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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STILL TIME TO REGISTER

Award-Winning Author and Storyteller Kevin Strauss Presents:

Writing Memoirs and Personal Stories

First session is Tuesday, Oct 4th.  Register today

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Writing Memoirs and Personal Stories Workshops at La Crescent Public Library

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 Many authors dream of becoming a published author with a big publishing company and seeing their book in stores across the country. But there are a lot of steps between getting a story or poem idea and seeing your book in print. Award-Winning Author and Storyteller Kevin Strauss (www.naturestory.com), has published six books with big publishers, small publishers, and as a self-publisher. Learn the advantages and disadvantages of each approach and how to chart your own course in the world of publishing.

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 Kevin Strauss. On the day of the last session, volunteers can read their work as part of the “Writer’s Read Concert”.

 All Workshops Take Place 10am – 2pm at the La Crescent Public Library.  Pre-registration is required.

Nov 5 (10am – noon) — Introduction to the World of Publishing (what it is and what it isn’t)

Nov 5 (noon – 2pm) — Submitting Your Story, Poem, or Idea to A Conventional Publisher

Nov 12 (10am – noon) — Self-Publishing, Print-On-Demand, and E-Publishing for Writers

Nov 12 (noon – 2pm) — Creating Your Roadmap for Publishing Success

November 12 — (2pm) Volunteer Writer’s Read Concert

Come hear the stories or 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

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Award-Winning Author and storyteller Kevin Strauss Presents:

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Discover how to find, sort through, and craft your memories and turn them into a memoir or a “tellable” story.  Each class in this series stnads alone and includes two hours of leture, writing exercises, and small group discussions.

 

Following each 2-hour workshop, participants can take 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

October 4 — Introduction to Memoir Writing

October 11 — Writing About Real People

October 18 — Writing About Real Places (homes, farms, and more!)

November 1  —Writing A Crisis, Conflict, or Change

November 8 — Including a “Turning Point” in Your Story

November 15 — Revising and Editing Your Story

November 15 –  “Writers Read” Volunteer Story Concert

(8:00 – 8:30)     Come hear some of the stories 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

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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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1000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN

This is  multi-year, early literacy program encourages La Crescent Area residents to read to and interact with their  children before they reach kindergarten.  The single most important activity a parent can do to help their child become a successful reader is to read aloud to him or her every day.  Parents hold a very special place in their child’s heart right from the start.  By sharing a love of reading with children from an early age, they will continue that love of learning and reading into their school years.  Early literacy is a stepping stone toward future learning habits!  This also creates a special way for parents and children to bond during the formative years.  Each log contains not only shapes to fill in for books read, but also space to record some of your favorite titles!  Participants receive an incentive for every 100 books read.

This program is funded by Eitzen State Banking & Insurance.1000 Books Banner (2)

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