Surprise Visit From Santa

Staff were working hard at their desks.  Books were piled up on the counters.  Patrons were browsing the shelves.  And who should walk into the library?  Santa!  With goodies for everyone!




DVDs – Feature:

DVDs – Childrens:

DVDs – Nonfiction:

Books on CD – Adult Fiction

Books on CD – Nonfiction

Books on CD – Juvenile

Books on CD – Young Adult

Teen Anime Club
Saturday, December 20th, 12:00 pm

We read manga, watch anime, eat Japanese food, and in general have a great time! All teens are welcome to attend, so stop by and give it a try!


Kristy Johnson Henna Workshop
Friday, December 19th, 3:30 pm

Attend a Henna workshop! Kristy will share the history, cultural traditions and science of henna, in a fun relaxed atmosphere packed with hands-on education and experience. Learn how to prepare the perfect batch of pure natural henna paste, application techniques, and the importance of choosing natural henna, as well as an opportunity to create and practice traditional designs on paper, yourself and other brave students in the workshop!

This program, sponsored by Arrowhead Library System, was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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Afternoon Book Group
Thursday, December 18th, 11:30-1:00 PM

“Kitty Foyle” by Christopher Morley

**December’s meeting is the group’s holiday brunch and will be meeting at a different location & time.

Where:  Earthwood
When: December 18, 11:30-1:00 pm
RSVP’s to Michelle are appreciated and can be made at the front desk.

From Kitty Foyle, born of modest Irish-American stock in a manufacturing region of Philadelphia, we hear what it was like to be an American girl in the years just before the book’s publication in 1939, and her look toward the future. In school, in business, in love, in her struggle against a massive and frozen social tradition — and in her defeat which looks strangely like victory — we get to know and admire her. But not even our sympathy can help her solve the problem she faces at the end.
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Kids’ Movie Day: Elf
Friday, December 12th, 2:30 pm

Warm up at the library with a fun holiday movie! Refreshments will be served. December 5th and 12th.

Buddy was a baby who stowed away in Santa’s toy bag and ended up at the North Pole. The elves raise him as one of their own, but when he begins to notice his differences to the other elves he goes to New York City to find his birth father in this sweet holiday comedy.

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Permission to publicly show this movie was provided by Movie Licensing USA.

(New Line Cinema; PG; 90 minutes; 2003)

North Shore Poets
Wednesday, December 10th, 6:00 pm

Come celebrate the things we appreciate in our lives by reading your own or another poet’s ODE. An ode pays homage to someone or something. We will read more of Pablo Neruda’s wonderful odes, including ODE TO A WATERMELON. There will also be our usual critique session. Check it out for inspiration and join us in December.






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Evening Book Group
Monday, December 8th, 6:30 pm

“The Good Soldier” by Ford Madox Ford, published in 1915, addresses subjects of adultery and moral codes much more directly than was previously common in literature. It had an innovative narrative style, told in first person by a character whose confusion is part of the story. This book has been much analyzed as one of the turning points of “modern” literature. The evening book group is making a tour of early 20th century books; the discussion always includes putting the book in context of the times as well as appreciation of the story itself. Anyone is welcome to come.