November Programs at the Library

By Mary Braun,

Assistant Library Director

Mark your calendar to attend one of the following events during the month of November:

The Friends of the New Ulm Public Library’s annual book sale will run from Thursday, November 3 through Saturday, November 5. The Friends-only preview sale is Thursday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Memberships may be renewed or purchased at the door. On Friday, the sale is open to everybody and will run from 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday also is open to everybody, runs from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., and features a $3 bag sale.

The New Ulm Film Society will screen the third film of the theme “New Hollywood” on MONDAY, November 7 at 6 p.m. Steven Sherman and Jack Beranek facilitate the screenings that include discussions and presentations on the significance of the films in the series. The screenings are made possible with a grant from the Optimist Club of New Ulm. The November film was made in 1976 and stars Dustin Hoffman and Robert Redford, was directed by Alan J. Pakula, and is suitably political for the night before the election. Call 507.359.8334 for film titles. The New Ulm Film Society typically meets the second Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m.

Bedtime Storytime will be held on Wednesday, November 9 at 6 p.m. in the Children’s Room. This program is in partnership with ECFE and is geared toward parents and their preschoolers. The session includes stories and simple activities. Thanks to a generous donation, each child receives a free book to take home. Registration is not required.

The Minnesota Valley Civil War Round Table will meet on Tuesday, November 15 at 6:30 p.m. The topic for the evening is “G.A.R. and the Woman’s Relief Corps” presented by re-enactors Teresa and Vince Bergdale. The Round Table meets the third Tuesday of the month, September-May, at 6:30 p.m. The meetings are free and open to all who are interested.

WCCO Radio meteorologist Mike Lynch will present a program on astronomy at Harman Park (101 N. Garden St.) on Thursday, November 17 at 6:30 p.m. The program will include an indoor portion orienting people to the night sky and then will move outside to view the night sky through large telescopes. This program is made possible through a partnership with City of New Ulm Parks & Recreation Department and the Traverse des Sioux Library Cooperative with funding from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Family Movie Saturday will be held on Saturday, November 19 at 10 a.m. in the Children’s Room. The movie, starring a witch in training and three children going on magical adventures and saving Britain during WWII, is rated G and runs about 139 minutes. Call the library at 507.359.8334 for the movie title. Family Movie Saturday is held the third Saturday of the month at 10 a.m.

Pokmon Day at the Library will be Saturday, November 19 from 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. The day will include Pokmon GO lures, games, crafts, and Pokmon fun.

All events at the library are free and open to the public. Check out our website,, for a list of all events.