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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Author Visit

Thomas Maltman is coming to the library on November 6th. Make sure to check out his latest novel, Little Wolves, before he arrives!

For more information about Little Wolves or his first novel The Night Birds, click on the following link:

Thomas Maltman Snip

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Pass It On Provides Meeting Room

Rev. David Badgley, representing pass it on, presents the Library with a donation that will provide a public meeting room at our temporary location.pass it on check

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The Lake City Public Library Staff would like to welcome you to the temporary location.The library is now located at 1215 North 7th Street in Lake City. The temporary library offers the same materials and resources as the old library. The hours and telephone number (651-345-4013) have stayed the same:

Monday, Thursday 10:00am-8:00pm,

Tuesday-Wednesday 12:00-8:00pm,

Friday 10:00am-6:00pm

Saturday 9:00am-1:00pm.

The book return is now located on the west side of the 1215 building.
Staff in the photo — left to right: Joyce Schlicker, Brigette Rol, Mary Anne McGee, Hannah Kennedy, Donna Ohl, Mary Kay Johnson, Patti Bross, and Sarah Morgan.

sexy ladies


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Football Team Volunteers Time and Muscles

As the Lake City Public Library gets ready to open at their temporary location on 7th Street, there were MANY boxes to be moved.  The Lake City Tigers Football Team lent a hand by helping move some of these boxes of books/DVDs/audiobooks.


Thanks Guys!

Football Movers

The players flex their muscles for the camera!

Football Movers1

How many boxes can someone carry at one time?!

Football Movers2

Six Boxes! We are impressed!

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Drop Box has Made the Move!

Opening day for the temporary library location is Monday, September 29th!

If you have books to return in the meantime, our drop box has been moved to the west end of our new building.

In case you missed it, our new address is:
1215 North 7th Street
(right next to Anytime Fitness)

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Quilt Show Drop Off and Volunteers

If you would like to bring a quilt to be shown at the Lake City Public Library Quilt Show over Johnny Appleseed weekend please bring your quilt(s) in a pillowcase or bag on October 2nd from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm.  Also please have your name and telephone number on both the pillowcase/bag and on the back of the quilt.

Anyone may bring a quilt to be displayed, and there is no limit on the number of quilts.  We will do our best to accommodate all entries.

Volunteers are still needed the following date and times:

October 2nd:   5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

October 3rd:  10:00 am – 1:00 pm  and/or 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

October 4th:  10:00 am – 1:00 pm  and/or 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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