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The Rise & Fall of Great Powers

Pope Francis

Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands

War of the Whales

Summer House with Swimming Pool

Thrive

I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You

The Keillor Reader

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We want your Input!

As always, we welcome your input for programs you'd like to see or perhaps would like to lead at the library. Use this survey or contact us via phone or email with your input. For any questions about programs, email Annice or call us at (320) 235-3162.

Book a Librarian

Ask a Librarian

Set up an hour long one-on-one session with a librarian for help with researching a topic, basic computer skills, finding books to read and more. To set up an appointment, use the online form or call the library.

Book 2 Movie Night

Thursday, July 31st, 5:30PM We will be watching a movie based upon two types of characters, one from the West and the other from Outer Space. Figure it out? Come watch and enjoy refreshments! If you need a hint, call the library to find out what movie will be showing.

 

The Traveling Museum

The Traveling Museum

The Traveling Museum will be at the library on Saturday, August 2nd from 12-4PM to present a public art display by Mary Bergs titled Word Play. This pop up exhibit focuses on altering book pages from an unfinished manuscript by Robert Louise Stevenson. Bergs is a visual artist based out of Minneapolis. The Traveling Museum is curated by Andrew Nordin and Lisa Bergh out of New London, MN.

Second Annual Willmar Area
Author Round Table

The Willmar Area Author Round Table is back for a second year on Saturday, August 2nd from 2-4PM. Authors will participate in a conversation and talk about their books followed by time for meet and greets. Attendees will be entered in a drawing to win the books and authors will have books available for purchase. Authors include: Gene Stark, Megan Kiffmeyer, Cinda Kohls, Doug Knick and Cynthia L. Coyle.

 

Device Drop In

Reading devices

Tuesday August 5th from 10AM-12PM and Thursday, August 7th from 2-4PM Every first Tuesday and Thursday of the month we will be offering device drop in for eReaders, tablets, handheld devices and other technology related questions. No appointment is necessary but time will be limited to 15 minutes.

Free Legal Advice Clinic

Friday, August 15th 10AM Central Minnesota Legal Services will be available by appointment to provide free legal counseling. Call (320) 403-1051 to set up an appointment and for more information. (Criminal matters are not accepted through this clinic.)

LSC: Legal Services Corporation - America's partner for equal justice

Red Cross Blood Drive

American Red Cross

Tuesday, August 19th, 9AM-3PM Come help the library reach its goal of 25 units of blood! After a harsh winter, the Red Cross is in need of blood donations and you will be helping the community as the Red Cross aims to keep blood donated in the local area of the drive. Sign-ups can be made via www.redcrossblood.org or by calling the library.

The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin

Lunch Bunch Book Club

Wednesday, August 20th, 12PM Join us this month at Cornerstone Coffee to have lunch and discuss The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin. The novel is about a young college student who meets and eventually marries Charles Lindbergh after his famous flight. Fascinated by his travels, she becomes the first licensed female pilot in the U.S. but struggles to be seen as anything other than the aviator's wife. New members are always welcomed.

Craft Circle

yarn and knitting needles

Wednesday, August 27th Note: this is a change from the 4th Wednesday of the month due to a scheduling conflict. Bring your knitting, crochet, needlepoint or other craft and join others as we craft together in this supportive environment. All skill levels are welcome. The craft circle occurs every fourth Wednesday of the month.

Book 2 Movie Night

Thursday, August 28th 5:30PM This month the movie is all about football and one boy’s journey from homeless to the NFL, helped thanks to a family that takes him in. Figure it out? Come watch and enjoy refreshments! If you need a hint, call the library to find out what movie will be showing.

 

OverDrive Series

Missed our OverDrive Classes? The recorded session has been posted on our Catalog page!

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