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                                          TUESDAY AFTERNOON BOOK CLUB
Lorna Landvik is a Minnesota author who has written several books about off-beat characters, sharing their hilarious and heart breaking lives. “The Tall Pine Polka” is no exception.  This was the September selection of the Tuesday Afternoon Book Club. 

Fenny Ness lives in Tall Pine, Minnesota, a small town where locals meet for coffee at the Cup O’Delight Café. The book introduces a number of eccentric characters including Fenny who  operates a tourist shop; Lee, the café owner; Slim, a shell shocked veteran;  Big Bill ,the itinerant musician;  and Pete, the shoe repair man to name a few.  When Fenny is ‘discovered’ by a movie producer, Hollywood comes to Tall Pine to film the movie “Ike and Inga” starring Fenny as it’s leading lady. 

Book Club members felt the author could have written several books with the characters and information included in this one. It was an interesting book.

Check out Landvik’s writings and many other authors at the LeRoy Public Library. If you are interested in joining a Book Club, talk to librarian Rhonda Barnes.  The library is open from 1-8 PM Monday – Thursday and 9-1 on Saturday.  Stop in
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“Scary Stories Night!”
Tuesday, November 1st @ 6:00 – 7:30 PM
3rd Grade through 7th Grade
        You may bring: Costume, Sleeping Bag, Flashlight, & your “SCARIEST STORY”
There will be a contest for the
“SCARIEST STORY” told
with the winner winning a Halloween Pumpkin of “GOODIES”
   

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 Come join your friends at the
“After School Movie”
@ The LeRoy Public Library
Tuesday, October 25th
3:30-5:25 PM
PG Rating
Snacks & Bottled drinks are welcome.  Please bring your library card & check out items @ The Library before or after the movie! Call Ms. Barnes to find out the name of the movie=#507.324.5641.    All ages are welcome!

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LeRoy Evening Book Club

“The Life We Bury” by All Eskens is a novel written by a Minnesota author and is set in Austin, Minnesota, Mason City, Iowa and the University of Minnesota.

Joe Talbert’s assignment for biography class was to interview a total stranger. He waited to long and just knew this was going to suck. He went to Hillview Nursing Home and met Carl Iverson, a convicted murderer released after 30 years in prison, he was dying from end stage cancer. Latter discovered he was Vietnam Vet.

Joe wrote about Carl’s heroism in Vietnam and his despicable acts as a convict. Carl insists he did not commit the murder. Joe digs up old evidence, articles and information and finds many errors. While doing this research he has to deal with a dysfunctional mother and a younger autistic brother. Can Joe solve the old crime in time?

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 “Home Front”, a novel by Kristin Hannah was the August selection of the Tuesday Afternoon Book Club. Kristin Hannah is a favorite author of the group and this 2012 book did not disappoint.
 
Jolene Zarkades is a busy mom of 2 girls, ages 12 and 5. She is also a helicopter pilot with the National Guard. Her husband, Michael, is a busy attorney focusing on his career. Their marriage is struggling. Then, unexpectedly, Jolene is deployed to Iraq. This is not long after the September 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center.
 
The book is an emotionally powerful story of family and friendship. Jolene’s best friend, Tami, is also a fellow Guard member and pilot. Michael and Jolene’s marriage is falling apart as she leaves for her service. Betsy and Lulu, their daughters, struggle to understand why Jolene must go to war. During her deployment, Jolene shields her family from her life on the front lines. When tragedy strikes, Michael, must face his darkest fear and fight a battle for his family.
 
Book Club members agreed this was an intriguing book. The writer has a way of keeping readers engaged.
 
The book is available at the LeRoy Public Library. Stop by to check out this great read.
 
Next month Book Club members are reading a novel by Lorna Landvik, a Minnesota author.
 
Check out the LeRoy Public Library for a huge selection of great books for children and adults.

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“Evening Book Club”
Stranded on Mars!!! Astronaut Mark Watney was thought dead after a dust storms which causes the crew to leave without him.
He had to use all his scientific and engineering skills to survive.
You must read how he grew a garden of potatoes and what he used for fertilizer and how he made water.
His sense of humor was his most importand survival skill. If he could find a solution he would sleep on it and the solution would come to him.
You may have seen the movie but the book “Martian” by Andy weir puts your imagination to work.Today living without electricity for a day stresses us out, what if it never comes on and you have to rethink everything. Some thing to ponder.
We also watched the movie”A Hundred Year old Man Crawls out a Window and Disappears”,we read the book earlier. We laughed and had a good time. Since it was in Swedish we had subtitles but followed the plot ok. The movie was as good as the book,it left out a few minor plots but a movie can only be so long.
Please visit the LeRoy Library,books help you to escape and to dream.
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“This project was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.”

93 people attended “Crazy Chronicles by the Campfire” last Thursday night at the LeRoy Community Center! Thank you Pat Utz, Arlen Sloan, Gaye Stockdale, & Diane Whalen for the wonderful music & Jason for the Juggling program afterwards and EVERONE WHO CAME for the LeRoy Library’s program!

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“Crazy Chronicles by the Campfire”  Thursday, August 4th at the LeRoy Community Center at 6:30PM
Serving Grilled Hot Dogs & Drinks

Music by LeRoy’s famous musical group “Pat Utz, Arlen Sloan,
Diane Whalen, & Gaye Stockdale”

& Entertainment by “ Jason Huneke the Juggler”
This Program is FREE to Everyone!
“This project was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.”

