Off the Shelf: Upcoming Library Programs

We’ve got some great programs for all ages coming up in October and November. We hope you’ll join us at the library for the fun!

The Minnesota Valley Civil War Round Table continues its fall session on Tuesday, October 15 at 6:30 p.m. with a presentation from Minnesota Representative Dean Urdahl. Urdahl will present on “The Western Theater of the Civil War.” The Minnesota Valley Civil War Round Table series is presented the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the library.

We hope you’ll join us for a slightly spooky, more than silly, quite amazing magic show on Thursday, October 17 at 3 p.m. Magic Bob and the Boo-tiful Lynn Marie will perform Halloween tricks that are sure to delight the family!

It’s that time of the year again – pumpkin time! Join us on Saturday, October 19 at 2 p.m. for pumpkin decorating. Pumpkins and decorations will be provided. One pumpkin will be provided for each family, thanks to a generous donation from Hy-Vee. You must register to be admitted to the program.

Children ages five and up are invited to LEGO Club on Thursday, October 24 from 3:30-5 p.m. They’ll have a chance to complete LEGO challenges and to build their own creations.

On Saturday, October 26 from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Molly Schweinfurter of Mojo Genealogy will lead a workshop on personal digital archiving and writing your family history. Schweinfurter will discuss several different ways to approach writing a family history, as well as review publishing options like self-printing or finding a publisher. She’ll also teach basic steps for preserving important digital files. Registration is required for this free program. This class is part of a series of workshops being held to celebrate Family History Month, which is made possible by a grant provided by the Traverse des Sioux Library Cooperative and is funded in part with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Authors Cary Griffith, Geoff Herbach, Wendy Webb, and Gwen Westerman will come together for readings and discussion on Monday, November 4 at 6:30 p.m. at New Ulm Public Library. Featuring multi-genre, Minnesota Book Award-winning authors, Moving Words is an opportunity for writers and readers to explore various themes together: the impact of literature in their lives, their connection as fellow Minnesotans, and the lens through which we read. Presented by BNSF Railway Foundation, Moving Words is a program of The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library as the Library of Congress-designated Minnesota Center for the Book. Additional support is provided by the Harlan Boss Foundation for the Arts and Education Minnesota. This program is made possible in part by the State of Minnesota through a grant to the Minnesota Department of Education and the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Little Golden Book collector and enthusiast Ellen Radel will present the history of Little Golden Books on Thursday, November 7 at 6:30 p.m. She will reveal the first twelve Little Golden Books that were published in 1942 and discuss the continued importance of reading with children. Radel will also bring a large selection from her collection that attendees may browse. 

Programs at New Ulm Public Library are free and open to the public. Call 507-359-8331 for more information or to register for the pumpkin decorating and genealogy programs. We hope to see you at the library!


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