Thanks to the Goodhue County Historical Society, we have a wonderful presentation at the library this Saturday at 10am. Dr. Joseph Mbele, a professor in the English Department at St. Olaf College in Northfield, will be discussing African storytelling. His presentation will briefly highlight and share some examples of this heritage, including proverbs and folktales, exploring their meanings and functions as an artistic tradition and a vehicle for moral and ethical education.
Professor Mbele’s offerings at St. Olaf focus on folklore and the connection between folklore and literature. He has conducted folklore fieldwork in Kenya, Tanzania, and the USA, and he has given lectures and conference papers on folklore in Canada, Finland, India, Israel, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and the USA.
Hope to see you there!
It’s cold and snowy and dark – that means it’s time for Winter Reading Bingo! Kids & teens in grades 2-12 are eligible to enter and you may use books you read from February 1 – April 30, 2018. All winter bingo cards must be turned in by 7:00 pm on Monday, April 30, 2018 to be eligible for the prize drawing. You can find all the rest of the rules on the bingo form. Good luck!
Though we have part of the library still blocked off until repairs can be made, story times this week will be on as usual. The train table and Legos are all just fine and ready for play, so please come in, build a track layout or a tower, and check out some books to take home to get you through the week.
Hope to see you there! If you have any questions, please feel free to call the library. Thank you!