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Christian author, Lauraine Snelling will be at the Barnes & Noble Book Store, 1201 12th St SW #425 in Rochester, MN tonight at 7PM. The AFTERNOON “LeRoy BELLES” BOOK CLUB will be attending & others. Please come join us for a fun night! 
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We are having a drawing at “Crazy Chronicles by the Campfire” next Thursday night, August 4th at the LeRoy Community Center for FREE Tickets to the LeRoy Circus at 6:30PM
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TUESDAY AFTERNOON BOOK CLUB
“The Arsonist” by Sue Miller takes place in Pomroy, VT., a small community that grows in the summer due to the “summer people” (those who come from the city to enjoy the rural area away from the heat of the city).
Frankie Rowley has worked in East Africa for 15 years and has come home to Pomroy and the farmhouse where her family has summered and now is her parents retirement home.  On her first night back a house up the road burns to the ground, then another and another, always the homes of summer people. Frankie tries to assist in finding the arsonist. Also  Frankie, who has had a troubled relationship with her mother finds herself helping her mother deal  with her father’s health issues.  In the course of helping her parents and dealing with the community fires, Frankie meets the local newspaper editor and a romance develops.
The author blends several themes in the book to create a suspenseful and emotional book about belonging and community. A lively discussion was held by the book club deciding who the arsonist might be.  Members had mixed feelings about the book.
Next  month the group is reading a book by well known author, Kristin Hannah.”. Summer is a great time to read.
Stop by the LeRoy Public Library to find a good book.   There are
hundreds of great choices.
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Evening LeRoy Book Club
Want to read a page burning thriller? “The Pocket Wife” by Susan Crawford is the book.  Once you start  you can’t put it down,the plot moves fast, and beware of the clues.  Can you guess what a pocket wife is?

Dana is suffering with bipolar disorder and the awful possibility that she is a murderer.  She is the last one to see her neighbor alive .  Her mania is causing holes in her memory and she sets out to solve the murder before she forgets everything.

All the members enjoyed the novel and and kept changing their mind on who the murderer was. 

Stop by the LeRoy Library, pick up a book and loose yourself in a story.  Don’t forget the ice tea or wine!

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Thank you to over 160 people for coming to the LeRoy Public Library’s National Eagle Center from Wabasha, MN at LeRoy Community Center for the our “Summerfest Kickoff!”

“This project was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.”
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“This project was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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Our 4th & final session of ART IN THE PARK, painting with art teacher Kara Page, art assistant Addison Galagan, Librarian Director Rhonda Barnes, and assistant Diane Whalen at the LeRoy Community Center.
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Don’t miss our BEST program yet this year!

The LeRoy Public Library presents The National Eagle Center from Wabasha, MN on this Friday, July 15th at the LeRoy Community Center at 1PM to start LeRoy’s festival Summerfest!

Also, while supply lasts, 1 FREE 50 cents off coupon for the L-O FFA Alumni & Friends “Malt Stand” on the LeRoy Famers Market Corner or the LeRoy Public Library from Ms. Barnes!

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The June read of the Tuesday Afternoon Book Club was “The Glass Castle” by Jeannette Walls. This book, set in the 1960’s, is an autobiographical look at the author’s unique and dysfunctional family. While Jeannette’s parents are intelligent and loving, their choice of life style makes for an unusual life for the children. Dad was caring but when he drank he took on a very different persona. Mother was a free spirit and although caring, didn’t want the responsibilities of a family. The four Walls children learned to take care of themselves. They fed, clothed and protected one another and eventually found their way to New York. Their parents followed them, choosing to be homeless even though their children prospered. The book paints a picture of a strange but loyal, loving family. Book Club members found “the Glass Castle” to be a fascinating book.  Summer is a good time to read whether you are at home in your backyard or on vacation by the lake. Stop by the LeRoy Public Library and check out the wide selection of books for both children and adults. Remember there is no cost for a library card.
***********************************************************************************3RD session of “Art in the Park” with teacher; Jenelle Cummings & Art Assistant; Diane Whalen was held on Wednesday, June 29nd, 2016. The LeRoy Public Library presented “Creative Artist Class” for 6-8 & 9-11 year olds today at the South Park.
“This project was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016 “Mandalas Art Classes” 9-11 year olds
2 Sessions of “Art in the Park” with Teacher; Sonja Slater 
& Art Assistant; Addison Galagan & Diane Whalen

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Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016 “Mandalas Art Classes” 6-8year olds
2 Sessions of “Art in the Park” with Teacher; Sonja Slater 
& Art Assistant; Addison Galagan & Diane Whalen
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ONE FULL FUN DAY!
Wednesday, June 15th at 1PM @ the LeRoy-Ostrander Media Center was LeRoy Public Library’s 2nd session of Summer Reading Program with a visit from Mower County’s Deputy Jamie afterwards. Deputy Meyer gave “rides with lights, sirens, & ALL” to all SRP participates around town & to the Public Library afterwards for library checkouts. Amy Hungerholt & Rhonda Barnes, SRP coordinators.

