Open Mic Night for Teens

This summer, Thursday nights are for the teens at the St. Charles Public Library.  From 6-8pm, the library will be offering different activities for teens to enjoy, such as board games, bingo, crafts, and more.

The teen activity nights will kickoff with an Open Mic Night on Thursday, June 3.  Come on down to the St. Charles Library to share your talent and enjoy the talents of others.

The St. Charles Public Library is also offering reading rewards for teens this summer in the form of Book Bingo.  Each square on the Bingo sheet will have a different reading challenge.  A Bingo will earn readers a small prize.  A blackout will earn readers a larger prize.

Virtual Author Talk with Brian Freeman

Every Tuesday evening in May, SELCO (Southeastern Libraries Cooperating) will be hosting a series of author talks over Zoom as part of the 2021 Minnesota Author Tour.  The program is possible due to support from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and the Minnesota Library Legacy Program.

The author tour will begin on Tuesday, May 4 at 6:30pm with a talk with Brian Freeman.  Brian Freeman is a New York Times bestselling author of psychological thrillers, including the Jonathan Stride and Frost Easton series.

Freeman has also been selected by the Robert Ludlum estate to take over Ludlum’s Jason Bourne series in a new book published in 2020.  Since 2005, Freeman has sold books in 46 countries and 22 languages. His stand-alone novel “Spilled Blood” won the award for Best Hardcover Novel in the International Thriller Writers Awards, and his novel “The Burying Place” was a finalist for the same award.  His thriller “The Night Bird” was one of the top 20 Kindle bestsellers of 2017, and his audiobook mystery “The Deep, Deep Snow” was a #1 Audible and Amazon Audio bestseller.

Freeman’s debut novel, “Immoral,” won the Macavity Award and was a finalist for the Edgar, Dagger, Anthony, and Barry awards for Best First Novel.  “Immoral” was also chosen as International Book of the Month by book clubs around the world.  His novels “The Bone House” and “Season of Fear” were both named finalists for the Audie Award for Best Audiobook in Thriller/Suspense.  He won the Minnesota Book Award for his novel “The Voice Inside” and has been a finalist for the award four other times.

Freeman’s writing has been praised by critics and bestselling authors alike, including Michael Connelly, Nelson DeMille, Jeffery Deaver, and Lisa Gardner. “A master of psychological suspense,” Gardner said of Freeman. London’s Daily Mail called Freeman “up there with Harlan Coben in the psychological crime stratosphere.” Freeman has lived in Minnesota with his wife, Marcia, for more than 30 years.

Brian Freeman will have his author talk on Tuesday, May 4 at 6:30pm.
Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83795089919
Meeting ID: 837 9508 9919

BREAKOUT BOX

If you did not get a chance to try the breakout box during winter fest, we still have it. You can call and get a time until the 22nd.

CRAFTING

CROCHETING, KNITTING, CROSS STITCH, WHATEVER.

BRING YOUR PROJECTS AND HAVE FUN. THURSDAY NIGHTS 6-8 STARTING JANUARY 9