The LaCrescent Public Libraries Gift Basket Silent Auction will begin on Monday December 9th and end on Friday December 13th. This is our 10th year! We have baskets of all sizes available for you to bid on. We have everything from jewelery donated by Winter Tree Studios to a Klements Sausage poster (72″ x 24″) with the Milwaukee Brewers mascots on it.
What a great way to get a gift and support the library at the same time. Please take a moment to get a number and bid on a basket. Help us to make this our most successful event yet!
Celtic Cross will perform on Friday November 15th ~ 6:30pm at the LaCrescent Community Building, 336 South 1st Street.
This fund raiser for the Friends of the Library will also feature a Chocolate Extravaganza!
A $5 donation will be appreciated.
The Celtic Cross play Irish music spanning five centuries from the mid 1500s to today. They play some traditional Celtic folk instruments such as the fiddle, bodhran, harp, and penny whistle, as well as some instruments that have more recently taken their place in Celtic music. Members are Bob Jansen – whistle; Regina Chihak – flute and harp; Lois Przywojski – piano and accordion; Mike Brown – fiddle; Deb Boehde – mandolin; Tom Vaughn – guitar and vocals; Michael Wodazk – whistle, bodrahn, vocals, banjo; Jackie Stakston – fiddle; Paul Lansing – guitar.
September 22 – 28, 2013
The ALA promotes the freedom to choose or the freedom to express one’s opinions even if that opinion might be considered unorthodox or unpopular and stresses the importance of ensuring the availability of those viewpoints to all who wish to read them.
Free event - September 10, 7pm @ the LaCrescent Public Library
Minnesota author David Housewright will be speaking about his award winning books. His latest book, Curse of the Jade Lily, is the ninth novel in the Rushmore McKenzie crime series set in Minneapolis. Thieves steal the 200 year old Jade Lily from a Minneapolis art museum and then offer to sell it back for one-third of its insured value – $1.3 million. Burt there’s a catch. they demand that unlicensed private eye Rushmore McKenzie act as go-between. Housewright has won both the Edgar Award and the Minnesota Book Award for his crime fiction.
Long time employee Judy Ready retired on Saturday August 31st. Judy will be enjoying her retirement after working many years at the library. She will be missed, but the staff wish her much happiness in this next chapter of her life.
Community & Library Volunteer
- Primary Players participant
- A.B.L.E. volunteer
- Friends of the Library member
- Served 3 consecutive terms on library board
- Historical Society member
- LaCrescent Garden Club member
- First woman to run for mayor of LaCrescent
LaCrescent Public Library staff will be working on a complete inventory of the library on Monday, August 26th. The library will be closed that day but will reopen on Tuesday for normal library hours, 10:00am to 6:00pm. Thank you for your patience.
Children’s area at the library.
We are digging animals that burrow. Come to the Thursday afternoon craft time at 4:30pm to learn all about animals that burrow.
Jack Pearson will be here on Friday June 14th at 3:00pm to kick off the summer reading program. The performance will be held at the Community Bldg (aka “Fire Station”) on the corner of South 1st and South Oak. This program is free and open to the public.