Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Saturday reading program

There have now been two sessions of the Saturday children's reading program. There are pictures of each event on the blog for you to look at. Upcoming dates are: November 8, November 22, December 6, and December 20th. On December 6th, we will have a special visit from Mike Larson of Wheaton with his new children's book which he will read to the children. On the 20th, there will be a special person making a visit! This program is open to all children ages 3 through kindergarten. Come and have some fun!

William Kent Krueger

Wow! What a great speaker and author. There was a nice crowd at the community center to see him and ask questions about his books. He was very pleased and happy to have been invited to Ortonville. As he said, I can go a few more feet and be in South Dakota! He enjoyed the area and said what a wonderful library we have. Thanks to all of you for coming to hear him and buy his books. I don't think he went home with any of them!. There are pictures on the blog from that evening for you to check out.

Monday, October 13, 2008

New Year's Reflection Quilt

The Friends of the Ortonville Public Library Foundation are raffling off a quilt called The New Year's Reflections Quilt. The quilt was made by Viola Mehlhop of Ortonville. The quilt is 85" x 75" and is in the colors of blues, golds, and yellows. The quilt is on display at the library. The raffle tickets are available from any member of the Friends group or at the library. The tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. The drawing for the raffle will be held on Saturday, December 13.

Ken Halverson author visit

Ken Halverson, author from Andover, MN, will be at the Ortonville Library on Saturday, November 15 from 1 - 3 p.m. Ken is the author of the book "If Grandma's in Heaven, Watch out! The 1930's Bonrud Gang". This is a true story of a gang that operated in the Benson and Montevideo area. They were responsible for many robberies, kidnappings, etc. Ken found out about the Gang after his relatives who were the members of the Gang had passed away. This is going to be quite a fascinating talk of his book and relatives who are living in the Montevideo area. The Friends of the Ortonville Public Library will be providing refreshments.

Big Stone Writers' School Schedule

The Big Stone Writers' School has a number of events planned in the months ahead. For October there will be a workshop at Zion Luthern Church in Ortonville on Thursday, October 16 at 6:30 p.m. On Saturday, October 18 they will be having their annual meeting at 9:00 a.m. at Zion Luthern Church in Ortonville with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m. On Saturday, October 25 there will be a Writers' Road Show at the Madison Public Library at 3:30 p.m.
On Friday, November 24 there will be a Jill Nelson workshop at the Ortonville High School from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The workshop will continue on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. On Thursday, November 20 there will be a Writers' Road Show at the Morris Public Library at 6:30 p.m.