Milaca Library: Enjoy your end-of-summer plans with a good read from the library

Hello, Everyone. It’s hard to believe August is already here. Summer has been flying by.
The summer reading program will be ending here at the Milaca Community Library on August 5, so make sure to finish up those reading logs and collect your remaining prizes! Enjoy all of your end-of-summer plans, and take care.
New Titles to Check Out this Month (all titles can be found in our system):
Adult Non-Fiction:
1) Boathouses of Lake Minnetonka by Melinda Nelson
2) Potted: Make Your Own Stylish Garden Containers by Annette Goliti Gutierrez
3) I Can’t Make This Up: Life Lessons by Kevin Hart
4) The Templars: the Rise and Spectacular Fall of God’s Holy Warriors by Dan Jones
5) The Sleep Solution: Why Your Sleep is Broken and How to Fix It by W. Chris Winter
6) Your Brain is a Time Machine: the Neuroscience and Physics of Time by Dean Buonomano
7) An Irish Country Cookbook by Patrick Taylor
8) Of Mess and Moxie: Wrangling Delight out of this Wild and Glorious Life by Jen Hatmaker
Library Events this Month (all events are free, unless otherwise noted):
August 3, 10:30 a.m. – Preschool children and their grown-ups are invited to the Milaca Community Library for a special Planet Earth Story Time. The Mille Lacs County Environmental Education Coordinator will be coming to share some fun facts about the planet we live on and do a craft with the group. No registration is required.
August 4, 10:30 a.m. – The Minnesota Zoomobile will be visiting the Milaca Community Library to close out the Summer Reading Program! They will be bringing an assortment of animals, and all are welcome to attend. On behalf of the Minnesota Zoo, we do ask that patrons enter the library quietly before the event so as not to frighten the animals. Thank you for your help with this.
August 10 – August 12, during library open hours – It’s time again for the Milaca Friends of the Library Book Sale! Hardcover books will sell for $1, Paperback books will be available for 25 cents, Children’s books will cost 10 cents, and CDs/VHS will be available for 25 cents. DVDs will sell for 50 cents. What a bargain! Stop in, and take a look at everything that’s available.
August 26, 10:30 a.m. – Minnesota author Dean Hovey will be visiting the Milaca Community Library to talk about his latest Pine County mystery title, Family Trees, and discuss the writing process. Everyone is welcome to his program.
August 29, 2 p.m. – East Central Regional Library Resource Librarian Sarah Hawkins, with branch librarian Steve Karlson, will present an Introduction to Genealogy Research class for those interested in finding out more about their family’s history. They will discuss the basics of genealogy research including what genealogy is all about, how to get started, what to look for, where to find it, and how to organize what you find. Class size is limited and registration is required. Register by calling or stopping by the library.
Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. – Join us for Preschool Storytime here at the Milaca Community Library.
Frequently Asked Question(s):
The Summer Reading Program was a lot of fun this year. Who helped make it happen?
Every year, I use this August column to say “thank you” to everyone who contributed to the Summer Reading Program. This year is no exception. We passed out over 300 Summer Reading Program bags to local children and over 70 reading logs to area teens! Those numbers are huge, and we couldn’t have done it without the help of the Milaca businesses and organizations listed below:
Dairy Queen, Subway, Teal’s Market, Koch’s Hardware, Holiday (on Central Avenue), Milaca Unclaimed Freight, Cuts on Central, Radiance Spa, Stones Throw Golf Course and The Milaca Friends of the Library.
These businesses and organizations contributed time, funds, prizes, and energy to our efforts. They were kind enough to offer support when I came calling, and we here at the library appreciate their generosity.
If I have overlooked anyone, I apologize. Please know that everyone’s contributions were valuable. Thanks again for a wonderful summer.