It is the season of change. From summer to fall, from vacation to school.
We at the Pine River Public Library are experiencing a different kind of change. Our dear friend, Katy, is retiring. Sad, but true. It is a poignant time for us all. We will miss her greatly.
There is, however, a little bright sunlight in this, a time of change. We are throwing Katy a party. The date s Aug 17 time 4 pm to closing. Come in to the library and wish Katy a fond farewell. I will, of course, be in attendance in all my glossy black glory. Hope you can attend. No RSVP necessary. I remain, Browser, the library cat
Friends and neighbors, and
most specifically my younger friends and neighbors,
Soon, very soon, comes a
special presentation sponsored by our Minnesota Legacy Program in whole or part
with money dedicated to preserve Minnesota’s arts and cultural heritage. India!
“The seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country
(with over 1.2 billion people), and the most populous democracy
in the world…” according to Wikipedia.
Zaraawar Mistry and musician Greg
Herriges with be presenting us with a story telling program featuring
traditional Indian stories and folktales with music and interaction with the
audience. Stories, marvelous stories, of retellings of classic myths,
historical stories and animal fables from India will be featured.
children and immerse yourself in the culture, wildlife, food and history of
India on Wednesday, July 13th at 2:00 PM at our Pine River Public
Ah, fabulous July! The book sale is coming up and Pine
River Library is accepting books for the sale. Please, no Readers’ Digest
books, encyclopedias or old text books. Bring your boxes of books to share with
others. Will be taking books until a week before the sale. Please call the library if you are bring in lots.
The sale has been moved to July 29th through July 31st.
Friday: 10AM-6PM. Saturday: 10AM-5PM. Sunday: 10AM-2PM. We have moved the date
to coincide with Pine River’s Summerfest where there will be sidewalk sales,
Arts and Crafts show, Pine River Flea Market on Friday, Art Club show, food,
parade on Saturday, and Pine River Lions pancake breakfast on Sunday.
this stellar time in beautiful Pine River, my home.
Friends and neighbors of
the adult human variety! There is a fabulous event coming soon. It is located
at Bites Grill and Bar so I can’t
attend, but Muriel promises to take the flat Browser so that I can at least
make my presence known.
This event is to benefit
both the Pine River Public Library and the Pine River Chamber. Isn’t that
wonderful? Sponsored by Ultimate Liquors of Pine River, it is a Wine, Beer, and Spirits Tasting. There
will be light hors d’oeuvres served and a special dinner offer that is optional
during this event which will take place Thursday,
May 19 from 5 to 8 PM. What fun! But that isn’t all. There will be a silent auction and a raffle. Wish I could go.
Tickets are available at
Wireless Woods and Plaid Duck Art Mall, Pine River Library, Bites, Ultimate
Liquors, Pine River Chamber Information Center, Gardiner’s Hardware, and Pine
River State Bank. Advanced tickets are
$20. Tickets will also be sold at
the door for $25. The Funds will go toward the library building expansion
and the Chamber website updates. If you have questions, call John at 587-4000.
Obviously you must be 21 years or older. A portion of your ticket is tax
deductible. Checks should be made payable to Pine River Library Building
Spring is a time for new
beginnings. Here at Pine River Public Library we have begun.
Michaela Reed has
begun as our new associate librarian. She is a long standing member of our
community and many of us have known her for a long time.
Her parents, Liz Hedman
and Scott Amundson are friends of mine. Liz worked at our old library, and many
of you may remember her and her lovely daughter.
Come into the library and
reacquaint yourselves with Michaela. Ask her about her favorite authors and
what she studies at school in St. Cloud. Find out about her goals after
finishing her schooling in St. Cloud. We at Pine River Library are happy to
have her as our new/old member of our family.
Thanks to the free Legacy
Program funded thanks to voters on November 4, 2008, preserving Minnesota’s
arts and cultural heritage, we have a new program coming to Pine River May 14th at 2 PM at Pine River Public Library. This will be
Arna Rennan, presenting a musical
performance featuring translated stories about Norwegian immigrants.
be included from a variety of genres including the simple four lined poems,
broadsides, waltz tunes, vaudeville songs from “Snoose Boulevard” sung in
“Swenglish”, along with well known favorites here in Minnesota.
If you are
Norwegian or if you know someone who is Norwegian or if your check out lady at
the grocery is Norwegian or if you know where Norway is, you might want to
attend this program. I know I will. I may not be Norwegian, but I like music.
I don’t think when the
phrase “April showers bring May flowers” was written they were referring to
snow showers. Obviously that particular writer wasn’t from Minnesota.
perhaps the flowers will come regardless. Meantime, read loads of books about
flowers. It will keep you hopeful.
Minnesota flowers in other
ways regardless of late snow showers. The free Legacy Program is funded in part
or in whole with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4,
2008 which dedicated funding to preserve Minnesota’s arts and cultural
Our late April offering
from this Legacy Program here at the Pine River Public Library is bestselling
Minnesota author, Brian Freeman. He
is the author of ten psychological thrillers. Read one of these on a snowy
Goodbye to the Dead was
just released this March. Mr. Freeman’s books have won many awards and have
been praised by critics and bestselling authors alike. Join us at the library
on April 29th, 2016 at 5:30
when we welcome Brian Freeman. He will give an exciting book talk about his
works with a book signing following the talk. Books will be available for
Think spring, but in the
meantime, read a good book.
Well, friends and
neighbors, I feel like I’m on a trampoline here at the Pine River Public
Library. Ups and downs.
First the down part. Sarah
is leaving. She has taken a full time job. They tell me she will come for
visits. I hope this is true. Sarah is my family. I will miss her terribly. I’m
sure you will too. We wish her well, of course.
Now for the “up” part.
Your online library has been expanded. This is a two part expansion.
First of all,
check out Ebooks Minnesota, a newly launched online ebook collection for all
Minnesotans. The collection covers a wide variety of subjects for readers of
all ages and features contents from our state’s independent publishers
including some of our best literature and nonfiction.
Kitchigami Library patrons can now access their favorite digital magazines
using “Flipster” from EBSCO Information Services. Flipster is a next-generation
digital magazine service that allows people (and felines) to browse (Apparently
this has to do with me.) the latest issues of high quality digital versions of
popular magazines, courtesy of the library.
For help and instructions,
check with the desk at our library. I’ll need a little help with this as well.
The lakes are melting and
it is time for spring. Enjoy!
favorite Minnesota Legacy program is coming soon. Chad Lewis will be with us at Pine
River Public Library on Friday, March 18th at 5:30. Chad will
talk to us about gangsters and their colored past in our state of Minnesota. I
think I might have been a gangster in a former life, since I find the deadly
bank robberies, explosive shootouts, brutal murders, and darling kidnappings
is Mr. Lewis’ short bio:
My name is Chad
Lewis and I am a researcher, author, and lecturer on topics of
the strange and unusual. My background is in Psychology as I did both my
Bachelor and Master degree work in the field but for the last 20 years I
have traveled the globe in search of unique and bizarre stories and history.
Join me, Browser, at
the library for this lively presentation.This program is brought to us, by the Minnesota Legacy Program, which
dedicated funding to preserve Minnesota’s arts and cultural heritage.