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Gearing up for fall events

August 15, 2016
By Tena Hanson - Director of Library Services , Estherville News

We at the library are grateful for the over 200 people who attended events with us in July. From the weekly Bike Rides, to hands-on demonstrations for children at the Downtown Market, to bestselling author Heather Gudenkauf, to Story Time and Lego League, and Minimalist expert Joshua Becker, we had a big month! There are plenty more events in the works for fall.

Registration for our youth genealogy series, Dig into Your Family History, begins today via our website (www.estherville.lib.ia.us), or you may call (362-7731), or stop in. Students age 10-15 are eligible to participate, and siblings can build a family history book together. For the full funding of this project, we would like to thank the Emmet County Board of Supervisors, the North Star Nights Kiwanis, the North Star Masonic Lodge #447, the Emmet County Genealogical Society, and the Ladies of the Lake DAR for their generous support. If you have questions about the series, please contact us at the library and we would be happy to tell you more about this exciting opportunity for up to 20 area young people.

On Tuesday, Sept. 6, the Buseum (museum on a bus) will visit the EPL from 3:30-7 p.m. TRACES is offering an exhibit about "How Iowans Came to be Us" which centers around the diverse backgrounds of the people of Iowa and how these have melded to create Iowa's unique culture. Families and individuals alike are welcome to stop in and tour the bus anytime throughout the hours it is here in town. This opportunity is sponsored by the Friends of the EPL.

Maker Mondays will resume Sept. 26 at 6:30 p.m., with one project per month through April (skipping December). These events are geared towards adults & teens, and feature a specific project to be made each time. All supplies are provided unless otherwise noted, and all sessions are free. This year, however, we will be requiring pre-registration for each event. Contact Tena at the library (362-7731 or tena.hanson@estherville.lib.ia.us) for more details! Check out the library's website and FB page for announcements about each month's project.

Iowa's Country Schools: Landmarks of Learning is a Humanities Iowa presentation to be offered by Bill Sherman on Monday evening, October 3rd at 6:30. Sherman will offer information about how the theory and format of education has evolved over time, and invites attendees to bring their experiences (and memorabilia) to share during the discussion portion. This event is sponsored by Humanities Iowa and the Friends of the EPL.

David Thoreson, photographer and explorer, will be with us on Thursday, Nov. 3 at 6:30 p.m. to talk about his Adventures on the NW Passage. Come to see beautiful photos and hear the stories of his multiple trips through the passage on a small craft. He will also have a new book out by then, which he can share with the audience. This event is also sponsored by Humanities Iowa and the Friends of the EPL.

New this fall, the Friends of the EPL are planning a silent auction fundraiser. Theme baskets and other items are welcome. Individuals and businesses alike are encouraged to donate. So far, Mitch Eveleth has given his framed print, Heroes & Books, and we also have a craft supply theme basket, and a signed copy of Heather Gudenkauf's These Things Hidden. This is all before we've even put out the call for donations! Please consider supporting your Friends of the Library as they work to fund new water stations for the library, and other projects. Contact us at 362-7731 for more details, or to share your ideas for an auction item.

The items will be on display in the library beginning Nov. 1, with the auction concluding the evening of the Chocolate Walk on Nov. 17.

 
 
 

 

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