“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.” 
― F. Scott FitzgeraldThe Great Gatsby

Facts from the Stacks
June 2016

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We are busy, busy busy this summer with the Summer Reading Program!  Check the calendar above, or Events on our Facebook Page for more details!
Half-Pint Horses will visit the library for a  special event! 

After hearing stories about horses, attendees will have the opportunity to meet a miniature horse up-close.  Appropriate for all ages.

Thursday, June 23
10:30 a.m.
CLIMB Theatre will be performing a mini play at our library based on the "Tortoise and the Hare." The play is about 20 minutes long and then there will be a 20 minute activity led by the actors that promotes literacy, creativity and art for some of our youngest patrons and their families.

This event is made possible by a grant provided by the Traverse des Sioux Library Cooperative and was funded with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Wednesday, June 29
10:30 a.m.
Landscapes of the American West - 
A Three Part Series with Bob Moline

Plains and Rockies

Tuesday, July 5

6:30 p.m.

We will look briefly at the climate history of the Great Plains, the idea of a Buffalo Commons, and the changes in Great Plains land use.

It's the urban explosion along the "Front Range" of the Rockies that presents difficult and controversial land use and water resource problems.

Great Basin and Southwest

 Tuesday, July 12

6:30 p.m. 

The LDS (Latter Day Saints - Mormon)) and the cultural landscapes within the Great Basin are very interesting.  We'll visit the Cache Valley and Logan, UT.  Three cultures are still present in the Southwest -- Indian, Hispanic, and Anglo  -- each giving the region its special character.  Then there are the extraordinary textures and colors of the "Red Rock" canyon country.   We'll also take time to look at managing the water in the Colorado River.


Tuesday,  July 19

6:30 p.m.

Our visit to California will show land use and water resource problems especially in the San Francisco Bay area and in southern California.   We'll take field trips to the Owens Valley (a complex water history), the Santa Clara Valley (orchard vs urban growth challenges) and of course, we'll walk around San Francisco for samples of urban diversity.  

Please come and join these vicarious field experiences into the American West!

Have you tried Hoopla yet?  
Saint Peter Library card holders can download the free  hoopla digital   mobile app on their Android or IOS device or visit  hoopladigital.com to begin enjoying thousands of titles – from major Hollywood studios, record companies and publishers – available to borrow for instant streaming or temporary downloading to their smartphones, tablets and computers. 

hoopla digital   has a simple sign-up and attractive, easy-to-use interface, so it’s easy to get to your listening and viewing experience. There’s also  no waiting to borrow  popular movies, TV shows, albums or audiobooks.  And  hoopla digital’s   automatic return feature   eliminates late fees Simply ‘Sign Up’ to get started. There is no need to download an app or extension for your internet browser.    We hope you enjoy this new service and encourage you to share your experience on our Facebook page! 
Holiday and Summer Hours

The library will be closed Monday, July 4 for Independence Day

Summer Saturday Hours:  
 M-Th 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Fridays 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturdays 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
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