Library Column for May 4, 2024

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Happy May! I hope you found some beautiful flowers to brighten your May Day. Join us tomorrow, Saturday May 4th at 10:30 am for a dinosaur party celebrating the release of Cheryl Peterson’s new book The Bonedigger’s Daughter. Attend the pancake breakfast at the firehall, come buy a great new book and participate in dinosaur activities before heading to the dance recital at Backus later in the day.

Saturday, May 11 at 10:30 am will be the last storytime of the school year. Join us for gardening stories, rhymes and song followed by free play with our early learning toys. Storytime is for any families with children under the age of 7. It is geared towards children ages 3 – 4, but younger and older children still benefit from being read to and learning in a group setting.

The library Crafting time will continue on May 7 and 21 from 11 am – 1 pm. Bring your craft or art project and join us for conversation and work time. The work always goes faster when working together and projects can get done when you consistently spend time doing them.

Monday, May 13th will be a busy evening at the library. Join us at 6pm for a presentation a by Jay Grammond on Minnesota Barn Quilt Trails. Plan your own trip to look at these stunning pieces of art on the sides of barns after this presentation. This program is funded in part or in whole by a grant from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Then stay until 8 and join us for the Silent Book Club. A chance to read with others, enjoy a treat and just read.

The May takeout craft is also funded by Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. The kit will allow you work with mosaic tiles to create your own barn quilt-inspired coaster. Pick one up as long a supplies last.

Be sure to visit the library and find a great read for the week or month. We have lots of new books, classics and so much in-between. Let library staff help you find a great book to read. Reading can take you around the world or next door, but it builds empathy and can help us see other points of view. The Wind Blows in Sleeping Grass by Katie Powner takes place in Montana as the residents of a small town have to deal with the past.

Travel to Wisconsin and search for bigfoot in Death in the Dark Woods by Annelise Ryan with cryptozoologist Morgan Carter. Morgan travels into Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest with her dog in search of what tore apart a body. Is she ready for whatever she finds?

Or travel via book to North Carolina in The Unmaking of June Farrow by Adrienne Young as June attempts to do whatever is necessary to end the family’s curse on its women and find a life free from madness even if that means sacrificing a family of her own.

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