Archive for the 'Programs' Category


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.




Global Games: Tuesday, August 13th, 5:00 p.m.

Come and play at the library! Global Games will bring a variety of toys and games from different countries for a hands-on experience. Develop skills and build self esteem while gaining new respect for world cultures.

This program is free and open to the public.



Tuesday, August 13, 2019

5:00 p.m.

St. Charles Public Library


Author Visit: Wednesday, April 24th, 6:45 p.m.

William Kent Krueger

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

6:45 p.m.

St. Charles Public Library



William Kent Krueger, author of the Minnesota Book Award winning Cork O’Connor series and the Edgar Award winner Ordinary Grace, will discuss his mystery novels and the writing process.


Copies of his books will be available for purchase.


Please join us for this free program.


Minnesota in the Great War: October 18th, 6:30 p.m.

Please join us for an evening full of adventure, education, and remembrance.  Learn about the role Minnesotans played in World War I as Arn Kind brings to life the history of the battlefields and more.

This multimedia presentation will use power-point, video, music, drama, role-playing, and living history experiences to give us an understanding of this turbulent time and make history come alive for us.

This performance is most appropriate for upper elementary students through adults.



with Arn Kind

Thursday, October 18, 2018

6:30 p.m.

St. Charles Public Library



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.


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.


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.

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.