Summer left abruptly this year and a chill wind is in the air. What better way to spend an afternoon than curled up with a good book.
There will be lots of activity at the library this fall and coming year. This, thanks to the legacy funding from Viking Library System. These monies are made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on Nov. 4, 2008.
First of all, Learning Unlimited is co-sponsoring an author event Wednesday, Sept. 15 at 1 p.m. at the library. Dave Kenney, author of "Minnesota Goes to War: the home front during World War II," will speak about the sacrifice and courage that happened as part of daily life during this time. This event is free and open to the public.
Next is Peter Smith of Minnesota Public Radio, who will speak at the library Thursday, Oct. 21 about his "Porch Sofa Almanac" book.
Then there will be a series of three art history presentations through next spring. Session 1 will be Greek and Roman Art, Session 2 will be art of the Renaissance, and Session 3 will be on Impressionism. Watch for more details.
All of this funding is coming at a time of budget cutbacks. For the library, most of these cuts are being made to our circulating materials budget (books, movies, magazines, etc). So it is very much appreciated when donations are made. The Corrine Stein Family made another donation and these funds were used to purchase audio mysteries and movies, including:
Audio mysteries by Agatha Christie
1. 450 Paddington: a Miss Marple Mystery
2. At Bertram's Hotel
3. Big Four: A Hercule Poirot Mystery
4. Body in the Library
5. Cards on the Table
Agatha Christie Mystery Lover's Collection
1. Miss Marple - The Body in the Library
2. Poirot - The Mysterious Affair at Styles
3. Tommy & Tuppence - Partners in Crime
4. The Pale Horse
Agatha Christie Collection, featuring Helen Hayes as Miss Marple
1. A Caribbean Mystery
2. Murder is Easy
3. Murder with Mirrors