This Saturday, Feb. 15, is going to be a HUGE day at the library. Not only do we have a 10:30 AM visit from the the folks (and creatures!) from the always wildly popular RAD (Reptile and Amphibian Discovery) Zoo, we also have a couple events for Red Wing Reads month. First, every person that comes to the library on Saturday will receive a free book! (but please note that this is while supplies last, and we have a lot more books for kids than adults). Second, thanks to the generosity of City Council members Erin Buss and Laurel Stinson, we will be waiving up to $1000 worth of fines on Saturday. It’s first come, first serve and only applies to late fees, not charges for lost or damaged books, copying charges, etc. The RAD Zoo is free and open to all ages. You won’t need a ticket but it wouldn’t hurt to get here a little early if you’d like a free book and some fine waiving!
The Friends of the Red Wing Public Library are hosting the Second Annual Harvest Tea and Silent Auction on Thursday, October 17. Attendees will savor a full “high tea,” enjoy a welcome cocktail, taste some teas, and perhaps meet best-selling author Laura Childs, who will be available for book signings and conversation, as well as a ‘mystery’ she has in store.
The price per ticket is $35 but two lucky people – the winners of our trivia contest – will get in free! You can find all the rules on the entry form, but please keep in mind the entries are due by 6:00pm on September 27.
Proceeds will fund a Digital Inclusion Program to make wireless “hot spots” available for patrons of the Red Wing Public Library, providing Internet access to those who may not have it available at home.
Minnesota resident, author and comedian Lorna Landvik will be at the library this Saturday, September 14, at 10am in the library’s Foot Room. She will discuss her latest book, Chronicles of a Radical Hag, a bittersweet, seriously funny novel of a life, a small town, and a key to our troubled times, raced through a newspaper columnist’s half-century of taking in, and taking on, the world. She’ll also share her excitement about an upcoming short film based on her Depression era novel Oh My Stars. Ms. Landvik has visited our library before, to rave reviews. Don’t miss your chance to hear this talented and hilarious author!