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Community Bulletin Board

                                               Friday, November 16, 2018 

 

November Wellness on Wheels Schedule

Wright County Public Health announces the WOW Program schedule for November 2018. 

Thursday, November 15 - Annandale City Council Chamber Room (2 to 6 PM)

Tuesday, November 27 - Cokato Library Centennial Room (2 to 6 PM)

November 60-Plus and Healthy Schedule

Wright County Public Health announces the 60+ and Healthy Clinics schedule for November 2018.

Tuesday, November 20 - Annandale City Hall

Tuesday, November 27 - St. Michael Senior Center

Thursday, November 29 - Delano Senior Center

All clinic times are from 9:30 to 11 AM. Educational hand-outs, toenail trimming, blood pressure monitoring and more are a part of the services. 15 dollar fee for foot care, but no one will be turned away for inability to pay. 

 

Throughout the month of November 

United Faith Community UCC of Buffalo will be collecting donations of household items for their Blessings Baskets outreach. The baskets are used to provide basic essential kitchen, bathroom, or bedroom items to people that are assisted by Love, INC-Big Woods. Any donation of 5 dollars or more in new items or cash will be entered into a drawing for one of five, 50 dollar gift certificates from local Buffalo businesses. For complete information about drop-off locations and times, call (763) 682-5171, or visit; www.ufcucc.org

November 16

The Plato Baseball Team hosts a Poultry Party Friday, November 16th at 7 PM at the Plato Hall. Games, a paddle wheel, door prizes, bingo and a cash bar are all part of the fun. Hamburgers and pop will be available, with proceeds going to the St. Paul's UCC mission. 

November 17

Bring your friends and family to the 40th Annual Fine Arts Expo and 38th Annual Creative Crafts Fair on Saturday, November 17th from 9 AM to 2 PM at the Activity Center at the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted Middle School. Free admission to the event which will feature more than 90 artisans and crafters! A food stand, bake sale and prizes will also be a part of the fun! The Middle School is located at 8700 County Road 6 Southwest in Howard Lake. 

The Annual Holiday Boutique is coming Saturday, November 17th to the St. George Catholic Church in Long Lake. Vendors, lefse making, great foods, treats raffles and more. The event runs from 9 AM to 4 PM.

November 18

The Knights of Columbus of St. George's Catholic Church of Long Lake will host a pancake breakfast on Sunday, November 18th. Pancakes, sausage, fruit, juice, milk and coffee will be served from 8:30 to 11:30 AM. Proceeds help support numerous charities both locally and abroad.

The Waverly Knights of Columbus will sponsor a pancake breakfast on Sunday, November 18th from 8 AM to 11 AM at the Waverly KC Hall. Pancakes, french toast, scrambled eggs and sausage, plus a beverage are on the menu. A freewill offering will be taken, with proceeds to Religious Retirement.

You better come hungry to another KC Lumberjack Breakfast sponsored by the Northwest-Hennepin Knights of Columbus presents on Sunday, November 18th from 8:30 AM to 12 noon at the Mary Queen of Peace Church Hall, St. Martin Campus in downtown Rogers. Pancakes, French Toast, Sausage and Eggs, Applesauce, Orange Juice, Milk and Coffee will be served. A free will offering will benefit church, school and community.

November 19

Come and visit the "greenhouse within the greenhouse" this Monday, November 19th in Maple Lake! Patrick Lahr invites you to see the construction of the greenhouse within a greenhouse, only 9 feet by 12 feet that is already allowing for growing of lettuce and cherry tomatoes. Stop by at 4936 54th Street Northwest in Maple Lake starting at 2 PM. Pumpkin treats will be served!

November 20

A "Slice For Life" Pie Auction is coming to the St. Luke's Church of Clearwater on Tuesday, November 20th. Bid and purchase Thanksgiving pies, with proceeds to benefit the Pregnancy Resource Center Medical Clinic. The event runs from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. Pies for the judged contest must be submitted by 5:30 PM. Everyone is welcome! Clerking and Auction Services provided by Walz Auction Service.

