Low Intensity, Low Impact, Chair Cardio & Balance Class Video’s

We are bringing these favorite  workouts,  which Nicole has been teaching on Wednesdays & Fridays, to you via our New YouTube Channel.  This will keep you moving while you’re home. Enjoy!

Don’t forget to subscribe to our New YouTube channel.

Here’s the Low Intensity, No Impact workout I teach at Cannon Rivers Senior Living. Live from my spare room. Just because we’re social distancing doesn’t mean we can’t exercise!

We may be closed, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on your balance class!  You can do this video again and again until we can see each other again face to face.

Fit Friday Chair Cardio Class

Fun Resources For Everyone

With kids learning from home, we wanted to share some of the great resources we’ve found. We’ll update this list as we find more resources, so check back often.

From learning resources to fun story times, science activities, art and much more. Enjoy!

Story Times

  • Story Time via Brightly
  • Story Time Online
  • Mo Willems invites YOU into his studio every day for his LUNCH DOODLE. Learners worldwide can draw, doodle and explore new ways of writing by visiting Mo’s studio virtually once a day for the next few weeks. Grab some paper and pencils, pens, or crayons and join Mo to explore ways of writing and making together.
  • Peter H Reynolds, author of The Dot, is reading aloud from his books via Facebook live.

Preschool  & Elementary Age Resources

  • Sesame Street Caring for Each Other – resources designed to help parents provide comfort and manage anxiety, as well as help with creating routines, fostering playful learning at home, and staying physically and mentally healthy.
  • KitLit TV – KidLit TV has created a virtual library available to readers on their site. The virtual library includes tutorials, read-alouds, podcasts and other activities.
  • K12 Reader – Free printable worksheets and articles for reading skills, spelling, grammar and more.
  • Dan Gutman, author of My Weird School Daze and My Weirder School (chapter books)will be reading some of his books.
  • Pete the Cat Activities, Songs and Educational Video’s.
  • JLG Junior Library Guide – Looking for activities and resources to keep students engaged during this new-normal of school closures and social distancing? As the collection-development partner for school and public libraries across the nation, it’s our honor to offer you these free resources to help keep students’ brains busy and blossoming.
  • Audible Stories – For as long as schools are closed, Audible is allowing free streaming of audiobooks for kids. Kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.
  • Scholastic Learn at Home – Scholastic Learn at Home allows open access to daily learning journeys divided into four grade spans—Pre-K–K, Grades 1–2, Grades 3–5, and Grades 6–9+, covering ELA, STEM, Science, Social Studies, and Social-Emotional Learning.” In addition to general learning materials, the publisher has also created a website for teaching young people about the coronavirus outbreak.
  • Math Meets Homebuilding with Ty Pennington.
  • Jarret J. Krosoczka’s “Every Day with JJK” – Join the bestselling author of Peanut Butter and Jellyfish, National Book Award finalist Hey Kiddo and the Lunch Lady series for an all-ages drawing masterclass on his homepage and his Youtube Channel
  • Author and illustrator Grace Lin is offering drawing tutorials and reading from her books.
  • Authors Everywhere, includes activities, writing workshops and readings from a range of authors. In addition to keeping kids busy, the workshops are also meant to give young people an emotional outlet for addressing their fears about the pandemic.
  • MidAmerica Books is offering FREE access to all of their eBooks and databases through June, 2020.

For All Ages

  • Take a virtual field trip to one of these 12 famous museums from your couch.
  • This is a list (with links) to free and temporarily free educational resources for online learning for all ages.
  • At-home resources for kids and their grownups with KiwiCo

LIBRARY CLOSING! – Information Update.

The library will be closing beginning Tues. March 17th thru March 31st tentatively.
All programs are cancelled.
We will be offering curbside pick-up. You can order items online or via phone, call the library with your card number before you arrive and we will deliver the items to you at the front door.
There will be NO fines during this period.
Inter-library loan will still be operational so feel free to order books from other locations.
Books & DVDs can be dropped off in the book drop located in the back parking lot. Please put DVDs & CD books in a bag to protect the cases.
Library staff will be available to help via phone Monday – Friday from 10-5 each day 507-263-2804. No Saturday service.
We appreciate your patience during this time.
Thank You.

