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.
It's hard for all of us here to believe, but we are 10 years old this summer. The Library Board, with board president John Longnecker, will host a Happy 10th Birthday Party from 7-9 p.m. Sunday, July 13, at the library. The Pequot Lakes community has been such a huge help in so many ways, from using the library to donating money and books, and on and on. Thank you all so much and we hope that each and every one of you will come help celebrate this amazing event. Please feel free to bring family members.
BY CLAIRE NAGEL The Pequot Lakes Community Library, along with the Early Childhood Coalition and the Early Childhood Family Education program, is sponsoring a Daddy’s Night Out With the Kids event from 6-7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27, at the library. The theme for the evening is Winter Olympics at the Library. Singing songs, doing activities, reading books about winter sports and making a project will make it a fun evening for everyone. All family members are welcome. Library as art gallery
We give a hearty thanks to all our patrons who make use of our library and use it well and who appreciate our volunteers. Also thanks to our many volunteers who come to work here and do it with a smile on their faces, always willing to learn new things to make our library more user-friendly for patrons and ready to do whatever needs to be done. Thanks to our board of directors who make the hard decisions. Thanks to so many people who have given in so many different ways. There would be no library in Pequot Lakes without each and every one of you.