Winter Reading Challenge

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This winter the Zumbrota Public Library invites book and movie lovers to participate in the Hot Reads for Cold Nights reading challenge running from now until the end of January.  The challenge is simple: read a book and watch a movie adaptation of the book.  The first fifty people to complete the challenge and submit a review to the library will receive a small prize.  Review forms and suggested reading/viewing lists are available at the library.

Glaciers, Explorers, Farms, and Floods


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.

Creepy, Crawly Bugs!

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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.