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.
Adults, teens and children are invited to add a little pizzazz to their life with face paint during Kimball Days, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10.
Free, fun, fantastic face painters will be set up on the grass by St. Anne’s Church, located at 441 Hazel Ave. E., Kimball. These professionals will do a great job on as many people as they can get done within the allotted time. This event is sponsored by the Kimball Public Library and funded in part with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
For more information, contact the Kimball Public Library at (320) 398-3915.
Dorothy Brutger, Stacy Brutger, and Lona Brutger were guest speakers at the Eden Valley Area Library Tuesday evening, July 23. Dorothy and Lona had traveled to France and Italy, including the Côte d’Azur, in April this year, and each put together a book of photos and description of their travels. They shared a slide show of their trip, their books, and some Italian chocolate.
Stacy has written 15 or so books and has published three so far. She reads thousands of books and was told, as a rule of thumb, one must write 3 million words before one is any good as a writer. (Her 15 books comprise more than 3 millions words so far.) She shared her writing process, and brought door prizes as well.
The event was sponsored by the Eden Valley Area Public Library, in the Event Center, and the Friends of the Library served refreshments. Staff photo by Jean Doran Matua.
Adults and teens 15 and older can learn the basics of simple basket weaving using newspaper in a program at the Annandale Public Library. The two-part program will take place on Saturdays, Aug. 3 and 10, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Local artist Amy Payne will instruct participants. She has created baskets using a variety of materials. In this two-part workshop, she will teach participants how to prepare newspaper materials and the weaving techniques to make a basket of their own. The attendance limit is 15 and preregistration is required.
This program is funded in part with money from Minnesota’s Art and Cultural Heritage Fund.
The Eden Valley Area Library and Event Center is happy to host three local folks who are authors and world travelers.
• Stacey (Roeser) Brutger, an EV-W graduate and author of 20 books has started writing more than 10 years ago and writes along the themes of Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance. Stacey’s recent titles include “The Demon Within,” Electric Storm,” and “Blood Sworn.” She and husband Craig reside in the Eden Valley area. She will be available for book signing and will have books for sale.
• Lona Brutger, a retired EV-W Elementary teacher, and her sister Dorothy took a 10-day trip in April along the “Blue Coast” to visit France, Monaco, and Italy. They will visit and share stories about their exciting trip abroad.
This event will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, at the Eden Valley Event Center. Refreshments will be served by the Friends of the Library. Everyone is welcome.