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Welcome to the Redwood Falls Public Library“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade."
~Charles Dickens, Great Expectations
stop by the Library on
W E L C O M E
our new Library Director
Refreshments will be served.
ESCAPE WITH A GOOD READ
ADULT WINTER READING PROGRAM
Connecting Minnesota Writers and Minnesota Readers
January 1 – March 31, 2014
How to participate . . .
• Open to anyone 16 years or older with a current library card
• Sign the Registration form at your local library and indicate if you participated in the Winter Reading Program in 2013 or if this is the first year you have participated.
• Your Library will give you a punch card or Reading Log to record the number of books read. Turn in your Reading Log or all punch cards (stapled together) regardless of whether your card has all 12 punches punched.
• You are encouraged to read as many titles as you like.
• However, in order for your punch card or Reading Log to be counted toward your library’s chance at the traveling trophy and be considered as “completing the program”, a minimum of 12 books (12 card punches) is required.
• Titles may be in any format including audio books and ebooks.
Prizes may await you as well . . . check with your friendly Librarians for details.
Have a safe, restful and warm winter season.
Make YOUR “Escape With a Good Book” memorable!
Sponsored by the Plum Creek Library System and the Redwood Falls Public Library.
“This project was funded in part or in whole with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008 which dedicated funding to preserve Minnesota’s arts and cultural heritage.”
Upcoming Adult Programs
Armchair Travel Series at the Library
We all love a trip to a foreign country, don’t we, but traveling in the winter isn’t always easy. The Friends of the Redwood Falls Public Library, with our wonderful community members in mind, have put together a series of trips for you, and all you have to do is come to the Library on the appointed date and time and off you go!
A series of travel programs will begin Monday, January 13, 2014. Each program will begin at noon and will last one hour.
Monday, January 13th at 12:00 p.m.
Gary & Donna Bestmann
Monday, January 27th at 12:00 p.m.
BICYCLING ACROSS AMERICA
Jan Erickson & Peggy Rabe
Monday, February 10th at 12:00 p.m.
TRAVEL BASICS FROM A - Z
Panel of Experienced Travelers
Monday, February 24th at 12:00 p.m.
WALKING JOUNREY ON EL CAMINO DE SANTIAGO
Monday, March 10th at 12:00 p.m.
Karen & Denny Moore
Monday, March 24th at 12:00 p.m.
Monday, Marsh 31st at 12:00 p.m.
Ramona Larson & Linda Hanson
Please plan on getting in your armchair and learning about exciting travels throughout the world. For more information call the Public Library at 507-627-8650.
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Book ClubsInterested in joining a daytime book club? We meet the 4th Tuesday of each month in the Library Meeting Room from 12:00 to 1:00 or 2:00 p.m. Come and check us out! There's always room for more. (We are enjoying really good lunches, too!) We meet for discussion and potluck. The following are the 2014 selections with menu:
March 25th – The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Frye by Rachel Joyce with a Green theme. Harold Fry is convinced that he must deliver a letter to an old love in order to save her, meeting various characters along the way and reminiscing about the events of his past and people he has known, as he tries to find peace and acceptance.
April 22nd – And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini with Oriental. In this tale revolving around not just parents and children but brothers and sisters, cousins and caretakers, Hosseini explores the many ways in which families nurture, wound, betray, honor, and sacrifice for one another; and how often we are surprised by the actions of those closet to us, at the times that matter most.
May 27th – The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom with Hotdish and Jello. Orphaned while onboard a ship from Ireland, seven-year-old Lavinia arrives on the steps of a tobacco plantation where she is to live and work with the slaves of the kitchen house. Under the care of Belle, the master’s illegitimate daughter, Lavinia becomes deeply bonded to her adopted family, though she is set apart from them by her white skin.
June 24th – Half the Sky : Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide with Southern food. With Pulitzer Prize winners Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn as our guides, we undertake an odyssey through Africa and Asia to meet the extraordinary women struggling there, among them a Cambodian teenager sold into sex slavery and an Ethiopian woman who suffered devastating injuries in childbirth. Drawing on the breadth of their combined reporting experience, Kristof and WuDunn depict our world with anger, sadness, clarity and ultimately hope.
July 22nd – Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger with Pasta, vegetables & sweets. New Bremen, Minnesota, 1961. For thirteen-year-old Frank Drum it was a grim summer in which death visited frequently and assumed many forms. Accident. Nature. Suicide. Murder. Told from Frank’s perspective forty years after that fateful summer, Ordinary Grace is a brilliantly moving account of a boy standing at the door of his young manhood, trying to understand a world that seems to be falling apart around him.
August 26th – Me Before You by Jojo Moyes with sandwiches. Moyes introduces us to Will Traynor, a formerly high-flying, thrill seeking executive now confined to a wheelchair as a quadriplegic. Louisa “Lou” Clark has been hired as his caretaker, despite a total lack of experience, Lou sets about creating adventures for Will, hoping to give him a reason to live. Simultaneously, Will encourages Lou to expand the expectations of what her life could be.
September 23rd – The List by Martin Fletcher with fresh garden food. London, October 1945. Austrian refugees Georg and Edith await the birth of their first child. Yet how can they celebrate when almost every day brings news of another relative or friend murdered in the Holocaust?
October 28th – Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter with High Tea. Gloriously inventive, constantly surprising, Beautiful Ruins is a story of flawed yet fascinating people, navigating the rocky shores of their lives while clinging to their improbable dreams.
November 18th – The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe with Thanksgiving food. During her treatment for cancer, Mary Anne Schwalbe and her son Will spent many hours sitting in waiting rooms together. To pass the time, they would talk about the books they were reading. Once, by chance, they read the same book at the same time – and an informal book club of two was born. A profoundly moving memoir of caregiving, mourning, and love – it is also about the joy of reading, and the ways that joy is multiplied when we share it with others.
December 16th – The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey with Christmas food. Alaska, 1920: a brutal place to homestead, and especially tough for recent arrivals Jack and Mabel. Childless, they are drifting apart—he breaking under the weight of the work of the farm; she crumbling from loneliness and despair. In a moment of levity during the season’s first snowfall, they build a child out of snow. The next morning the snow child is gone—but they glimpse a young, blonde-haired girl running through the trees.
Everyone is welcome! Come when you can. Call the Library if interested in reserving the next month’s book selection at 507-627-8650.
Other Book Club Ideas? - The Library would also encourage other book clubs to get started. Are you interested in an evening group? A men’s group? A mystery group? The Library would help by ordering copies of the title chosen and provide discussion questions. You would be responsible for selecting your own titles and leading the group discussions.
Adopt a Book At the Library!
If you would like to offer direct support to the library’s collection, the Adopt Program gives you the perfect opportunity. You can choose to adopt an adult or juvenile book for the library. It is a wonderful way to honor or remember someone special in your life. With your donation, the library will buy a book to be placed in the library, with a book label indicating both the donor and honoree.
Are you done reading the latest bestseller? Donate it to the library to share with others. You may also choose to adopt any book in the current collection. This program is the perfect opportunity to keep the collection at your library growing. Please contact library staff for more information.
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Please note: eBooks CANNOT be downloaded
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