2 Sessions of “Art in the Park” w/Beth Hamilton & Addison Galagan making “polymer Jewelry!

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The LeRoy Public Library
presents
*ART IN THE PARK “Summer Traveling Art Studio”

@ LeRoy’s South City Park. Must sign up for limited space @ the LeRoy Public Library
 
Two different age classes for 4 weeks: Weds., June 15, 22, 29, & July 13th
 10:00AM-10:45AM: for ages 6-8 years old
 11:15AM-12:00PM: for ages 9-11 years old
June 15th: Beth Hamilton – Dream Catchers Class
June 22nd: Sonja Slater – Mandalas Class
June 29th: Jenelle Cummings- Creative Artist class
July 13th: Kara Page –Painting Class
 Registration ONLY by a parent at the LeRoy Public Library is mandatory, so that enough supplies are available for each child attending class
 If they cannot attend, please call the library before 8PM the night before (507.324.5641) to cancel & make room for the alternates waiting to get unto the active list
 Penalty for “no show” is that they will lose your “place” for the next art class offered by the LeRoy Public Library and their name will be put at the bottom of the alternative list
                                                               SUMMER READING PROGRAM
The LeRoy Public Library’s Summer Reading Program “Read – For the Win!” will have 8 sessions for all ages. Children 4 years old or younger need to be accompanied by an adult. Mrs. Amy Hungerholt will be the Summer Reading Program coordinator.
Dates to mark on your calendar are: June 8th, June 15th, & June 22nd, June 29th,
July 13th, July 20th, & July 27th, & August 3rd
Starting at 1:00PM-2:00PM at the LeRoy-Ostrander Media School Library
Please enter the Main Front South Entrance doors of the L-O School. Weather permitting, Mrs. Amy Hungerholt will walk children to the LeRoy Public Library afterwards. Those wishing to checkout library items at this time, need to register & have their library cards copied at the public library or bring your library card with you each day.
                                          LeROY PUBLIC LIBRARY’S SUMMER ACTIVITIES
*Friday, July 15th @ 1 PM=”NATIONAL EAGLE CENTER” SHOW
at the LeRoy Community Center
*Thurs., August 4th @ 6:30 PM-“CRAZY CHRONICLES BY THE CAMPFIRE”-Grilled hot dogs, drinks, featuring music by “PAT UTZ, GAYE STOCKDALE & ARLEN SLOAN” and @ 7 PM-“Jason Huneke the Juggler”@ LeRoy Community Center
                                                        LeROY “SUMMERFEST” ACTIVITIES
*Friday, July 15th @1 PM=”NATIONAL EAGLE CENTER SHOW@ LeRoy Community Center
Sat., July 16th @ 9AM-1 PM=OPEN HOUSE, BOOK SALE @ the LeRoy Public Library
Sun., July 17th @ 2 PM=LEROY SUMMERFEST PARADE on Main Street LeRoy
All programs are sponsored by the LeRoy Public Library and are FREE to everyone. Please call Ms. Barnes @ 507.3245641 with any questions.
Library hours are: M-TH: 1-8:00 PM & SAT: 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
 
* “This project was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.”

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                                        TUESDAY AFTERNOON BOOK CLUB

The Tuesday Afternoon Book Club read “On Hummingbird Wings” by Lauraine Snelling during May.

Gillian Ormsby, with a busy career in New York City, is called home by her sister, Allison, because their mother claims she is dying. In California Gillian finds her mother’s beloved garden wilted and brown, the blinds drawn, and Dorothy in bed, waiting to die. She focuses on quickly restoring Dorothy’s health and will to live so she can get back to her own life. However, surrounded by new friends, Gillian is unprepared for the warmth of the neighborhood and new friendships.

Lauraine Snelling, who has published 65 books, has the ability to weave a story you can’t put down. She has written historical fiction as well as contemporary novels. “On Hummingbird Wings” is on of the

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Summer will soon be here. Stop by the LeRoy Public Library to find a good book to enjoy in the warm weather.

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MINNESOTA AUTHOR, TRICIA CORNELL will be at
THE LEROY COMMUNITY CENTER at 6:30PM discussing her delicious book; Minnesota Farmers Market Cookbook.
The LeRoy Farmers Market will have a informational booth set up, also!

**********************************************************************************Charlie Maguire Concert at the LeRoy Center for the Creative Arts in LeRoy, MN on March 22, 2016 at 1:30PM.
 “This project was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.”
Thank you to Dave Perkins for a GREAT hospitality & Deb Iverson for the GREAT pictures!

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The International Owl Center visit at LeRoy-Ostrander Schools for Headstart, grades: K-3, & 6-12th on Thursday, March 17th in the Large Gym. Brought to LeRoy by the two libraries in town & SELCO/Legacy grants.

“These activities are made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. “

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AUTHOR, TRICIA CORNELL
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THE LEROY COMMUNITY CENTER
Discussing her delicious book; Minnesota Farmers Market Cookbook
Local foodies are in for a treat!  Award winning author, Tricia Cornell will visit LeRoy at the LeRoy Community Center on April 11th to discuss her book Minnesota Farmers Market Cookbook: A Guide to Selecting and Preparing the best Local Produce with Seasonal Recipes from Local Chefs and Farmers, a 2015 Minnesota Book Award finalist in the Minnesota category.

The event begins at 6:30PM at the LeRoy Community Center, on Main Street, Hwy. 56 and is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served by the LeRoy Public Library Board.

CITYPAGES says, “Brimming with easy to accomplish recipes, the book also includes a comprehensive directory of farmers markets throughout the region, and helpful notes on each type of produce covered, so you can shop and cook with confidence.”

Tricia Cornell is a Minneapolis writer. She contributes to the food blog The Heavy Table and is the author of Eat More Vegetables: Making the Most of Your Seasonal Produce.

“This project was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.”

