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.

Harry Potter Book Night – Feb. 6th

Harry Potter Book Night
Thurs. Feb. 6th
5:00 – 7:00
Experience an evening of wizarding wonder.
We’re holding the event themed around the Triwizard Tournament.
Enjoy Harry Potter themed games, activities, and crafts.
Wizards, Witches, and Muggles of all ages are welcome.
Costumes are encouraged.

Dinner and a Movie – Jan. 24th – Showing Glass

Dinner and a Movie
Friday January 24th
6:30 pm
Join us for Dinner and a Movie.
  • We’ll be showing the movie Glass starring James McAvoy, Bruce Willis, and Samuel L Jackson. Rated PG-13. (approx 129 min.)
  • Bring your own ready-to-eat food to enjoy as you watch the movie on our Big Screen!

History of Guitar with Randy Ferguson – Jan 11th

History of Guitar
with Randy Ferguson
Saturday Jan 11th
12:30 – 2 pm
Classical guitarist Randy Ferguson performs historical music ranging from the courts of Renaissance Europe to the syncopated dance rhythms of Spanish flamenco. His antique and modern instruments date from 1785 to the present, and include classical, flamenco, and acoustic guitars, Renaissance and Baroque lutes, banjos, mandolins, and ukuleles.