AARP & FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY PROVIDING FREE TAX SERVICE

AARP and the Friends of the La Crescent Public Library will be providing free income tax assistance for 2016 tax returns for low income and elderly individuals and families.  Services include preparation of the Federal & State Returns, and the MN Property Tax Refund for Renters & Property Owners.

Tax preparation will begin on February 6, 2017 and continue through April 15, 2017.  Return preparation is by appointment only!

For an appointment, contact the La Crescent Public Library @ 507-895-4047 or call/email Tom Sheehan @ 507-319-9838 or laxse@acegroup.cc

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Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

The Library will be closed on Monday, January 16th for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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Award-Winning Author and Storyteller Kevin Strauss Presents:

 How To Write a “Darn Good” Poem

 

Learn how to turn an idea, image, or emotion into an effective and engaging poem. Poetry, with its artistic flexibility is one of the most efficient and enjoyable ways share an idea or feeling with someone else. The best part is that with the right instruction, anyone can write a poem! Find out how at these workshops.

Each class in this series stands alone and includes two hours of lecture, writing exercises, and small group discussions. Following each 2-hour workshop, participants can take part in a 30- minute “Writer’s Roundtable” where they can bring 1-2 pages of written work to read and get feedback from the group.

All participants can get written feedback on their writing via email with Award-Winning Author and Storyteller Kevin Strauss (www.naturestory.com). On the day of the last session, volunteers can read their work as part of the “Writer’s Read Concert”.

 All Workshops Take Place 6:00-8:30pm at the La Crescent Public Library; 321 Main Street, La Crescent

January 24— Introduction to Poetry

January 31 — Playing with Forms (Haiku, Cinquain, Sonnet, and Sestina)

February 7— Free Verse Isn’t Free (but it is fun)

February 14— Editing and Preparing Your Poems for Publication

February 14— 7:30pm Volunteer Poetry Concert

Come hear the poetry that your neighbors and friends have written.

To Register for this Free Workshop Series, Contact La Crescent Public Library:

Phone: 507-895-4047 E-mail:  lbeach@selco.info

 For Questions about the Workshops, Contact Kevin Strauss at kevin@naturestory.com or 507-993-3411

 

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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Happy New Year!

The library will be closed on Saturday December 31st and Monday January 2nd.

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And the Winner of the Quilt is……

Barb Miller of Hokah!  Congratulations Barb and thank you for helping to make the library’s annual quilt raffle a success.

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Boomer Broads are Coming!!

The Boomer Broads are Coming on Thursday, December 1st at 7:00pm @ the library.

Sara Slayton &  Terry Visger  tell the sights, sounds, and stories of growing up in the 50’s and 60’s. The shows are fun and who can’t use a little fun and laughter?!

three-boomersThe Three Boomer Broads have published their first book, Remembering While We Still Can.  They will have books available for purchase.  What a great Christmas gift idea.

This event is free and open to the public.  Refreshments will be served, thanks to the Friends of the Library.

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Library Closed for Veterans Day

LaCrescent Public Library will be closed on Friday, November 11th for Veterans Day.  We will be open on Saturday, November 12th with our regular hours – 10:00am to 2:00pm.

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WHERE DO I VOTE?

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What to still vote early?  You can do that at the Houston County Court House – 304 South Marshall Street , Caledonia at the auditors office.  Hours:  Saturday, Nov 5th 10am to 3pm and Monday, Nov 7th 8am to 5pm.  Have any questions?  Call them at 507-725-5803

Live in the city of La Crescent and do not know if you are supposed to vote at the Community Bldg or the Ice Arena?  Use this link to find out where you need to be:

Use the Secretary of State’s Pollfinder Website, to locate your polling place:http://pollfinder.sos.state.mn.us

(Note:  The link works for any address in Minnesota)

Voting hours at both city and township locations:   Tuesday, Nov 8th  7am – 8pm

Are you a La Crescent Township resident?  You will vote at the Township Hall, 830 Townhall Road, La Crescent.  Phone number is 507-895-6055.  There is not a full time staff at the Township Hall so you may need to leave a message./

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HALLOWEEN FUN

HALLOWEEN FUN @ THE LIBRARY

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costumes encouraged but not required

WHERE? La Crescent Public Library

WHEN?  Wednesday, October 26

TIME?  6:00 to 7:00 pm

Spooky stories with Mr. Petersilie.           Make a ghost using science.             Scavenger hunt for mysterious beings.

AND GOODIES!

 

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