Who’s ready for another bus trip?
Yes, we are going on a trip again. Not too far away, but yet a full day. The date is Friday, May 17th. We will leave Ortonville at 8:00 a.m., pick up in Graceville at 8:30 a.m. We should be back about 6-6:30 p.m.
We will be visiting the Runestone Museum in Alexandria, then go on to the Carlos Creek Winery for our lunch ($12), wine tasting and seeing how they make it. Our last stop will be at the Design Station. Here you will have the opportunity to see the workshop and make yourself a sign to take home with you.
The only cost to you is $12 for your lunch. This must be paid at the time of registration to hold your seat. All the other admission costs and craft costs are covered. Sign up today at the Ortonville or Graceville Public Library. Seats are limited. Big Stone County residents have the first opportunity. Put your name on the waiting list if you are not from Big Stone County.
Frank F. Weber’s new date to visit is now Saturday, April 27 at 10:30 am. Please be sure to mark your calendars!!
Well, this is a first. We have a tie! Congratulations to Julie Wagner and Butch Doll who have ended the Winter Reading Program this year with 55 books each. That’s a lot of books in 3 months! Coming in second is Sharon Athey at 46 and third is Kay Hodge at 42. We sure have some dedicated readers. Julie and Butch each have won a $20 gift certificate to Graceville Country Market. Thanks to everyone who participated and we will see you again next winter!
For those of you that are in the Adult Book Club, we will meet on March 27 at 5 pm at the library.
I will post when the books arrive at the library. Anyone can join that is over the age of 18. Please stop at the library to sign up today!
From the New York Times bestselling author of Then She Was Gone…
OUR HOUSE. OUR FAMILY. OUR SECRETS.
Meet the picture-perfect Bird family: pragmatic Meg, dreamy Beth, and towheaded twins Rory and Rhys, one an adventurous troublemaker, the other his slighter, more sensitive counterpart. Their father is a sweet, gangly man, but it’s their beautiful, free-spirited mother Lorelei who spins at the center. In those early years, Lorelei tries to freeze time by filling their simple brick house with precious mementos. Easter egg foils are her favorite. Craft supplies, too. She hangs all of the children’s art, to her husband’s chagrin.
Then one Easter weekend, a tragedy so devastating occurs that, almost imperceptibly, it begins to tear the family apart. Years pass and the children have become adults, while Lorelei has become the county’s worst hoarder. She has alienated her husband and children and has been living as a recluse. But then something happens that beckons the Bird family back to the house they grew up in—to finally understand the events of that long-ago Easter weekend and to unearth the many secrets hidden within the nooks and crannies of home.