Zumbrota Reads Concludes with Book Discussion

The final event of this year’s Zumbrota Reads program is Monday, March 9 at 6:30pm.  Community members who read this year’s book, My Antonia by Willa Cather, will gather at the library to discuss their impressions, questions, and reflections on the book.  Copies of the book are still available for free at the library for a limited time.  Anyone interested is encouraged to attend the book discussion, whether or not they have read or finished the book.

Showing of Sweet Land at State Theatre

SweetLand

7:30pm, Friday, March 6- free showing of the film Sweet Land at the State Theatre

Join us for this year’s Zumbrota Reads film event!  Sweet Land is the story of a feisty German mail-order bride who immigrates to rural Minnesota in the 1920s to marry a Norwegian farmer. Bureaucracy and prejudice cause major complications in this gentle story of love and immigration.

Admission to this event is free.  The State Theatre is located at 96 E. 4th St. in Zumbrota.

Panel Discussion on Immigration

The next event in the Zumbrota Reads/ One Town, One Title line up is a Panel Discussion on the topic of immigration in Room A/B of Saint Paul Lutheran Church in Pine Island at 7pm on Thursday, February 26. Attendees should use the new addition (west) entrance. 

Panelists include Khiengchai Fulton, an immigrant from Laos currently living in Oronoco; Alyssa Humpal and Shannon Svendsen from Tri-Valley Opportunity Council Migrant Head Start in Rochester; Prentiss Sayeweh, an immigrant from Liberia; and Ahmed Osman, an immigrant from Somalia who is the Employment Program Manager at Intercultural Mutual Aid Association in Rochester.

Other events coming up include the Book Discussion for The Book of Unknown Americans, which will take place at Better Brew Coffeehouse in Pine Island at 6pm on Wednesday, March 4. There will be a showing of the film Sweet Land at the State Theatre in Zumbrota at 7:30pm on Friday, March 6. Zumbrota Public Library will be wrapping up the series of events with a Book Discussion for My Ántonia at the library at 6:30pm on Monday, March 9.

Copies of both books are still available at their respective libraries.

Family History Collage Workshop

Artist Susan Weinberg will be leading a workshop at the library this Saturday, February 21, at 1:30 pm.  Workshop participants will be provided with some ideas of how to turn family photos and documents into works of art.  No registration is required for this event.

This project was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.