Blind Date With a Book!!

How does it work you ask?

Follow these simple steps:

  1. Peruse the “personal ads” and make your selection.
  2. Bring your date to the front desk and check it out.
  3. AFTER check out, unwrap your parcel to meet your book pick.
  4. Take it home and give it a chance!  Don’t judge the book by it’s cover!
  5. Fill out the date response and turn in to be entered into a raffle for some Valentine treats.

 

Responses Due by February 25th to be included in drawing.

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CLOSING EARLY TODAY

The library will be closing at 4pm today due to the weather conditions.

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Library Closed on Monday, January 15 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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Six Appeal Vocal Ensemble

Wednesday, February 28

7:00pm

Fine Arts Center

Six Appeal is a world class vocal ensembleinfused with sharp comedic timing and the energy and vitality of a rock band.  Swearing off instruments, the award winning vocal band Six Appeal takes you on a journey that spans decades of music – performing classic oldies, current chart toppers, and catchy original tunes – completely a capella.  This Six Appeal show will split your sides, feed your musical sweet tooth, and leave you wondering how in the world they pulled it off with just their voices!

Presented by the La Crescent Public Library and La Crescent-Hokah Community Education.

Brought to you by the La Crescent Friends of the Library, the Friends of Riverside Concerts, and with additional support provided by the Mayo Clinic.  This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council and a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts & cultural heritage fund.  This project is made possible in part through funding from the Greater Rochester Arts and Cultural Trust.

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Holiday Schedule 2017

La Crescent Public Library will be closed the following days for the Christmas holidays:

Saturday December 23

Monday December 25

Saturday December 30

Monday January 1, 2018

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LIBRARY CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING

The library will be closed on Thursday November 23 and Friday November 24 for the Thanksgiving holiday.  We will open with normal hours on Saturday, November 25.

Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving.

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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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