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LeRoy Public Library
Director, Rhonda Lee Barnes
605 North Broadway
PO Box 357
LeRoy, Minnesota 55951
Telephone: 507.324.5641
Email:  rbarnes@selco.info

 

                                      “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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                                       “ART IN THE PARK” with 6-8 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 LeRoy Public Library program today was the Norm Barnhart’s MAGIC SHOW @ 1 PM in the LeRoy Community Center.
Thank you to SELCO & the Legacy grant funding for this great program & to all the adults who brought their over 100 children !

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Our 1st “Art in the Park” =FUN!

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Thank you to EVERYONE who shared the Mower County Libraries’ Traveling Studio & the SELCO Legacy Grant Program!
We will be at Louise State Park (weather permitting)or the LeRoy Community Center for the next 3 Wednesday mornings!
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.

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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.”
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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
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Our 100th Anniversary “Open House” & “Library Tour”
Saturday, July 18th
10:00 AM -1:00 PM
Snacks & Drinks Provided

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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!

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JUNE 4th, 2015 at the LeRoy Community Center . . .

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                               Our “Summer Kickoff Library Program
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“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
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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
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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

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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!
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Barn Board Art Classes tonight at the Library!      April 14, 2015

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Thank you art teacher, Ginesa Dux & Community Education Director, Gwen Hamilton.

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A “special thanks to Dennis Warner for the entertainment today, Brenda & Jim Gronwoldt for the delicious dinner & service at the LeRoy Travel Lanes, organizers; Sharon Theil & Colette Schaefer, Pastor Herman Bakker for the bible devotions and Ole & Lena joke, and to everyone for showing up for the concert today (4/7/2015).

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

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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!

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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).”

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COMING TO LeRoy!

Folk Singer, Dennis Warner

after the Community Dinner at 1PM

on

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
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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.

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Coming to LeRoy on March 28th at 1PM at the LeRoy Community Center!

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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.

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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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23 LeRoy Community members with Jack El-Hai; world renown author Wednesday night, October 1st.More books by Jack include: Non-Stop: A Turbulent History of Northwest Airlines (University of Minnesota Press), and The Lobotomist: A Maverick Medical Genius and His Tragic Quest to Rid the World of Mental Illness (John Wiley & Sons).
His shorter works have appeared in The Atlantic, Wired, Scientific American Mind, The History Channel Magazine, and many other publications.
Jack teaches nonfiction courses in the low-residency MFA program in creative writing at Augsburg College and serves on the board of directors of The Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis.

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

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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!

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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.

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***Sign up for the Chair/Stand Yoga now being held for the 3rd session!

CAll: 507-324-5641

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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!”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!!!