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New Year, new programs offered at Pine River Public Library

January is start of new book club.

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The Pine River Public Library Book Club will meet for the first time at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11.

The book club will meet at 4 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month in the library meeting room. The first book discussion will be on “The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek,” by Kim Michele Richardson. The library has extra copies of the book available for patrons interested in joining the discussion.

Those who are unable to meet with the book club in person may join online via Zoom. Contact the library for the Zoom link.

The library will also host songwriting classes starting Monday, Jan. 24, with a professional songwriter leading the eight-week classes. Two separate sessions are available.

The first session for ages 9-15 will meet from 3:30-4:45 p.m. The second session for ages 16 and older will meet from 5-6:30 p.m.

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No musical experience is required for the classes, which will be limited to eight students each. Participants must contact the library to preregister by calling 218-587-4639.

Saturday, Feb. 5, is Take Your Child to the Library day. The Pine River Public Library has a morning full of fun for families to take part in at the library.

At 10:30 a.m., Bob the Magician will perform a kid’s comedy magic show. Hands-on crafts will be available during library hours of 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The library will continue monthly take-n-make kits. Two kits are offered each month. Kits are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Follow the library on Facebook or review the events calendar on the KRLS website for details.

Library hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays; and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays.

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