For information, please contact: Rhonda Lee Barnes, Director LeRoy Public Library 605 North Broadway PO Box 357 LeRoy, MN  55951 rbarnes@selco.info    

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Come join your friends at the
“After School Movie”
@ The LeRoy Public Library
Thursday, March 10th, 2016
3:30-4:50 PM
PG Rating
Snacks & Bottled drinks are welcome.  Please bring your library card & check out items @ The Library before or after the movie! Call Ms. Barnes to find out the name of the movie=#507.324.5641.    All ages are welcome!+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

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The LeRoy Public Library Board
Valentine’s Tea
Saturday, February 13th, 2016

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TUESDAY AFTERNOON BOOK CLUB
The Tuesday Afternoon Book Club enjoyed reading a thriller “Killing Floor” during February. This is the first book written by popular author Lee Child. He introduces Jack Reacher, an ex-military policeman who is accused of murder in the small town of Margrave, Georgia. After proving his innocence, Jack is determined to find the real killer and expose the corruption occurring in Margrave. It is a book that keeps you reading to learn all the twists and turns of the story as the crime is solved.
Lee Child has written several more books with Jack Reacher as his main character. Follow Jack as the author gives suspenseful clues that lead to an exciting conclusion.
His books are available at the LeRoy Public Library for you to check out and enjoy.
**********************************************************************************Today, Thursday, January 28, 2016 the SELCO & LeRoy Libraries had the pleasure to have the “Everett Smithson Band” come and perform in the LeRoy-Ostrander Small Gym. They were fantastic!!!
9:30-10AM=3rd, 4th graders & partial 10th Grade Class Program
10:00-10:30AM= “Harmonica Lessons”= (25 students)
10:30-11AM= 5th & 6th Grade Program

 “This project was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.”

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The LeRoy Public Library Board Invites everyone to a
Valentine’s Tea
Saturday, February 13th, 2016
2:00-4:00 PM
In the Palmer Room of the

LeRoy Public Library Basement
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Our January read was “Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim” by David Sedaris.  Author wrote essays about his childhood, parents, siblings,friends and adulthood.  We could not decide if his life was so boring and unbalanced or that was how he saw it.  Wasn’t our favorite book.  We did agree that each member of the family remembers stories of the past differently.
Our February read is “Rush Home Road” by Lori Lansens.  It is also the City Read.  Please come to the LeRoy Library February 8th at 7Pm for a discussion and refreshments.  Several members have read the novel and report it is a good read with many topics to discuss.  Stop at the library and request a book.
We are wondering what LeRoy residents are reading.  If you have read a good book please pass the information to Rhonda, and we will add it to our list for our monthly reads.

***********************************************************************************“Woven In Song: Gripping Stories of Minnesota and Across the Land”

CHARLIE MAGUIRE- Folk Music: North Star Americana-Dynamic ballads on guitar, harmonica, jaw harp and spoons, written and performed about ordinary people doing extraordinary things that shaped our local culture and national identity.

Music Hall at the LeRoy Center for the Creative Arts on 111 E Main St, Le Roy, MN 55951 on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 1:30PM. Music Hall at the LeRoy Center for the Creative Arts on 111 E Main St, Le Roy, MN 55951 on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 1:30PM.

“This project was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.”

Thank you to Dave Perkins for the use of his Music Hall at the LeRoy Center for the Creative Arts in LeRoy and Ms. Barnes, Director at the LeRoy Public Library.

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“After School Movie”
@ The LeRoy Public Library
Thursday, January 28th, 2016
3:30-5:015PM
PG Rating
Snacks & Bottled drinks are welcome.  Please bring your library card & check out items @ The Library before or after the movie! Call Ms. Barnes to find out the name of the movie=#507.324.5641.    All ages are welcome!
************************************************************************************Award winning Minnesota author, Mary Bleckwel made a visit to the LeRoy-Ostrander School today from Northfield. Two sessions in the small gym for grades Headstart, Preschool, K-5th

This complimentary author visit was won as a result of Cassidy Redman’s (daughter of Nathan & Sara Redman) entry in the drawing that Mary Bleckwell had at the  YAYA Writer’s Conference in Rochester last May that she attended.

LO Forever funds furnished her with the cost of mileage, which is all that she asked for coming to our school. 

Mary has published two children’s books are HENRY YOU’RE LATE AGAIN! and HENRY YOU’RE HUNGRY AGAIN?

Books are available from her website  www.marybleckwehl.com   or online from Amazon or Barnes & Noble as well as in many Barnes & Noble and independent bookstores and public libraries.

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Come join your friends at the
“After School Movie”
@ The LeRoy Public Library
Thursday, January 14th, 2016
3:30-5:00 PM
PG Rating
Snacks & Bottled drinks are welcome.  Please bring your library card & check out items @ The Library before or after the movie! Call Ms. Barnes to find out the name of the movie=#507.324.5641.    All ages are welcome!

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HOT READS”
2016 FOR COLD NIGHTS @ Your Library
During January & February
SIGN UP NOW w/Your Name, Phone #, Favorite Book, Series, & Author that you would recommend others to READ for
“Weekly Drawings” for BOTH Adults & Children
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Come join your friends at the “After School Movie”
@ The LeRoy Public Library

Thursday, Dec. 10th
3:30-5:00 PM
PG Rating
Snacks & Bottled drinks are welcome.
Come & check out items @ The Library
before or after the movie!
call Ms. Barnes to find out what the movie is!
EVERYONE WELCOME!
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 LeRoy’s
ALL TOWN READ

“RUSH HOME ROAD”
AUTHOR – Lori Lansens
Starting November 1st with a finale on
Mon., Feb. 8, 2016
@ 7:00 PM
with a book discussion & refreshments served
at
The LeRoy Public Library’s Palmer Room
Please call the LeRoy Public Library at #324-5641 for book reservations
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“After School Movie”
@ The LeRoy Public Library

