Zumbrota goes to the movies

The first ever Zumbrota Reads program has been off to a great start so far, after two engaging book discussions at the library.  There is still much anticipation building, however, over the two film events coming up this week.

On Thursday at 6:30 pm at the State Theatre in Zumbrota there will be a screening of the 1974 film version of The Great Gatsby staring Robert Redford and Mia Farrow.  The film will be preceded by a short lecture by noted Fitzgerald scholar, David Page.  This event is free, no sign up necessary.  Free popcorn will be provided at the event and your librarians will even make an appearance in costume.

On Saturday afternoon there will be a chartered bus in the library parking lot, ready to transport patrons to the movie theater in Rochester for a viewing of the newly released 2013 film version of The Great Gatsby, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan.  The bus will start loading at 1:00 pm.  There is a sign up sheet at the library for the bus and/or movie entrance.  This event is also free of cost to those who sign up in advance.

It’s 1922 again and the party’s on us.  Hope to see you there!

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: http://collections.mnhs.org/mnauthors/index.php/10000966

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.