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October Meetings

Advisory Council of Library Directors
Wednesday, October 5th at 10 AM
Murray County Courts Building, Slayton
Agenda

Plum Creek Governing Board
Wednesday, October 19th at 6:30 PM
Murray County Courts Building, Slayton


Book Signing Event

Jeanine Fricke

book jacket “Into the Dark Forest” tells the story of two friends. When one is attacked, the other fights to discover the truth. Olivia Clayton and Alyssa Walton have been best friends their entire lives. When Alyssa is run over by a man in a black Humvee and left fighting for her life in a coma, Olivia hires Detective Sheldon to help her put the clues together. As the pieces fall into place and they near the attacker’s identity, Olivia also becomes a target. The answers can only be found deep in the forest, where darkness and danger lurk. Set in the rugged Rocky Mountains, crystal clear lakes and rivers, and dense green forests of Montana, this novel is sure to thrill. A copy will be available for perusal at the library soon.

Saturday, October 1st from 9 AM to 12 PM
Readings at 9:30 and 11

Lake Benton Public Library
507-368-4641 ext. 4


Author Brenda Donelan

Brenda DonelanSaturday, October 8th at 10 AM
Slayton Public Library

Brenda Donelan is a life-long resident of South Dakota. She grew up on a cattle ranch in Stanley County, attended college in Brookings, and worked in Aberdeen as a probation officer and later as a college professor. Currently, she resides in Sioux Falls.

Art of Deception is the fourth book in the University Mystery Series. Brenda is currently working on the fifth book in the series.

Come join us for this presentation sponsored by the Friends of the Library


Meet Laura Ingalls Wilder Tour

featuring

Melanie Stringer

October 6 - 30, 2016

Melanie Stringer

In this highly interactive program, Mrs. Wilder, also known as Melanie Stringer, relates stories of her real life experiences of life on the prairie in 1896 as told from Laura’s perspective in an unscripted interpretation of Wilder’s experiences.Every Meet Laura Ingalls Wilder program offers a research-based, first-person, interactive history lesson to students and Wilder fans of all ages. Programs feature original research, hands-on artifact displays, period-authentic clothing and much more.

For more information, email info@meetlauraingallswilder.com.

October 6
Adrian -- 7 PM at the Adrian Elemementary School

October 7
Fulda -- 2 PM at Fulda City Hall

October 8
Cottonwood -- 12 PM at the Cottonwood Comm. Library

October 9
Tracy/Westbrook/Lamberton -- 2 PM at LIW Museum, Walnut Grove

October 10
Morgan -- 12 PM at the Morgan Public Library

October 11
Minneota -- 12:30 PM in the Opera House at the Minneota Public Library

October 12
Hendricks -- 11 AM at the Siverson Public Library
Worthington -- 7 PM at the Pioneer Village Worthington

October 13
Ivanhoe -- 1 PM at the Ivanhoe Public Library
Marshall -- 7:30 PM at the Marshall-Lyon County Public Library

October 14
Balaton-- 10 AM at Lakeview Senior Housing

October 15
Slayton -- 10:30 AM at the Slayton Public Library
Pipestone -- 4 PM at the Meinders Community Library

October 17
Tyler -- 11 AM at the The Rock Youth Center

October 19
Lakefield -- 1 PM at the Lakefield Branch Library

October 20
Jackson -- 12 PM at the Jackson County Library
Heron Lake -- 6 PM Heron Lake Branch Library

October 21
Windom -- 2 PM at the Cottonwood County Historical Society

October 24
Westbrook -- 1:30 PM at the Westbrook/Walnut Grove School

October 26
Wabasso -- 10 AM at the St. Anne School

October 27
Luverne -- 6:30 PM Rock County Comm. Library

October 28
Edgerton -- 10:30 AM at the Edgerton Public Library

October 29
Redwood Falls -- 11 AM at the Redwood Falls Public Library

October 30
Lake Benton -- 2 PM at the Lake Benton Public Library

Minnesota Legacy.This project was funded in part or in whole with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008 which dedicated funding to preserve Minnesota's arts and cultural heritage."


War on the Prarie

Tuesday, October 18 at 2:15 PM
Slayton Public Library Community Room

Slayton Public Library and Murray County Central Schools welcome Carrie Ehlert Newman on Tuesday, October 18, 2016. Carrie will give presentations for students in the high school auditorium at 10:30 am and 1:00 pm.

War on the Prairie book coverDescription: In August of 1862, the United States was bitterly fighting a dreadful war to rid the country of slavery. At the same time, new states in the Midwest and west struggled with the tensions between settlers and Native Americans. In Minnesota, the Dakota were pushed beyond human endurance. Starving and without any hope of help, they lashed out. Hundreds of settlers were caught in the middle. This book tells the story of two young girls trying to survive as war engulfs the prairie. Margaret is a German settler, her friend is Winona, a Dakota girl. Will their teamwork help them reach safety before it’s too late?


The public is invited for a special presentation in the Slayton Public Library community room at 2:15 pm. Copies of “War on the Prairie” will be available for sale and refreshments will be served.

Carrie Ehlert NewmanAbout the Author: Carrie spends a great deal of her time with history. When she isn’t researching possible books or writing, she busies herself teaching history to middle schoolers at Murray Junior High in Saint Paul. She also enjoys reading and gardening creatively.

 

This event is made possible through a SAMMIE Teen Co-op Young Adult Author Visit Grant.

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10/10
Marshall Lyon County Library – 10:00 a.m.(at the library)
Minneota Library – 6:30 p.m. (at the library)

10/11
Redwood Falls Public Library – 10:30 a.m. (at the library)
Westbrook Public Library – 2:00 p.m. (at Westbrook Walnut Grove school)

10/12
Slayton Public Library – 10:00 a.m. (at MCC auditorium)
Fulda Memorial Library – 1:30 p.m. (at the Fulda elementary school)

10/13
Mt. Lake Public Library - 9:00 a.m. (at the Mt. Lake elementary school)
Windom Public Library – 1:00 p.m. (at the Windom elementary school)

10/14
Meinders Community Library – 9:00 a.m. (at the library)
Rock County Library – 4:00 p.m. (at the library)

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Minnesota Legacy.This project was funded in part or in whole with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008 which dedicated funding to preserve Minnesota's arts and cultural heritage."



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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.


Explore authors' entire works on Project Gutenberg.

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Want to have the entire works of William Shakespeare or Mark Twain in one file, and completely free?

One of the biggest benefits of ebooks is that they are convenient. One file can contain 5 thousand or 500 thousand words. Instead of downloading 50 separate books from one author, you can get most of their publications by clicking on a download button just once.

Our favorite source of free ebooks, Project Gutenberg, has on offer several files that include complete electronic publications of selected classic authors.

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

The Complete Works of Mark Twain

More Information via eBook Friendly.


Help support Plum Creek's ebook collection!

A portion of each sale of digital content or other items, purchased from OverDrive WIN Affiliated Retailers using the “Buy it Now” link from Plum Creek’s ebook website, is credited back to Plum Creek.

The funds Plum Creek earns from the OverDrive WIN Affiliate Program will be a credit for the system to add digital content to its virtual branch. The titles and materials the library selects are at the system's discretion.

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Plum Creek Library System
290 South Lake St.
P.O. Box 697
Worthington, MN 56187-0697
Phone: 507-376-5803
1-800-439-3492
fax: 507-376-9244

Hours
Monday thru Friday
8 AM to 5 PM

Director
Jim Trojanowski

Staff
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Rebecca Hudson
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Cleo Wicks
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Anne Ouellette
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Jim Kill

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Margie Salentiny
Kelly Hoogendoorn

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