Thursday, Nov. 5th
  3:30-5:00 PM
PG Rating
Snacks & Bottled drinks are welcome.
Come & check out items @ The Library
before or after the movie!
Everyone is welcome!
Call Ms. Barnes to find out the name of the show!*********************************************************************************
CONGRATS to Andrew L. was the WINNER of the “BIG PUMPKIN” on Scary Stories Night telling “SCARY!!!!!” (but it was funny Andrew!) Thanks to the LeRoy Public Library Board for all the Halloween Treats!
Others up for the prize were:  Frankie B.=”Piggy Back”
Charlie B.=”Clown Statue”
Willow M.=”Be Scared!”
Hayden H.=”RUN!”
Kaydee B., Mel E., Makayla N., Kelly H.=”Bloody Mary”
Jordan B. & Cassidy R.=”The Eyes”
Christopher K.=”It’s Him”
Grace M.=”The Pirate”
Ethan P.=”The Abandon Iron Mine”
Hanna H.=”Shortess Horror Story”
Sarah K. & Brooke J.=The Mystery Library”
Nadiya E.=no title
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                                                        “After School Movie”

@ The LeRoy Public Library

Thursday, Nov. 5th

  3:30-5:00 PM

PG Rating

Snacks & Bottled drinks are welcome.

Come & check out items @ The Library

before or after the movie!

Everyone is welcome!

Call Ms. Barnes to find out the name of the show!

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     The LeRoy Public Library Presents

The 11th Annual

“Scary Stories Night”

For 3rd thru 7th Graders

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

In the LeRoy Public Library Basement At 6:00 – 7:30 PM

You may bring: Costume, Sleeping Bag, Flashlight, & your “SCARIEST STORY” There will be a contest for the “SCARIEST STORY” told with the winner winning a Halloween Pumpkin of “GOODIES” See you at the LeRoy Public Library !!!***********************************************************************************

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Wonderful time listening & talking with author & i
nnkeeper of the “Blue Belle Inn” , Sherrie Hansen from St. Ansgar, Iowa at the LeRoy Public Library Thursday night, September 24th.
(pic #2) Our own LeRoy author, Eileen Evans and Sherrie Hansen “talk shop” about their books.
Thank you to all that came and had such a great time meeting our visiting author at the library! Thank you Jan Hanson, Dianne Ahrens, & Sherrie for the wonderful food!
**********************************************************************************AR Summer Reading Winners this year are Katelyn & Devan Holmen, children of Jeff & Phoueth Holmen of LeRoy!
Congratulations on winning $50 of “LeRoy Bucks” each from the LeRoy Lions Club.
Presenting the certificates was Lions President, Alison Reburn.
Thank you LeRoy Lions for supporting the Summer Renaissance Learning Accelerator Reading Program at the LeRoy Public Library!

Pictured below is the Jeff & Phoueth Holmen Family: Dylan, Devan, Katelyn, Jeff, Karissa, & Phoueth. Parents have been very encouraging & supportive of their children’s reading.

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**********************************************************************************One of LeRoy’s favorite Authors, William Kent Krueger signing his book with Donna Johnson at the Austin Artworks Festival last Saturday 8.22.15WKK 004**********************************************************************************LeRoy Public Library presents our 1st “After School Movie” of the season:  Disney’s new movie “CINDERELLA” on Thursday, September 17th at 3:30-5:15PM at the LeRoy Public Library. Snacks & Bottled drinks are welcome.  Come & check out items @ The Library before or after the movie!  EVERYONE WELCOME!***********************************************************************************
The LeRoy Public Library presents Area’s Famous Author and Innkeeper of the “Blue Belle Inn” of St. Ansgar, Iowa, Sherrie Hansen for an “Author Visit” on Thursday, September 24th at 6:30PM at the LeRoy Public Library.
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Blue Belle Inn8.18.15The LeRoy Book Club “Belle’s” at the Blue Belle Inn at St. Ansgar, IA with author of over 12 books; Sherrie Hansen for a luncheon & book discussion. 
Attending today was Back Row:  Janet Mayer, JoAnn Shipman, Jan Hanson, author & speaker; Sherrie Hansen, Cathy Mason, & Kathy Adams. Front Row:  Laurie Schmidt, Donna Johnson, Rhonda Newton, & Diane Fechner.
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So much fun at “Crazy Chronicles by the Campfire” Thursday night at the LeRoy Community Center.  Thanks to everyone who came to have fun with Pat Utz & Arlen Sloan for the beautiful “Disney” music, Dazzling Dave the “YoYo Man”, members of my wonderful Library Board who grilled & served hot dogs & lemonade, and the SELCO/Legacy Grants! Set your calendar for the 1st Thursday in August 2016!
“This project was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.”

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Our 4th & finale Session: “ART IN THE PARK” with 9-11 year olds on August 5th, 2015

John Sullivan, Austin Public School art teacher was leading the clay class with art assistant, Nicole & library assistant, Diane Whalen and LeRoy Public Library’s Librarian Director, Rhonda Barnes.

Thank you SELCO/Legacy Grants for received our Mower Counties Traveling Studio that gets come every Wednesday morning!

“This project was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.”

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Our 4th & finale Session: “ART IN THE PARK” with 6-8 year olds on August 5th, 2015

John Sullivan, Austin Public School art teacher was leading the clay class with art assistant, Nicole & library assistant, Diane Whalen and LeRoy Public Library’s Librarian Director, Rhonda Barnes.

