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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.

 

Murder at the Library: April 20th, 6:30 p.m.

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A MOBSTER MURDER MYSTERY

featuring The Murder Mystery Company

Saturday, April 20, 2013

6:30 – 10:00 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

Silent auction and monetary donations accepted at the Library through 1 p.m. on April 20th.

Join us for an interactive murder mystery set in the world of 1920’s Gangsterland. Mobsters, murder, and comic mayhem ensue after the mysterious death of one of the “family.” Come and help solve the crime!

1920’s attire is encouraged but not required. An award will be given to the best-dressed detective.

 

Tax Forms

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Federal and State 2012 tax forms have finally all arrived!

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

 

New Computers

The library has 6 brand-new computers available for public use.   Come in and try them out!

Friends of the Library Book and Bake Sale

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

The Book Sale will be Thursday, October 25th through Saturday, October 27th, during  regular Library hours.

The Bake Sale will be Thursday, October 25th only.

Donations may be brought to the Library through Wednesday the 24th.

DVD Lists

You can see the DVDs the Library owns by clicking on the link at the top of this site.

Children’s DVDs have their own link.

A check mark in a green circle means the DVD is available; an X in a red circle means it is checked out or on hold for someone.

Clicking on a title will take you to the catalog, where you can place a request.