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Tax Forms

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Federal and State 2013 tax forms are here.

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

Blind Date with a Book


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.

Hot Reads for Cold Nights

Hot-Reads-2014-poster-croppedWINTER READING PROGRAM


December 21 – March 19

Curl up with a book during the cold winter evenings.  Choose a treat from our basket when you’ve finished three.

There are weekly and monthly drawings for mugs, book bags, blankets, and gift certificates.

For an extra challenge, play Book BINGO.

Author Visit: November 19th, 7:00 p.m.

Shawn-Buckners-Front-WebFinal-e1335466286801Cory Pedersen

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

7:00 p.m.

St. Charles Public Library

Come along with 14-year-old Shawn Buckner on a quest for his first wild turkey with a bow.  Set in the bluffs and valleys of southeastern Minnesota’s Whitewater Wildlife Management Area, Spring Turkey Chronicles combines hunting ethics with an engaging story.

Cory Pedersen is a St. Charles native.  He lives in Rochester with his family.

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.


Tuesday, August 20, 2013

7:00 p.m.

St. Charles Public Library

Come to our Gladiolus Days Costume Contest!


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.



Author Visit: July 31st, 1:30 p.m.


Amanda Huneke

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

1:30 p.m.

St. Charles Public Library

Join author Amanda Huneke for a special story time as she reads from her new “Monster on the Loose” book series.

Amanda grew up the oldest of four children in the rural farming community of Goodhue, Minnesota, and graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato with degrees in Anthropology and Psychology. She began writing children’s stories during her husband’s first deployment, when her young son at times turned into a “monster on the loose.”


Shakespeare Program: June 3rd, 6:30 p.m.




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.


Rescheduled: Whitewater P.O.W. Camp, May 22nd, 7:00 p.m.



Dr. Rick Musser

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.


Author Visit: April 25th, 6:30 p.m.

Salas_BS_thumbnailLaura Purdie Salas

Thursday, April 25, 2013

6:30 p.m.

St. Charles Public Library

Laura Purdie Salas is the author of more than 100 books for children and teens, including 2012 Minnesota Book Award Winner BookSpeak! Poems about Books, and Minnesota Book Award Finalists A Leaf Can Be…. (2013) and Stampede! Poems to Celebrate the Wild Side of School (2010). She loves to introduce kids to poetry and help them find poems they can relate to, no matter what their age, mood, and personality. She has also written numerous nonfiction books. See more about Laura and her work at

This visit, part of the Southeastern Libraries Cooperating 2013 Poets at the Library Tour, is funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.