Book discussions this Saturday and Monday

This is a reminder that our book discussions of The Great Gatsby will be taking place this Saturday, May 11 at 1:30 pm and Monday, May 13 at 6:30 pm.  We hope that you are able to make it to one of these discussion times.  They will be more or less the same discussion so it is not necessary to attend both.  Bring all of your questions, comments, and reactions to the book.  We are looking forward to hearing your perspective.

Zumbrota Reads Kicks off Monday, April 15

Our Zumbrota Reads program officially starts on Monday!  Stop by the library to pick up your copy of the book, and participate in several events we have happening.  For more information visit our Zumbrota Reads section of the website.   Fitzgerald

On this day (April 10), in 1925, “The Great Gatsby” was published.

Learn more about F. Scott Fitzgerald from the Minnesota Historical Society:

Zumbrota Reads

The Library is pleased to announce our first ever Zumbrota Reads program!

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

April 15-May 18

Books will be available for FREE at the library, and at local businesses in town beginning April 15.  A $5 donation is suggested, but not required.

More information, and a schedule of events (including a free showing of The Great Gatsby with Leonardo DiCaprio on May 18!) can be found here:

Paws to Read at Pine Island Library

Beginning Saturday, March 9th Van Horn Public Library in Pine Island will host four visits by Reading Education Assistance Dog (R.E.A.D.) Midnight and his human companion Ann Goplen of Zumbrota. The mission of the R.E.A.D. program is to improve the literacy skills of children through the assistance of registered therapy teams as literacy mentors. Readers must sign-up in advance at the Youth Library desk for the 20 minute sessions. Midnight will be available to listen from 10:00am to 11:30am. Further visits on March 23rd, April 6th and April 20th from 10:00am to 11:30am may also be registered for at the Van Horn Public Library.


Minneapolis Guitar Quartet

The Minneapolis Guitar Quartet is coming to the Zumbrota Public Library on Saturday, February 23rd at 1 pm.  They will be performing in our reading room, so you can enjoy a nice, relaxed atmosphere or browse for books while you listen to their music.  Their repertoire ranges from Renaissance and Baroque to Spanish, Latin American and Romantic styles, and they have performed alongside several prominent symphonies and orchestras, as well as on NPR’s Performance Today.  Soundboard Magazine has described the Minneapolis Guitar Quartet as “one of the major guitar ensembles in the world”.  Come experience their sounds and stylings for yourself in the comfortable atmosphere of your favorite local library.