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Pequot Lakes Library: Spring books are available

Now that spring is ... um ... almost upon us, come in and find great gardening books. It's not too early to start planning for that wonderful activity, especially if you start your own plants indoors.

And birdwatchers will need bird-ID books soon. Before we know it the juncoes will return along with the red-winged blackbirds, and on and on. I'm getting excited just thinking about it. How about you? So do come in to see what we have to get your heart pounding.

Two more Children's Museum programs coming soon

The Brainerd Lakes Area Children's Museum will present two additional programs for children, age toddlers through first grade. The first three were rousing successes.

They'll be held here in the library's meeting room from 10 a.m. until noon on the following Saturdays: March 23 and April 27. Parents are encouraged to stay and interact with their children during the programs.

All events are free; however, any donation to the children's museum will be appreciated. Mark your calendars!

Notes about this and that

• Don't forget Preschool Story Time every Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the library.

• Come in and visit our Cozy Corner Book Shop. We have adult and kids' used books for sale, and games and puzzles, for very reasonable prices, plus a table of free books.

Thank you

Thank you to all of our superb volunteers who make this library a great place to spend some time! If you're interested in volunteering a short amount of time each week, come in and fill out an application. It's fun and rewarding.

Dates to note

• Thursday, March 7, 10:30 a.m.: First Thursday Book Club meeting. Since the library was closed due to bad weather on the first Thursday of February, the discussion will be on two books: "Minnesota 1918," by Curt Brown, and "A Woman in White," by Wilkie Collins. April's book will be "In the Garden of Beasts," by Erik Larson.

The book club is open to anyone interested. There's no need to call ahead.

• Saturday, March 23, 10 a.m.-noon: Children's program by Brainerd Lakes Area Children's Museum. See above.

Pequot Lakes Library

Address: 31117 Rasmussen Road, Pequot Lakes, MN 56472

Phone: 218-568-6181.

Website: Log onto our catalog at the website.

Hours: Monday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Tuesday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Wednesday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Thursday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.

Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Closed Sundays and holidays.

The library has six computers equipped with DSL internet service available without charge to the public. Wireless internet is also available.