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Homework Help program not available on Tuesday night, Sept 30th


Autumn Book Sale Oct 3rd - 5th (and Oct 2nd preview for members)

Another Autumn, another huge Friends of the Library 3-day Book Sale! Come on Friday, October 3rd  9:30am - 5:00pm, Saturday, October 4th 9:30am - 5:00pm, and Sunday, Oct 5th 1:30pm - 4:00pm to get the best book deals of the Fall.

Hardcover books only $1.50 plus tax, Paperback books $1.00 plus tax, and Children's & non-print only $0.50 plus tax.

Friends' members are invited to a special preview sale on Thursday, October 2nd from 5:00pm - 7:00pm. If you are not yet a Friends' member, you may join by asking at the bookstore, filling out the online form or by calling 507.328.2341.


Facebook Classes October 7th & 14th

Learn how to set up your own free Facebook account and connect with your family and friends online in our Facebook Introduction class on Tuesday, October 7th at 3:30pm.  Once you've set up your Facebook account, learn more about some of the things you can do on Facebook the following week in the Facebook Intermediate class on Tuesday, October 14th at 3:30pm. Call us at 507.328.2309 or visit our events calender online to reserve your space.


Oct 9th Visiting Author Thomas Maltman

Join us on Thursday, October 9th at 7:00pm in the library auditorium to meet author Thomas Maltman. His essays, poetry, and fiction have been published in many literary journals.

He has an MFA from Minnesota State University, Mankato. His first novel, The Night Birds, won an Alex Award, a Spur Award, and the Friends of American Writers Literary Award. In 2009 the American Library Association chose The Night Birds as an “Outstanding Book for the College Bound.”


Artist in Residence Program Oct 12th & 15th - Yan Li

Yan Li, born in China, will share her talents as an artist of traditional Chinese painting in the second installment of our Artist in Residence program. Her students will learn how to use Chinese rice paper, paints, brushes and inks to paint flowers, animals and calligraphy lettering. 

Join Yan on Sunday, October 12th from 2:00pm -5:00pm and Wednesday, October 15th from 6:00pm - 9:00pm in the Makerspace on 2nd floor,


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