Monitoring Events Daily

We are monitoring events daily and have the community’s best interests in mind. For now, library programs will proceed as scheduled. When the situation changes, we will notify you, our loyal patrons and community, as soon as possible.

We have stepped up our cleaning and disinfecting at the library in an effort to reduce contagion. Our puppets and stuffed animals have been sent on vacation until this virus is contained. Library staff wipe down frequently used surfaces multiple times throughout the day and before leaving at night. We have tissues available in various places around the library for you to cover your sneezes and coughs.

We ask that if you are sick to please stay home.

We’ll update you as the situation changes, not only in the state, but with the library. We strive to provide you with the most accurate information we can.

Library Director Nicole

Can We Talk? – October 8th

Can We Talk?
Tues. Oct. 8th
6-7 pm
Evil, or Just Dumb? Understanding the “other side” of the political divide

Can We Talk? Is a series of open, hosted community conversations intended to help facilitate broader understanding of important issues, by intentionally maintaining an atmosphere of civility rooted in sincere curiosity and careful listening.
Civil conversations about issues that matter.

Can We Talk? – Sept. 18th

Can We Talk?
Wed. Sept. 18th
2:30 – 4 pm
“What do we want Cannon Falls to be like in 20 years?”

Can We Talk? Is a series of open, hosted community conversations intended to help facilitate broader understanding of important issues, by intentionally maintaining an atmosphere of civility rooted in sincere curiosity and careful listening.
Civil conversations about issues that matter.

Cannon Falls Library Foundation Book Sale – Sept. 18th – 24th

Cannon Falls Library Foundation Book Sale
September 18th – 24th
During Library Hours
Come browse the great selection of items.
$5.00 bag sale on the last day, Sept. 24th.
We will accept donations of items Sept. 9th – 14th only.
Donations must be clean and in very good condition.
We will accept Books, DVDs, CD books and CD music only.
Only 2 boxes or bags of books will be accepted per person.
We will not take magazines, text books, video games, cassettes, VHS tapes, Reader’s Digest condensed books, Encyclopedias, smelly/moldy books, or anything published before 2010.

Mural Unveiling Party – June 14th

Cannon Falls Library
Mural Unveiling Party!
Friday, June 14th
7-8 pm
Join the Cannon Falls Library & The Cannon Arts Board for the unveiling of the new mural in the Library’s Young Adult area,

Help commemorate the occasion with sparkling juice & refreshments, meet supervising artist Kelli Bickman and the youth artists that helped design & complete the mural, and be among the first to view the final product.

All ages welcome to attend!

Adult Spelling Bee Competition – April 26th @ Tilion’s Brewery

Adult Spelling Bee Competition
Friday, April 26th
At Tilion Brewing Co.
Registration 6:30 – 7 pm
Competition 7 – 9 pm
Join us for a Spelling Bee Competition, for adults only (18+), at Tilion Brewing Co.
Interested competitors may begin to register starting at 6:30pm. Each competitor will receive a number indicating the order in which they will be called up to compete–not necessarily according the order in which they registered.
Registration will end at 7:00pm, but will include those already in line by 7pm (or if we need more participants–goal of at least 15).
Once registrations are completed, the rules will be announced and the competition will begin.
No electronic devices may be brought to the stage.
A 1st place trophy will be awarded, plus additional swag and prizes for making it to the final round.

Acoustic Eidolon – CANCELLED!!!!

Acoustic Eidolon

Join us for a night of music with Acoustic Eidolon.

Acoustic Eidolon, features Joe Scott and Hannah Alkire. They have graced stages throughout the US, Europe, Australia and Canada.  These masterful artists continue to captivate audiences with their signature “new acoustic” sound and boundless possibilities in blending Celtic, Americana, World & Flamenco musical influences. Their original sound is created by the mixing of their diverse musical backgrounds and their unusual instrumentation including the one-of-a-kind double neck guitjo, an instrument of Joe’s own design.