Thank you to all who participated in the 15th Annual Gift Basket Silent Auction. It was our most successful year yet!
The 15th Annual Gift Basket Silent Auction is going on now through Saturday, December 8th. Bidding ends promptly at noon on Saturday.
How it works:
- Stop in and get a bidding number at the circulation desk. All bids are anonymous.
- Browse the 67 baskets on display and place your bid.
- Bidding ends at noon on Saturday. Successful bidders will be contacted to by phone. You do not need to be present to win your bid.
All proceeds go to support the La Crescent Public Library’s book budget.
Celebrate 25 years with this Halloween Movie Scream!
Audience participation encouraged! For this interactive viewing, you will receive a goody bag and a cue sheet when you arrive. Popcorn provided. Costumes optional but you can rock it if you got it. Bring pillows, blankets, or snacks (beverage containers must have lids, and NO red dye drinks please). Kids under 10 must be supervised.
Free and Open to the Public.
All ages are welcome to join us for this movie. Please use your discretion when deciding whether your child can sit through the full movie and whether they will enjoy the scary bits.
Released 1993 – 96 minutes – Rated PG – Comedic Fantasy
La Crescent Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a Candidate Forum:
WHEN: Tuesday, October 23 6pm
WHERE: Fine Arts Center at the high school
WHO: Candidate Forum at 6:30 House Representatives Debate at 7:30
Date When Celebrated: The first Friday in October
World Smile Day celebrates the ever popular yellow smiley. It also offers us an opportunity to do an act of kindness. According to the World Smile Day website, a proclamation of this day was made by the U.S. Congress. Now that should put a smiley on your face.
The smiley face became so popular, that the U.S. Post Office issued a stamp with the smiley face.
The intent of World Smile Day is to do an act of kindness, or help one person to smile. Why not do both!?
The yellow smiley stands brightly smiling upon this day, offering it’s stamp of approval.
About the Smiley Face:
Harvey Ball, a commercial artist from Worcester, Massachusetts created the smiley face in 1963. The State Mutual Life Assurance Company hired Harvey as a free lance artist to create a smiley face for use in improving company morale. From there, the bright and cheerful smiley grew in popularity. It’s popularity grew slowly at first. Then, it exploded in the 1970’s. Ultimately, the smiley became wildly popular.
There is some controversy over the smiley’s creation. French entrepreneur named Franklin Loufrani claimed to have invented it in 1968. In 1971 he patented it in 80 countries.
Origin of World Smile Day:
Harvey Ball of Worcester Ma. created World Smile Day. Concerned about over commercialization of his smiley, he felt one day a year should be dedicated to smiling and doing acts of kindness.
The first World Smiley Day celebration was on October 1, 1999. It is unclear why the date of the celebration was moved.
We had lots of fun at the Talk Like a Pirate Party. Keep an eye out for an update on our interactive Halloween movie!
The La Crescent Friends of the Library are selling apple pies now for $11, available for pick up on Oct. 19. Call or stop in to order.