Cupcakes for Kids: Sat., Sept. 16th, 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.


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.

Library Fundraiser


featuring Jeremy Darst, DNR park naturalist

Saturday, April 8, 2017

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 7th.

Did you know there was a POW camp in Whitewater State Park?  During World War II German prisoners were housed there.  They worked on local farms and helped bring in the harvest.  Come and learn about this unique time in our local history.

Jeremy Darst is a park naturalist with the Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Parks and Trails.  He shares his love of the history of the State Park as well as his knowledge of the POW camp once located there through various speaking engagements around the area.

Join us for a fun evening!

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

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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.

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


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.

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.




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.