SEEING STARS !

Seeing StarsSeeing Stars presented by Paul Kinzer, Starlab Director and author of the book STARGAZING BASICS will be held at the LaCrescent Elementary School small gym on Tuesday, July 22nd at 1pm and again at 2:30pm.  The Starlab is a portable planetarium 18 feet by 21 feet across and 11 feet high.  It can seat 30 people at one time.  In the center of the dome, a projector projects a rotating image onto the inner surface of the dome.  Come and learn about our night sky!  This program is free and open to the public.  Registration is required due to space limitations.  Funding was provided by the Friends of the LaCrescent Public Library.

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Fizz, Boom, Read!

The summer reading program is underway!  Special events coming up:

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RAD ZOO – Wednesday July 9th 1:00pm @ the Elementary School small gym

R.A.D. Zoo is a traveling wildlife program.  You will be offered an opportunity to touch some of the animals included in the show of 10-15 different kinds of fascinating reptiles and amphibians.  This event is free and open to the public.  No registration is required.

This project was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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Celebrate World Book Night – April 23rd

 

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LaCrescent Public Library will be celebrating World Book Night April 23, 2014 from 6-7pm at the library.  World Book Night occurs on Shakespeare’s birthday and is an ambitious campaign to give thousands of free paperbacks to light or non-readers.  Kris Paul, is LaCrescent’s volunteer book giver and she will be handing out free copies of the book The ZooKeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman.  World Book Night is in its third year in the U.S. More information about WBN can be found on their website:www.us.worldbooknight.org

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Pint Size Polkas to Perform Saturday April 5th

Pint Size Polkas will be performing at 10:30am, Saturday at the Annual Family Fair and Business Expo.

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The event is hosted by La Crescent-Hokah Early Childhood and the La Crescent Area Chamber of Commerce.  The event goes from 9:30 – noon in the La Crescent-Hokah Middle School Gym.  Bring the whole family for fun activities and to meet our local businesses and organizations, as well as the Pint Size Polka performance at 10:30.

 

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New Library Catalog launches on April 1st – No foolin’

SELCO Libraries are pleased to announce the launch of a new library catalog on April 1, 2014!

After conducting usability tests with the public and applying two months worth of staff feedback, we believe that the new catalog will offer you, our patrons, greater features both functional and fun. You now have the option to view your account right within the same web page where you still are able to see what items you have requested and checked out, but now you can also pay any outstanding fines right online! Our search capabilities have been beefed up and now allow you to get very specific in what you might be looking for.

Enhanced features such as book cover art similar to the previous catalog get an extra boost with imbedded reviews from trusted sources and a new Home Room feature on the main page has already been set up with different Rooms to help you find all your favorites in a particular area. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your library staff.

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Update on library hours

Until further notice the library hours will be:spring thaw

10:00am – 6:00pm Monday through Friday

10:00am – 2:00pm Saturday

After 5:00pm during the week and all day on Saturday there will be NO water at the library.  NO water = NO bathrooms.  Please plan your library trip accordingly.

Tuesday morning Coffee & Conversation from 8:30am – 10:00am will continue to meet.

Chapter Club with Mr. Petersilie 4:00 – 5:00 will continue to meet

Thursday afternoon craft time and Saturday morning story & craft time will NOT meet until we have water.

The library igloo has found a new home.  Thanks to all who inquired.

 

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Want an Igloo?

Free to a good home!  If you would like to be the proud owner of the libraries igloo stop in.   We will help you unassemble it and load it up!  What a deal.  Hurry – this will go fast.finished-igloo.jpg

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Good news ~~ Bad news

Good News:

Spring officially begins on Thursday, March 20th!  Warmer weather is coming!!!

Bad News:

The library still is depending on water via a garden hose from City Hall.  The water main coming into the library is still frozen.  With no water after 5pm the library will continue to operate on reduced hours.  We will be open on Saturday but there will be no bathroom facilities available, therefore no story & craft time for children.

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Water Problems Persist!

The library will continue with the following open hours until the frozen pipes are resolved:

Monday 10am – 5pm

Tuesday 10am – 5pm

Wednesday 10am – 5pm

Thursday 10am – 5pm

Friday 10am – 5pm

Saturday 10am – 2pm

NOTE:  There will be NO bathrooms on Saturdays so please plan your visit to the library accordingly.

Thursday craft time and Saturday morning Story and Craft are cancelled.  Chapter Club with Mr. Petersilie WILL meet.

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UPDATED HOURS FOR THIS WEEK ONLY!

frozen pipesBecause of the frozen water pipes at the library, the schedule for this week will be:

Monday 10am – 5pm

Tuesday 10am – 5pm

Wednesday 10am – 5pm

Thursday 10am – 5pm

Friday 10am – 5pm

Saturday 10am – 2pm (No Bathroom Facilities available)

Tuesday morning Coffee & Conversation will meet.  Wednesday Chapter Club with Mr. Petersilie WILL meet.  All other activities will be canceled for the week.

Dr. Seuss PJ Night is cancelled.  Please watch for further information on this event.

 Warmer weather is coming….maybe

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