Library News: Cold Spring

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Boozhoo! (Welcome!) Join award-winning Ron Morton, co-author with Carl Gawboy, of Talking Sky: Ojibwe Constellations as a Reflection of Life on the Land at the Cold Spring Public Library Saturday, March 28 from 11 a.m. to 12 noon. Ron will lead us in the exploration of the sky world of the Ojibwe. Constellations and formations such as Wintermaker and Moose, “flying skeletons” and "wandering wolves" were very important to and reflect the traditions, science and...
Cold Spring Public Library is celebrating Banned Books Week (Sept. 21-27) with a guessing game. The prize is a banned book for teens and kids. At the library, find the Banned Books display and guess the title based on the cover. Learn the reason why the books were controversial. We think some of these titles may surprise you. Artwork courtesy of the American Library Association
Cold Spring Public Library hosts the annual Friends book sale during Hometown Pride Days. The Friends of the Cold Spring Library will sell donated books, DVDs, and audiobooks on CD on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. The times are Thursday, July 24, from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m.; Friday, July 25, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; and Saturday, July 26 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 .pm. Arrive early for the best selection. Clearance prices are featured on Saturday. Funds raised at this semi-annual book sale...
Cold Spring Public Library is giving away lots of prizes this summer! We have weekly prizes to give away to children and teens registered for the Summer Reading Program, which begins June 9. When you register at the library, fill out a drawing slip with your name. Children can win a Kindle, so bring in your reading record no later than Aug. 16. Teens can win an iTunes gift card and a Kindle, too. Thanks go to the Cold Spring Friends of the Library for donating these fabulous prizes.
Cold Spring Public Library has a new Teen Zone, thanks to the Cold Spring Friends of the Library and Phyllis Humbert. Lounge in one of two comfy bean bag chairs, which sit on a colorful rug. Perch on a stool next to the tall cafe table. This new space is perfect for studying or meeting friends. The summer anime club will meet here beginning June 10. And don't miss the Teen Zone Grand Opening with music by Take The Hint on June 12.
Visit Cold Spring Library soon to see our newly reorganized teen space. The far wall will be painted Bel Limone yellow. Watch for comfy chairs and a bold rug. This space will be warm and inviting for teens wanting to read or relax.
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Cold Spring Public Library presents Gwen Rosha Anderson, author of My Three Lumps, on Thursday, Oct.24 at 6:30 p.m. Listen to Anderson’s inspirational story as she talks about surviving cancer and going through a divorce both at the age of 28. Please pre-register as seating is limited.
Cold Spring Public Library offers amazing prizes for the Summer Reading Program this summer. Starting June 10, kids of all ages are eligible to join the Summer Reading Program. We even have prizes for babies. Ages 3 through 12 have the chance to win a Kindle Fire. We also have movie tickets, books, and gift certificates from local businesses. For teens, the big prize is a smart television and a Netflix gift certificate. We will also give away two Firefest tickets and more gift certificates....
On Tuesday, March 5, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., Minnesota author Lorna Landvik will be at the Cold Spring Public Library for an enjoyable evening filled with wit and warmth. Lorna Landvik is the author of "Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons," "The View From Mount Joy," and her newest title, "Mayor of the Universe." She will also be selling and autographing her books at this event. Space is limited, so preregister today online or by calling the Cold Spring Library at (320)...
Renewing cardholder Karla Smetana from Cold Spring was the grand prize winner in Great River Regional Library's National Library Card Sign-Up month promotion and received an Apple iPad and cover. Library patrons who renewed their cardholder status or registered for a library card for the first time during September's "Get Carded" promotion were eligible for the prize drawing. Also eligible were patrons who referred a person who registered. The winner was chosen by a blind...