Photographer Doug Ohman will give a presentation entitled “Free To All – Libraries of Minnesota” at the Annandale Public Library 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 16. Doug Ohman has photographed most of the historic libraries of Minnesota for the coffee-table book “Libraries Of Minnesota.” In his presentation, which is suitable for all ages, he will share his pictures, the history, and stories about these historic places. This program is funded in part with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Great River Regional Library (GRRL) provides library services at 32 public libraries in Benton, Morrison, Sherburne, Stearns, Todd and Wright Counties. It provides Central Minnesota residents with nearly 1 million books, CDs and DVDs, 250 public computers, programming and information services.
Annandale Area Public Library hours: Mon. 2-5, Tue. 9-1 & 2-5, Wed. 2-8, Fri. 9-12 & 2-5, Sat. 9-12
Several branches in the Great River Regional Library (GRRL) system will feature local programming in March funded by High $5 contributions from library users.
The library system began its “High $5” March fundraising campaign in 2005 to encourage library patrons to make donations to GRRL to help support library services. Donations stepped up when each branch was told to keep 40 percent of donated funds for local purposes. The remaining
60 percent goes to help fund library operations and collections that benefit the entire region.
The Kimball Area Friends of the Library will be holding their next meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 14, at the library. At this meeting we will be voting on by-law changes, so would ask all members to please attend.
The Eden Valley Area Library is hosting a Minnesota author during the Grand Opening of the library. Mystery writer William Kent Krueger will be at the library for book signing and the debut of the 12th book in a series “Trickster’s Point,” on the New York Times Bestseller List.
This Grand Opening is free to the public at 2 p.m. Sunday,
March 10 (the original February date was postponed because of bad weather). There will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony and also refreshments served.