LIBRARY CLOSED ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11TH

La Crescent Public Library will be closed on Saturday, November 11th in observance of Veterans Day.

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WWI – MINNESOTA IN THE GREAT WAR

The Centennial is here.  2017 is the 100th anniversary of Americas entry into the Great War, now known as World War I.  To commemorate it, La Crescent Public Library will be hosting Arn Kind from Historical Experiences, Inc..  He will be presenting MINNESOTA IN THE GREAT WAR, an exciting living history program that entertains and educates about “The War to End All Wars,” including the huge contribution made by the people of our fine state. 

Over 118,000 Minnesota men and women served during the war, in the military as well as in volunteer organizations.  Learn about the new technologies, including the tank, the airplane, the submarine and the use of gas which made the air, the sea and the battlefields of WWI extremely lethal.

This event will be held at the La Crescent Public Library on Thursday, November 16th @ 7:00 pm.  

This project was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.  It is free and open to the public  Refreshments will be served.

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JON STEFFES BOOK TALK & SIGNING

WHEN:  Thursday, October 26th @ 7:00pm

WHERE:  La Crescent Public Library

The force of nature is great….and often very unpredictable.  On august 19, 2007, southeastern Minnesota, western Wisconsin and northeast Iowa resident were witness to the cruelty of nature as some locations saw 19 inches of rain fall in less than 48 hours.  Some called it a “deluge”, some compared it to a monsoon.  Meteorologists referred to it as “training” when a weather system goes over the same area for a long period of time.  In a part of the country where creeks and small rivers normally meander amongst peaceful valleys surrounded by scenic bluffs, that much rain in a short amount of time led to raging torrents of water tearing through those valleys and mudslides crashing down those scenic bluffs.

Jon Steffes is an elementary school teacher who lives in La Crescent, Minnesota.  His involvement in the community and his summer job as City of La Crescent Summer Recreation Director has put him in contact with the hard-working members of the Police and Fire Departments, who have inspired this book.  Heroes Among Us is Jon’s fifth book.

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Ross Phelps Here October 5th @ 7:00pm

La Crescent’s own Ross Phelps will be at the La Crescent Public Library on Thursday, October 5th at 7:00pm to talk about his new book TWO SHOTS QUICK.

Lleyellyn Shay, the  hero of Ross Phelps’s first book, returns in the second novel.  The life-changing events of LLEYLLYN having mostly been resolved, the young man is settling into his life on a Montana cattle ranch, which is being used as a set for a movie.  But trouble brews in paradise and Lleyellyn becomes ensnared in a web of other unsolved crimes.

The book does not leave readers hanging but does an excellent job of setting up readers for a third installment of Lleyellyn’s adventures.

This event is free and open to the public.  Refreshments will be served.

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FREE MUSEUM PASSES FOR SATURDAY ONLY!

 

 

 

The Museum Day Live! ticket provides free admission for two people.

Museum Day Live! is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket. 

Where will your curiosity lead you on Museum Day Live!? 
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HOW MUSEUM DAY WORKS:
STEP 1: Find a participating museum here
STEP 2: Download your ticket here
STEP 3: Head to the museum on Saturday, 9/23/17!

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INTERNATIONAL TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY!

WHEN:  Tuesday September 19th

TIME:  4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

 

Come and meet Minnesota’s Jack Sparrow!  Hear some fun facts and pirate jargon.  Guest pirates will be invading the library to join in the activities.  There will be a picture-taking station and of course Pirate Booty for the children.

All ages welcome!

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Closed for Labor Day

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Read to the Touching Moments Book Hounds!

The Touching Moments Book Hounds will be at the La Crescent Public Library on Thursday, August 31st from 4:00pm to 7:00pm.  Registration is required.

By sitting down next to a dog and reading to the dog, all threats of being judged are put aside. Children relax, pet the attentive dog, and focus on the reading. Reading improves because the child is practicing the skill of reading, building self-esteem, and associating reading with something pleasant.  Reading becomes fun.

Sign up is for 15 minute slots.  Come and read to one of the four dogs.

 

Charlie will be at the library from 4:00 – 5:00pm

 

 

Cha Cha will be here from 5:00-6:00pm

 

 

 

 

Thecla will be here from 6:00-6:30pm

 

 

Mowgli will be here from 6:30pm – 7:00pm



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CHARLIE MAGUIRE CONCERT

WHEN:        Thursday, August 3rd – 6:30 – 7:30 pm

WHERE:      Old Hickory Park, 550 Hickory Lane, La Crescent

COST:            Free – Free – Free – Free

For Charlie Maguire, growing up in upstate New York, the die was cast early on: When a friend’s brother joined the Navy and left a guitar behind, a teen-age Charlie borrowed the instrument, paid $2.95 for a book entitled Play the Guitar in 30 Minutes, and unceremoniously commenced what would become his life’s work. By the mid-’60s, he was hanging around the folk centers in New York City and Boston, learning from pioneers of the folk music revival–people like Pete Seeger and Lee Hays–and from the new breed of folk performer–the likes of Arlo Guthrie and Holly Near.

 

Charlie has also been honored with many grants and awards, including a Bush Artist Fellowship and the New York Film and Television Festival Gold Award. He has been named a “Humanities Scholar” by the Minnesota Humanities Commission. He lectures throughout the region on the role of women in environmental history; and he is an adjunct professor of Language Arts at Hamline University in Saint Paul, teaching a course on songwriting. He has written for the Star Tribune (Minneapolis), and for All Things Considered and Options in Education, both on National Public Radio.

A lot of Charlie’s music centers on the underdogs in history.  There is Mary H. Gibbs, the first ever woman park ranger or Clara Wagner, the first woman to be issued a motorcycle license

Feel free to bring a lawn chair or blanket.  Come and enjoy music in the park

This project is made possible with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and the people of Minnesota for Library Legacy activities.

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BIRDS OF PREY

Come to La Crescent-Hokah Elementary School on Thursday, July 20th at 1:00pm for an amazing chance to see birds of prey up close and personal. This one-of-a-kind experience will

The Live Birds of Prey Program features a combination of three of four live birds-a red tailed hawk, a barred owl, an American kestrel or a turkey vulture. All of these birds have injuries which prevent them from living in the wild, so they serve their species by being ambassadors.

Eagle Bluff is a private, non-profit residential environmental learning center located near Lanesboro in the beautiful bluff-country of southeast Minnesota. They believe that together we can all make a lasting difference by connecting people to the natural world through experiential learning and positive outdoor experiences.  Eagle Bluff accomplishes their mission through a variety of outdoor, hands-on and/or natural history-based programs.

More information on the Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center can be found on their website at www.eagle-bluff.org.

About SELCO

SELCO, Southeastern Libraries Cooperating, is a regional public library system based in Rochester, Minn. Its members include academic, public, school and special libraries. The member libraries share resources, programs, personnel and technical innovations to achieve common goals and meet the needs of individual communities. For more information, go to www.selco.info

About Library Legacy Funding

This project is made possible with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund (ACHF) and the people of Minnesota for Library Legacy activities. The ACHF was created in 2008 from the Clean Water, Land & Legacy amendment to the Minnesota State Constitution. Minnesota’s 365 public libraries receive funding distributed through existing formulas to the 12 Minnesota Regional Library Systems to provide programs and services in four areas: arts (visual, performing and media), culture, literary and Minnesota history.

This event is free and open to the public.

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