November 21

The 44th Annual Community Festival of Praise and Thanksgiving will be held Wednesday, November 21st at 7:30 PM at the Zion Lutheran Church in Buffalo. This faith-filled experience is for all ages and will be presented by clergy, musicians and singers from the churches of the Buffalo Ministerial Association. Choirs, handbells, organ and brass, along with many selections of the spoken word will highlight the evening. Admission is free. A free-will offering will be taken to support the missions of the Buffalo Ministerial Association. KRWC Radio will once again broadcast the service live, and will re-broadcast the entire program at 11 AM on Thanksgiving Day.  

November 22

The community is invited to a special Thanksgiving Service on Thursday, November 22nd at 9:30 AM at the Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church of Buffalo. The service theme is "Come Let us Praise the Lord." The service will also include special music from Immanuel's youth and adult choirs. For more information, visit the website at; www.myimmanuel.org, or visit the Immanuel Lutheran Facebook page.

A Thanksgiving Potluck will be served on Thanksgiving Day, November 22nd from 12 noon to 4 PM at the Ridgemont Apartments Party Room at 716 Maple Street in Monticello. This will be an alcohol-free event, and is open to anyone. Bring a dish to share if you wish. Glory to God Photography will provide a professional photo shoot for anyone who wants individual or family pictures with free digital download.

You're invited to a free Thanksgiving Day dinner on Thursday, November 22nd at the Cokato City Hall. Serving is from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM. Reservations are appreciated to help with planning, but are not required. To make a reservation, or for questions, contact LeAnn King at (320) 286-5580. Everyone is welcome.

November 23

Enjoy "Opt Outside Friday" at Lake Maria State Park, and all Minnesota State Parks on Friday, November 23rd. Work off your Thanksgiving feast with a health and free walk in the park. Lake Maria, and all the state parks will be waiving the 7-dollar entrance fee, and volunteers will be on hand at Lake Maria to answer questions. For more information, check out the Minnesota DNR website and the Friends of Lake Maria Facebook page.

November 29

The Red Cross Bloodmobile will visit Montrose on Thursday, November 29th from 12:30 to 6:30 PM at the Montrose Community Center. To make an appointment, call 1-800-RED CROSS, or visit; www.redcrossblood.org. All blood types are welcome, and needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients.

November 30

Join us for the 2018 Scandinavian Christmas Bazaar & Bakery at the Cokato Laestadian Lutheran Church on Friday, November 30th from 4 to 9 PM and Saturday, December 1st from 9 AM to 1 PM. Come enjoy the warmth, and experience a festive Scandinavian Christmas as it comes alive through food tradition and song, in a town that is rich in Scandinavian heritage. The Bazaar & Bakery offers beautiful, unique Scandinavian gifts, imported candy and specialty baked goods. Come relax and enjoy browsing through the craft and bakery items, and join in the singing of traditional Scandinavian Christmas songs. Admission is free.

December 1

The Buffalo KC's are sponsoring their 1st Annual Farm Toy Show Saturday, December 1st from 9 AM to 4 PM at the St. Francis Xavier Catholic School in Buffalo. Numerous vendors will be showing and selling farm toys of all types. Plus...visit with Santa from 10 AM to 12 noon. Food and Refreshments will be available on site. A 2 dollar admission will be charged for visitors. The St. Francis Xavier Catholic School is located at 219 19th Street Northwest in Buffalo. For more information, call (763) 280-1405, or email to; timmyholker@gmail.com

Don't miss the Delano Old-Fashioned Christmas, Saturday, December 1st in downtown Delano! Enjoy Christmas Music, ethnic Christmas treats, create ornaments at the library, shop the holiday boutiques at the Senior Center, check out the Secret Santa Shoppe, plus the Christmas tree walk, numerous areas for refreshments, the old world market, and at 4:30...the DelaDazzle Parade! More information is available at; www.DelanoMNArts.org

You are cordially invited to the 30th Annual Holiday Cookie Walk at Our Father's Lutheran Church in Rockford on Saturday, December 1st from 9 AM to 1 PM. Christmas cookies will be sold by the pound. There will be a silent auction and craft sale. A Sloppy Joe lunch will be available at 11 AM.

Join us for the Holiday Fair at the St. John's Lutheran Church in Annandale on Saturday, December 1st from 9 AM to 1 PM. Fresh Lefse will be prepared on site, as well as several other baked goods and crafts. Everyone is welcome.

