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Upcoming programs at Annandale Library

The Annandale Public Library is offering the following programs

Mahjong – Nov. 16

The Annandale Public Library still has openings for its Mahjong class. This class for adults is scheduled for 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturdays, Nov. 16, 23, 30, and Dec. 7. Players will be assigned partners to play the game. Mahjong is an ancient Chinese tile game which combines skill, strategy and luck as players try to assemble a perfect hand (similar to the card game rummy). Participants must commit to all four sessions. If the class is popular, it may be extended. Registration is required.

Gobbling Up Books Storytime – Nov. 19

Children ages 3-7 are invited to the Annandale Public Library for a Gobbling Up Books Storytime 10-11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19. Children will enjoy stories, songs and a craft. The attendance limit is 24 and preregistration is required.

For more information, call the Annandale library at (320) 274-8448.

Art and author event exhibitors information

The Eden Valley Area Friends of the Library is pleased to present its first Art Show. This event will be held from 12 noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, in the Event Center. Demonstrations and showings will continue until 2 p.m., when author, Dean Urdahl, will present his latest book “Conspiracy” – the story of events leading up to the assassination of President Lincoln. Demonstrations and showings will then continue followed by refreshments.

• Please sign up with Marilyn Peterson at (320) 290-1011, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , as soon as possible.

• Let us know if you will need a table for your demonstration or art exhibit.

• The entry fee is $10 ONLY if you are selling your art (give to Marilyn when you come on Sunday)

• Art work that goes up on our walls can be brought to the library the week of Nov. 11, – the librarians will put them up – make sure you sign the form stating that you want your art to be displayed through Jan. 1, (otherwise you should take it home after 4 p.m. on Sunday) and that the Library is not liable for it while displayed (Many Christmas parties and events are scheduled for December.) Be sure to complete the form stating your name and phone number and if you are selling – a price for your art.

• You may want to bring your demonstration items or art work (pottery, etc) in earlier – Marilyn will be in the Event Center from 1-3 p.m. Friday Nov. 15, and from
9-12 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16.

• A light lunch will begin at noon, with proceeds going to the Library. Refreshments will be served following the author’s visit.

Nov. 17: Art and author event at EV Area Library

The Eden Valley Area Friends of the Library are pleased to present their first Art Show at 12 noon Sunday, Nov. 17, in the Event Center. Art demonstrations and showings will run noon until
2 p.m., resuming after author, Dean Urdahl presents his latest book Conspiracy – the story of events leading up to the assassination of President Lincoln.

Exhibitors information

• Please contact Marilyn Peterson at (320) 290-1011, or lmpeterson, as soon as possible to sign up.

• Let us know if you will need a table for your demonstration or art exhibit.


Nov. 2: Digital Photography Class at Annandale Library

Adults and teens 12 and older may register for a Basic Digital Photography class at the Annandale Public Library  9:30-
11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, The class will be presented by professional nature photographer John Pennoyer, whose images have been published in many national and regional publications. The attendance limit is 24. This program is funded in part with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. 

Contact: (320) 274-8448.


EV Area Library seeks a few more Friends

The Friends of the Eden Valley Area Library are looking for additional members. One monthly meeting, and assisting with a few fundraisers or other events during the year. Contact Marilyn
Peterson at, or (320) 290-1011 if you’d like to be a Friend. (The library also is looking for volunteers. Call Kathy at (320) 453-2238 if you can help.) is the Library’s website.