The Eden Valley Area Library was pleased to host Watkins, Minn., native and local author Richard Maus to a group of students. His book Lucky One explains the timeless story of a child’s struggle to make it through pain, depression and despair. The students had first-hand experience at what the disease of polio was and still is, an issue in some countries.
“I want readers to understand how the loner whom everyone ignores or teases could become isolated, depressed, alienated and angry - and to motivate them to do something about such situations. ‘Making it’ should not be a matter of getting lucky.” (Richard Maus)
Watkins author Richard Maus is talking to a group of students at the Eden Valley Area Library about his book. Submitted photo.
Upcoming events for Eden Valley Area Library/Event Center, 306 State St. N:
All events are open to the public for all ages. Feel free to join us! During road construction, please park along Cossairt Avenue West (across the street) or in the parking lot across from SpeakEasy.
Make Rock Monster Refrigerator Magnets at Kimball Library
Children ages 7 to 12 are invited to the Kimball Public Library to make Rock Monster Refrigerator Magnets 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 12. Visit the library to create goofy, scary, happy or grouchy rock monsters to take home. All materials will be provided. The attendance limit is 12 and preregistration is required.
The program will be repeated at the Annandale Library from 10-11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 16.
For more information, contact the Kimball Public Library at (320) 398-3915.
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.
Great River Regional Library (GRRL) wants to know when you’d like to use the library.
The library has posted an open hours survey on its website, griver.org.
Staff want to know:
• Which GRRL location you use the most
• Whether you would prefer the library to be open the same hours each day or a range of morning, afternoon, and evening hours
• What day(s) of the week you use the library
• Which day of the week you wish the library was open
• What time of day you are most likely to use the library
• Which time of day you wish the library was open
Do you want to learn more about the African Bushmen who live in the Kalahari Desert? Do you want to touch a rhino tail and see the Bushman’s poison arrows?
Stanley Trollip of the Michael Stanley mystery writers duo will be back at the Eden Valley Area Library at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, during the Story Hour. Stan will visit with the Story Hour kids and will share stories of his experiences and his writings while in the African country of Botswana. The men were at our library May 11 promoting their mystery books including “Deadly Harvest”, “Death of the Mantis” and “A Carrion Death.” Everyone is invited to join us in this unique experience.