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News Bits

  • Mora Book Sale
  • Mora Public Library
  • Friday, October 3 - 10:00 - 5:30
  • Saturday, October 4 - 10:00-2:00
          Stop by the library and browse our sale for
          all types of materials.  Come early for the best
          selection!
  • Family Game Day
  • Wyoming Area Library
  • Saturday, September 27 - 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
          Share your favorite board game or discover a new favorite at
          Family Game Day.  Some games will be available but if you have 
          a favorite you'd like to hsare, please feel free to bring it.  No
          registration required and all ages are welcome.
  • Legacy Event
  • Children's Stories from India
    • Milaca Community Library
      • Thursday, September 18 - 10:30 am
    • McGregor Public Library
      • Saturday, September 20 - 10:30 am
    • Cambridge Public Library
      • Wednesday, September 24 - 10:30 am
    • Rush City Public Library
      • Wednesday, September 24 - 2:00 pm
    • Mora Public Library
      • Friday, September 26 - 11:00 am
    • Hinckley Public Library
      • Saturday, September 27 - 10:30 am
           Enter a world of magic and imagination as Indian-born actor
           & storyteller, Zarraawar Mistry, in his re-telling of classic myths
           & animal fables from India.  He will be accompanied by Greg Herriges
           on guitar and lute.  For age 3+  Funded with money from Minnesota's
           Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. 
  • 3rd Thursday Book Club
  • Wyoming Area Library
  • Thursday, September 18 - 7:00 pm
          This month we'll be discussing Long-Shining Waters
           by Danielle Sosin at the library.  New members warmly
           welcomed!
  • Cambridge Book Club Event
  • Thursday, September 18 - 6:30 pm
  • Cambridge Public Library
          Come join us as we discuss the book, The Light Between the Oceans,
          by M. L. Stedman.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Cambridge Public Library.
  • Book Club Discussion Group
  • North Branch Area Library
  • Thursday, September 18 - 6:30 pm
          Please join us as we discuss Mary Kramer's homespun memoir, You're Entarely
          Welcome, at the library.  Everyone is welcome.
  • Mille Lacs Book Club Discussion
  • Tinshack - 232 Main St. West - Isle
  • Thursday, September 18 - 6:30 pm
          Pick up a copy of the book, The Cutting Season by Attica Locke at the
          Mille Lacs Lake Community Library and come join us for our discussion
          at the Tinshack.  Everyone is welcome!
  • Morning Book Lovers Club
  • Pine City Public Library
  • Thursday, September 18 - 10:00 am
          What's better than a lively discussion early in the
          morning?  Join us as we discuss Murder at Spirit Falls by
          Barbara Deese. 
  • Evening Book Group
  • Pine City Public Library
  • Tuesday, September 16 - 7:00 pm
          Come join us disucss the Weatherman by Minnesota author,
          Steve Thayer a the library.  Lively discussion and fun for all.
  • Coffee Talk
  • Rush City Public Library
  • Wednesday, September 17 - 6:30 pm
          Meet coffee aficionado, Elijah Janasz, who will answer all your
          coffee-related questions.  What's an expresso?  cappuccino?  latte?
          How is coffee decaffeinated?  The program is sponsored by the Friends
          of the Rush City Library.  Yummy samples will be available as well!
  • Author Rhonda Fochs
  • Milaca Community Library
  • Tuesday, September 16 - 4:30 pm
          Join us as history teacher and author, Rhonda Fochs, talks
          about her book, Minnnesota's Lost Towns - Northern Edition.
          Learn about all those small communities that are now "lost."
  • Big Beautiful Book Sale!
  • Rush City Public Library
          Join us for our ongoing book sale that will be held during open
          hours at the library from now through Saturday, September 13.  New
          items added regularly.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Rush City
          Library and all proceeds benefit library programming for all ages. 



             

       
    



        
       
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