Library News: Long Prairie

The Long Prairie Public Library is hosting a traveling exhibit on "Minnesota's Civic Legacy." The exhibit is from the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota, and includes photographs and text of 18 successful rehabilitations of publicly owned properties across the state. The recently rehabilitated Todd County Courthouse in Long Prairie is one of the featured projects. Also included are the Little Falls Carnegie Library and the Kimball City Hall, both of which house branches of...
Summer is almost here and it's time to get out and have some fun! If you find yourself in Long Prairie in June, fun will be just around the corner almost anywhere you look. Prairie Fest takes place during Father's Day weekend: there are rides, grandstand events, a parade, and lots of great food. The Friends of the Library are holding their book sale during Prairie Fest. Stop by the Pet Vet (across the street from the library) for some super great deals! The sale runs Thursday and Friday,...
Gardening season is beginning! Learn from the pros how to get your soil ready and about fertilizer needs, soil tests, and raised beds. Find out about mulching, watering, and season-extending options such as cold frames. Learn about cold and warm season plants and when the best time is to plant them. Gardeners from the Whole Farm Education Foundation will be sharing their knowledge and will bring plants to share. The class is free, open to the public, and will be held at the Long Prairie...
On Thursday, April 4, 4-5 p.m., the Long Prairie Public Library is proud to present Bill & Kate Isles, a nationally-touring singer/songwriter duo. Consummate performers, they are known for their catchy melodies and memorable songs. Words like “transcendent” and “mesmerizing” and “slapstick” are among the descriptions of their concerts, and fans of all ages tell of listening to their albums over and over again. The performance takes place at the library...
Loons have fascinated people for thousands of years. Award-winning author, naturalist, and wildlife photographer Stan Tekiela has spent over 20 years studying and photographing loons. He will share his knowledge and answer questions about loons such as: Do loons mate for life, and do the same loons return to the same lake each year? Join us Tuesday, March 5, 4 - 5 p.m. at the Long Prairie Public Library, and learn all about loons!
The days are cold, dark and short--it's the perfect time to start thinking about gardening! Join us as we learn how to select seeds for our Central Minnesota gardens. Find out from the pros the best way to get seeds started. Learn about growing mixes, light and fertility needs to get your plants off to a strong start. The class will take place Saturday, Feb. 9, 10:00-11:30 a.m. at the Long Prairie Public Library. It will be taught by members of the Whole Farm Education Foundation. They...
The Long Prairie Public Library is proud to present the Minneapolis Guitar Quartet. Described as "passionate musicians with breath-taking dexterity", the MGQ is more than a guitar quartet, more than superb musicians, and more than a great chamber group. They are ambassadors of sound, style, and substance. The quartet has performed on a national and world-wide stage and will perform a variety of musical pieces and answer audience questions. The program will take place Friday, Jan. 18,...
The open hours for the Long Prairie Public Library will change for the new year, beginning on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013. The library will continue to be open for 35 hours a week. The new hours are as follows: Monday 1-7 (from 2-8) Tuesday 10-6 Wednesday 12-6 (from 2-8) Thursday 1-7 (from 10-6) Friday 12-6 (from 2-6) Saturday 9-12 (from 10-1)
Award-winning author William Kent Krueger will discuss his work, the important influences on his writing, and the strange and winding road that brought him to publication at the Long Prairie Public Library on Thursday, Oct. 11, at 4:00 p.m. Kent's latest book, Trickster's Point, is the final installment in the Cork O'Connor series and was a New York Times best seller. Kent's visit is funded in whole or in part with money from Minnesota's Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund and...
Back for another great year, Great River Regional Library will have an activity-filled booth at the Todd County Fair. Visit us in the Prairie Building on the fairgrounds Thursday-Sunday, July 26-29. In addition to lots of great information about GRRL, stop by for story and craft times: Thursday, July 26, 4:00 p.m.; Friday, July 27, 3:00 p.m. (for 3-8 year olds); Sunday, July 29, 12:30 p.m. And while you're at the booth, remember to enter your name for a chance to win a Dairy Queen cake...