CANDY CORN HALLOWEEN TEDDY BEAR WORKSHOP

The Friends of the Ortonville Public Library are sponsoring a teddy bear workshop for Halloween.  This program will be held at the Ortonville Public Library on Monday, October 29, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.  The program is open to all children ages 3-10.  There are only 25 spots.  Please call and reserve your teddy bear now!  320-839-2494  and tell us which of the three animals shown below you want to do.  Children will also bring home the book “Shivery Shades of Halloween”.  This program is free but is limited to 25 children!

LEGO Quilt Raffle

The Hands Across the Lake Quilt Guild made the Ortonville Public Library Friends a quilt for us to raffle off.

Raffle tickets are $1.00 each.  The quilt is big enough for a double bed.  Tickets are available at the Library and from Friends members.

Drawing will be held on November 30, 2018.  Need not be present to win.

Proceeds will be used towards a new circulation desk in the library.

WRITE YOUR LIFE STORY

Do you have a story to tell? Do you wonder if your children and grandchildren will know the simple things, fun things, exciting things, etc. in your life? Would you like to learn how to do it? Angela Foster, sister to Candace Simar, will be presenting a workshop called “Write Your Life”. There will be 2-three hour sessions given at the Ortonville Public Library. The sessions, in Ortonville, will be on Monday, October 15th at 11:00-2:00 p.m. and Wednesday October 17th from 4:00-7:00 p.m.  This is a Legacy program and will be completely FREE to do.
Angela Foster is a poet and memoirist who teaches creative writing at the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis.
Through the use of free writes and prompts, she will help you begin putting those memories on paper. You will learn practical ways to create stories your family will enjoy for generations.
SIGNUP IS REQUIRED. Please call the library to register.  320-839-2494

 

Future Ready With Your Library – 6TH AND 7TH GRADERS AND PARENTS

Mitch Reed, former teacher at Southshore/Waverly and current principal at Duebrook Elementary, Wrote the book Cardboard Confessionals.  He did a project with his Sociology class that involved answering anonymously seven questions.  When the students in the high school answered the questions, they deposited them in a cardboard box in the cafeteria.  This project changed the lives of the students and the teacher.  The students left with a clearer, deeper understanding of what their peers encounter socially and emotionally on a daily basis.

The Ortonville Public Library received a Future Ready With Your Library grant.  The grant is for middle school students.  This year we are going to start with the current sixth and seventh graders and their parents.  Attending this event and listening and working with Mitch Reed is the first segment of the grant.  The second part will be on the skills needed for a job.  Included will be going on a mock job interview with a current business owner.  The third part will be on what you would like to do for a career.  Individuals, who currently work in that field, will come and talk with you about your choice.  You will also be provided with other choices you may not have thought about.

April 23rd, we will start at 6:00 p.m. with a FREE meal for you.  Following that, Mitch Reed will talk and answer questions.  In order to plan for the food, we do need you to RSVP at the Library 839-2494 by Friday, April 20th.  We really hope to see all the 6th and 7th graders and their parents in attendance for this program.

We are currently building a team of community people who would like to work with us on this grant.  If you would like to be a part of this great opportunity to work with and guide our students, contact the Ortonville Public Library at 320-839-2494.

TASTY BOOK CLUB

The Tasty Book Club meets at 8:30 a.m the last Friday of the month.   We meet at different restaurants in the area.  One of the recipes in the book is made by the restaurant for us to enjoy while we discuss the book.

For the month of May they are reading “By Cook or by Crook” by Maya Corrigan.  We will be meeting at 8:30 Friday, May 25th at the Alley Cat Lanes for some Strata!

 

Take one burned-out city girl. Add a crusty codger, a pinch of gossip, and a dash of romance. Stir in a generous helping of murder and you’ve got the ingredients for one truly delicious mystery. .

CHRISTIAN/INSPIRATIONAL BOOK CLUB

The Christian/Inspiration Book Club meets the last Thursday of the month at 5:15.

For the month of May they are reading:  “It Had To Be You” by Susan May Warren.  Stop at the library to pick up a copy of the book and join us.

 

Eden Christiansen never imagined her role as her younger brother Owen’s cheerleader would keep her on the sidelines of her own life. Sure, it feels good to be needed, but looking after the reckless NHL rookie leaves little time for Eden to focus on her own career. She dreamed of making a name for herself as a reporter, but is stuck writing obits―and starting to fear she doesn’t have the chops to land a major story. If only someone would step up to mentor Owen .

 

MYSTERY BOOK CLUB

The Mystery Book Club meets the last Monday of each month at noon at the Library.

For the month of May, they will be reading “Everything You Want Me To Be” by Mindy Mejia.  Stop in to pick up a copy and join the club.

Hattie Hoffman has spent her whole life playing many parts: the good student, the good daughter, the good girlfriend. But Hattie wants something more, something bigger, and ultimately something that turns out to be exceedingly dangerous. When she’s found brutally stabbed to death, the tragedy rips right through the fabric of her small-town community.

First Graders Receive Book

The First Graders at Ortonville Public School were presented With “My Favorite Book” by Ortonville Chief of Police Jason Mork and Vicki Bartz, County Librarian.  The book is made possible by the sponsors:  Federated Telephone, CHS Border States, Steven G. Winther, D.D.S., Saputo, Minnwest Bank, Pepsi Beverages Company, Poet Biorefining, CenBank, Ortonville Area Health Services and The Ortonville Independent.  The first grade teachers are Lynn Keller and Heather Eastman.  The picture is courtesy of Mike Swenson of the Ortonville Independent.

TEEN TOP TEN GRANT RECIPIENT

The Ortonville Public Library was the recipient of the YALSA Grant TTT (Teens Top Ten). We have received one copy of every book on the 2017 Teens’ Top Ten nominees books! We are really excited to have been chosen as one of the 50 libraries nationwide to receive these. All books will be available for you to read so you can vote on the best teen books for 2017 starting in August.
On behalf of the Ortonville Public Library, I would like to thank YALSA for offering this grant. I love writing the grants that will benefit the libraries in Big Stone County. One of the best things to happen for our libraries is to have Dollar General locate in Ortonville. They have partnered with ALA and YALSA to offer so many grants to libraries. The only requirements are your library needs to be within 20 miles of a Dollar General store, and the Librarian applying must be a member of ALA and YALSA, of which I am a member. Please thank the manager of Dollar General when you are at the store. Vicki

Encourage teens to read the 2017 Teens’ Top Ten nominees over the summer! Voting starts August 15! Haven’t checked out the nominees yet? View the video below!

https://youtu.be/OLqTlHyzsDU

BUILDING CLUB – LEGO – POSTPONED

Due to my health appointments, etc. and shortage of staff, the Building Club will be starting sometime later on.  If there is a parent or psarents who would be willing to come and supervise Building Club each Thursday afternoon after school from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m, we could have the program.  Let the library know if you would want to volunteer for LEGO Club.  Thank you

The program is for all children preschool – 2nd Grade

Come and build!



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