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Welcome to the Redwood Falls Public Library
Notes from Robin“It is the life of the crystal, the architect of the flake,
the fire of the frost, the soul of the sunbeam.
This crisp winter air is full of it.
~John Burroughs, "Winter Sunshine"
It is the time of year when we reflect on gifts and things that we are thankful for. We at the Redwood Falls Public Library have a lot to be thankful for, among which are the Friends of the Library and RALF (Redwood Area Library Foundation). Both groups support us in many ways but most especially through volunteerism and financial contributions. We are really short of storage space and through planning and the support of RALF we were able to put up a shed on the east side of the building. You may have noticed it and the storage it affords is truly appreciated by the Staff here at the Library.
Most families have traditions and events they like to do together. My family is large and with spouses, children and grandchildren it is quite a group. As many relatives as are able gather in St. James at the American Legion for our Thanksgiving celebration. Everyone brings a dish to pass and Mom and the sisters take care of the ham, turkey, stuffing and potatoes. It is so much fun and we are able to all be together and not be crowded. The guys watch the football games and play cards and the ladies gather for catching up on all the gossip. Dad and Mom rent the bowling alley for 3 hours and that is a blast . . . especially for the little kids and beginners. Before we eat though we form a gigantic circle and hold the hands of the person on both sides as we count how many guests there are and then we pray. . . it is very special and what beautiful memories we have and are creating for the next generation. I love every one of those people and I am thankful for the wonderful, large and crazy family I belong to.
Robin Osland, Director
Author Book Signing and Reception
Monday, December 16th at 6:00 p.m.
Redwood Falls Public Library Meeting Room
Belview author, Cinda Kohls, will be at the Library to talk about her newly published Christian novel, "The Narrow Gate", penned under the author name, K.L. Keith.
Readers will laugh, and cry, and be inspired by the author's heartfelt portrayal of loyalty, faith, strength, and gratitude as they get to know the lovable inhabitants of Havendale through their day-to-day Midwestern life experiences.
A FILM BY
In the spring of 2005, Jim Miller awoke from a dream in which 38 of his Dakota ancestors were hanged. At that time, Jim knew nothing of the largest mass execution in the United States history ordered by Abraham Lincoln on December 26, 1862. “When you have dreams, you know when they come from the Creator. . . “
Four years later, Jim and a group of riders decide to retrace the 330 mile route of his dream on horseback across the great plains to arrive in Mankato, Minnesota on the anniversary of the hanging. This is the story of their journey – the blizzards they endure, the communities that house and feed them along the way and the dark history they are beginning to wipe away.
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Redwood Falls Public Library
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Library
Sponsored by the Redwood Falls Public Library, the Redwood County Historical Society, the Renville County Historical Society and the City of Morton.
Discussions will be held following the screening with former Staff Carrier, Peter Lengkeek and James Weston from the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe.
View trailer at www.dakota38.com
Screenings are FREE and open to the public.
The Library will be CLOSING AT NOON
on Tues. December 24th & CLOSED Wed. December 25th for Christmas.
The Library will be CLOSING AT NOON
on Tues. December 31st & CLOSED Wed. January 1st, 2014 for New Years Day/
DECORATE A WREATH USING A BOOK THEME
Friends of the Library Fundraiser
The Friends of the Redwood Falls Public Library have undecorated Christmas wreaths waiting for groups, organizations or individuals who want to decorate them using a book title theme. This will be a fun activity for members of book clubs, woman's clubs, church circles or whomever. We invite you to pick up a wreath at the Library and return it decorated by Monday, December 1st, 2013.
The wreaths will be displayed in the Library and bid on through a silent auction that will benefit the Friends of the Library until Sat., December 21st, 2013.
If you or your group is interested in picking up a wreath, please call Joyce Johnson at 507-627-1895 or stop by the Library and ask at the desk.
Upcoming Adult Programs
ON THE BIG SCREEN
AT THE LIBRARY
(Please feel free to bring a snack to share!)
December 4th – “It’s a Wonderful Life”
December 11th – “White Christmas'"
View The December, 2013 Bookmark - Our Library Newsletter
Download Audiobooks Coming Soon!
Enjoy popular titles from the comfort of home. The Redwood Falls Public Library is excited to offer best selling and classic audiobooks 24/7 from the library’s website, http://plucreeklibrary.lib.overdrive.com in the near future.
You can browse the collection, check out with your library card, and download to PC, Mac and many mobile devices. To get started, you will need to install OverDrive Media Console on your device. Some audio titles can also be burned to
CD to listen on-the-go. Titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period. There are no late fees!
With hundreds of popular fiction and non-fiction titles to choose from, the new collection is guaranteed to have something for everyone. You can download best-selling novels, well-known classics, self-improvement guides and much more.
This new service, powered by OverDrive, is free with your Plum Creek library card.
Watch for the announcement of this new collection!
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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 2013 selections with menu, August through December, 2013:
November 26th - Night Flying Woman by Ignatia Broker with Thanksgiving food. Ignatia Broker recounts the life of her great-great-grandmother, Night Flying Woman, who was born in the mid-19th century and lived during the chaotic time of enormous change, uprootings, and loss for the Minnesota Ojibway.
December 17th - Round House by Louise Erdrich with Christmas food. A stunning and devastating tale of hate crimes and vengeance. . . Erdrich covers a vast spectrum of history, cruel loss, and bracing realizations.
Everyone is welcome! Come when you can.
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.
Help support your lirary's ebook collection!
eBooks are here!
Plum Creek eBooks are located here:
Read the eBook How To Guide
Kindle eBook Guide
List of Compatible Devices
Help for specific devices here
Please note: eBooks CANNOT be downloaded
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