By Claire Nagel
Hey, kids! Registration for our summer reading program will be Thursday, May 29, from 6-7:30 p.m. and Saturday, May 31, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (or any day after that, at the library). Come in with a parent and sign up. This summer we’ll be reading books about any of the sciences. We’ve got some wonderful books set aside for you to check out and read and also some exciting programs to be presented to you by various people and groups. It’s going to be a great summer of reading and learning. Monthly exhibit: What is Memorial Day?
BY CLAIRE NAGEL Wednesday, April 30, at 6:30 p.m. is the time set for our next heritage program. We’ll be presenting Lauren Pelon’s program, “Music from the Backyard and Front Porch.” This presentation will feature music and stories of America’s indigenous people, songs and instruments of America’s many immigrants, and Pelon’s own compositions.
Through August, the library will highlight an exhibit on oral history taking. Nisswa resident Clarence Carlson grew up in Hibbing, the son of immigrants from the Finnish island of Ahland. As a 19-year-old, he entered World War II, where, as an infantryman, he participated in five famous battles. See Carlson’s comments and memories about his unique life experiences. Browse the table for ideas and books on how to take your own oral history or the oral history of a family member or friend.
BY CLAIRE NAGEL It’s a time you all wait for — our wonderful book sale is scheduled for Friday, July 5, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, July 6, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. As always, we have a huge number of books and other materials for sale. Don’t miss this opportunity to stock up on reading material! Monkey Mind Pirates Family Yoga Party for kids and their families