Don’t miss the EASEL (Experience Art in Southeastern Libraries) Opening Thursday, January 15th at The Lake City Public Library! One of our own, Kate Halverson, will have material in the exhibit! So please stop by and check out what these talented artist have created.

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In observance of Martin Luther King Day, the Library will be CLOSED Monday, January 19th!

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2015 Children’s Winter Programs

Happy Winter everyone! Here is a look at our Children’s Winter Programs!

January (All month long!)
We’ve Got Rats!
Come on in and find the rats hiding in the Library! There are 10 rats hiding and the person to find the 10th rat will win a prize!

Every Monday:
6:30pm—Story Time
Come on in every Monday night for stories, songs, rhymes and activities for your little ones.
6:30 to 7:30pm—Lego Night
All you future builders, join us every Monday evening and see what you can create!

Saturday, January 31
2:00pm—Yo-Yo Artist Britton Pankratz
Britton is back with his AMAZING yo-yo skills!  Bring the whole family! The first 60 kids get a yo-yo!

Saturday, February 7—Winterfest!
Storybook Search
All day long, while you’re enjoying Winterfest, search the local businesses for the storybook characters that have been kidnapped by the library rats!

Mini Golf Par-Tee
While you’re enjoying all of the Winterfest activities, stop in at the downtown library for some Putt-Putt golf!  10:00am-3:00pm.
*Free will donations for our renovation will be accepted.

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2015 Adult Winter Programs

Hope everyone is bundling up for the cold weather! Here is the line up for our 2015 Adult Winter Programs:

Hot Reads for Cold Nights registration starts Thursday, January 8th. The first 24 to sign up will receive a prize! This year’s Hot Reads for Cold Nights is centered on three performances by the Minnesota Historical Society. Events go as followed:

Virgina Mae Hope (WWII Women Air force Service Pilot) January 24, 2015 at 10:00am.

Maud Hart Lovelace (author of Betsy-Tacy Series) February 7, 2015 at 10:00am.

Harriet E. Bishop (St. Paul’s first public school teacher) February 21, 2015 at 10:00am.

EASEL (Experience Art in Southeastern Libraries)

On January 15, 2015, the Lake City Public library will open the Experience Art in Southeastern Libraries (easel) exhibit to the community.  Showcasing original artworks by regional artists, this exhibit revolves around each artist’s interpretation of the theme of books, a letter or letters, reading authors, or the library.  We are one of thirteen locations in Southeastern Minnesota selected to host the exhibit; it will be open in our community from January 15 to February 25, 2015.

Sponsored by SELCO (Southeastern Libraries Cooperating), the regional library system in Southeastern Minnesota, and SEMVA (Southeastern Minnesota Visual Artists), this third biennial exhibit will be traveling throughout the region from January 2014 – June 2015. This project was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage fund.

Friends of the Library Quilt Raffle tickets will continue to be on sale through Winterfest, February 7, 2015. Two quilts are being raffled. Tickets are $1.00 each and the monies go towards the Lake City Public Library Renovation.  Tickets can be purchased at Rather Bee Quilting, Pumpkinberry Stitches and the Library.

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Ancient Civilizations

Now Available!

Ancient Civilizations

Ancient Civilizations is a 52 disc set that contains amazing footage and dramatic reconstructions of the ancient world.  Each disc is about 50 minutes in length and comes with a booklet packed full of stunning photography and intriguing facts and information that are of real interest to the whole family!

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Friends of the Library Quilt Raffle

Tickets for the Quilt Raffle are still on sale at the Friends Book Store, Lake City Public Library, Pumpkinberry Stiches, and Rather Bee Quilting through February 7th!

The quilts were generously donated by Barbara Schroeder and are pictured below
Tickets are $ 1.00 each.

The monies will go towards the Lake City Public Library renovation.

white and black sampler quilt time after time in taupes quilt

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New Year’s Holiday Hours


New Year’s Holiday hours are as followed:

Wednesday: 12pm – 4pm

Thursday: CLOSED

Have a Happy New Year!


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Santa Paws

The Lake City Public Library was glad to be the drop off point for the Humane Society Santa Paws Fundraiser. A warm thank you to all who contributed gifts to the humane society and a special thank you to Karen Cooper for coordinating the event.

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To see the current adoptable animals at the humane society please view the following link: http://hahumanesociety.org/

Karen and Patti Santa Paws 2014

Patti Bross and Karen Cooper with all the gifts donated for homeless pets


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Holiday Hours


Lake City Public Library Holiday Hours:

Wednesday December 24th:  12:00 pm – 2:00pm

Thursday December 25th:  Closed

Friday December 26th:  10:00 am – 6:00pm

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Holiday Activites This Weekend!

Holiday singalong an dfriends sale

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