Thank you SELCO/Legacy Grants for received our Mower Counties Traveling Studio that gets come every Wednesday morning!

“This project was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.”

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 3rd Session:  “ART IN THE PARK” with 6-8 year olds on July 29th, 2015
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2nd Session:  “ART IN THE PARK” with 9-11 year olds Thank you SELCO/Legacy Grants for received our Mower Counties Traveling Studio that gets come every Wednesday morning! Sign up w/Ms. Barnes for the art classes!

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Our 1st Session of “Art in the Park” Painting on Canvas=FUN!

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************************************************** STARTING WEDNESDAY: The LeRoy Public Library presents “ART in the PARK” Mower County Libraries Traveling Studio “Providing creative programming for the children of Mower County” At Lake Louise State Park Pavilion  (By the swimming beach) Parents must sign up for their children at the LeRoy Public Library Two different age classes for 4 weeks: Starting Wednesdays, July 15th – Aug. 5th  10:00AM-10:45AM: for ages 6-8 years old  11:15AM-12:00PM: for ages 9-11 years old  Each class would be 45 minutes long   Registration by a parent at the LeRoy Public Library is mandatory, so that enough supplies are available for each child attending class  If you are signed up & cannot attend, please call the library (507.324.5641) M-TH: 1-8pm, SAT: 9am-1pm ASAP to make room for the alternates waiting to get unto the active list CLASSES: July 15th: Beth Hamilton will be teaching a still-life painting class, using acrylic paint & canvas. July 22nd: Rochelle Perleberg will be teaching hula hooping: the kids will be making their own hula hoops & then learning how hooping relates to performance art & dance, & with demonstrations. July 29th: Sonja Slater will be teaching shapes, design, & color in birdhouse decoration (the birdhouses will come pre-fab, & the kids will decorate & paint). Aug. 5th: John Sullivan will be leading a clay class. “This project was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.” ********************************************************************************* Two BIG Events happening with LeRoy’s Summerfest next weekend with the Library . . . Norm Barnhart’s MAGIC SHOW Thurs., July 16th @ 1 PM   LeRoy Community Center ************************************* Our 100th Anniversary “Open House” & “Library Tour” Saturday, July 18th 10:00 AM -1:00 PM Snacks & Drinks Provided Please come join us in the fun!************************************************************************ New Books for JULY 2015 After the Storm-(7th book in the Kate Burkholder)-Linda Castillo BadlandsC J Box Code of Conduct-(Book 14 in the Scot Harvath series)-Brad Thor Color of Light-(4th book in the Goddesses Anonymous series)-Emilie Richards Go Set a Watchman-Lee Harper Hotter You Burn-(2nd book in the Original Heartbreakers)-Gena Showalter Lawless-(2nd book in the Kerrigans series)-J A  & William W Johnstone Naked Greed-(Book 34 in the Stone Barrington series)-Stuart Woods Nemesis-(Book 19 in the FBI Thriller series)-Catherine Coulter Outrage-(2nd book in the Singular Menace)-Michele Cook and John Sandford Perfect TouchElizabeth Lowell Refining Fire-(2ND book in the Brides of Seattle series)-Tracie Peterson Secret SisterBrenda Novak Silent Creed-(2nd book in the Ryder Creed series)-Alex Kava Someday HomeLauraine Snelling Thrill Me-(Book 18 in the Fool’s Gold series)-Susan Mallery Twice in a LifetimeDorothy Garlock WiredJulie Garwood UPDATE YOUR CALENDARS:  Our Legacy grant funding for the “ART IN THE PARK” has two minor changes. We will be having 4 SESSIONS instead of 5 Sessions, starting JULY 15th instead of July 8th. We still have a few openings, so parents sign up your children at the LeRoy Public Library soon!

LeRoy Public Libraries Summer Reading Program 6.10.2015

Summer Reading6.10.2015 001This is only part of the 55 kids & adults that came to the LeRoy Public Libraries Summer Reading Program today. Coordinator is certified teacher, Mrs. Amy Hungerholt. All ages of children are encouraged to attend every Wednesday at 1PM  at the L-O Library Media Center. Crafts, stories, & activities keep kids busy! Afterwards Mrs. Hungerholt walks children to the LeRoy Public Library for book checkouts.  Our theme this summer is “Read to the Rhythm!” ***********************************************************************************  JUNE 4th, 2015 at the LeRoy Community Center . . . RadZOO 6.4.2015 015RadZOO 6.4.2015 003RadZOO 6.4.2015 032RadZOO 6.4.2015 035RadZOO 6.4.2015 030RadZOO 6.4.2015 001                                  From Owatonna, MN=RadZOO today!                                Our “Summer Kickoff Library Program   Thank you to RadZoo & over 126 people that attended today’s program!**************************************************************************************** “ART in the PARK” Mower County Libraries Traveling Studio                 “Providing creative programming for the children of Mower County”                                               at Lake Louise State Park Pavilion (By the swimming beach) Must have parent signatures at the LeRoy Public Library

  • Two classes for 5 weeks straight: Starting Wednesdays, July 8th – Aug. 5th
  • 10:00AM-10:45AM: for ages 6-8 years old
  • 11:15AM-12:00PM: for ages 9-11 years old
  • Each class would be 45 minutes long
  • Registration by a parent at the LeRoy Public Library is mandatory, so that enough supplies are available for each child attending class
  • If you are signed up & cannot attend, please call the library (507.324.5641) M-TH: 1-8pm, SAT: 9am-1pm ASAP to make room for the alternates waiting to get unto the active list ***********************************************************************************

