Holiday Hours

The library will be closed on Thurs. & Fri., Nov. 23rd & 24th, for the Thanksgiving holiday.

We will be open on Sat., Nov. 25th, from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.

Have an enjoyable Thanksgiving holiday and safe travels to all.


Craft – Gift Tags

Come ONE, come ALL, Families, all ages are welcome to join us for a craft project.

We’ll up-cycle old holiday cards to make gift tags for those new holiday packages. Supplies are provided for each family or individual to make 12 tags.

Please register at the library, so we have enough supplies, 507-263-2804.



What’s It Worth – Antique Appraisal Event with Mark Moran

On Saturday, November 4th, from 1-4 pm the Cannon Falls Library will host antiques and collectibles appraiser Mark Moran for What’s It Worth?

Pre-registration at the library is required for appraisal, but spectators are welcome at any time during the event. Please call the library at 507-263-2804 to reserve your spot. There is not cost for items appraised at the library on the date of the event.

Please see the attached flyer for the types of items allowed.

I want YOU for Library Board

The library board has a couple of vacancies and is looking for a few good men or women to serve on the library board. We need one city resident and one rural resident of Goodhue County to serve for a 3-year term. What does someone do on the library board? In each monthly meeting, the board discusses policy and library use with the goal of upholding our mission and serving the community.  If you’re interested in being part of our library’s role as a thriving and vibrant part of this community, stop by the library and pick up an application.

Hannah Griggs Art Program

Come enjoy a day of Arts & Crafts with your kids. The Hannah Griggs Art Program will take place this Thurs., Oct. 26th, from 1o am – 6 pm. Come anytime throughout the day. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

This program is sponsored by the Griggs family.

Author Loretta Ellsworth – Stars Over Clear Lake

Join us in welcoming Author Loretta Ellsworth to the library this Tues., Oct. 24th, at 6 pm.

Her debut adult novel, Stars Over Clear Lake, is set in Clear Lake Iowa. Set during the 1940s and the present, and inspired by a real-life ballroom, its a moving love story.

This program is free an open to the public.



Book Club – Frankenstein

Join the Mary Wise Owls Book Club on Monday, Oct. 23rd, at 2 pm to discuss this months book selection Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.

Book Club is open to all, come as often as you’d like.

MN State Capital Furnishing Project

On Saturday, Oct. 21st, at 12:30 p.m., Natalie Heneghan of the Cass Gilbert Society will discuss the Cass Gilbert Society’s (CGS) new research project: Furnishings of the Historic 1905 Minnesota State Capitol.

Designed to increase awareness and appreciation of the Minnesota State Capitol and architect Cass Gilbert, this project will hunt down missing, original furnishings from the 1905 Capitol Building. The presentation at the library will discuss the found furnishings as well as those yet to be located.

Author Visit – Dorothy Quam

Join us Wednesday, Oct. 18th, at 2 pm for a book talk about a local farm girl growing up in Welch during the 1940s and 1950s. Dorothy Gruber Quam will talk about her memoir,  A Round Barn and a Pond Full of Frogs, which details her life growing up on a farm with a distinctive round barn. She will also encourage the audience to share their own childhood memories. This event is free and open to the public.