Table

The Willmar Area Author Round Table is back for a second year on Saturday, August 2nd from 2-4PM. Authors will participate in a conversation and talk about their books followed by time for meet and greets. Attendees will be entered in a drawing to win the books and authors will have books available for purchase. Authors include: Gene Stark, Megan Kiffmeyer, Cinda Kohls, Doug Knick and Cynthia L. Coyle.

 

OverDrive Series

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

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