SUMMER READING PROGRAM-2015 The LeRoy Public Library’s Summer Reading Program “Read to the Rhythm: Music-Reading-Dance” will have 8 sessions for all ages. Children under 4 years old need to be accompanied by an adult.  Mrs. Amy Hungerholt will be the Summer Reading Program coordinator. Dates to mark on your calendar are: June 3rd, June 10th, June 17th, & June 24th, July 1st, July 8th, July 15th, & July 22nd starting at 1:00PM-2:00PM at the L-O Media School Library.    (Please use front South entrance doors of the L-O School) Kids who bring their library cards may walk with Mrs. Hungerholt to the LeRoy Public Library, weather permitting, to check out books afterwards between 2:00PM-3PM **************************************************************************************  An “After School Movie” @ 3:15- 5:10PM on May 28th at the Library!  Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)                                    Call for the showing title:  #507.324.5641 ************************************************************************************** Flowers4.16.2015 002 Thank you to Janet Mayer today for the flower delivery & to the afternoon “LeRoy BELLES” Book Club=meeting on the 3rd Tuesday @ 2:00PM at the LeRoy Public Library. They are Kathy Adams, Diane Fechner, Jan Hanson, Sharon Bergan-Hodgdon, Deb Iverson, Donna Johnson, Janet Mayer, Rhonda Newton, Laurie Schmidt, JoAnn Shipman, & Shirley Whisler. The flowers are beautiful and they smell so sweet! rlbarnes *********************************************************************************** Barn Board Art Classes tonight at the Library!      April 14, 2015 ArtClass4.14.2014 207ArtClass4.14.2014 202 Thank you art teacher, Ginesa Dux & Community Education Director, Gwen Hamilton. ArtClass4.14.2014 204ArtClass4.14.2014 206

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Diane Whalen, LeRoy Public Library Volunteer goes to three LeRoy License Daycare’s a week for storytime visits.  Here she is with children at Shirley Miller’s home, celebrating Easter with books and crafts. LeRoy thanks volunteer, Diane Whalen for her time and talents! Storytime*********************************************************************************** Enjoyed Historian, Larry Ball, Jr. & Thomas Schmeh’s program, Saturday, March 28th on the Des Moines Speedway & “100 Years Later . . .Tragic death of F. Maurice Keeler at the Des Moines Speedway (1915).” Des Moines Speedway3.2015 015 Des Moines Speedway3.2015 007 ******************************************************************************************

COMING TO LeRoy!

Folk Singer, Dennis Warner

after the Community Dinner at 1PM

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Tuesday, April 7th

at the Travel Lanes Supper Club-LeRoy, Minnesota

Everyone Welcome to the FREE LIBRARY PROGRAM!

 “This project was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.”

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Three movies coming to the LeRoy Public Library!

Tuesday, March 24th @ 3:30-5:30 PM for 5th grade and AND Thursday, March 26th @ 3:30-4:50 PM for all ages

Snacks & Bottled drinks are welcome.

Come & check out items @ The Library

before or after the movie!

EVERYONE WELCOME!

Friday, March 27th @ 6-8:20 PM for Adults & Young Adults

Bring your own Snacks & Bottled drinks!

Call: M-TH: 1-8PM to find “What is Showing” @ #507.324.5641

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Thank you to the LeRoy Foundation for donating the money, Rochester Riverside Concerts, Mayo Clinic, David Perkins & his concert hall, the LeRoy Center for the Creative Arts for bring George Kahumoku, Jr. & da Ukulele Boyz from Hawaii to LeRoy, Minnesota.

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 George Kahumoku and da Ukulele Boyz Concert last night, Monday, March 2nd  At the LeRoy Center for the Creative Arts.

The artist will perform a “Capstone Concert” in the Mayo Civic Center Presentation Hall as part of the department’s Riverside Live! concert series on March 7, 2015.  Known as Hawaii’s Renaissance Man, George Kahumoku Jr, is a multiple Grammy & Hoku Award winning master Slack Key Guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, performer, teacher, artist and sculptor, story-teller and writer, farmer and entrepreneur.  George is known for playing slack key on a jumbo12-string guitar because he loves the full sound and the lower bass tones of the instrument.  He offers an annual slack key guitar and ukulele workshop that is one of the great musical learning experiences in the Islands today, and the result of George’s belief in sharing, celebrating, and perpetuating the unique music and culture that is Hawaii. Da Ukulele Boyz are comprised of first cousins Peter deAquino and Garrett Probst who first began playing together as a team when children.  Their amazing duet instrumentals, their vocals and relaxed stage banter make them one of the most sought-after contemporary Hawaiian acts touring today. ************************************************************************************* Coming to LeRoy on March 28th at 1PM at the LeRoy Community Center! 46289 Keeler Flyer REVISED-page-001 ************************************************************************************

10 attended-Skype with author, Rob Woods@Deb Iverson’s Home in February 2015
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FUN NIGHT–Birch Tree Painting at the LeRoy Public Library. Thanks Ginesa Dux & Gwen Hamilton for having your painting classes here! Another one coming in April 2015. IMG_20150217_201355 - Copy

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“100th Anniversary Tea”
Saturday, January 31, 2015
2-4PM
“Hats” Program by Donna Bhend
at the Leroy Public Library
Please Come Celebrate our 100th Anniversary this year!

