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  • Book Club Discussion Group
  • North Branch Area Library
  • Thursday, November 20 - 6:30 pm

          Please join us as we discuss Sarah Stonich's Vacationland at the
          library.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

  • 3rd Thursday Evening Book Club
  • Wyoming Area Library
  • Thursday, November 20 - 7:00 pm

           Our book club selection has changed to Those Who
           Save Us by Jenna Blum.  Join us as we embrace and
           encourage everyone's perspectives.

  • Thursday Morning Book Club
  • Pine City Public Library
  • Thursday, November 20 - 10:00 am

          Can't make the Tuesday evening book club, then join
          us Thursday evening as we also discuss Safe From the
          Sea by Peter Geye. 

  • Wednesdays@ Wyoming
  • Wednesday, November 19 - 7:00 pm
  • Understanding Anger

           Join for the first of our monthly series, Wednesdays @ Wyoming.
           Mary Jo Meadows, PH.D. Professor Emerita of Psychology from MN
           State University Mankato will look at the anger in the world today
           and try to help us understand it.  Registration is required by stopping by
           the library or calling 651-462-9001. 

  • Evening Book Club
  • Pine City Public Library
  • Tuesday, November 18 - 7:00 pm

           Stop by the library and join the discussion of Safe From the
           Sea by Peter Geye.  Discussions are always interesting and
           camaraderie is a given.

  • Minnesota Author Brian Freeman
  • Pine City Public Library
  • Tuesday, November 18 - 6:30 pm

          Join us for an evening with best-selling author Brian Freeman
          as he talks about his latest book, The Cold Nowhere and his other
          titles.  A book signing will follow the program.  Books will be
          available for sale.  The event is funded with money from Minnesota's
          Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. 

  • Introducing LearningExpress Library Database
  • Aitkin Public Library
    • Monday, November 17 - 1:00 class
      • will cover adult learning center, computer skills, career center
    • Monday, November 17 - 4:00 pm class
      • will cover school center, college prep center and college center

           Both classes will give an overview of what LearningExpress has to offer.
           Each class will last 30-45 minutes with hands-on practice time after class.
           Anyone may attend either or both classes.  Registration is required by
           stopping by the library or calling 218-927-2339.  Class size is limited.

  • Private Eye Book Club
  • Princeton Area Library
  • Thursday, November 13 - 7:00 pm

           Join this group of adult readers will be be discussing The Spirit
           Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman.  Books are
           available at the library's checkout desk.  The group meets the 2nd
           Thursday of each month at the library. 

  • Advice for Your Device Sessions
  • Wyoming Area Library
  • 7:00-8:00 pm
    • Thursday, Nov. 13
    • Wednesday, Dec. 3
          One time sessions to learn how to download library eBooks
          and eAudiobooks on your smartphones, tablet or eReader. 
          Pre-registration is required by phone (651-462-9001) or in
          person.  For ages 12+ - space very limited - you may register for
          more than one class!
  • All About Fingerprinting
  • Wyoming Area Library
  • Saturday, November 8 - 12:30-2:00 pm

          The Wyoming City Police will be at the library to show you what
          fingerprints look like and how the police can find and use them in
          their investigations.  For kids ages 5 and up!  No registration required.

  • Library Legos
  • Rush City Public Library
  • Saturdays, November 8, 15, 22 - 10:30 -11:30 am

          Kids in grades 1-4 are invited to join Melanie Hedberg and assistants as they
          guide participants through activities using Legos to build, create and share. 
          Legos will be supplied by the library.  Please do NOT bring your personal Legos
          as we do not want them to get mixed up with the library's.

  • Author, Mary Relindes Ellis
  • Sandstone Public Library
  • Saturday, November 8 - 10:00 am

          Join us as the author discusses her new book, The
          Bohemian Flats.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

  • 2nd Annual Silent Auction
  • Milaca Community Library
  • October 31 thru November 8

          The Milaca Friends of the Library will be hosting the group's
          2nd annual silent auction.  Bidding for items will begin on Friday,
          October 31 when the library opens and close on Saturday, November
          8 at 2:30 pm.  

  • Tech Talks
  • Wyoming Area Library - 7:00-8:00 pm
    • November 6 - Apps for tablets and phones
           One hour sessions covering various technology topics
           and websites with a brief overview followed by hands-on
           experience!  Pre-register by stopping by the library or
           calling 651-462-9001.  Ages 12+ - Class size is limited!
  • Wonderful Wednesday Nights
  • Rush City Public Library
  • Beginning Wednesday, November 5, 6:00-8:00 pm

          Read, study or relax in our new "coffee corner", check out our
          puzzler table, sign out a board game and challenge a friend to join you.
          Or snack on popcorn & purchase a cup of coffee, cocoa or tea from the
          Friends of the Rush City Library. 

  • Book Club Discussion Group
  • North Branch Area Library
  • Monday, November 3 - 12:30 pm

          Please join us as we discuss Tracy Chevalier's The Last Runaway at
          the library.  Everyone is welcome!

  • Trick or Treat at the Library
  • Rush City Public Library
  • Friday, October 31 - 12:00 - 6:00 pm

          Lots of treats, but no tricking!  Stop by the library anytime during our
          regular Friday hours to get your Halloween treat.  Come in costume and
          get your picture taken with the librarian!

  • Trick or Treat at the Library 
  • Milaca Community Library
  • Friday, October 31 - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

          Stop by the library for some candy treats!

  • Legacy Event- Author William Kent Krueger
  • Aitkin Public Library
  • Thursday, October 30 - 7:00 pm

           Join us for an author talk & book signing by this New York
           Times bestselling author and MN Book Award winner.  This
           event is funded with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural
           Heritage Fund.

  • Halloween Party
  • Rush City Public Library
  • Wednesday, October 29 - 4:00-5:00 pm

           Children of all ages are invited to hear some not-too-scary stories,
           make a craft to take home, and create another to help with the
           final decorating of the library. 

  • Halloween Craft Party
  • Milaca Community Library
  • Wednesday, October 29 - 3:15 pm-4:30 pm

           Join us at the library for some Halloween crafts.  School-age children
           are invited to attend.  Please call the library at 320-983-3677 or stop by
           so we can plan for supplies. 

  • Legacy Event - Illusionist & Magician, Jared Sherlock
  • Aitkin Public Library
  • Tuesday, October 28 - 6:30 pm

          Join us as Jared Sherlock blends his modern magic with
          comedy and audience information.  Family friendly entertainment.
          This event is funded with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural
           Heritage Fund. 

  • Family Halloween Party
  • Chisago Lake Area Library
  • Tuesday, October 28 - 5:00-8:00 pm

           For all ages - no pre-registration necessary.  Wear
           your costumes and we'll have pumpkin carving and
           Halloween stories, too.  Sponsored by the Friends of the
           Chisago Lakes Area Library. 




        

       
    



        
       
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