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  • Teen Book Club
  • Cambridge Public Library
  • Monday, October 27 - 4:15 pm
  • Grades 7-12
          Of course there'll be snacks!  But come join us as
          we discuss The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle
          by Avi.  Ask for a copy of the book at the front desk.
  • Halloween Family Party
  • Wyoming Area Library
  • Saturday, October 25 - 1:00-2:00 pm
          The event is for all ages and no registration is needed.
          There will be a costume contest, face painting, games
           and crafts.
  • Cambridge Book Club
  • Cambridge Public Library
  • Thursday, October 23 - 6:30 pm
          What an appropriate time to read, No Ordinary Time by
          Doris Kearns Goodwin.  This is the story of Franklin &
          Eleanor Roosevelt.  What a perfect companion to those of
          you watching the new series by filmmaker, Ken Burns on TV
          about the Roosevelt family.  Sponsored by the Friends of the
          Cambridge Public Library.
  • Evening Book Club
  • Pine City Public Library
  • Tuesday, October 21 - 7:00 pm
           Our evening book club will discuss a book by author
           Bill Holm, the Heart Can be Filled Anywhere.  Can
           you go home again?  Join the discussion and find out!

  • 3rd Thursday Evening Book club
  • Wyoming Area Library
  • Thursday, October 16 -7:00 pm
          This month's selection is The Wedding Dress by
          Rachel Hauck.  The wedding dress has been worn by
          four previous women.  Join the journey to discover
          the women who wore a vintage wedding gown.
  • Book Club Discussion Group
  • North Branch Area Library
  • Thursday, October 16 - 6:30 pm
          Please join us as we discuss A. B. Guthrie's, The Big Sky,
          at the library.  Everyone is welcome!
  • Stage Combat for Youth
  • Rush City Public Library
  • For ages 8-14 (girls and boys)
  • Thursday, October 16 - 2:00 pm
          Come and learn the basics of stage and film combat.
          Participate in step-by-step instruction.  Call 320-358-3948
          (ask to talk to Donna at the RC Library) or stop by today to register.
          Limited to the first 12 spots!  Class will be taught by Meredith Larson,
          actor, director, instructor.
  • Morning Book Lovers Book Club
  • Pine City Public Library
  • Thursday, October 16 - 10:00 am
          Join us as we discuss Steve Thayer's, The
          Weatherman.  Everyone is welcome to join
          the discussion.
  • Library Book Sale
  • Princeton Area Library
    • Thursday, October 16 - 3:00-8:00 pm
    • Friday, October 17 - 12:00- 5:00 pm
    • Saturday, October 18 - 9:00 am - 12 Noon
          Stop by and check out our fall book sale.  Come early
          for the best selection.  You'll find items for all ages!
  • Advice for Your Device Sessions
  • Wyoming Area Library
  • 7:00-8:00 pm
    • Wednesday, Oct. 15
    • Thursday, Nov. 13
    • 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!
  • Open House for New Wyoming Librarian
  • Wednesday, October 15 - 4:30-6:30 pm
          The Friends of the Wyoming Area Giese Memorial Library
          will be hosting an open house at the librry to welcome new
          Branch Librarian, Sarah Ethier to the community.  Stop by for
          some refreshments and to say hello!
  • Legacy Events
  • Minnesota Quilter Bev Proulx
  • Princeton Area Library
    • Thursday, Oct. 9 -6:00 pm
      • Quilts Beyond Beauty Presentation
    • Tuesday, October 21 - 6:00 pm
      • Eye for Color Presentation
    • Saturday, October 25 - 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
      • Magnificient Color Play Quilting Workshop
        • For ages 18+, Pre-registration required, space is limited!
           Funded with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund!
  • Tech Talks
  • Wyoming Area Library - 7:00-8:00 pm
    • October 9 - Computer basics & email
    • October 23 - Facebook
    • November 6 - Apps for tablets and phones
           One hour sessions covering various technology topics
           and websites with a brief overview followed by hands-on
           experience!  Pre-register by stopping by the library or
           calling 651-462-9001.  Ages 12+ - Class size is limited!
  • Book Club Discussion Group
  • North Branch Area Library
  • Monday, October 6 - 12:30 pm
          Please join us as we discuss John Steinbeck's, The Grapes
          of Wrath at the library.  Everyone is welcome.
  • Mora Book Sale
  • Mora Public Library
  • Friday, October 3 - 10:00 - 5:30
  • Saturday, October 4 - 10:00-2:00
          Stop by the library and browse our sale for
          all types of materials.  Come early for the best
          selection!
  • Family Game Day
  • Wyoming Area Library
  • Saturday, September 27 - 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
          Share your favorite board game or discover a new favorite at
          Family Game Day.  Some games will be available but if you have 
          a favorite you'd like to hsare, please feel free to bring it.  No
          registration required and all ages are welcome.
  • Legacy Event
  • Children's Stories from India
    • Milaca Community Library
      • Thursday, September 18 - 10:30 am
    • McGregor Public Library
      • Saturday, September 20 - 10:30 am
    • Cambridge Public Library
      • Wednesday, September 24 - 10:30 am
    • Rush City Public Library
      • Wednesday, September 24 - 2:00 pm
    • Mora Public Library
      • Friday, September 26 - 11:00 am
    • Hinckley Public Library
      • Saturday, September 27 - 10:30 am
           Enter a world of magic and imagination as Indian-born actor
           & storyteller, Zarraawar Mistry, in his re-telling of classic myths
           & animal fables from India.  He will be accompanied by Greg Herriges
           on guitar and lute.  For age 3+  Funded with money from Minnesota's
           Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. 







             

       
    



        
       
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