December 2

It's a "Big Band Christmas" Sunday, December 2nd from 6:30 to 8 PM at the Buffalo Free Church! Enjoy holiday favorites, big band-style as presented by Kevin Mills. The concert is free and open to the public. The Buffalo Free Church is located at 2051 50th Street Northeast in Buffalo.

The Rogers Lions Club invites you to Breakfast with Santa on Sunday, December 2nd at the Rogers Community Center. Santa will visit and take pictures with youngsters from 8 AM to 1 PM. Proceeds from a free-will donation go to help Cross-helping Hands Reaching Out. A raffle will also be held for a 50 inch flat screen TV, $150 in cash, and various $50 gift cards, with proceeds going to the Rogers Police "Shop with a Cop" event. Canned food items for the food shelf will be greatly appreciated.

December 7

The 14th Annual Caroling at the Historic Bridge event is returning on Friday, December 7th from 6 to 8 PM, sponsored by the Hanover Historical Society. Enjoy holiday music by area choirs, greet Old St. Nick, and take photos in an authentic one-horse open sleigh! A festive Christmas Tree, cookies and hot beverages, and a "meet and greet" with Hanover Royalty will be a part of the fun! More information at; www.hanoverhistoricalsociety.org

The St. Ignatius CCW annual Christ Child Luncheon will be held Friday, December 7th from 10:45 AM to 1 PM at the St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Annandale. Handmade crafts and baked goods will be available at Santa's Shoppe. Proceeds benefit Birthline, Cornerstone and MCCL. Tickets are available at the door.

December 9

You better come hungry to another KC Lumberjack Breakfast sponsored by the Northwest-Hennepin Knights of Columbus presents on Sunday, December 9th from 8:30 AM to 12 noon at the Mary Queen of Peace Church Hall, St. Martin Campus in downtown Rogers. Pancakes, French Toast, Sausage and Eggs, Applesauce, Orange Juice, Milk and Coffee will be served. A free will offering will benefit church, school and community.

December 9th, it's Nikolausabend from 4:30 to 7 PM at the St. Peter Lutheran Church in Watertown. Come enjoy a holiday celebration for local families in need. Food, fellowship, fun and holiday crafts for kids! Bring a child's new toy or cash donation for each person attending. Enjoy a complimentary meal of smoked bratwurst, red cabbage, schnitzel, sauerkraut, spatzle, mashed potatoes, mushroom sauce and Christmas cookies. More information is available at; www.stpeterlc.org. Supplemental funds provided by Thrivent Financial.

December 10

You're invited to the annual Santa Lucia Supper on Monday, December 10th at 5 PM at the Zion Lutheran Church in Buffalo. The evening celebrates the Scandinavian foods, stories and traditions that are a part of Zion's roots. The Lucia meal will be served from 5 to 6:30 PM in the Fellowship Hall. Cost is 5 dollars per person, or 20 dollars for a family. After the meal, move to Trinity Hall for holiday music provided by the wRight Ringers Community Handbell Ensemble, and a string procession follows at 6:30.

December 14

Join us for the 4th Annual Bluegrass Gospel Christmas at the Dassel-Cokato Performing Arts Center on Friday, December 14th at 7 PM. Performing will be the Dirksen, Kingery, and Mahlstedt families. Admission is free.

January 6

You better come hungry to another KC Lumberjack Breakfast sponsored by the Northwest-Hennepin Knights of Columbus presents on Sunday, January 6th from 8:30 AM to 12 noon at the Mary Queen of Peace Church Hall, St. Martin Campus in downtown Rogers. Pancakes, French Toast, Sausage and Eggs, Applesauce, Orange Juice, Milk and Coffee will be served. A free will offering will benefit church, school and community.

