Water Stories Workshop

Thursday, March 17 – 6:30pm
St. Charles Public Library

Open to all ages, this one-hour workshop will explore ways of knowing and experiencing water through shared storytelling.  Participants will reflect on We Are Water themes by listening to local audio stories, exchanging stories with each other, and reflecting as a group.  The workshop will encourage participants to articulate ways that water is meaningful to themselves and explore the different types of relationships we can have with water – survival, practical, scientific, and beyond!

This program is only one of many to be hosted in Winona County in March and April, with the Winona County Historical Society hosting the We Are Water MN traveling exhibit as the centerpiece.  For a complete listing of programs, go to www.winonahistory.org/wearewater.html.

Blind Date with a Book

You won’t be able to judge these books by their covers.  Throughout the month of February, the St. Charles Public Library is encouraging readers to go on a blind date with a book.

All books are wrapped in paper, obscuring their titles.  The only clue as to their contents are a unique personals advertisement.  Take one of these books for a spin, sight unseen.  Who knows?  You might find a new life-long love.

Holiday Closures

The St. Charles Public Library will be closed on the following dates:

Friday, December 24
Saturday, December 25
Friday, December 31
Saturday, January 1

A Talk with Author Danielle Leukam

In 2018, Danielle Leukam was assaulted in her own home in St. Charles.  Today, her mission is to raise awareness and help other survivors.

This is her story.

Danielle is the author of ‘Four Pounds of Pressure: A Memoir of Rape, Survival, and Taking Back My Power’ and the children’s book, ‘Fly Like a Girl.’

Danielle will visit the library to share her story, answer questions, and sign and sell copies of her books.

For more information on Danielle Leukam, check out her website at www.danielleleukam.com.

A Talk with Author Nicole Czarnomski

Nicole Czarnomski, author of ‘How Cancer Cured My Broken Soul,’ will visit the St. Charles Public Library on Wednesday, October 20, at 6pm.  Nicole will share details of her breast cancer journey and her quest to thrive in a challenging situation.

During the event, Czarnomski will read from her book, talk about journaling (which was the origin of her book), plus discuss briefly early detection and prevention of cancer.  Czarnomski will have books available for purchase for $15, plus supplemental journals for $10.

For more information on Nicole Czarnomski, check out her website at thewhisperingpen.com.

Friends of the Library Bake & Book Sale

The Friends of the St. Charles Public Library will be holding their annual bake and book sale on Thursday, October 21 – Saturday, October 23.  Help out the Friends of the Library by donating books, puzzles, and board games for the sale, starting October 11.  You can also donate baked goods for the sale on October 20.

Bake Sale
Thursday, October 21: 1pm – 8pm

Book, Puzzle & Board Game Sale
Thursday, October 21: 1pm – 8pm
Friday, October 22: 1pm – 6pm
Saturday, October 23: 10am – 1pm