Holiday Activites This Weekend!

Holiday singalong an dfriends sale

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Library Closed For Thanksgiving

thanksgiving closed 2014

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NEW Juvenile Books

new JUV nov 26 2014

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Santa Paws!

Our Santa Paws tree is up at the Lake City Public Library.   This is the 4th year of having the Santa Paws Event. Community members are able to pick an ornament off the tree (adoptable animals) and purchase a Christmas present for them. Each animal will receive their gifts close to Christmas. Please stop in and pick an animal to be their “Santa” this year!!!

santa paws 2014

Library Administrator Patti Bross, Pat Blum lifetime HAHS member, and Event Chair Karen Cooper display the Santa Paws Tree.

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December Activities @ the Library



December 6th – 10:00 am (City Hall Ballroom)
Holiday Concert and Sing-A-Long
Get into the holiday spirit with this intergenerational concert and sing-a-long by The Red Wing Silver Tones! Free-will donations will be accepted, benefiting the Lake City Public Library Renovation.

December 6th – 9:00am-3:00pm (Old Library, 210 South High Street)
Friends of the Library Holiday Book Sale & Coffee Shop
Gently used books and holiday themed items will be for sale.

December 6th through February 7th
Quilt Raffle
The quilt raffle (two quilts) begins December 6th and runs through WinterFest, February 7th. You can purchase tickets at the following locations: Friends Book Store, Friends Holiday Book Sale, Rather Bee Quilting, Pumpkinberry Stitches and the Lake City Public Library. 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.

time after time in taupes quilt

Time After Time in Taupes by Barbara Schroeder

white and black sampler quilt

Black and White Sampler by Barbara Schroeder

December 13, 2014 – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Family Fun Saturday
We will be walking in a winter wonderland at the library (1215 North 7th Street) for snow themed crafts, stories and activities!


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Closed For Veterans Day


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Author Visit — Thomas Maltman

Lake City, MN – The community is invited to join author Thomas Maltman at the Lake City Public Library on Thursday, November 6, 2014 to discuss his book Little Wolves, a Minnesota Book Award finalist. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.

The event begins at 6:30 pm at the library, 1215 North 7th Street Lake City, MN 55041 and is free and open to the public.  Refreshments will be served.

Set on the Minnesota prairie in the late 1980s during a drought season that’s pushing family farms to the brink, Little Wolves features the intertwining stories of a father searching for answers after his son commits a heinous murder, and a pastor’s wife who has returned to the town for mysterious reasons of her own. A penetrating look at small-town America, Little Wolves weaves together elements of folklore and Norse mythology while being driven by a powerful murder mystery. Kirkus Reviews said, “Maltman makes his leading characters so sensitive that you may shudder at the same revelations that so appall them.”

Thomas Maltman’s essays, poetry, and fiction have been published in many literary journals. He has an MFA from Minnesota State University, Mankato. His first novel, The Night Birds, won an Alex Award, a Spur Award, and the Friends of American Writers Literary Award. In 2009 the American Library Association chose The Night Birds as an “Outstanding Book for the College Bound.” He’s taught for four years at Normandale Community College and lives in the Twin Cities area.  Little Wolves is his second novel.


Contact:               Patti Bross


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All About the Books!

Do you like Meghan Trainor’s All About That Bass?  Well, we are All About the Books!


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Women at Work Moves to Library

The Women at Work in Lake City art exhibit, produced by nine members of the newly formed Show & Share art group, received over four-hundred visitors during Johnny Appleseed Days, and the Show & Share group gained seven new artists. 

The temporary library, at 1215 North 7th Street, will hold the exhibit from October 16th thru November 26th.  Please stop by and enjoy the wonderful artwork!

The Show & Share art group would like to welcome area artists to their October 27th gathering which is open to all ages and mediums.

If interested, contact Pat Swanson <> for more information.

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Spark — Women’s Networking Meeting

Spark Women’s Network Meeting

Lake City Chamber of Commerce

Next Month’s Spark Meeting is November 3rd, 2014 from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm at Port 104 (104 N. Washington St.  Lake City, MN 5504).

Lake City Public Library Director Patti Bross will be the guest speaker to discuss the library renovation.

Please click the link below to register or RSVP.


Spark is a Lake City Chamber sponsored group open to all women, whether chamber members or not.  Spark meets on the first Monday of the month at various local locations from October through May.  It gives women the opportunity to network, share ideas and opportunities, and spark new friendships

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