Ongoing Events 

Now is a great opportunity to show your children how much you love them, and want to keep them safe by making sure they are in the correct child safety seat. An estimated 9 out of 10 child safety seats are misused. In Minnesota, a child needs to be in a child safety seat until they reach age 8 or 4’9 inches in height. Wright County Public Health has several child passenger safety technicians who perform child safety seat appointments, most often conducted in the parking lot of the Wright County Health and Human Services. Each appointment is scheduled for 45 minutes, per child safety seat. In 2017, Wright County Public Health received $2,500 in grant dollars to help provide child safety seats . Some health insurance companies also provide child safety seats. To schedule a child passenger safety seat check, contact Terri Burkhart at 763-682-7516.The Wright County Wellness on Wheels Program offers tips for your family's safety and well-being: Each year more than 400 people are silently killed from carbon monoxide poisoning, known as CO. It's called the "silent killer" because it doesn't sting your eyes, make you cough, or produce a visible or malodorous vapor. If a CO alarm sounds, or you have ANY symptoms of CO poisoning----don't ignore it! . Leave the house or area immediately. Call 911 or the fire department as soon as you are outside the home. And here is another timely reminder.....Flu Shots are still available through the WOW Program. Call 763-682-7516.

The blood supply is very critical during this time of the year with accident victims in addition to the every day surgery patients. To donate blood, simply call 1-800 RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767), or visit: www.redcrossblood.org, Give the Gift of Life! All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. Donor card or driver’s license, or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with signed parental permission form) weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements. A new system called RAPID PASS is available to anyone to complete the pre-reading and donation questions online. Just visit www.redcrossblood.org/RapidPass. This must be done the day of the donation.

Attention! Seniors with a song in your heart, and a bounce in your step...Let's Dance! There's an Afternoon Senior Dance almost every week, right here in Wright County. Some locations include The "V" in Maple Lake; Huikko's Bison Creek in Buffalo; the Monticello VFW, and the Buffalo Legion. These afternoon events are from 1PM until 4. A small cover charge includes lunch. Age doesn't matter. It's the bounce that counts!! Whether you dance or not, you are invited to come for the fun!! For dates, location and information, call Mike Elsenpeter, at 320-963-3662.

 

AREA PUBLIC LIBRARY EVENTS

ANNANDALE LIBRARY

The Annandale Public Library is pleased to offer the following programs and activities.

We’re Going on a Bear "Scavenger" Hunt at the Library

Visit the library during the month of November to hunt for "bears." You may need to travel through long wavy grass and a swirling whirling snowstorm, but you’re not scared. For ages 3-13. Sponsored by the Annandale Friends of the Library. Thursday, Nov. 1 through Nov. 30. During library open hours.

Reading Hounds

Golden retriever, Greta Louise and Alice the Cockapoo love good books and can’t wait to be read to at the library. Ages 4 and up. Friday, Dec. 7th 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Gingerbread House

Get out of the cold and come into the library. A large felt board gingerbread house is waiting for you to decorate and redecorate during the cold month of December. For ages 3-13. Sponsored by the Annandale Friends of the Library. Dec. 1 to Dec. 29. During library open hours.

Make and Take Holiday Gift

Decorate a holiday gift for someone special. All supplies will be provided, must be completed in the library. For ages 3-13. Limit 24. Sponsored by the Annandale Friends of the Library. Starts December 3 and continues while supplies last. During library open hours.

Book Page Art Prints

Coloring is a proven way to reduce stress. Create a piece of work that will be worth framing just by coloring images that have been printed on antique sheet music or book pages. All materials will be provided including Prismacolor colored pencils, gamsol and blending pencils. Bring in your own project and use our materials. For ages 16 and up. Individuals or groups of 12 or less are welcome. Sponsored by the Annandale Friends of the Library. . During library open hours.

Let the Board Games Begin!

Gather some friends and come to the library for a game day. Bring your own game or use one of ours. The Annandale Friends of the Library have purchased Scrabble, Boggle, Bananagrams and Trouble just for you. Sponsored by the Annandale Friends of the Library.

Music in the Library with Angie Hoeft

Enjoy beautiful music from accomplished guitarist Angie Hoeft while you do your browsing in the library. A variety of styles and eras make for musical enjoyment. For all ages. A Legacy event. Wednesday, Dec. 12. 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Basic Computer & Internet Help – ongoing

Do you need help setting up an email account, doing a basic web search, using Word or Excel on your PC? An experienced volunte9:00 to 11:00 am.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten – ongoing

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is a reading program designed to increase the awareness of early literacy and to encourage every parent to embrace their role as their child's first teacher. Plus, there are prizes! This program is ongoing, so you can sign up any time. No limit; please come to the library to register. Sponsored by the Annandale Area Friends of the Library and Great River Regional Library. 

