November is election month! Exercise your right on Tuesday, Nov. 6, to make your voice heard. If you are unsure of where to go to vote, please visit the Minnesota Secretary of State's website at https://pollfinder.sos.state.mn.us/ . If you do not have personal internet access, you can sign up to use a library computer, or ask any library assistant to help you find this information. Besides resources such as access to internet, print and digital media, and reference services, there are many engaging programs available to all ages in the month of November at your local library.
The Bemidji Public Library offers several fun events for patrons of all ages in October. To start out the month, on Monday, Oct. 1, from 5 to 6 p.m. there will be a Legacy event titled "Scandinavian Crime Novels with Dr. Kaplan." For this program, Dr. Kaplan will discuss the Scandinavian crime novels that are enjoying worldwide popularity.
Did you blink like I did and suddenly realize September is here? I think Gretchen Rubin was correct when she said, "The days are long, but the years are short" (The Happiness Project). The library has several offerings in September for all ages, so come join in on the fun!
August marks the official end of the Summer Reading Program and this summer was a success! There were 450 pre-reader and children (ages 3-11) and more than 90 teens (12-18) enrolled in the program this year, surpassing last years total.
Mark your calendars for the most wonderful time of the year!
Did you know “Reading Takes You Everywhere?” That is the theme of the 2018 Summer Reading Program for children and teens ages 3-18. Participants are invited to read and record their minutes online to win prizes from June 4 to July 31 (Harry Potter’s birthday). During this time there are also lots of fun events to keep kids and teens learning during the summer months.
There are several favorite programs occurring at the library in May. Now that the snow is gone (knock on wood), I will also remind you there are many great books on gardening available for checkout as well as on sale at the Red Door Bookstore!
I am happy to share there are several legacy events going on as well as regularly scheduled programming at the Bemidji Public Library in April. On Thursday, April 5, at 6:30 p.m., Minnesota Book Award winner Allen Eskens will be giving a book talk on "The Heavens May Fall" (winner of the 2017 Minnesota Book award for Best Genre Fiction). The following day, Friday, April 6, Allen Eskens will return for a writing workshop titled, "Three Prompts to Get Your Novel to the Next Level." This is set for 10 a.m. Space is limited; please register at the library or call (218) 751-3963.
There are so many events going on at the Library in March! You'll have to rearrange your schedule because you won't want to miss any of them: gardening lectures, women's history and culture lectures, a Minnesota history presentation, book clubs and reading events. At 6 p.m., March 14, Arn Kind will be at the library presenting a Minnesota history lecture. Kitchigami Regional Library's Legacy Fund Events are funded by the Legacy Amendment which dedicates monies to preserve Minnesota arts and cultural heritage.
We've been waiting for it to return, and it's time! All summer, the kids had their turn and now it's our time. The Snow Time to Read program for adults starts on Monday. Patrons ages 16 and older can participate by logging all Young Adult and Adult books read between Jan. 1 and March 31. Those who complete the 15-book challenge win a prize and will have their name entered into a drawing for additional prizes! It's easy; Just go to https://wandooreader.com/bemidji/winter-reading-2018 to register and log books. Participation in this and all library programs is free.