Legends and Folklore of Winter – Feb. 26th

Legends and Folklore of Winter
Friday Feb. 26th
7 pm via Zoom

Join us as we welcome author Chad Lewis, who will present Legends and Folklore of Winter.
Winter may seem like a quiet time, but it is actually filled with bizarre tales and stories of superstitions to cause a school snow day. Winter spirits, Krampus the anti-Santa Clause, stories of little people, werewolves, witches, people being buried alive, and numerous other traditions for the darkest days of the year.

For a link to the Zoom program email Matt at mstelter@selco.info

Personality-Type Workshop – Feb. 12th

Personality-Type Workshop
Friday Feb. 12th
4-5 pm via Zoom
Explore multiple types of self-administered personality tests to help you determine, describe, and delineate the various aspect of your personality, preferences and predilections!
Email Matt at mstelter@selco.info for a link to the Zoom program.

Six more weeks of READING! – Begins Feb. 2nd

Coming Soon!
Our groundhog Ernest invites you to join him for 6 more weeks of reading beginning Feb. 2nd. Groundhogs Day kicks off our winter reading rewards program for adults and teens.
Read books, attend events and win prizes.
Registrations begins Feb. 2nd.
Register Here or by contacting the CF Library at 507-263-2804

Dinner and a Movie – Feb. 28th

Dinner and a Movie
Friday February 28th
6:30 pm

Join us for Dinner and a Movie.
  • We’ll be showing the Documentary Won’t you be My Neighbor? An exploration of the life, lessons, and legacy of iconic children’s television host, Fred Rogers. Rated PG-13
  • Bring your own ready-to-eat food to enjoy as you watch the movie on our Big Screen!

Andrea Een – Hardanger Fiddle — Feb. 22nd

Andrea Een
Hardanger Fiddle
Saturday Feb. 22nd
at 1 pm

Join us for an afternoon of music with Andrea Een.
Andrea studied the Hardanger fiddle, a nine-string folk violin unique to Norway, with some of the leading fiddlers in that country. She taught violin, viola, and Hardanger fiddle at St. Olaf College from 1977 to 2012, and was awarded the St. Olav Medal by King Harald V for her promotion of Norwegian culture in the United States in 2002. She will perform traditional tunes on the Hardanger fiddle, and talk about its history.

Watercolor Mania – Feb. 20th

Watercolor Mania
Thursday Feb. 20th
5:30 – 7pm

Join us and create a round abstract watercolor art piece.

  • Easy step by step instructions as we follow an online tutorial.
  • For ages 12 & up.
  • Registration is required, register at the library or by calling 507-263-2804.
  • All supplies are provided. If you have watercolor paints and a paint brush feel free to bring them.

Cursive Writing Workshop – Feb. 13th

Cursive Writing Workshop
Thursday Feb. 13th
at 5:30 pm
  • Learn the basics of writing cursive.
  • Free take-home worksheets included.
  • Intended for ages 8 through adult.
  • No previous experience with cursive necessary.
  • Registration required — call 507-263-2804 to sign up.

Snow Escape: Stranded & Snowbound An Escape Room Challenge – Feb. 9th

Snow Escape: Stranded & Snowbound
An Escape Room Challenge
Sunday Feb. 9th
2-5 pm
For ages 13 and up
Will you accept the challenge of our Stranded & Snowbound Escape Room? Gather a group of friends (2-5 people) and register at the library (507-263-2804) for a 1-hour time slot.
The Scenario:
You and a group of friends are hiking in a national park when a freak snowstorm hits. Luckily, you find a warming cabin–a shelter placed along the trail for anyone who might be stranded. Inside there are blankets and other supplies, but the food is locked up and the codes to the communication equipment have been hidden for safety. You don’t know how long you’re going to be stuck here, but as the snow begins to pile up outside, it’s better to be safe than sorry…
We challenge you to escape!


History of the Cannon Falls Flour Mills – Feb. 7th

History of the Cannon Falls Flour Mills
with Jeff Jarvis
Friday, Feb. 7th at 10:30 am

We are excited to have Jeff Jarvis join us for a presentation on History of the Cannon Falls Flour Mills.

Cannon River Valley millers established the state’s first flour milling center by harnessing waterpower, tilling fertile black soil, and building with native limestone and Big Woods timber. When they merged these local assets with their inventions and innovations, it made Cannon Valley flour famous. These gains in technology surpassed all others in previous centuries of milling, ultimately reshaping the nature of the world’s flour industry.

Historic Mills of the Cannon Valley is a book project about the history of the mills, stories of the people, and milling technology developed in the Cannon Valley between 1855 and 1895, with special focus on the first 25 years.

Program sponsored by The Demonstration Heritage Wheat Project and the Cannon Falls Area Historical Museum.