  • For more information, contact the Annandale library at (320) 274-8448.

  • Annandale Area Public Library • Hours
    Mon. 2-5, Tue. 9-1 & 2-5, Wed. 2-8, Fri. 9-12 & 2-5, Sat. 9-12

 

BUFFALO LIBRARY

The Buffalo Public Library is pleased to offer the following programs and activities.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten - ongoing

Give your child the gifts of reading and literacy. Track the progress with your child’s special booklet and earn prizes along the way. For ages birth to Kindergarten. Sponsored by Friends of the Buffalo Library.

Preschool Storytime

Storytime involves stories, songs and crafts to build Kindergarten readiness. For ages 3-6. No limit. Sponsored by Friends of the Buffalo Library. Wednesday, Nov. 14th 10:00 to 10:45 a.m.

Ms. Sherrin’s Storytime

This storytime is for all children 0-7 years old but is also geared for children who have a hard time in large groups and are sensitive to sensory overload. Registration is not required but is limited to 10 families on a first come, first served basis. Sponsored by Friends of the Buffalo Library. Thursdays, Nov. 15 & 29 and Dec. 6, 13 & 20. 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.

Cat’s Kids Yoga Library Event

Come to the library to create a gratitude mobile and experience a kid’s yoga class. Both gratefulness and mindfulness will be explored in the art and yoga! This class empowers children to be mindful of how the body moves and introduces a gentle reminder to have gratitude daily. For ages 5 and up. Limit 15. Preregistration required. Sponsored by Friends of the Buffalo Library. Thursday, Nov. 15. 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Create an Ornament

Spruce up our holiday tree by creating your own special ornament. Materials will be available for you to add your unique touch to our tree. For children. No limit. Sponsored by Friends of the Buffalo Library. Dec. 1-22. During open hours.

Teen Book Club

Join the Buffalo Library Teen Book Club, an ongoing event for grades 6-9. Stop at the desk to sign up for the book of the month. Read the book and join us for pizza and a rousing discussion. For teens. No limit. Sponsored by Friends of the Buffalo Library. Monday, Dec. 3rd 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Tammie presents Make a Necklace made with Beads and Washers!

Learn how to make a beautiful necklace with beads and washers decorated with alcohol ink. The necklaces are pretty enough to give as a gift or to wear yourself. Bring an old shirt or apron to protect your clothing. All materials are provided.  For ages 14 to adult. Limit 12. Preregistration required. Sponsored by Friends of the Buffalo Library. Tuesday, Nov. 13. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Essential Oil Diffuser Necklace

Join Tamra to create a necklace to hold essential oils by using templates, using items to make impressions, and playing with clay. Your creation may be gifted or keep it for yourself!  All materials will be provided. For ages 12-adult. Limit 10. Preregistration required. Sponsored by Friends of the Buffalo Library. Thursday, Dec. 6. 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

LED Origami Lantern

Decorate your space with your own handmade lantern! Learn about electric currents and circuits and make a circuit with LED lights and batteries. Fold the paper into a lantern origami creation to hold the light. All materials will be provided. For ages 11-16. Limit 12. Preregistration required. Sponsored by Friends of the Buffalo Library. Thursday, Dec. 27. 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Adult Book Club

Join the Buffalo Library Adult Book Club. For adults. No limit. Sponsored by Friends of the Buffalo Library. There will be no book club in December.

Friends of the Buffalo Library Meeting

Support the library and meet our friendly and dedicated members! Tuesday, Nov. 27. 7:00 p.m.

Coming up soon at the Buffalo Branch: Paramount Art Sparks!

Paramount Art Sparks is an interactive art program for enhancing the relationship between a person living with memory loss and their care partner, both of whom are living within the same household or caring for a person in their home. Trained teaching-artists and volunteers will provide four, 4-week arts exploration sessions to include looking at art, making art and time for social interaction. Courses will be held on Monday mornings in November of 2018 and January, March and May of 2019. Registration opened on September 17, 2018. To register a pair, an individual with memory loss and their care partner: www.paramountarts.org. Click on the heading for Education & Outreach or call 320.259.5463, Paramount Center for the Arts. Funded in part by a Minnesota Board on Aging Dementia Grant. Begins Monday, Nov. 5.