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 2014 Minnesota and world renow author, Jack El-Hai Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 7PM at the Leroy Community Center

SELCOAthorTour,JackEl-Hai10.1.2014 (26)Amy Larson; SELCO’s MNBA Project Librarian, Rhonda Barnes; Librarian Director of the LeRoy Public Library and Jack El-Hai; world renown author for his lastest book, The Nazi and the Psychiatrist.

Author of “The Nazi and the Psychiatrist

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CLIFFORD-The BIG RED DOG at the LeRoy Public Library!

Sat., September 13th at 9-10:00amClifford9.13.2014 004 Deb Iverson, Amy Hungerholt, CLIFFORD, The Big Red Dog, Rhonda Barnes, & Gladys Kasel

82 people came to see PBS’s Clifford, the Big Red Dog last Saturday at the Leroy Public Library!

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8/26/14=2:30-7PM: Jacob Grippen (Community Outreach Liaison, Southeast Region) & Ron Juntuner (Certified Navigator)-Sign Ups for MN Sure Program at the library! *************************************************************************************************

CLIFFORD-The BIG RED DOG coming to the LeRoy Public Library! Sat., September 13th at 9-10:00am

Meet & greet, Photo with the BIG RED DOG, and storytime!

REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR LIBRARY CARD FOR CHECKOUTS!

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LeROY PUBLIC LIBRARY’S SUMMER SCHEDULE

SUMMER READING PROGRAM-2014

The LeRoy Public Library’s Summer Reading Program “Paws to Read!”Children under 4 years old need to be accompanied by an adult. Dates to mark on your calendar are: August 13thstarting at 1:00PM-2:00PM at the L-O Media School Library. (Please use front South entrance doors)

Kids who bring their library cards may walk with Mrs. Hungerholt to the LeRoy Public Library, weather permitting, to check out books afterwards from 2:00PM-3PM

Library Basement Panorama “Circular Panorama View” of the “Senior Aging” Painting Class held at the Leroy Public Library in May and June 2014. Photograph by Ben Reburn of Leroy, Minnesota. ************************************************************************************* ***Sign up for the Chair/Stand Yoga now being held for the 3rd session! CAll: 507-324-5641 ************************************************************************************

LeROY PUBLIC LIBRARY’S SUMMER SCHEDULE

SUMMER READING PROGRAM-2014

The LeRoy Public Library’s Summer Reading Program “Paws to Read!”will have 8 sessions for all ages. Children under 4 years old need to be accompanied by an adult. Mrs. Amy Hungerholt will be the Summer Reading Program coordinator. August 13th (July 30th CANCELLED) starting at 1:00PM-2:00PM at the L-O Media School Library. (Please use front South entrance doors)

Kids who bring their library cards may walk with Mrs. Hungerholt to the LeRoy Public Library, weather permitting, to check out books afterwards from 2:00PM-3PM

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The LeRoy Public Library presents the 10th Annual “Crazy Chronicles by the Campfire” for Kids & Families

A TOUCH OF MAGIC’S Treasure Beyond Measure

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2012

The LeRoy Public Library with SELCO’s Author Tour presented “WILLIAM KENT KRUEGER” Minnesota’s famous award-winning mystery/suspense author on Monday, October 19, 2012 7:00 PM at the LeRoy Community Center

WILLIAM KENT KRUEGER with LeRoy Public Library Board Members & staff

1st Row: Rhonda Lee Barnes, Director; Georgia Eastvold: President; William Kent Krueger, visiting Minnesota author; Barb Payne, SELCO Executive Board member. 2nd Row: Deb Iverson, library assistant; Linda Sanders, City Council Representative; Carrol Cartney, Gladys Kasel, Library Assistant; & Jan Hanson.

William Kent Krueger signing books for his favorite readers! William Kent Krueger’s newest book, Ordinary Grace coming out March 26, 2013! “LAUGHTER” is the best medicine for the soul! Thanks Kent, we loved you in LeRoy! Jeremy Kittleson, SELCO Legacy personnel; William Kent Krueger, author of the Cork O’Conner detective series; Rhonda Lee Barnes, Director of the LeRoy Public Library

“This project was 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 heritage.”

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HIGHLIGHTS FROM “CRAZY CHRONICLES BY THE CAMPFIRE” Thurs., August 2, 2012 @ 6:30PM Grilled hot dogs & drinks, featuring live music by “Pat Utz & Gaye Stockdale” & magic program by “Magician, Greg Skillestead” at the LeRoy Community Center

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Highlights from

“MAD SCIENCE FROM IOWA”

July 26, 2012 LeRoy Community Center

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Highlights from

“Gator Alley & Co.” Wednesday, July 11th, 2012 LeRoy Community Center

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Highlights from the

“Hans Mayer” Program Wednesday, June 27th, 2012 LeRoy Community Center

This project was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.”

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Highlights from the

“Pop Wagner” Program June 6th, 2012 LeRoy Lutheran Church Basement

“This project was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.”

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Highlights from the Author, “Doug Ohman” Tour 2012

Doug Ohman, freelance photographer and popular public speaker came to the LeRoy Community Center on Monday, March 19th at 6:00PM sponsored by the LeRoy Public Library. Many library followers from six different communities enjoyed his humor and many Minnesota traveling stories.

“This project was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.”

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Highlights from the

“Pint Size Polkas” Program May 2012 LeRoy-Ostrander School

This program was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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All programs are sponsored by the LeRoy Public Library and are FREE to everyone. Please call 507.3245641 with any questions. Library hours are: M-Th: 1-8PM & Sat.:9AM-1PM ALL AGES ARE WELCOME!!!