Super Saturdays in Review

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The above photos are from our Super Saturday series from the last six months.  We’ve been having so much fun!  Super Saturday is the second Saturday of every month, and features a story time followed by special guests and activities.  Special guests so far have included the Zumbrota Fire Department, Quarry Hill Nature Center, Santa Claus, Jake McBroom, and our READ dogs Annie and Midnight.  The next Super Saturday will be April 11 at 10am.  The theme will be LEGO Fun and both Midnight and Annie will be available to listen to kids read to them.  Much, much thanks to our special guests for making Super Saturdays so super!


Super Saturday: Creative Cooking


10 am, Sat, May 14

This month’s Super Saturday program is Creative Cooking!  Come and experience some fun cooking creation stations and practice sifting, mixing, slicing, measuring, and counting.  Bonus: our good friend Midnight the dog will be on site for kids to spend some time reading with after the program!

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


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.