"School is Out" STEM Afternoon

The library will have LEGO’s and Snap Circuits available for some family STEM fun. This is a self-directed event. For ages 5 and up. No limit. Sponsored by Friends of the Buffalo Library. Wednesday, Dec. 26. 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.

Black Friday Book Sale

The Friends of the Buffalo Library will be offering pristine books for sale-perfect for holiday gift giving! No one needs to know that you got a great deal on these items in perfect condition! For all ages. Sponsored by Friends of the Library. Friday, Nov. 23. 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  • For more information on library services, contact the Buffalo Library at 763-682-2753.

  • Buffalo Public Library • Hours: M 10-8; T 10-8; W 10-8; Th 12-8; F 11-5; S 10-2

 

 

CLEARWATER LIBRARY

The Clearwater Public Library is pleased to offer the following programs and activities.

For additional information on library services, contact the Clearwater Public Library at 320-558-6001.

Thanksgiving Storytime

Listen to stories about Thanksgiving and create something for your Thanksgiving celebration. For ages 3 to 6. Tuesday, Nov. 13. 11:00 a.m.

Fall Fairy Tale Time

A storytime all about fairies. Who are they and why is fall a special time for fairies? For ages 3 to 6. Tuesday, Nov. 20. 11:00 a.m.

Snowflake Storytime

Every snowflake is unique – just like you! Enjoy a story about the wonders of winter and make your own unique snowflake. For ages 3 to 6. Tuesday, Dec. 11. 11:00 a.m.

Hour of Code

It’s Computer Science Education Week. Our goal is to share the fun of coding with kids. Learn about algorithms and binary code and take home a fun craft. For ages 6 to 12. Monday, Dec. 3 through Saturday, Dec. 8. During library open hours

Photography Workshop

Beginners are encouraged to attend this group of amateur photographers. This class will help you take better pictures. The open discussion starts at 6:00 p.m. For teens and adults. Wednesday, Dec. 5. 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Memory Writers

An informal writing group with Linda Marie to inspire you to record your life stories. Writing experience not required. Thursday, Dec. 13. 10:00 a.m.

Genealogy at the Library

Come in to learn how to access Ancestry Library Edition at the Library. Discussion on tips and ideas for the amateur genealogist. Beginner to advanced experience welcome. For ages 16 and up. Saturday, Dec. 8. 11:00 a.m.

Clearwater Area Friends of the Library

Join this group that cares about their local library. Help us raise awareness of library programs. A good opportunity to volunteer and support your library. For teens and adults. Wednesdays, Nov. 14 and Dec. 13. 6:30 p.m.

Clearwater Book Club Readers

Join this lively discussion of great reads. Call 320-558-6001 for this month’s book title. For adults. Wednesday, Dec. 19. 6:30 p.m.

Holiday Ornament Workshop

Let your creative skills shine at this special winter event. All supplies will be provided and the creativity guidance will be from Penny Leuthard. Learn how fun and easy it is to create your own Holiday ornaments. For all ages. A Legacy event. Saturday, Dec. 1. 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Songs of the Season

Start the holiday season off right by listening to local singers Carol Mason and Marcia Super as they share their favorite holiday songs with us at the library. For all ages. Saturday, Dec. 8. 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

Computer Tech Help – Ongoing

By appointment or just walk in. Tuesdays, Noon to 1 PM.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten – Ongoing

Sign up for this program at any time of the year. New and simplified record keeping available for both new and current program members. Incentives to help your young reader reach the goal of 1,000 books.

 

  • For additional information on library services, contact the Clearwater Public Library at 320-558-6001.

  • Clearwater Public Library • Hours
    Mon. closed; Tues. 10-1 & 3-6;  Wed. 3-8;  Thur. 10-1;  Fri. 3-6;  Sat. 10-1

 

HOWARD LAKE LIBRARY

The Howard Lake Public Library is pleased to offer the following programs and activities.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten - ongoing

Fun for parents and children alike! Parents and children spend time reading together, and children win prizes for achieving various milestones. This program includes an annual graduation for those who've completed the program and this celebration is open to all participants. Visit the library for more details and to pick up your materials! For ages 1 month to Kindergarten. Sponsored by the Howard Lake Friends of the Library. This program is ongoing throughout the year.

