Girl Scouts Book & Movie Program

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Free copies of the book Nim’s Island by Wendy Orr are available here at the library!  The girl scouts are hosting the film and discussion at the State Theatre on Sun, Jan. 11 at 2pm.  Admission to the film is also free!  Not only is this a great program for young readers, but it is a book and movie that the whole family can enjoy together.

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.