NaNoWriMo: National Novel Writing Month Kick-Off Event – Nov. 1st

National Novel Writing Month
Kick-Off Event
Friday Nov. 1st
6-7 pm

NaNoWriMo is an international program that challenges participants to commit themselves to writing a complete novel during the month of November.
The kick-off event will connect local participants, and also share support, enthusiasm, ideas & resources about the writing process. You will never be asked to share your writing with others unless you choose to.
If you’re interested and would like to find resources to help start planning your novel, you can register yourself at, but registration is not required to participate.

Decoding The Driftless – October 19th

Decoding The Driftless
Saturday, October 19th
2-3:30 pm
A wild adventure above, on, and below the amazing Driftless Region of southern Minnesota. Emmy winning filmmaker George Howe takes us soaring over ancient rugged bluffs and primordial rivers, deep underground to mysterious secret worlds, marvel at sacred archeological treasures, and hanging perilously over massive rock cliffs.
Film screening followed by Q&A with producer George Howe.

Dungeons & Dragons – Sept 21st

Dungeons & Dragons
Saturday Sept. 21st
Cannon Belles Coffee and Ice Cream
Starts at 9 am
  • An Introduction to Dungeons & Dragons suitable for both brand-new and experienced players.
  • Adult & Teens only: No staff supervision following start-up.

Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction: Maker Day – Aug. 16th

Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction: Maker Day
Friday Aug. 16th
11 am – 2 pm
  • For engineers of all ages. (Children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult).
  • Invent your own device or use a design from a maker book.
  • Tools & materials provided by the library.
  • Drop in any time between 11 am – 2 pm.

Dungeons & Dragons @ CannonBelles Coffee & Ice Cream – July 27th

Dungeons & Dragons
Saturday July 27th
Cannon Belles Coffee and Ice Cream
Starts at 9 am

Have you ever wondered what Dungeons & Dragons is all about?
Join us at Cannon Belles Coffee and Ice Cream for an introduction to Dungeons & Dragons using the new “D&D Essentials” kit.
Adult & Teens only: No staff supervision following start-up.

Couch to 5K – June 11th to Aug. 16th

Couch to 5K
June 11 – Aug 16th
(except 4th of July week)

This summer the Cannon Falls Library is offering a Couch-to-5K program, designed to help beginner (or lapsed) runners work up to being able to complete a 5K, injury free. Each participant will receive a complete training schedule that includes strength & flexibility
routines and helpful tips. Newcomers are welcome to join at any point in the program!
WHERE: Riverside Park
WHEN: every Tues, Wed, Thurs, & Fri at 8:00am June 11 — Aug 16 (except 4th of July week)
WHAT TO BRING: Comfortable shoes, water and clothing appropriate for the weather
COST: This program is free and open to all ages and abilities!
*All participants must sign a waiver.

Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction: Ages 10 & Up – May 10th

Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction
Friday, May 10th
5:30 – 6:30 pm

Kids age 10 and up are invited to join the teens and hang out at the Library after hours to experiment with building different devices out of all the crazy stuff we’ve got lying around!
Invent your own, or choose a design from one of our new maker books! All materials will be provided by the Library.

Teen Night Attack the Stacks Laser Tag – April 12th

Teen Night
Attack the Stacks Laser Tag
Friday, April 12th
6 – 7 pm

Teens join us for a night of Laser Tag in the library.
All Laser Tag items will be provided.
Registrations is required: Sign up at the library or by calling 507-263-2804.
For ages 14-19

· Laser guns as depicted are not to scale (or shape or color)
· Actual lasers used will not produce beams of light in the visible spectrum (No, not even if we turn off ALL the lights, which we will do anyway).