News & Events

Thursday, November 3, 2016

November Events at the Library


Wed. Nov. 9
Medicare Open Enrollment. 9:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. at the library.


Reasons to contact LinkAge Line for assistance with comparing Medicare prescription drug plans for 2016: new plans may be available; some existing plans may not be available; plan premiums may change; plan formularies may change; you may qualify for extra help with prescription drug costs. To schedule an appointment with a Senior LinkAge Line specialist, call 1-800-333-2433.

Tues. Nov. 15
Thriving Communities Initiative Event: Community Meeting. 6 p.m. at the Pequot Lakes High School Cafeteria.

The Pequot Lakes Thriving Community Initiative (TCI) Team has been working in partnership with the Initiative Foundation to create a positive vision for the future and plans to make our area an even better place to live, work and play!

Now, we need YOU, our fellow community members to help us. Your voice is vital to make our future plans for the Pequot Lakes area inclusive and to create a solid path for our future.

Join us for a FREE community dinner on Tuesday, November 15th from 6:00-8:30 pm at the High School Cafeteria in Pequot Lakes. We will be discussing some ideas created by our team and we will be asking YOU to share your ideas and to help us set some priorities!

If you would like to attend, please RSVP no later than November 10th by registering online at: http://www.pequotlakes-mn.gov/ or by calling 218-568- 5222 or via e-mail at: cityhall@pequotlakes-mn.gov.

NOTE: This is not a Pequot Lakes Library event. We just want to help get the word out about this important opportunity for community participation!

Thur. Nov. 17
Give to the Max Day. Midnight to midnight on the internet.

This year, the Friends of the Pequot Lakes Community Library organization is joining organizations across the state in participating in Give to the Max Day. To contribute to the library or other community organizations, check out the GiveMN website: https://www.givemn.org/organization/Friends-Of-Pequot-Lakes-Community-Library. Donations may be made at any time.

Change to Library Card Policy
The Pequot Lakes Library Board wishes to announce that starting November 1, 2016, all library cards will cost $5.00 and will have a check-out limit of 15 materials. The policy of five materials for a first time checkout will continue. Those patrons who currently have individual cards will be grandfathered into the new system; no additional payment will be required.

Change to Library Hours
In order to better serve the public, the library will now be open later on Saturdays. Saturday hours are now 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

October 2016 News and Events

Upcoming 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


rcle, each story has a place that informs the whole.

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:
  • New plans may be available
  • Some existing plans may not be available
  • Plan premiums may change
  • Plan formularies may change
  • You may qualify for extra help with prescription drug costs
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."

Friday, September 9, 2016

September Events at the Library

Mon. Sept. 12
Legacy Event - Native Pride Arts - 10 a.m. at the Cole Memorial Building.


Thur. Sept. 22
Exploring the Driftless Region program - 10 a.m. at the library.


The Midwest is commonly known for its flatlands with grains and big sky above it.  Lesser known is what can be found that is also treasure; the peoples who came before us, the cliffs, hills, valleys and outcroppings - as well as the tributaries and rivers that shaped the Driftless Area. Not part of the last glacial age and others, the Driftless region has its own story to tell. Kevin Schwendinger, journeying “in-the-slow-lane” attentively makes an effort to appreciate this treasure on its own terms.  Join us for this presentation, which is free and welcoming to all. 

Kevin Schwendinger, a retired teacher of 34 years, will be solo bicycling from Bemidji, MN to just south of Dubuque, IA in September of 2016; some 580 miles near the headwaters of the Mississippi and through the Dritftless Lands. 

This Trek, which is his sixth annual journey, has connections to El Salvador, Central America. Aware that all of us have ‘gifts’ and talents to share, Kevin found one of his - to donate a bit of time and energy  locally and globally. Many individuals see a need - and become engaged by the ‘story’ of a community, a region, or a people. His connection to Salvador began in the 80s and 90s but his roots are from the Midwest. Seeing how people’s lives and histories can be different – he also recognizes how many more similarities than differences there are among us. Kevin has made multiple stops and presentations along his journey for schools, libraries, biking clubs, and churches in the past.  

Sunday, July 31, 2016

August Events at the Library!

Tues. Aug. 2
Kids’ Program: Exercising with Kristen. 
10:30 a.m. at the Cole Memorial Building

Thur. Aug. 4
Last day to turn in Kids’ Summer Reading Program Reading lists at the library.

Thur. Aug. 4
First Thursday Book Club Meeting.  
10:30 a.m. at the library. The book to be discussed is “American Nations,” a non-fiction by Colin Woodard. September’s book will be “We the Living,” by Ayn Rand. The book club is open to anyone interested. There’s no need to call ahead.


Tues. Aug. 9
Morena Hammer’s Art and Quilting exhibit to be set up at the library.


Wed. Aug. 10
Kids’ Program: Summer Olympics with Terri and Friends
9:30 a.m. at the Cole Memorial Building.
 
Thur. Aug. 11
MN Author Brian Freeman presents “Jonathan Stride’s Duluth.” 

Noon at the library. Feel free to bring a brown bag lunch.

 

If you’re familiar with the books of Brian Freeman, you will want to join him at our library for this very special presentation of his slide show “Jonathan Stride’s Duluth.” It takes place on Thursday, August 11 at noon. You’ll never look at Duluth the same way again. 
If you’re NOT familiar with Mr. Freeman, this is a good chance to get to know something about him. He is a Minnesota bestselling author who writes psychological thrillers. One of his series of books stars Jonathan Stride as its main character.  This is the series Mr. Freeman will be talking and showing slides about. He might just become one of your favorite authors. He is a delightful speaker and you will thoroughly enjoy his program. It is free and everyone is invited. Feel free to bring a brown-bag lunch! 

