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Off the Shelf: Upcoming library programs

We’ve got some great programs for all ages coming up in the next month. 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, November 19 at 6:30 p.m. John LaBatte will present “The Causes of the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862.” The Minnesota Valley Civil War Round Table series is presented the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the library.

The Riverfront Performing Arts dancers will host a very special storytime on Wednesday, November 20 at 10 a.m. They will read “A Northwoods Nutcracker,” a story based on their interpretation of the classic Nutcracker tale. They’ve added many local Minnesota tributes to the story. Storytime will include a visit from the book characters and a chance to meet and dance with the performers. Attendees will also receive a free children’s ticket to the live performance of The Nutcracker Ballet when it visits State Street Theater in December.

Children ages five and up are invited to LEGO Club on Thursday, November 21 from 3:30-5 p.m. They’ll have a chance to complete LEGO challenges and to build their own creations.

Get ready to decorate your tree with us! We’ll offer a holiday ornament making class led by Library Aide and avid crafter Leah Bode on Tuesday, December 3 at 6:30 p.m. Ages 12 and older are welcome. Space is limited; registration required.

The Armstrong Boulevard Brass Quintet will perform on Thursday, December 5 at 6:30 p.m. at the library. The quintet, which includes members Craig Brenden, Thomas Bierer, Steve Spieker, Dave Stordalen and Al Tonn, will play holiday and pop music that is filled with hope, energy and fun. Seating is first come, first served.

St. Nikolaus will visit the library on Friday, December 6 at 3:30 p.m. The festivities will start with a storytime led by Youth Services Librarian Kathryn Tatnall, after which St. Nikolaus will make his appearance. Watch out, St. Nikolaus’ faithful companion Krampus will also be visiting! Domeier’s German Store has generously donated treats to share with young attendees.

Programs at New Ulm Public Library are free and open to the public. Call 507-359-8331 for more information and to register for the Ornament Making Class. We hope to see you at the library!

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