We are going on a bus trip on December 20th. So I suppose you want to know where? Well, we will LEAVE Graceville at 7:30 a.m. and arrive at the Green Mill in Plymouth, MN by 11:00 to have a Turkey Buffet lunch of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, green bean casserole, marshmallow fruit salad, cranberries, dessert, coffee and iced tea. This will cost each person $16, payable at the time you sign up for the trip. Once you get your belly full, we are going to walk over to the Plymouth Playhouse and see the show “The Looney Lutherans in Hold the Lutefisk”! You will laugh your lunch off! This will be a show you will all enjoy. Now there may be some crude humor in the show so I do want to warn you, just in case you don’t like that kind of stuff. It will be about 3:00 when we start heading back home. You will be able to have your dinner at home if you are hungry and want to eat! Stop into the Ortonville or Graceville Library to get signed up. Seats are limited! Minnesota residents will have first priority! Bring on the Lutefisk!
As a side note, one of these three ladies is relative to the Bauers’ in Graceville!
Congratulations to Ariah (below) and Kinzie for completing the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program at the library! They each received books, medals, and other goodies as well as a gift certificate to Headquarters to put towards a pizza. Yum! Way to go young ladies!
Congratulations to Olive Dreke, daughter of Kyle and Ann Dreke, for completing 1000 Books Before Kindergarten. She won books and a gift certificate to Headquarters to put towards a pizza! Way to go Olive!
STARTING WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30 OSMO WILL BE AVAILABLE TO PLAY AT THE LIBRARY!
8 Great Games Including The All New Coding Jam Will Be Available For The Kids To Play. I Encourage Parents To Come In And Play With Their Kids. It’s A Great Way To Spend Time Together Playing, Learning And Having Fun!
**You must have your library card to check out the iPad and/or OSMO. No exceptions. Thank you.**
We only have one iPad, but you can bring yours in to play the games. However, if you do, you have to download the games. They are of no cost and easy to download on your device. You will still need your library card to check out the games however. Thank you!
On August 21, the US will witness a TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE! This event hasn’t occurred in nearly a century. Millions of people across the nation will be researching this topic and looking for ways to observe this exciting phenomenon. From August 1st to September 15, ‘Gale’ is offering free, open access to ‘Science in Context’, ‘Student Resources in Context’, and ‘Research in Context’. Copy and past the link below and visit the site today!
“Osmo has been adopted in over 22,000 schools in 42 countries around the world. Teachers are raving about how their students love experimenting, exploring, creating and collaborating with Osmo.” Now it will be available at the library and I am so excited to get it out for the kids to start using. We have to wait for the applications to be downloaded on our ipad, but once we are ready, we will let you know. We have most of the games that are on the site. Click below and take a look!!~Amy
ADULT BOOK CLUB BOOK FOR JUNE IS ‘STRANGER IN THE WOODS’ BY MICHAEL FINKEL
PLEASE STOP IN OR CALL TO JOIN THE CLUB TODAY. CLUB MEETS THE LAST WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH AT 5PM.
Many people dream of escaping modern life, but most will never act on it. This is the remarkable true story of a man who lived alone in the woods of Maine for 27 years, making this dream a reality—not out of anger at the world, but simply because he preferred to live on his own.
A New York Times bestseller
In 1986, a shy and intelligent twenty-year-old named Christopher Knight left his home in Massachusetts, drove to Maine, and disappeared into the forest. He would not have a conversation with another human being until nearly three decades later, when he was arrested for stealing food. Living in a tent even through brutal winters, he had survived by his wits and courage, developing ingenious ways to store edibles and water, and to avoid freezing to death. He broke into nearby cottages for food, clothing, reading material, and other provisions, taking only what he needed but terrifying a community never able to solve the mysterious burglaries. Based on extensive interviews with Knight himself, this is a vividly detailed account of his secluded life—why did he leave? what did he learn?—as well as the challenges he has faced since returning to the world. It is a gripping story of survival that asks fundamental questions about solitude, community, and what makes a good life, and a deeply moving portrait of a man who was determined to live his own way, and succeeded.
MINNESOTA BEST SELLING AUTHOR OF “THE LIVES WE BURY”, ALLEN ESKENS, WILL BE IN THE COUNCIL ROOM TONIGHT AT 6:30. PLEASE COME AND HELP WELCOME ALLEN TO YOUR COMMUNITY AND ENJOY HIS VISIT AND HIS BOOK DISCUSSION. THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.