October 2016 News and Events
Thur. Oct. 6
First Thursday Book Club. 10:30 a.m. at the library.
The book to be discussed is “The Lacuna,” a novel by Barbara Kingsolver. Next month (November 3) will be Reader’s Choice. Each member reads a book he or she has enjoyed and reports on it to stir the interest of other members. The book club is open to anyone interested. There’s no need to call ahead
Thur. Oct. 6
Anishinabe author Anne Dunn and musician Annie Humphrey. 4 p.m. at the library.
Please join us for a publication reading of Fire in the Village: New and Selected Stories by Anishinabe-Ojibwe story-teller Anne M. Dunn, with music provided by Anne's daughter, musician Annie Humphrey.
The reading takes place at 4 pm., on October 6th, at the Pequot Lakes Community Library, 31069 County Road 112, Pequot Lakes, Minnesota. The event is free and open to the public.
Fire in the Village: New and Selected Stories (Holy Cow! Press, 2016) gathers together seventy-five stories from Anne's out of print collections and includes twenty-five new stories. The cover art and interior illustrations are created by Annie Humphrey, who will also perform with her mother at the publication event. Anne and Annie live near the Leech Lake reservation.
As noted author and critic Beverly Slapin has commented, "Everyone knows a circle has no beginning and no end. In Fire in the Village, Anishinabe elder and wisdom-sharer Anne M. Dunn shows us a world in which everything in Creation has life, in which everything has volition, in which everything needs to be thanked and respected. It’s a world inhabited by mischievous Little People and wise elders; by four-leggeds, two-leggeds, flying nations, swimmers and those who creep; by hovering spirits and the children who can see them, and by haunting flashbacks that just won’t go away. Like points in a ci
Here are 75 stories of how things came to be and how the humans (some of them, anyway) came to understand their responsibilities to all Creation. Stories of how the Little People can make huge things happen and how elders and children may be the only ones who understand and respect them. Stories about why butterflies are beautiful but can’t sing, why Tamarack drops its needles in winter, and why, every season, Anishinabeg give great thanks to the sap-giving maple trees. And gut-wrenching stories of the horrors inflicted on innocent little children in the Indian residential schools and stories of internalized racism and stories of good, loving parents who have alcoholism."
Wed. Oct. 26 & Wed. Nov. 9
Medicare Open Enrollment. 9:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. at the library.
Reasons to contact Senior LinkAge Line for assistance with comparing Medicare prescription drug plans for 2016:
To schedule an appointment with a Senior LinkAge Line specialist, call 1-800-333-2433.
Wed. Nov. 2
Legacy Program: Curtis and Loretta. 11 a.m. at the library.
Join us on November 2 for a program with Curtis and Loretta, who write, "“In a nutshell, in this show we present all new songs I wrote about real-life people who have overcome seemingly insurmountable challenges in their lives, and come out stronger for it. I sought out and interviewed these folks, then wrote story-songs about their amazing tales. My goal was to show that right here among us in Minnesota, there are ordinary people who are actually extraordinary; people of amazing courage, resilience, kindness, and determination."