Thursday, November 20 at 7:00pm at the History Center
The Zumbrota Public Library and the Zumbrota Area Historical Society present Glaciers, Explorers, Farms, and Floods: The History of the Zumbro Watershed. Kevin Strauss of the Zumbro Watershed Partnership will share the fascinating history behind the changes that the Zumbro River has undergone over the years, and how it has affected our local landscape. European-American settlers describe a very different river from the one we have now. Hear how we think the Zumbro River was in the 1850s and how our grandparents solved river pollution and flooding problems in their day, as well as how we can take action for cleaner water and fewer floods today.
This project was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
On Saturday, November 8 at 10am a naturalist from Quarry Hill Nature Center will be doing a program at the library. The program is titled Creepy Crawly Bugs, and will feature some real, live insects. Kids will get to practice counting legs, antenna, wings, and more while learning about the fascinating bodies of insects. This program is part of the Super Saturday story time series that takes place the second Saturday of every month at the library.
Next month, on Saturday, December 13, the Super Saturday program will be a Santa story time with Santa himself arriving to read a book and visit with kids.
Come in costume! Bring the whole family!
Fright Film Fest is Friday, October 24, 7:00-9:30pm!
7th-12th graders are invited to submit their homemade horror videos to be viewed and voted on at the event. The Fright Film Fest will also feature a zombie makeup station, a toy “zombification” station, and plenty of spooky snacks. Video submissions are due to the library by 8pm on Monday, October 20. All videos must be a maximum of 10 minutes long and appropriate for a 12-year-old and up audience.
This October the library will be a busy book lover’s haven of activity, starting Saturday, October 4 with a visit from Minnesota Book Awards Finalist Rachael Hanel at 1:30pm. Hanel will be speaking about her memoir We’ll Be the Last Ones to Let You Down.
The big news for lovers of Rick Riordan books is the upcoming October 7 release of his latest book, The Blood of Olympus. To celebrate the library will offer ongoing challenges, trivia, treasure hunts, and prize drawings the entire week of October 6-11. Stop by any day (or every day!) that week to participate in the book promotion activities, add your name to the reserve list, or enter to win your own copy of The Blood of Olympus.
The young adult event this October will be a Fright Film Fest on Friday, October 24, 7:00-9:30pm. 7th-12th graders are invited to submit their homemade horror videos to be viewed and voted on at the event. The Fright Film Fest will also feature a zombie makeup station, a toy “zombification” station, and plenty of spooky snacks. Video submissions are due to the library by 8pm on Monday, October 20. All videos must be a maximum of 10 minutes long and appropriate for a 12-year-old and up audience.
This year’s Kids Halloween Party at the library will be Monday, October 27 at 6:30pm. Kids are encouraged to come in costume and bring the whole family. Other kids events in October include Super Saturday Story Time on Saturday, October 11 at 10:00am with special visitors, the Zumbrota Fire Department. LEGO club will meet on Thursday, October 16 at 6:30pm and will be making LEGO creations to display in the library’s display case.