 

  • For additional information on library services, contact the Howard Lake Public Library at (320) 543-2020.

  • Howard Lake Public Library • Hours
    Mon. 2-8, Tue. 1-6, Wed. 2-8, Thur. 10-6, Fri. 3-6, Sat. 10-1.

 

ROCKFORD LIBRARY

The Rockford Public Library is pleased to offer the following programs and activities.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten - Ongoing

Enjoy a fun program that builds early literacy skills and encourages parents to embrace their role as their child’s first teacher. This program is ongoing and you can sign up anytime. Each child will receive a reading record and earn prizes as they read. Sponsored by the Rockford Friends of the Library. For ages birth to kindergarten.

Monthly LEGO Club

Join us for a fun hour of LEGO building. Bring your imagination and we will provide the blocks. For ages 5 to 13. Limit 20. Registration required. Sponsored by the Rockford Friends of the Library. Mondays, Nov. 19 and Dec. 17. 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. Wednesdays, Nov. 21 and Dec. 19. 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Winter Snowflake

This class is based on the book The Snowflake: A Water Cycle Story, by Neil Waldman. Students will be learning the science of a water cycle and using math skills and symmetry to cut out a snowflake. They will paint a background, glue on their snowflake and add shimmery mosaic pieces to really make their snowflake shine! Taught by art teacher Joan Jacobson. For ages 5-12. Limit 20. Registration required. Sponsored by Wright Hennepin Cooperative Electric Association, Operation Round Up. Thursday, Dec. 6. 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Tween/Teen Game Time

Join friends for an hour of board and card games at the library. Snacks provided. For ages 10 to 14. Limit 12. Registration required. Sponsored by Rockford Friends of the Library. Monday, Dec. 3. 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Rockford Friends of the Library

Meet with an interesting group of readers that enjoy volunteering at the library. Help with our used book sales and other fundraising events. Saturday, Nov. 17. 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.

Author Visit: Patrice Johnson

Patrice Johnson, author of "Jul: Swedish American Holiday Traditions" will explore how Christmas traditions often honor ancestors. She is a Nordic food geek and meatball historian. Patrice also teaches Nordic food classes and presents interactive cooking demonstrations at sites throughout the Twin Cities and beyond. A Legacy event. Saturday, Nov. 17. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Rockford Adult Book Club

Contact library for current title. No need to register. Monday, Nov. 26. 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

READ. WATCH. LISTEN. USE YOUR LIBRARY. WIN!
Pick up a Library Visit card. Visit the library 5 times in November and check out at least 2 items per visit to get your card stamped. Turn in your completed card by December 3 for a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card. For all ages. Sponsored by the Rockford Friends of the Library.
The month of November. During library open hours.

Family Storytime

Activities and stories for families. No limit. Wednesdays in Nov. and Dec.              11:15 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Ferdig Fridays

Join us for a musical program that showcases the talents of local school-aged musicians from Mr. Jerald Ferdig’s music classes. First Friday of the month through the school year. For all ages. Friday, Dec.7th 3:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Crow River Christmas at the Library

Celebrate this Rockford Community event. Stop by the library and make a craft, have a snack and enjoy performances by local musicians. The Rockford Friends of the Library will host a bake and gift book sale. For all ages. Sponsored by Wright Hennepin Cooperative Electric Association, Operation Round Up. Saturday, Dec. 1. 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Andrew Walesch Presents the Best of the Great American Songbook

Singer and pianist Andrew Walesch will present an evening of songs from the Great American Songbook by luminaries such as Gershwin, Cole Porter and Irving Berlin. Appearing on stages all over the country and on nationally syndicated programs such as Mountain Stage on NPR, Andrew is known for his signature take on American Songbook classics and the stories behind them. For all ages. A Legacy event. Thursday, Dec. 13. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten - ongoing

Register your child to read 1,000 Books before kindergarten. Sign up anytime during open hours.

  • For additional information on library services, contact the Rockford Public Library at (763) 477-4216.

  • Rockford Public Library Hours:                                                                                       Mon. 2-8, Tues. 2-8, Wed. 10-6, Thurs. 3-8, Fri. 3-6, Sat. 10-1