26 August 2015

Learn to use the Northfield Public Library Catalog!

Learn how to use the Northfield Public Library catalog  including requesting and renewing books, creating book lists and paying  fines at the Northfield Senior Center on  Wed. Sept. 23  11:00 AM-12:00 PM – Room 102-Computer Lab.   The class is free but registration is required.   Call the Senior Center to register at 664-3700. Deadline is Sept. 17.  Questions?  Call the Northfield Library at 507-645-6606.

25 August 2015


 The Anderson Center, along with the Red Wing Public Library and Mackin Educational Resources, will once again host the Annual Celebration of Minnesota Children’s Authors and Illustrators on September 19 from 12:00 – 5:00 pm.

Marking its 16th year, the event features a stellar line-up of Minnesota’s finest, award-winning authors and illustrators, including recently retired Minnesota Supreme Court Justice and NFL Hall of Famer Alan Page. In his book, "Alan and His Perfectly Pointy, Impossibly Perpendicular Pinky," Page visits a grammar school class. A boy asks him: "What happened to your finger?" Page's left pinky is disfigured, jutting out at a 90-degree angle. He dislocated it during a game when he was a Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle. "The story is really a metaphor that we really do learn from each other and that even those children who sometimes seem to be doing things out of place -- it's not always a bad thing" says Page. In this heartwarming story by Alan and Kamie Page, with captivating artwork by David Geister, readers of all ages will delight in how one special boy finds something in common with a big man with an even bigger heart.

The day’s events all include book sales by Mackin Educational Resources, book signings and readings by authors, presentations and talks by illustrators, and bookmaking workshops for both children and parents. 

Other features include storytelling sessions with the Wonder Weavers at the top of the Tower View water tower, peach basket basketball with John Coy and the Red Wing YMCA, workshops with the Minnesota Center for the Book Arts, music with Alphabits, and fun-filled family activities with Picture Window Books, Red Wing Arts Association, ArtReach, and many other local and regional organizations.  Also appearing will be the ever-popular balloon-artists Barbara Jazee and David Olson, Minnesota marble champion Tom Fletcher, and stilts with Barebones Puppet Company. 

Lunch, ice cream, and other refreshments will be available. This wonderful, one-of-a-kind event is free of charge and open to the public. 

A special thanks to the local businesses and individuals who so generously help fund this event.  For a complete listing of sponsors, visit our website http://andersoncenter.org/eventAuthorsIllustrators.html

2015 Authors and Illustrators

Aimee Bissonette, Cheryl Blackford, Cathy Camper, Laurie Caple, Rick Chrustowski, John Coy, Joy Dey, David Geister, Bruce Giebink, Molly Beth Griffin, Michael Hall, Beth Hautala, Bill Johnson, Nikki Morgan, Alan Page, Kamie Page, Margi Preus, Jane St. Anthony, Anna Skarie, Catherine Urdahl, Stephanie Watson, Teagan White. 

22 August 2015

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14 August 2015

Seed Saving 101: how to start saving your seeds to keep or share.

If you're a gardener and would like to learn how to save your own seeds
- either for yourself, or to exchange with others next year, this program's for you! U of M Horticulture Professor Tom Michaels will lead the class.
Sponsored by the Friends & Foundation of the Library and Just Food Co-op. Free and open to all. Treats provided! 
The Northfield Public Library is planning to start a Seed Lending Library when we re-open next year. Start saving seeds now for 2016.
The class will be in the Just Food's Co-op's community room 516 Water St S, Northfield August 25th at 6 pm.

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August at YOUR Library-

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