Wednesdays from 6:30 - 7:30pm in the Lower Level Community Room and virtually
February 16, February 23, March 2, March 9 and March 16
Explore tools for resilience, coping with stress, avoiding burnout and finding joy! Combines psychoeducation, discussion and self-care practices. We'll cultivate positive, constructive connections and maximize the synergy of these connections. Connecting with nature is a vital part of the self-care toolbox. Includes pre and post self-assessment. No more registration.
Mondays from 6:30 - 7:30pm in the Lower Level Community Room or virtually
March 21, March 28, April 11, April 18 and April 25
Mindfulness is a practice with ancient history and research proven benefits, such as reduction of stress, anxiety and depressive symptoms, and increased immune function and general health. The various types bring gentle awareness around daily patterns. Through self-discovery and curiosity, we will explore these tools and patterns. No experience necessary.
Mondays from 6:3 0- 7:30pm in person only, meet at the library
May 2, May 9, May 16, May 23
Sensory-focused mindfulness activities combine with nature and environmental awareness and action. Classes are infused with stories and writings from indigenous cultures and environmentalists, past and present. We will connect with the beauty, power and fragility of nature in community, and take action to create a healthier and happier world.
Registration is full
Thursday, January 6, 1pm in the Lower Level Community Room
Hands on workshop. Finding balance with your devices. In person, bring your device.
Link to Google Slides presentation
Thursday, January 13 at 6:30pm in the Lower Level Community Room or on the library Facebook page or YouTube channel *
Author of Griff, My Life as Drake's Top Dog
The story of a lovable bulldog's time as the Drake University's live mascot.
Chapter2Books will be in the library selling books.
Monday, January 31 at 6:30pm in the Lower Level Community Room or on the library Facebook or YouTube channel *
With Dr. Mark Seeley, Professor Emeritus, U of M, Extension climatologist/meteorologist.
Link to Google Slides presentation
Thursday, February 10 at 6:30 pm - virtual only on the library Facebook page or YouTube channel *
Kristan Higgins, author of Pack Up the Moon, a heartrending, beautiful, often humorous journey of romance and terminal illness.
Thursday, February 17 at 6:30pm in the Lower Level Community Room or on the library Facebook page or YouTube channel *
Author of Slavery’s Reach: Southern Stakeholders in the North Star State. Lehman is a St. Cloud State University professor.
His book examines the ways slaveholders invested in Minnesota communities.
Thursday, March 3 at 1pm in the Lower Level Community Room
Be safe and aware online. Hands on workshop. In person, bring your device.
Yoshiko M. Herrera is Professor of Political Science at University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research interests include politics in Russia and Eurasia, nationalism, xenophobia, and social identities. She received her B.A. from Dartmouth College and Ph.D. from University of Chicago. She taught at Harvard University before moving to UW-Madison in 2007. At UW she is a past Director of the Center for Russia, East Europe and Central Asia (2011-2014), former co-Director of the International Institute (2012-2015), and former Director of the UW-Madison Partnership with Nazarbayev University (Kazakhstan) (2012-2018). She has ongoing research projects related to violent extremism in Russia, interethnic trust, identity and censorship, US-Russian relations and race and gender in Russia. She teaches classes on post-communist politics, comparative politics, and social identities.
Thursday, March 24 at 6:30pm - virtual only on the library Facebook page or YouTube channel *
Author of The Woman They Could Not Silence, a tale of a forgotten woman whose inspirational journey sparked lasting change for women’s rights.
Thursday, March 31 at 6:00pm in the Lower Level Community Room or on the library Facebook page or YouTube channel *
Note time change from 6:30pm to 6:00pm
With Diana Alfuth, UW-Ext Horticulture Educator
March 28 - April 16
Entries must include at least one peep and be no bigger than 18 inches by 18 inches
PDF of Entry forms - Rules
Entries accepted at the library from Monday, March 28 - Wednesday, March 30
Peeple's Choice Voting from Thursday, March 31 until Wednesday, April 6
Winners announced on Thursday, April 7
On display until Saturday, April 16
Thursday, April 21 at 6pm virtual only on the library Facebook page or YouTube channel *
With Dr. Christie Manning, Director of Sustainability and faculty in the department of Environmental Studies at Macalester College.
4/18/22 - This will be a virtual only event
Saturday, May 7 from 10am until 2pm
Thursday, May 12 at 6:30pm in the Lower Level Community Room or on the library Facebook page or YouTube channel *
Victoria Houston, author of Loon Lake Mystery Series will discuss her latest book, Wolf Hollow.