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Cupcakes for Kids: Sept. 17th, 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.

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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.

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Tuesday, September 13th

6:30 p.m.

St. Charles Public Library

125 W. 11th St.

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.

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.

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.

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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Shakespeare Program: June 3rd, 6:30 p.m.

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GREAT RIVER SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL

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Monday, June 3, 2013

6:30 p.m.

St. Charles Public Library

 

Calling all Shakespeare fans!

Interested in learning more about the Great River Shakespeare Festival’s 2013 productions Henry V and Twelfth Night? Join GRSF staff for a discussion of the stories, the historical contexts, the process of producing a play by the Bard, and the company’s unique approach to these two pieces. The workshop will spend about half of the hour-long session on each play. Participants will have plenty of time to ask questions about the plays, the season, and the company.

Copies of the two plays will be available for checkout. A limited number of free theater passes will be available after June 15th.

This program is funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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Rescheduled: Whitewater P.O.W. Camp, May 22nd, 7:00 p.m.

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PRISONER OF WAR CAMP AT THE STATE PARK 1944–45

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

7:00 p.m.

St. Charles Public Library

 

Soldiers from Hitler’s Afrika Korps spent the summers of 1944 and 1945 in Minnesota. They were put to work in fields, woods and canning plants across Minnesota. Whitewater State Park was the site of one of their POW camps. Dr. Rick Musser, a retired journalism professor, will present pictures and stories of the captured German men and boys, some as young as 16, who lived and worked in southeastern Minnesota.