Thursday, June 17, 2010

Author Jim Proebstle at Pine River Public Library June 19

Welcome Readers.

We have another thrilling author visit scheduled for this month thanks to Kitchigami Regional Library made possible by the State of Minnesota Legacy Fund to preserve arts and cultural heritage. This time it is author Jim Proebstle, visiting our Pine River Public Library on June 19th at 11:00AM. Seating will be limited for this author talk, so please call our library at 218-587-4639 for availability.

Proebstle’s first novel set in northern Minnesota, “Absence of Honor” and published August 1, 2008, received a five star rating by reader reviews on “Jim Proebstle has experienced northern Minnesota his entire life. He and his wife, Carole, now call it home for the warmer months. His love for the wilderness setting, fascination with Native American reservation life and continued corruption amid escalating casino profits fueled his imagination for In the Absence of Honor. Jim draws on his knowledge of the area and its history to weave a page-turning story with origins dating back 200 years and outcomes that could appear in tomorrow's newspaper.” ( biography)

He has recently completed his second novel, this time about his uncle who was a pilot during WWII.

Speaking of books, our book sale is scheduled for June 25, 26 and 27. We are, as always, looking for volunteers to help with the sale. It is, friends and neighbors, a swell way to have an inside track on the books in the sale. Also, the Library Board will be having an ice cream social on Saturday June 26th at the library to help raise matching funds for the Gates computer grant. I plan to attend. So should you.

Until next time I remain,
Browser, the library cat.

Printed in the Pine River Journal 17 June 2010

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Summer reading program starting up at library

“The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” written by Samuel Taylor Coleridge in 1797-98:
Day after day, day after day,
We stuck, nor breath nor motion;
As idle as a painted ship
Upon a painted ocean.

Water, water, everywhere,
And all the boards did shrink;
Water, water, everywhere,
Nor any drop to drink.

And why, you may ask, do I quote Coleridge? Notice this theme:

1. Life Jackets are again available for check-out at the Pine River Public Library

2. Summer reading program for 5 – 12 year olds = Make a Splash at your library

3. Teen summer reading program = Make Waves at your Library.

4. Kick off of this program is “A Splash of Magic” performed by Robert Holbrook on Friday, June 11 at 1:00PM. This is also open to the public but we encourage children to sign up.

The children’s and teens’ reading programs begin June 14 and run through August 7th. Sign up begins June 7th. Information packets are available at our library at that time. Additionally, activities days will be held from 1 – 2:30 on certain days during the week and advance sign-up is required. All this information will be given out when the young people register.

And then there is the book sale. It will be scheduled for the end of June. We are looking for donations. We are only moderately selective. Everything except “Readers Digest Condensed Books”, old text books, and encyclopedias will be accepted with open arms and cheers of thanks. Well, maybe not this last, but we could certainly use your donations.

Browser, the library cat

Printed in the Pine River Journal 3 June 2010