As always, thanks to each one of our volunteers. You ARE the library! Special thanks to Terri Grimes and her crew for the great job they all did organizing and implementing Santa and Mrs. Claus' visit to the Cole Memorial Building on Dec. 12. Also special thanks to Melissa Birch who puts together our monthly email newsletter. You can sign up at the front desk to receive your email edition. • Don't forget to check out the "free" table in our Cozy Corner Book Store. Also in our bookstore, we have a few puzzles and a few picture frames for sale.
As always, thanks to each one of our volunteers. You all are the bee's knees! Don't forget to check out the "free" table in our Cozy Corner Book Store. Kids' story time will be on recess from the middle of October to the middle of April. Dates to note • Thursday, Nov. 5, 10:30 a.m.: First Thursday Book Club meeting at the library. This month is Reader's Choice (each person will read a book of choice and report on it). The book club is open to anyone interested. There's no need to call ahead.
On Friday, Sept. 25, at 1 p.m., the Pequot Lakes Library will host Mary Fedor from Good Samaritan Society Hospice to present a one-hour discussion called "Knowledge Reduces Fear." In today's society there is a considerable lack of knowledge about the natural process related to the end-of-life journey. Join Fedor for a free, enlightening one-hour conversation about end-of-life concerns that you may have, either for yourself or for someone you love.
We've been very fortunate to receive a generous financial gift for the purchase of new materials for our Juvenile and Young Adult sections. The target of these purchases will be in the series areas for these two groups of readers, which seem to be the most popular. We are thrilled and appreciative of this wonderful gift. "Every Hero Has a Story" is theme of Kids' Summer Reading Program Hey kids, preschool through grade 6, come in and sign up for the Summer Reading Program on Thursday, May 28, from 6-7:30 p.m. or on Saturday, May 30, from 9-11 a.m.
The library will sponsor free classes facilitated by certified University of Minnesota (U of M) Extension Crow Wing County Master Gardeners. Master Gardeners are U of M-trained volunteers whose job is to educate the public about a variety of horticultural subjects using readily available, up-to-date research-based information. The four classes available this season are: • #1. Growing Great Vegetables by presenter JoAnn Weaver, noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, May 6. • #2. Edible Container Gardening by presenter Julie Kloster, noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, June 3. • #3.
What do we really know about the history and traditions of quilt making? Join us here on Wednesday, April 15, at 4 p.m. and find out the real stories behind what we all thought we knew about the history of quilting from Vickie Wendel. Many stories have been handed down, but they don't always hold up under a close look at history. Quilt squares, small quilts and pictures of actual period pieces will be available for viewing at this program, too. This free Legacy Program is funded in part or in whole from the vote of the people of Minnesota on Nov.
You still have a couple days to buy a $5 raffle ticket. A million thanks to our good friend, Lola Butcher, who has knit an afghan each year and donated it to us for our fundraiser, the annual Basket Auction. She has produced another gorgeous afghan and has donated it to our library. Since we're not having a basket auction this year, it's been decided to raffle it (just in time for Christmas). We will have it on display until Saturday, Nov. 22, and during that time you may buy raffle tickets for $5 each. Please come in and see it and buy a ticket. Perhaps you'll be the lucky winner.
Watch history come to life as Steve Stark combines art, history and presentation to tell true historical stories about Minnesota. Stark, in historical costume, creates large drawings right in front of your eyes with speed and skill as he tells these fascinating stories that people of all ages are sure to enjoy. Join us for this unique historical experience at the our library at10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 14. This free Legacy Program is funded in part or in whole with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on Nov.
We are fortunate to be presenting two interesting programs very soon. Mark your calendars! First comes Friday, Sept. 5, at 10 a.m. This is a free Legacy program presenting local songwriter, singer and guitarist Shannon Murray. Her show is called "People's Music: Songs of the Industrial Workers of the World" and will feature some of her original music, as well as music of the early 1900s. This event is appropriate for all ages and is funded in part or in whole from the vote of the people of Minnesota on Nov.
Our celebration of the library's 10th birthday was a wonderful success. Board members as well as many of our volunteers, past and present, attended and some of our most attentive patrons also. Thank you all for coming. And thank you to the whole community for supporting us in so many ways. Without all of you we certainly would not exist. "Fizz, Bang, Read" The kids' summer reading program is progressing wonderfully. There are still a few programs to attend. Remember to turn in your reading lists to the library by Wednesday, Aug.