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October Meetings

Advisory Council of Library Directors
Wednesday,October 4th at 9:30 AM
Murray County Courts Building

Plum Creek Governing Board
Wednesday, November 1st at 6:30 PM
Murray County Courts Building


Chad Lewis October 19 Rock County

The Sutter Brothers

Sutter Brothers Program

The Sutter Brothers, a duo with ties to southwestern Minnesota, will tour a show that conjures north country characters in songs and stories, poetry and music for the Plum Creek Regional Library System from October 11th through 19th. Performances are free and open to the public.

For thirty years, The Sutter Brothers have presented lively programs that emphasize their rural, small-town roots and Scandinavian heritage. Blending Bart’s original poems with Ross’ arrangements of folk songs and tunes, The Sutter Brothers evoke the landscape, critters, and quirky characters of rural Minnesota, spanning the spectrum of human experience from comedy to tragedy.

10/11/17 – 11:00 am Jackson County Library – 311 Third St., Jackson
10/11/17 – 6:00 pm Heron Lake Library – 401 9th St., Heron Lake
10/16/17 – 2:00 pm Mapleview Estates Senior Living – 700 Maple Lane, Fulda
10/16/17 – 6:30 pm Redwood Falls Library – 509 S Lincoln, Redwood Falls
10/17/17 – 12:30 pm Slayton Public Library - 2451 Broadway Avenue, Slayton
10/17/17 – 6:30 pm Marshall-Lyon County Library – 201 C St., Marshall
10/18/17 – 2:00 p .m. Windom Community Center – 1750 Cottonwood Lake Dr., Windom
10/19/17 – 9:30 a.m. Tracy Multi-Purpose Center – 200 Third St., Tracy
10/19/17 – 6:30 p.m. Westbrook Community Center – 849 5th St., Westbrook

Minnesota Library LegacyThis activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Allen Eskins Windom October 25

Artist Jen Anfinson

Jen Anfinson Arm KnittingHoliday Book Ornament

10/23 Mon 3:30 p.m. Slayton Public Library Recycled Robots
10/23 Mon 7 p.m. Slayton Public Library Wire and Bead Bracelets
10/24 Tues 2 p.m. Slayton Public Library Arm Knitting
10/24 Tues 7 p.m. Fulda Memorial Library Jewelry Stamping
10/25 Weds 2 p.m. Ivanhoe Public Library Arm Knitting
10/25 Weds 6:30 p.m. Westbrook Public Library Holiday Book Ornament
10/26 Thurs 3:30 p.m. Redwood Falls Public Library Recycled Robots
10/26 Thurs 7 p.m. Tracy Public Library Arm Knitting
10/27 Fri 2 p.m. Siverson Public Library Hendricks Holiday Book Ornament
10/27 Fri 6 p.m. Lake Benton Public Library Arm Knitting

Minnesota Library LegacyThis activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Climate Change Book Club

Rock County Community Library will be hosting a three part event in which we will be inviting members of the community to join in a discussion on the topic of climate control. We will be reading three books that dive into the issues and hold meetings to discuss the content of each book. While all Plum Creek Library System patrons are welcome to participate, if interested, please stop into the library or call (507) 449-5040 and talk to the library director, Serena, about signing up.

Climate change book club August 29 Rock County Library

November 7th at 5:15 p.m. - Book discussion on Heat Wave: A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago by Eric Klinenberg.

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Minneapolis Guitar Quartet

Minneapolis Guitar Quartet

One of the very few guitar ensembles performing the majority of its repertoire from memory, the MGQ presents original works and commissions as well as its own brilliant arrangements of music by such composers as Ginastera, Piazzolla, Debussy, and the Finnish folk-based music of Maria Kalaniemi. New arrangements showcase music by Jazz pianist Hiromi, Prince’s Purple Rain, and The Easy Beats’ Friday on My Mind. These ventures represent the quartet’s intention to bring its audiences distinctive and imaginative experiences.

The MGQ has performed in recital throughout major U.S. cities, and at Princeton University, the National Arts Center (Mexico City), Round Top International Guitar Festival, and at the Guitar Foundation of America Festival.

