Tricounty News

Computer assistance available at Kimball Library

The Kimball Public Library is offering basic computer and Internet help on the first and third Monday of each month, beginning 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 16. If you need help setting up an e-mail account, doing a basic web search, using Word or Excel, an experienced volunteer can help you. Please call the library at (320) 398-3915, to make an appointment. Space is limited.

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.

Seed Savers 101 & Perennial Plant Exchange

From 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Sept. 7, the Eden Valley Area Library will host Seed Savers 101 & Perennial Plant Exchange at the library.

Grown any giant cucumbers or zucchini lately, or have a favorite tomato? Learn the principles of dry and wet seed saving, seed cleaning, and storage for maintaining good germination rates. Pat & Anne Benson attended a 3-day conference at Seed Savers in Decorah, Iowa, and will be here to share what they learned with you!

Share the bounty of your perennial garden with your neighbors! Please pot or bag and label any plants you’d like to share and leave them outside the library on the sidewalk before 10 a.m. You are welcome to take home anything you would like to add to your garden!

EV Library hosted local author

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 P1010564explains 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.

 
 

EV Area Library/Event Center events

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.

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Create craft at Kimball Library

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.