“No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.” 
―  Hal Borland
Facts from the Stacks
April 2018
Children and Family Events
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What are some cool animals that are found in Minnesota? Scott Kudelka will be here to teach us about different animals and 
their more interesting characteristics!

Friday, May 11
10:30 a.m. (a no school day)

Liberty the Therapy Dog
Sign up today to read with a Therapy Dog!

Our therapy dogs are certified through the Nationally Accredited Alliance of Therapy Dogs, Inc. Coco and her owner, Ann as well as Liberty and her owner, Tiffany are hosting Paws for Books at the Library!
Family Concert with the Mankato Symphony Orchestra
Due to some weather rescheduling, we are lucky enough to have members of the Mankato Symphony Orchestra in St. Peter at the Library!

Saturday, May 12
1 p.m.
Saint Peter Library

Child superstar musician and composer Wolfgang A. Mozart introduces young children to music making and composition in this comedic and interactive program.
A perfect first concert for babies, toddlers, and early elementary ages. It’s OK for the kids to sing and dance along! Each child gets a snack at the end of each show.
The performance will begin at 1 p.m. and feature live classical music and interactive educational activities.

Each season, the Mankato Symphony Orchestra gives four shows designed to introduce young children to the delights of classical music. Each show is hosted by an actor in costume and the MSO String Quartet. They are a truly fun experience no matter your age, and it's a great way to get your children interested in music!
Family Event - Easy Origami Bookmark Making
Wednesday, May 16
6-7 p.m.
All ages welcome, recommended for ages PreK - 8
Each child will go home with one FREE BOOK courtesy of ABDO Publishing
This program is presented by Americorps member Lindsey Schaefer
VolunTeen Library Page Program
Do you know any teens who may wish to volunteer in the library?

We are looking for teens (grades 6-12) to help with storytime prep and events in the library, write book and media reviews, create cool posts for our social media accounts, decorate and maintain the teen space in the library, and help create projects and tasks to make the library their own!

Teens will build job and communication skills, earn volunteer hours, meet new people, serve as a community role model and earn volunteer hours that look great on college applications!

Talk to Brenda at the Library if interested!
Battle of the Books - August 4
Tween and Teen Categories - Sign up by June!
Ages 9-13
This year, we are joining with all libraries in the Traverse des Sioux library system to host Tween Battle of the books for ages 9-13! Get your friends together to make a team of 3 or 4. Space is limited. Each participant will receive a copy of the same 4 books to read in June. Teams will then battle each other by answering questions about each book.
Sat., Aug. 4, 1:00 p.m., SPCC
Register by Jun. 1 with Brenda @ the Library
Ages 13-18
Test your book knowledge against other young adults in the region at THE BATTLE OF THE BOOKS! 

Teams consist of 4 people. Gather a team together or sign up individually and be placed on a team. Sign-up early, spots will fill up fast! 

Sat., Aug. 4, 10:00 a.m., SPCC

Register by Jun. 1 with Brenda @ the Library
Adult Programs
St. Peter Reads
Pat Dennis - Author, Humorist and Comedian
Book Signing Thu., Apr. 26, 6 p.m., St. Peter Library
Thursday, April 26 / 7 p.m.
Rm. 219 SPCCC
Murder by Chance is available for $15 at the St. Peter Library.

This program is sponsored by St. Peter Reads, St. Peter Community and Family Education, St. Peter Public Library and the Gustavus Book Mark and is made possible through a grant from the Carl and Verna Schmidt Foundation.
The Library is Open
M-Th 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Fridays 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturdays 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
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