Monday, June 21, 2010

August 28th Back to School Event

I am trying to pull together an afternoon event on August 28th for a Back to School theme for the children. I have a storyteller, Bob Gasch, a puppeteer, Dianne Gasch, Emily from Sibley State Park to do a craft with the children and some other possiblities. I would like to have this as an afternoon event, concluding with Bob Gasch telling us scary stories around a campfire with hot dogs and smores. I need help! Anyone who would like to work with me on this, or can do a craft or a sing along, anything, please contact me so we can get the date set and the contracts sent out. 839-2494.

Indiana Bones is coming to Ortonville!

Yes, Indiana Bones will be at the Ortonville Public Library on Saturday, July 17th at 1:00 p.m. Indiana Bones is a storyteller froom New Mexico. He has one an Emmy Award for his Storytelling.
Indiana bones will spark your imagination and help ignite the flames of exploration through reading with his unique approach to Storytelling!
the titles of the stories he will be performing are: "Thor and the Land of Giants"; "The Runestone of Minnesota"; and "Dragons From an Ancient Land".
The theme of his program is : "Treasures of North Mythology and More! Stories for the Whole Family."
Following his storytelling, he will allow photographs to be taken of him with children, etc. Don't miss this Emmy Award Winning Storyteller! A once in a lifetime chance.

Life in Big Stone & Swift County During World War II

Marlys Gallagher, Swift County Historical Society, will offer us a snapshot back in Big Stone and Swift County. She will have items and talk about these two counties during World War II...on the homoefront. Marlys will be at Northridge Residence on Thursday, July 15 at 7:00 p.m. She will also be at Grace Home on Thursday, July 22 at 2:00 p.m. Feel free to attend either or both presentations. Marlys has a wealth of knowledge to share with all. This project is funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Sibley State Park

Emily Lorenzen from the Sibley State park is a part of MinnAqua/Naturalist Corps. She will be at the Ortonville Public Library for the Summer Reading Program on Wednesday, June 30, 2010. She will be doing different water projects with the children. Possibilities include Food Chain Tag; Fish Sense; Pop can Casting, and others. The programs will be held during the regular times of the summer reading program. This program will be at 1:00 for 1-4th grades and at 2:30 for preschool through kindergarten.

Senior Surf Day

Senior Surf Day will be held at the Ortonville Public Library on July 28, 2010 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. You will have the opportunity to learn computer and Internet basics. The class is open to all SENIORS who are interested in learning more about computers and the Internet. The cost is FREE!!!!! You will learn computer basics, Internet searching, and how to access websites of interest to seniors. These services are being provided by: Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging, Inc.
If you would like more information, please contact Ashley Ellingson, Senior Outreach Specialist, 320-235-8504, Extension 252 or you can email Ashely at

New Databases

Check out our new databases that are available for you to use from your home. the first one is Powerspeak Languages. Whether you want to learn for personal enrichment, for business or to get ready to travel abroad, powerspeak languages is an online resource to learn: Spanish, French, German, Mandarin Chinese, and English for Spanish speakers. There is a guided tutorial to help you get started.
The second one is Chilton's Database. All you need here is the kind of vehicle you are looking for and all the information will be there, just as if you had the printed Chilton's manual in front of you.