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  • 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.  

  • 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 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. 

  • Teen Book Club
  • Cambridge Public Library
  • Monday, October 27 - 4:15 pm
  • Grades 7-12
          Of course there'll be snacks!  But come join us as
          we discuss The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle
          by Avi.  Ask for a copy of the book at the front desk.
  • Grand Reopening Celebration
  • Aitkin Public Library
  • Saturday, October 25
    • 1:00 pm - ribbon cutting ceremony
    • 1:00-1:30 pm - program
    • 1:30 pm - Story Time featuring 3 generations of the B. J. Johnson family
    • 2:00 pm - Freckles and Checkers, the Clowns
    • 2:30 pm - Story time featuring 3 generations of the B. J. Johnson family

           Refreshments will be served by the Friends of the Aitkin Public Library. 

  • Halloween Family Party
  • Wyoming Area Library
  • Saturday, October 25 - 1:00-2:00 pm
          The event is for all ages and no registration is needed.
          There will be a costume contest, face painting, games
           and crafts.

  • Fall for Your Library Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Party
  • Sandstone Area Golf Course
  • Friday, October 24 - 5:00-7:00 pm

          Join the Friends of the Sandstone Public Library for this
          special event to raise funds for the library.  A silent auction will
          also be held.  Everyone is welcome to attend. 

  • Cambridge Book Club
  • Cambridge Public Library
  • Thursday, October 23 - 6:30 pm
          What an appropriate time to read, No Ordinary Time by
          Doris Kearns Goodwin.  This is the story of Franklin &
          Eleanor Roosevelt.  What a perfect companion to those of
          you watching the new series by filmmaker, Ken Burns on TV
          about the Roosevelt family.  Sponsored by the Friends of the
          Cambridge Public Library.
  • Evening Book Club
  • Pine City Public Library
  • Tuesday, October 21 - 7:00 pm
           Our evening book club will discuss a book by author
           Bill Holm, the Heart Can be Filled Anywhere.  Can
           you go home again?  Join the discussion and find out!
  • Author Visit
  • Pine City Public Library
  • Tuesday, October 21 - 7:00 pm

           Join us as Minnesota author, Sharon Smith, visits the library
           to talk about her writing and her latest mystery, Murder on a Stick,
           set at the Minnesota State Fair.

  • 3rd Thursday Evening Book club
  • Wyoming Area Library
  • Thursday, October 16 -7:00 pm
          This month's selection is The Wedding Dress by
          Rachel Hauck.  The wedding dress has been worn by
          four previous women.  Join the journey to discover
          the women who wore a vintage wedding gown.
  • Book Club Discussion Group
  • North Branch Area Library
  • Thursday, October 16 - 6:30 pm
          Please join us as we discuss A. B. Guthrie's, The Big Sky,
          at the library.  Everyone is welcome!
  • Local Author David Holmes
  • Milaca Community Library
  • Thursday, October 16 - 5:00 pm

          Mr. Holmes will talk about his book, Salt of the Earth:  a History of
          Hovland, Minnesota and it's People.  Join us for this presentation.  All
          are welcome.

  • Stage Combat for Youth
  • Rush City Public Library
  • For ages 8-14 (girls and boys)
  • Thursday, October 16 - 2:00 pm
          Come and learn the basics of stage and film combat.
          Participate in step-by-step instruction.  Call 320-358-3948
          (ask to talk to Donna at the RC Library) or stop by today to register.
          Limited to the first 12 spots!  Class will be taught by Meredith Larson,
          actor, director, instructor.
  • Morning Book Lovers Book Club
  • Pine City Public Library
  • Thursday, October 16 - 10:00 am
          Join us as we discuss Steve Thayer's, The
          Weatherman.  Everyone is welcome to join
          the discussion.
  • Library Book Sale
  • Princeton Area Library
    • Thursday, October 16 - 3:00-8:00 pm
    • Friday, October 17 - 12:00- 5:00 pm
    • Saturday, October 18 - 9:00 am - 12 Noon
          Stop by and check out our fall book sale.  Come early
          for the best selection.  You'll find items for all ages!
  • Advice for Your Device Sessions
  • Wyoming Area Library
  • 7:00-8:00 pm
    • Wednesday, Oct. 15
    • 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!
  • Open House for New Wyoming Librarian
  • Wednesday, October 15 - 4:30-6:30 pm
          The Friends of the Wyoming Area Giese Memorial Library
          will be hosting an open house at the librry to welcome new
          Branch Librarian, Sarah Ethier to the community.  Stop by for
          some refreshments and to say hello!
  • Legacy Events
  • Minnesota Quilter Bev Proulx
  • Princeton Area Library
    • Thursday, Oct. 9 -6:00 pm
      • Quilts Beyond Beauty Presentation
    • Tuesday, October 21 - 6:00 pm
      • Eye for Color Presentation
    • Saturday, October 25 - 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
      • Magnificient Color Play Quilting Workshop
        • For ages 18+, Pre-registration required, space is limited!
           Funded with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund!
  • Tech Talks
  • Wyoming Area Library - 7:00-8:00 pm
    • October 9 - Computer basics & email
    • October 23 - Facebook
    • 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!



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