Cupcakes for Kids: Sat., Sept. 15th, 10:30 a.m. to noon

Welcome back to school!

The staff and board of the St. Charles Public Library invite you to stop in to check out everything the library has to offer this school year – and enjoy a free cupcake too.


International Owl Center: August 16th, 6:30 p.m.


Thursday, August 16, 2018

6:30 p.m.

St. Charles Public Library


Join us for a free program presented by the International Owl Center of Houston, MN.

Are owl eyes more like binoculars or a magnifying glass? Are owls brightly colored, or do they have duller colors? What shape is an owl’s beak? Choosing from a variety of animal and other objects, children (of all ages) will get to select the pieces that illustrate these and other owl adaptations. When all the correct adaptations have been picked, a live owl will come out for a visit.


RESCHEDULED: Murder at the Library: May 12th, 6:00 p.m.


A 1950’s Sock Hop Gone Sour

featuring The Murder Mystery Company

Saturday, May 12, 2018

6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

St. Charles Public Library

Silent auction, appetizers, desserts and beverages

Tickets available at the Library and City Hall

$25 in advance, $30 at the door

Join us for an interactive murder mystery set in the 1950’s. When a death on the dance floor makes a party foul, it’s up to you to figure out whodunit and get the dance back on track. Trade clues, gather information about the crime, and reveal the punk that made this hop nowheresville. Come and help solve the crime!

1950’s attire is encouraged but not required. Here’s your chance to break out your poodle skirt and saddle shoes, your cuffed blue jeans and leather jacket. Word from the bird is this is one show you will not want to miss. This night is shootin’ to be swell despite the disaster.

Silent auction and monetary donations accepted at the Library through 6 p.m. on May 11th.

Library Fundraiser POSTPONED

“A Night at the Library” scheduled for April 14th is being cancelled due to the weather.


It will be re-scheduled.


Author Visit: Thursday, March 15th, 6:45 p.m.

Allen Eskens

Thursday, March 15, 2018

6:45 p.m.

St. Charles Public Library


Join us for a talk by the Minnesota Book Award-winning author of The Heavens May Fall, The Life We Bury, The Guise of Another, and The Deep Dark Descending.

Copies of his books will be available for sale.


Friends of the Library Book and Bake Sale: October 26th-28th

The 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 26th through Saturday, October 28th during regular library hours.


The Bake Sale is scheduled for Thursday the 26th only, but some items may be available the next day as well.


Raku Ceramics: Thurs., Sept. 14th, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Stop by the library parking lot and chat with ceramic artist Laremy Ellsworth!

Laremy will set up his kiln, and glaze and fire several pots during the evening.  Audience members will be encouraged to participate in selecting materials, and then can view the results.

Come when you want and stay as long as you like.

Author Visit: Thursday, March 16th, 6:45 p.m.

Farm Equipment of Yesteryear

Doug Ohman

Thursday, March 16

6:45 p.m.

St. Charles Public Library

Step back in time to when the family farm was one of the most important pieces of American agriculture. Doug will take you on a visual tour of the older equipment that has become obsolete in the modern age of farming.  His pictures and stories will be enjoyed by all who remember their youth growing up in rural America.

Tax Forms

Federal tax forms are available at the Library.



The Minnesota Department of Revenue no longer supplies tax forms to public libraries, but library staff can help you find your forms online.

Master Gardener Informational Meeting: Sept. 13th

gardening3Are you a gardener?


Would you like to share your knowledge about best practices in gardening with people in the community to promote healthy landscapes, healthy foods, and healthy lives?


Come and chat with Winona County Master Gardeners, and learn how you can become one.  Bring your questions.


Tuesday, September 13th

6:30 p.m.

St. Charles Public Library

125 W. 11th St.