Music of Bach, Hiromi, Radovanlija, Krouse & Prince


11/16/17 – 7:00 p.m. Wabasso Community Center – 1429 Front St., Wabasso
11/17/17 – 11:00 a.m. Tracy Public Library – 189 3rd St., Tracy MN
11/17/17 – 2:30 p.m. Rock County Comm. Library – 201 W Main St, Luverne
11/17/17 – 7:00 p.m. Westbrook Community Center – 849 5th St., Westbrook
11/18/17 – 1:00 p.m. Fulda City Hall – 102 3rd St., NE, Fulda


02/15/18 – 7:30 pm Minneota Public Library – 200 N. Jefferson St., Minneota
02/16/18 – 11:00 am Ivanhoe Public Library – 401 N. Harold, Ivanhoe
02/16/18 – 2:00 pm Lake Benton Public Library – 220 W. Benton St, Lake Benton
02/16/18 – 7:00 pm The Rock – 154 N. Tyler St., Tyler
02/17/18 – 11:00 am & 2:00 pm Marshall Lyon County Library – 201 C St., Marshall

Minnesota Library LegacyThis activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Candace Simar

Author Candace Simar

Candace Simar is a Pequot Lakes, Minnesota author with a passion for her Scandinavian heritage and a deep love of history. Candace grew up dreaming how life might have been for her family in the early days of Minnesota settlement. She became concerned when her college-aged children did not know this history, and took her son’s challenge to “write a book.”

Her historical novels include: SHELTERBELTS 2015,a real wooden oxcart receiving awards from both the Midwest Book Awards and the Willa Literary Awards in Historical Fiction; Spur Award Winning ABERCROMBIE TRAIL SERIES ( Abercrombie Trail 2009, Pomme de Terre 2010, Birdie 2011, and Blooming Prairie 2012).

11/13/17 – 10:00 am. The Rock – 154 N. Tyler St., Tyler
11/13/17 – 2:00 pm Siverson Public Library – 100 W. Garfield, Hendricks
11/13/17 – 6:30 pm Marshall-Lyon County Library – 201 C St., Marshall
11/14/17 – 10:00 am Wabasso Public Library – 1248 Oak St., Wabasso
11/14/17 – 12:00 pm Redwood Falls Library – 509 S. Lincoln St., Redwood Falls
11/14/17 – 2:30 pm Tracy Public Library – 189 3rd St., Tracy
11/14/17 – 6:00 pm Lamberton Public Library – 101 E. 2nd Avenue, Lamberton
11/15/17 – 11:00 am Jackson County Library – 311 3rd St., Jackson
11/15/17 – 2:30 pm Fulda City Hall – 102 NE Third St., Fulda

Minnesota Library LegacyThis activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Downloadable Audiobook Service

Recorded Books audiobooks

The Plum Creek Library System is proud to announce the addition of the RBdigital audiobook service, formerly known as OneClickdigital, from Recorded Books. RBdigital offers an easy way to access a terrific collection of free downloadable audiobooks. Note: only audiobooks are available from this service, not eBooks

Apps are available for PC, Mac, Android, iPhone, iPad, and Amazon Kindle.

After a quick one-time account set-up process,you will be able to checkout and download audiobooks. Email support is available at RBdigital and phone support is available at 877-77-AUDIO from 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday.

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eBooks MN

Ebooks Minnesota, an online ebook collection spearheaded by Minnesota’s libraries, is open to Minnesota readers. The collection is accessible online at EbooksMN.org and via free apps from iTunes, Google Play, and Kindle. There is no charge to libraries or individuals who wish to use the collection, and no username or password is required. Ebooks Minnesota is open to all readers within Minnesota’s borders.

No process is required to “check out” a book. Readers can access any book in the collection at any time regardless of how many other readers are also using that book. This feature makes the collection particularly useful for schools that may wish to assign a single book to an entire class or even an entire school. Likewise, community book clubs, no matter how large, can read books together without worrying about checkout limits or due dates.

The collection contains more than 2,000 books, including titles from these Minnesota publishers: ABDO, Lerner Publishing Group, Cherry Lake Publishing, University of Minnesota Press, Milkweed Press, and Coffeehouse Press. Nonfiction titles from Arcadia Publishing about Minnesota and its history are also included in the collection. A selection of popular titles that are in the public domain, such as "Dracula." and “Jane Eyre,” completes the collection.

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Plum Creek Library System
290 South Lake St.
P.O. Box 697
Worthington, MN 56187-0697
Phone: 507-376-5803
fax: 507-376-9244

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Jim Trojanowski

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Rebecca Hudson

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