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Master Gardeners Program on Pruningpruning
Sat., Mar. 7, 2-3:30 pm

Spring is coming and you'll want to know how, when and what to prune to keep your trees and shrubs healthy.


Mar 9th Mission to Gaza: A Surgeon's Journey

Dr Ahmad Nassr, an orthopedic surgeon, will share his team's vital work in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank on Monday, March 9th at 6:30pm in the Library auditorium.

Dr. Nassr will describe the conditions in which they work and the obstacles they encounter in order to treat children with severe scoliosis. He and his team have been making these trips to the Occupied Territories since 2011.


Tax Forms now available - fewer forms than last year

We have received all of the 2014 tax forms that are being provided this year:

  • State: M1 (income tax), M1PR (property tax), M1W (withholding form)
  • Federal: 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ, but no printed instruction booklets for them.

Any form or booklet that we don't have can be viewed online (IRS website , MN Taxes website) and/or printed by the Reference desk for $0.10 per page.

For more information about getting paper forms by mail and free tax preparation help, check out our Taxes web page.


Scan Day, March 14, 10am - 2pm scanner

Share and preserve your story! Bring in documents, photographs, family objects to be scanned or photographed. You will receive a FREE CD with high quality images that can be shared or printed.

Examples of the type of items to bring:

  • Letters from Grandpa during the war
  • Picture of you and your siblings at the Woolworth soda counter
  • Antique piece of linen crafted by Aunt Minnie
  • Your great great grandparents marriage certificate
  • Uncle John's pocket watch

If possible, fill out the Item Sheet (Word Doc PDF Form) ahead of time and bring it with your items

If you are familiar with computers or have scanning experience, we'd love to have your assistance with scanning items. FREE LUNCH! 1-2 photographers are also needed. Contact Marilyn Campbell, 507.328.2341, if you'd like further information on volunteering.


Continue to fill this Shelf in March!

The Million Dollars was matched by southeast Minnesota organizations in 4 days! Thank you to all who contributed to the Rochester Public Library Foundation - $13,356 will be received from the Otto Bremer Foundation. March donations will no longer be matched, but your March donation can still provide benefits. Find out more from the Rochester Public Libary Foundation web page.


Give your input for the Rochester 2040 Comprehensive PlanPlanning to Succeed

Rochester is a growing community and that growth is anticipated to continue. Growth and change presents both opportunities and challenges. The City of Rochester is seeking input for the Rochester Comprehensive Plan 2040. Please visit the online survey to provide your input.

To find out more about Planning 2 Succeed, to learn about how you can be part of the process, visit the City of Rochester's P2S webpage.


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