No Hunger Summer

Its a sad reality that hunger affects one out of five children, including those in our home town.  Luckily, there is an option for Red Wing youth to receive some free meals during our sunny season.  Its a wonderful program we’re helping to spread the word about.  Check out the flyer below and pass it along.  The library will help to fill children’s minds this summer; we need you to help fill their bellies.

The Hmong Among Us

Dr. Paul Hillmer is an interesting fellow.  A professor of history at Concordia University in St. Paul, Hillmer can also add filmmaker to his credits.  In 2001, he and some of his students began the Hmong Oral History Project with great ultimate success. He was awarded a “Save Our History” grant by the History Channel in July 2006, and used it to create a six-part documentary (“From Strangers to Neighbors”) examining the Hmong people and their resettlement in the Twin Cities. Dr. Hillmer’s book, A People’s History of the Hmong, is based on the 200-plus interviews he and his students collected during that time.

Hillmer will be coming to the library on Saturday, June 25th, at 10 am in the Foot Room to talk about the project, significance, impact, and history of the Hmong specifically in our areas.  A dynamic teacher, Hillmer will provide an hour of insights and captivating stories sure to satisfy curious minds.

This program is free of charge and is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.  See you Saturday!

Computer Security and Privacy Class To Be Held

Ransomware.  Malware. Phishing. Pharming. If you’ve been keeping up with the news recently, you’ve no doubt heard lots about data breaches and computer viruses and identity theft and online scams and all sorts of terrible things that happen to those with computers and online access. Well, the threats are out there – but there are many things you can do to make yourself safer. On Tuesday, June 21st from 1-3 pm the library will be offering a free class to teach you how to use the Internet safely and avoid identity theft and scams.  We’ll also cover password security, antivirus & firewall software, malware removal, backing up your computer and more!  Primarily geared for Windows 10 users, you can bring your own computer or use one of ours.  Registration is required; contact the library today!

FOL June Book Club To Meet

Minnesota author, Faith Sullivan, has earned a devoted following and for good reason.   She created fictional town named Harvester, MN, and has woven best selling stories around it.  Cape Ann, her first novel set there, became a New York Times Best Seller, and her most recent work, Good Night, Mr. Wodehouse, is well on its way.  Already named as Wall Street Journal’s Top 10 Fiction Books of 2015, Good Night, Mr. Wodehouse weaves a tale of life in a small town, the power of friendships, and the capacity great novels have to transform our lives.

The Friends of the Library book club will be gathering for a discussion of this book on Tuesday, June 14th at 5:30 pm at the Village Co-op (2533 Eagle Ridge Drive, Red Wing).  They will also be sharing a potluck meal and developing the reading list for the next six months.  Bring your suggestions, something to share, and a friend!