Tues. Aug. 16
Kids’ Program: Book Party. 

1 p.m. at the Cole Memorial Building.
 
Mon. Sept. 12
Legacy Event: Native Pride Arts. 

10 a.m. at the Cole Memorial Building.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Brian Freeman, Award-Winning Minnesota Author, presents "Jonathan Stride's Duluth"


Thursday, August 11
Noon - 1 p.m.
Pequot Lakes Library


Join Brian Freeman at the Pequot Lakes library for this very special presentation of his slide show STRIDE'S DULUTH, profiling real-life places in the Northland that have been featured in his thrillers. You'll never look at Duluth the same way again! And be sure to pick up a signed copy of his newest Jonathan Stride novel GOODBYE TO THE DEAD.

Brian Freeman is a bestselling author of psychological thrillers, including the Jonathan Stride and Cab Bolton series. Since 2005, he has sold books in 46 countries and 20 languages. His stand-alone novel SPILLED BLOOD won the award for Best Hardcover Novel in the International Thriller Writers Awards, and his novel THE BURYING PLACE was a finalist for the same award. 

Feel free to bring a brown bag lunch to enjoy during the program!

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

July Events at the Pequot Lakes Library

Annual Book Sale
Friday, July 1 (8 a.m. - 4 p.m.) and Saturday, July 2 (8 a.m. – 3 p.m.) at the library.
Our annual book sale is upon us! Come in to the library and stock up on reading materials. No early sales, as usual, but the doors open at 8 a.m. sharp. Don’t miss this once-a-year extravaganza. Thanks to the volunteers who work to get everything set up and thanks to all of you who’ve brought in donations of books for us to sell. This is a major fundraiser for the library.

First Thursday Book Club
Thursday, July 7 at 10:30 a.m. at the library. The book to be  discussed is “Little Wolves,” a novel by Thomas Maltman. The book club is open to anyone interested. There’s no need to call ahead.
Kids’ Program: Nutrition is Important
Wed. June 29 at 9:30 a.m. at the Cole Memorial Building
Kids’ Program: The Frog and the Toad
Wed. July 6 at 10 a.m. at the Cole Memorial Building
Kids’ Program: Taking Care of Your Teeth
Tues. July 12 at 1 p.m. at the Cole Memorial Building
Legacy Program: Children’s Stories from India 
Friday, July 15 at 10 a.m.

Join us on Friday, July 15 at 10 a.m. for an entertaining program featuring traditional Indian stories and folktales, with music and interaction with the audience. The program will be presented by the talented storyteller, Zaraawar Mistry, and musician, Greg Herriges. 

Each story is about 6-8 minutes long and will feature retellings of classic myths, historical stories and animal fables from India. These popular and entertaining stories encourage children to learn about Indian culture, wildlife, food and history. It is great for family audiences of all ages.

Kids’ Program: ZooMobile from the Duluth Zoo
Tues. July 19 at 10:30 a.m. at the Cole Memorial Building
Kids’ Program: Health Tips with Registered Nurse Anna
Tues. July 26 at 10:30 a.m. at the Cole Memorial Building
Brat Sale: Proceeds go to the Friends of the Pequot Lakes Library
Fri. July 29 and Sat. July 30, 10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Pequot Lakes SuperValu.

July Events at the Pequot Lakes Library

Annual Book Sale
Friday, July 1 (8 a.m. - 4 p.m.) and Saturday, July 2 (8 a.m. – 3 p.m.) at the library.
Our annual book sale is upon us! Come in to the library and stock up on reading materials. No early sales, as usual, but the doors open at 8 a.m. sharp. Don’t miss this once-a-year extravaganza. Thanks to the volunteers who work to get everything set up and thanks to all of you who’ve brought in donations of books for us to sell. This is a major fundraiser for the library.

First Thursday Book Club
Thursday, July 7 at 10:30 a.m. at the library. The book to be  discussed is “Little Wolves,” a novel by Thomas Maltman. The book club is open to anyone interested. There’s no need to call ahead.
Kids’ Program: Nutrition is Important
Wed. June 29 at 9:30 a.m. at the Cole Memorial Building
Kids’ Program: The Frog and the Toad
Wed. July 6 at 10 a.m. at the Cole Memorial Building
Kids’ Program: Taking Care of Your Teeth
Tues. July 12 at 1 p.m. at the Cole Memorial Building
Legacy Program: Children’s Stories from India 
Friday, July 15 at 10 a.m.

Join us on Friday, July 15 at 10 a.m. for an entertaining program featuring traditional Indian stories and folktales, with music and interaction with the audience. The program will be presented by the talented storyteller, Zaraawar Mistry, and musician, Greg Herriges. 

Each story is about 6-8 minutes long and will feature retellings of classic myths, historical stories and animal fables from India. These popular and entertaining stories encourage children to learn about Indian culture, wildlife, food and history. It is great for family audiences of all ages.

Kids’ Program: ZooMobile from the Duluth Zoo
Tues. July 19 at 10:30 a.m. at the Cole Memorial Building
Kids’ Program: Health Tips with Registered Nurse Anna
Tues. July 26 at 10:30 a.m. at the Cole Memorial Building
Brat Sale: Proceeds go to the Friends of the Pequot Lakes Library
Fri. July 29 and Sat. July 30, 10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Pequot Lakes SuperValu.

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