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Kimball Library events for March

Historic Homes of Minnesota Saturday, March 15

Photographer Doug Ohman will present “Living the Dream – Historic Homes of Minnesota” at the Kimball Public Library
10-11 a.m. Saturday, March 15. Ohman’s presentation about many of Minnesota’s most elegant homes is for adults. He will share the stories and personalities that are associated with these historic treasures. Ohman is the photographer of the Minnesota Byways series of coffee-table books that includes “Courthouses Of Minnesota,” “Barns Of Minnesota,” and “Cabins Of Minnesota.” His presentation is funded in part with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Harp Music at the Library Saturday, March 22

Local musician Katherine Strand will perform on the Celtic harp at the Kimball Public Library 10-11 a.m. Saturday, March 22. All ages are invited to celebrate the arrival of spring with this music at the library. This program is 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.

March 8: Historic Homes of Minnesota

Photographer Doug Ohman will present “Living the Dream – Historic Homes of Minnesota” at the Annandale Public Library 10-11 a.m. Saturday, March 8. Ohman’s presentation about many of Minnesota’s most elegant homes is for adults. He will share the stories and personalities that are associated with these historic treasures. Ohman is the photographer of the Minnesota Byways series of coffee-table books that includes “Courthouses Of Minnesota,” “Barns Of Minnesota,” and “Cabins Of Minnesota.” This presentation is funded in part with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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

Eden Valley Area Library & Event Center March schedule

March schedule

Friends of the Library - March 3, 6-7 p.m.

Knitting Gathering - March 5, noon

Eden Valley Area Library Board Meeting - March 8, noon-2 p.m.

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EV Area Library - Seed Exchange

Start-ups often need seed money to help them launch, and Eden Valley’s Seed Library has given this concept a new twist. Saturday, Feb. 15, the Eden Valley Area LibraryW-EVW-Library -Even-Center-Seed-Exchange-photo-1 hosted a Spring Seed Exchange, free and open to the public. The garden seed available for checkout came primarily from Seed Savers Exchange in Decorah, and a legacy from one of their long-time members.

Mary Ann Fox lived in Indiana, and she loved beans. Her bean collection included more than 200 varieties, and when she passed away, her family looked to Seed Savers Exchange for help. Pat and Anne Benson traveled to Decorah in July to attend a conference and learn more about saving seed and seed libraries, and listened to Aaron Burmeister from Seed Savers appeal to attendees to share in the legacy and take home some of Mary Ann’s beans. At the end of the weekend, more than a hundred varieties of beans had found a new home, yet a hundred plastic bottles of seed remained. These beans became part of the start-up collection of our local Seed Library and are now available to gardeners in the Eden Valley area.

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Teen Game Night at EV Library Event Center

Sunday night, Feb. 16, 7-10 p.m. (no school the next day) special events are planned for grades 7-12.

Library book checkout is from 7-7:30 p.m. This is a good time to apply for your library card.

Bring your favorite games and your own pop. Munchies and music will be provided.

This evening is hosted by Larry and Marilyn Peterson and friends.

If you have questions, please call (320) 290-1011.