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Happy New Year. With the new year comes changes. Our new hours will now be.

  • Monday 10-6
  • Tuesday 1-8
  • Wednesday 10-6
  • Thursday 1-8
  • Friday 1-6
  • Saturday 10-1 (Closed Memorial day through Labor day)

Cupcakes for Kids: Sat., Sept. 21st, 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.

Fine Forgiveness Week: September 16th – 21st

Do you have books you’re embarrassed to bring back because they’re so late? Now’s the time to return them!

Stop by the library this week and have ALL your overdue fines removed – even the old ones.


Fees for lost or damaged items are not included.



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.


Murder at the Library: April 13th, 6:00 p.m.


A 1950’s Sock Hop Gone Sour

featuring The Murder Mystery Company

Saturday, April 13, 2019

6:00 – 9:00 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

Join us for an interactive murder mystery set in the 1950’s. When a death on the dance floor makes a party foul, it’s up to you to figure out whodunit and get the dance back on track. Trade clues, gather information about the crime, and reveal the punk that made this hop nowheresville. Come and help solve the crime!

1950’s attire is encouraged but not required. Here’s your chance to break out your poodle skirt and saddle shoes, your cuffed blue jeans and leather jacket. Word from the bird is this is one show you will not want to miss. This night is shootin’ to be swell despite the disaster.

Silent auction and monetary donations accepted at the Library through 6 p.m. on April 12th.

Friends of the Library Book and Bake Sale: Oct. 25th-27th

The 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 25th through Saturday, October 27th during regular library hours.

The Bake Sale is scheduled for Thursday the 25th only, but some items may be available the next day as well.

Donations may be brought to the library through Tuesday the 23rd.



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.