Shakespeare Program: June 28th, 6:30 p.m.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

6:30 p.m.

St. Charles Public Library

Calling all Shakespeare fans!

Join Great River Shakespeare Festival education staff for a discussion of the 2016 season.   You’ll get to go behind the scenes to explore the process of creating a play from rehearsal to design to performance.  This year’s plays include Shakespeare’s comedy As You Like It, his tragedy Julius Caesar, and Georama, a new musical about the Mississippi River by West Hyler and Matt Schatz.  Participants will have plenty of time to ask questions about the plays, the season, and the company during the hour-long program.

Copies of the two Shakespeare plays will be available for checkout.  A limited number of free theater passes will be available.

Library Fundraiser

A NIGHT AT THE LIBRARY

featuring author Chad Lewis, researcher of the strange and unusual

Saturday, April 9, 2016

6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

St. Charles Public Library

Silent auction, appetizers, desserts and beverages

Tickets available at the Library

$25 in advance, $30 at the door

Silent auction and monetary donations accepted at the Library through 6 p.m. on April 8th.

For over two decades Chad Lewis has traveled the back roads of the world in search of the weird and paranormal. He has authored over 20 books on the supernatural and extensively lectures on his fascinating findings. The more bizarre the legend, the more likely it is that you will find Chad there.

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Chad will speak about “The Land of 10,000 Crimes: Minnesota’s Gangster Past.”

Following the break he will share “Bizarre Burial Beliefs and Traditions.”

Join us for a fun evening!

Friends of the Library Book and Bake Sale: October 22nd-24th

smallbookstackThe Friends of the St. Charles Public Library will hold their annual Book and Bake Sale at the Library.

The Book Sale will be Thursday, October 22 through Saturday, October 24th during regular library hours.

BakeSaleThe Bake Sale is scheduled for Thursday the 22nd only, but some items may be available the next day as well.

Donations may be brought to the library through Wednesday the 21st.

Happy 101st Birthday to Us!

Join us for punch and cookies on Wednesday, March 19th, as the St. Charles Public Library winds up its centennial year celebration.

Drawings for the gift baskets for participants in the “100 Years, 100 Books” challenge will be held at 2:00 p.m.

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Tax Forms

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Federal and State 2013 tax forms are here.

The free forms are on the table opposite the circulation desk.

Blind Date with a Book

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Do you have a sense of adventure?  Are you tired of reading the same old authors?  Then come to the St. Charles Public Library this month and check out our Blind Date with a Book display.  The books are wrapped up tight so you won’t know the title or the author.

 

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Browse the book “personal ads” and choose a reading match.  Check it out, take it home, unwrap it, read, and enjoy.  If it’s not the book for you, simply return it to the library – its feelings won’t be hurt.  But you may end up having a great time with something you would otherwise never have ventured to read.

Hot Reads for Cold Nights

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FOR ADULTS AND TEENS

December 21 – March 19

Curl up with a book during the cold winter evenings.  Choose a treat from our basket when you’ve finished three.

There are weekly and monthly drawings for mugs, book bags, blankets, and gift certificates.

For an extra challenge, play Book BINGO.

Author Visit: November 19th, 7:00 p.m.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

7:00 p.m.

St. Charles Public Library

Come along with 14-year-old Shawn Buckner on a quest for his first wild turkey with a bow.  Set in the bluffs and valleys of southeastern Minnesota’s Whitewater Wildlife Management Area, Spring Turkey Chronicles combines hunting ethics with an engaging story.

Cory Pedersen is a St. Charles native.  He lives in Rochester with his family.

Friends of the Library Book and Bake Sale: October 24th-26th

bookstackThe Friends of the St. Charles Public Library will hold their annual Book and Bake Sale at the Library.

The Book Sale will be Thursday, October 24th through Saturday, October 26th, during  regular Library hours. bakesale

The Bake Sale will be Thursday, October 24th only.

Donations may be brought to the Library through Tuesday the 22nd.

Costume Contest: August 20th, 7:00 p.m.

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

7:00 p.m.

St. Charles Public Library

Come to our Gladiolus Days Costume Contest!

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Dress up like a favorite book character, and come to the Library on Tuesday night.  No preregistration is needed.

There will be three judging categories:

Ages 4-7

Ages 8-12

Ages 13 and older

Winners will get to ride on the Library’s centennial float in the Gladiolus Days parade.

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