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  • Legacy Event
  • 19th Annual Aitkin Christmas Tea
  • Featuring the Andrew Walesch Trio
  • Aitkin Public Library
  • Sunday, December 6 - events will start at 3:00 pm

          Free and open to the public, but space is limited.  Please pre-register by
          December 1 at the Aitkin Public Library or call 218-927-2339.  In partnership with
          the Aitkin Friends of the Library.  Andrew Walesch Trio funded with money from
          Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. 

  • Legacy Event
  • Pearl Harbor:  Day That Will Live in Infamy
  • North Branch Area Library
  • Thursday, December 3 - 6:30 pm

           The attack on Pearl Harbor was a surprise military strike that led the U.S. into
            World War II.  Come listen as speaker, Dale Blanshan, talks about this infamous day.
            The program is funded with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. 

  • Super-Spiro Saturday
  • Rush City Public Library
  • Saturday, November 28 - 10:30-11:30 am

          Create intricate designs that can become beautiful cards and unique
          works of art through the use of colored pens and the amazing Spirograph!
          Suggested ages:  8+ - parents are welcome to accompany children for this event.

  • Stuffed Animal Sleepover
  • Wyoming Area Library
  • Friday, November 20-Saturday, November 21

          Bring your favorite stuffed animal on Friday, November 20 and leave them at the library
          for an overnight stay.  Come back on Saturday, November 21 to pickup them up and see what
          they did overnight in the library.  We'll have pictures to show you!  All ages!

  • Cambridge Book Club
  • Cambridge Public Library
  • Thursday, November 19 - 6:30 pm

           Come join us at the library to discuss the book, The Time Traveler's
           Wife by Audrey Niffenegger.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Cambridge
            Public Library.

  • 3rd Thursday Evening Book Club
  • Wyoming Area Library
  • Thursday, November 19 - 7:00 pm

          Please join us as we discuss the State of Wonder by Ann Patchett.

  • 3rd Thursday Morning Book Club
  • Pine City Public Library
  • Thursday, November 19 - 10:00 am

          Our morning book club will discuss the Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman.
          All are welcome to join us.

  • 3rd Thursday Book Club
  • North Branch Area Library
  • Thursday, November 19  - 6:30 pm

           Please join us for a discussion of Laura Hillenbrand's Unbroken

  • Understanding Shame
  • Wyoming Area Library
  • Wednesday, November 18 - 7:00 pm

           Join Mary Jo Meadow, PhD from MN State University in Mankato as she
           talks about understanding shame.  This class will discuss the origins of shame and
           offer helpful advice in overcoming its limiting effects.  Registration is REQUIRED.
           Call 651-462-9001 or stop by the Wyoming Area Library to register.

  • Acoustic Music Jam
  • Rush City Public Library
  • Wednesday, November 18 - 6:00-8:00 pm

           Bring your instrument to play along (acoustic only, please), sing along or just come
           to listen and enjoy.  Bring your own beverage, we'll supply the snack mix!

  • Legacy Event
  • Chance to Dance (series of dance instruction and live performance)
    • Tuesday, November 17 - 7:00 pm
      • Learn salsa and merengue
    • Thursday, November 19 - 7:00 pm
      • Salsabrosa (feel the Latin rhythms & move to the beat)
            Tuesday dance classes are two hours of dance instruction lead by Sossy Mechanics.  Dance
             workshops for ages 14 and up.  No registration necessary.  Singles and couples welcome. 
             Thursday night concerts and open to all.  All events are FREE and open to the public.  In
             partnership with the Braham Event Center and funded with money from Minnesota's Arts
             and Cultural Heritage Fund. 

  • 3rd Tuesday Evening Book Club
  • Pine City Public Library
  • Tuesday, November 17 - 7:00 pm

           Join us as we discuss You're Entarely Welcome:  Stories Remembered by Mary Kramer.

  • Silent Auction
  • Milaca Community Library
  • November 12 thru November 18  during library open hours

         Sponsored by the Friends of the Milaca Library.  Bidding closes at 4:00 pm on November 18.

  • Fall Storytime & Craft
  • Chisago Lakes Area Library
  • Mondays - 4:15-5:15 pm
    • December 14 - Penguins
           Elementary age children are welcome to join us for a story and a craft one
           Monday a month.
  • Advice for Your Device
  • Wyoming Area Library
  • Thursdays, 7:00-8:00 pm
    • December 3
           Learn how to download library eBooks and eAudios on your smartphone,
           table or eReader.  Pre-register by calling 651-462-9001 or stopping by the
           library.  For ages 12+; Class size is limited to 5 people!
  • Advice for Your Device
    • Sandstone Public Library -320-245-2270
      • Wednesday, November 18 - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

             Learn about library eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines and library databases.
             Sign-up for a one-on-one learning session with library staff.  Sessions typically
             last 30-60 minutes.  Registration is required in person or by calling each library
             listed above.  Please bring your tablet, smart phone or eReader to the session.

  •  Mobile Device Petting Zoo
    • Sandstone Public Library
      • Wednesday, November 18 - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

            Are you thinking of getting an eReader tablet or other device?  Then stop by the
            libraries listed above and receive some hands-on experience with different types of
            devices.  Library staff will be on hand to answer questions about iPads, Kindles and more.

  • Book Sale
  • Rush City Public Library
  • November 5 thru November 25 during regular open hours

          Lots of new and used books in excellent condition & special pricing on all VHS tapes!





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