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  • Legacy Event
  • Pearl Harbor:  The Day that Will Live in Infamy
  • Mora Public Library
  • Sunday, December 14 - 3:00 pm

          Join us as presenter Dale Blanshan educates us with
          photos and commentary about the attack that led to the
          United States' entry into World War II.  The event is
          funded with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

  • Legacy Event
  • Author Tom Hegg
  • North Branch Area Library
  • Saturday, December 13 - 11:00 am

          Join us as the author of the best-selling book, "A Cup of Christmas
          Tea" visits the library to share this heartwarming story.  The event is
          funded with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

  • Legacy Event
  • Holiday Soiree with Zachary  Scot Johnson
  • Rush City Public Library
  • Wednesday, December 10 - 6:30 pm
          Known for his "Song a Day Project, Stillwater native, Zachary Scot
          Johnson, will perform holiday music at the library.  Join us for this festive
          evening and get into the holiday spirit.   The event is funded with money from
          Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
  • Legacy Event
  • Selfish Elfish
  • Milaca Community Library
  • Tuesday, December 9 - 4:00 pm

         What happens when one of Santa's own helpers doesn't make the "nice"
          list?  It might take a miracle, or maybe a little holiday magic.  Join us for this
          family friendly event presented by A Touch of Magic.  The event is funded with
          money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. 

  • Introducing LearningExpress Library
  • Chisago Lakes Area Library
  • Monday, December 8 - 1:00 pm

           Our class is targeted towards homeschool families but
           ANYONE may attend.  It will provide you with an overview
            of the entire database.  The class will last 30-45 minutes with
            hands-on practice time afterwards.  Registration is required!
            Stop by the library or call 651-257-2817 to register.  Class size
            is limited. 

  • Legacy Event
  • 18th Annual "A Cup of Christmas Tea" at the Library
  • Aitkin Public Library
  • Sunday, December 7 - 3:00 pm

          Join us as we celebrate our 18th annual Christmas tea featuring
          musicians Brian and Sheralynn Barnes.  The program is funded with
          money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.  Tea, hot cider,
          and sweet treats will be served after the performance.  Free and open to the
          public.  Register by December 3 by calling the library at 218-927-2339.

  • Legacy Event
  • A Charles Dickens Christmas
  • Milaca Community Library
  • Saturday, December 6 - 2:00 pm

         Presenter Dale Blanshan will give a presentation on one of the best-loved stories of
         Christmas complete with scenes from old prints and theatrical performances with a
         short reading from this heart-warming classic story.  The event is funded with
         money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. 

  • Holiday Gift Making Party
  • Wyoming Area Library
  • Saturday, December 6 - 12:30-2:00 pm

          Open to kids of all ages!  We'll make three different snowmen
          including Olaf from Frozen!  No registration required!

  • Gingerbread House Making!
  • Pine City Public Library
  • Saturday, December 6 - 10:00 am

          Get into the spirit!  Join us for a morning of gingerbread house
          making fun.  Supplies provided - you bring the joy!  For more info
          call the library at 320-629-6403.

  • Book Club Group
  • Cambridge Public Library
  • Thursday, December 4 - 6:30 pm

          Come join us at the library to discuss the book, Mayflower
          by Nathaniel Philbrick.  Sponsored by the Friends of the
          Cambridge Public Library.

  • Visit with Santa
  • Aitkin Public Library
  • Tuesday, December 2 - 6:00 pm

           For children ages 8 and under along with parent/guardian.
           Remember to bring your camera!  No registration necessary.

  • Book Club Discussion Group
  • North Branch Area Library
  • Monday, December 1 - 12:30 pm

           Please join us as we discuss Christopher Morley's "Parnassus
           on Wheels."

  • Teen Book Club
  • Cambridge Public Library
  • Monday, November 24 - 4:15 pm

           Anyone in grades 7-12 is invited to join our teen book club.
           This month we'll be reading the Hunger Games.  Ask at the
           front desk for more info.

  • Book Club Discussion Group
  • North Branch Area Library
  • Thursday, November 20 - 6:30 pm

          Please join us as we discuss Sarah Stonich's Vacationland at the
          library.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

  • 3rd Thursday Evening Book Club
  • Wyoming Area Library
  • Thursday, November 20 - 7:00 pm

           Our book club selection has changed to Those Who
           Save Us by Jenna Blum.  Join us as we embrace and
           encourage everyone's perspectives.

  • Thursday Morning Book Club
  • Pine City Public Library
  • Thursday, November 20 - 10:00 am

          Can't make the Tuesday evening book club, then join
          us Thursday evening as we also discuss Safe From the
          Sea by Peter Geye. 

  • Wednesdays@ Wyoming
  • Wednesday, November 19 - 7:00 pm
  • Understanding Anger

           Join for the first of our monthly series, Wednesdays @ Wyoming.
           Mary Jo Meadows, PH.D. Professor Emerita of Psychology from MN
           State University Mankato will look at the anger in the world today
           and try to help us understand it.  Registration is required by stopping by
           the library or calling 651-462-9001. 

  • Advice for Your Device Sessions
  • Wyoming Area Library
  • 7:00-8:00 pm
    • Wednesday, Dec. 3
          One time sessions to learn how to download library eBooks
          and eAudiobooks on your smartphones, tablet or eReader. 
          Pre-registration is required by phone (651-462-9001) or in
          person.  For ages 12+ - space very limited - you may register for
          more than one class!
  • Library Legos
  • Rush City Public Library
  • Saturdays, November 22 - 10:30 -11:30 am

          Kids in grades 1-4 are invited to join Melanie Hedberg and assistants as they
          guide participants through activities using Legos to build, create and share. 
          Legos will be supplied by the library.  Please do NOT bring your personal Legos
          as we do not want them to get mixed up with the library's.




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