Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Browns Valley Author to Visit

Angela Serocki of Browns Valley has written a book called "You've Been Conned: Defying Depression by the Grace of God". The book will be released on November 10, 2009. She will be at the Ortonville Public Library on Saturday, November 14th from 1 - 3 p.m. to discuss her book and take questions. She will also have books for sale. She will be on the KDIO radio station on Wednesday, August 26th at 8:30 a.m. discussing her book. The Friends of the Library will serve refreshments.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Book Sale

The Ortonville Public Library will be having a book sale September 21 - 26, 2009. We will have adult fiction, non-fiction, large print, paperbacks; children's fiction and non-fiction, some audio books, VHS and DVD's. All books will be $3.00 per plastic grocery bag. VHS are $.50 each and DVD's are $3.00 each. Sale will be held during regular library hours of Monday - Thursday 12 - 8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 10 - 3 p.m.

Children's author to visit Library

Aberdeen author, Brenda Ehrmantraut, will be at the Ortonville Public Library on Saturday, October 10 from 1 - 3 p.m.
Brenda has written three children's books. The first book is called "I Want One Too!". The book is about a girl who wants everything her older brother has. This book will put you into giggles!
The second and third books were requested by friends of hers to write. The books are written to help children who have a loved one serving in the armed services. The second one is called "Night Catch". In this book, the father enlists the help of the North Star for a nightly game of catch with his son while he is deployed. The third book was just released this spring called "Hope Weavers". In this book the little girl asks her dad, "Why do you have to go, Daddy?" He gives her a caterpillar and assures her that if she is patient, the caterpillar will answer he question. She watches, waits, and finally understand the importance of a soldier's job.
The Friends of the Ortonville Public Library will be providing lunch.

Julie Kramer to visit Library

A winner of this year's Minnesota Book Awards will speak and sign books at the Ortonville Public Library Saturday, September 19 from 1 - 3 p.m. Julie Kramer, author of "Stalking Susan" and "Missing Mark", grew up on a corn and cattle farm on the Minnesota-Iowa state line. Kramer, a career television news producer, used to run WCCO-TV's award-winning I-Team. Now she does freelance network news producing.
In "Missing Mark", a TV reporter answers a want ad reading "Wedding Dress For Sale: Never Worn" and is pulled into a dangerous missing person case. People Magazine recently gave "Missing Mark" a big rave.
In "Stalking Susan", a television reporter discovers a serial killer targeting women named Susan. "Stalking Susan" won the Minnesota Book Award for genre fiction and Best First Mystery at the RT Reviewers Choice Awards. It was a finalist for the Mary Higgins Clark Award and is also a nominee for Best First Novel in two other mystery competitions, the Anthony and the Barry Awards.
Kramer will talk further about her path to publication and writing process, as well as how the news media operations. Copies of both books will be available for purchase at the event.
This program is supported by the Minensota Book Awards through grants from the Institute of Museum and Library Services in conjunction with State Library Services, a division of the Minnesota Department of Education, and the Minnesota Library Foundation.
Lunch will be provided by the Friends of the Ortonville Public Library.