Build a Better World Cardboard Challenge Contest

Our Summer Reading program will be here before you know it, and this years theme is Build a Better World.

In keeping with our theme we have a contest, Build a Better World Cardboard Challenge, for kids ages 7-16 years old. You’ll Build a Better World using cardboard as the main material. There are 2 phases to the contest and Phase 1 is Planning and collecting materials, which starts now.

For contest rules and information, see below. To register and see the idea board, stop in the library.

So start collecting materials now, we can’t wait to see how creative you can be.

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Teddy Roosevelt Live – Adam Lindquist

Join us in welcoming Teddy Roosevelt, (aka Adam Lindquist, three-time national award-winning Theodore Roosevelt living historian), to the library this Saturday, April 29th, at 10:30 am.

Mr. Lindquist is nationally know for his uncanny resemblance and skills at bringing Teddy Roosevelt to life. His work sends him across the country for education programs, work for the National Park Service, and fundraising for conservation organizations. He wrote and performs the one man play “Roosevelt”, which he will be adapting for this program.

Please join us for this great program.

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Book Club

Join the  Mary Wise Owls Book Club in discussing this months book selection, The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware this Tues., April 25th, at 2:00 pm.

Book club is open to all, come as often as you would like.

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Planning For Medicare

There’s still time to register for Planning for Medicare, Thurs., April 20th, from 5-7 pm.

This session will review the ABCD’s of Medicare so you feel confident in making decisions for you healthcare. This is an opportunity to learn about supplement policies, cost or advantage health plans, or drug coverage. There is no sales pitch, just a great opportunity to learn your options. Free materials will be provided, including a book that lists all plan options available to Minnesotans on Medicare, and includes the plan premiums and benefits.

To Register: Please contact the Southeastern MN Area Agency on Aging @ 507-288-6944. Ask to register for the Cannon Falls ABCD’s class.

If you are unable to join us, but want the free Health Care Choices booklet or information about Medicare; please call Senior LinkAge Line @ 1-800-333-2433.


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National Library Week

This week we are celebrating National Library Week, April 9-15th. Join libraries nationwide in celebrating the many ways libraries are transforming their communities every day through services and expertise they offer.

National Library week is a time to highlight the changing role of libraries, librarians and library workers. Libraries aren’t only a place of quiet study, but also creative and engaging community centers.

Ways to celebrate.

  1. Visit your local library and see what’s new.
  2. Show your support for libraries on social media by sharing how libraries transform your life.
  3. Add a Twibbon (a digital ribbon that is overlaid onto your profile picture on either Facebook or Twitter) for Libraries Transform.
  4. On Thursday, April 13th, Take Action for Libraries Day. Please support libraries and ask your legislators to support funding for libraries. #saveILMS

Join us in celebrating National Library week.

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Saluting the Civil War: Minnesota’s Role

Join us in welcoming author Doug Ohman on Saturday, April 8th, at 10:00 am for Saluting the Civil War: Minnesota’s Role. What role did Minnesota play in the Civil War? Learn how important Minnesota was to the Union cause.

This project was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
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Book Club

The Mary Wise Owls Book Club will be meeting this Tuesday, March 28th, at 2:00 pm. to discuss this months book selection “The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins.

Book Club is open to all, attend as often as you would like.

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America in World War I

Author John D. Cox with be here this Saturday, March 25th, at 10:30 am to present America in World War I. Please join us.

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Volunteers Needed!

The library is looking for volunteers to help with our DVD cleaning. We need help on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays on a consistent basis for a 2 hour shift. If you are interested, please stop by the library and fill out a volunteer application. If you have questions, please contact Angie at 263-2804.

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Concert – Run Boy Run

We have a great concert with Run Boy Run this Friday, March 3rd, at 7:00 pm.

They blend bluegrass, folk and the old timey American vernacular with touches of classical and turn of the century details. The unique sound of the band is rooted in the traditional music of the Appalachian South, continuing a sense of innovation in traditional American music.

Please join us for a wonderful night of music.

This Activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. This presentation is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from Minnesota State Arts Board, the Crane Group and General Mills Foundation. This project is made possible in part through funding from the Greater Rochester Arts and Cultural Trust.
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