Library will be busy in March
International Falls Public Library
Monday, March 2 at 6:30 pm we’re starting the month with a really cool program for history
buffs and more. This year is the final year of the sesquicentennial of the American Civil War. Mr. Arn
Kind will share information about the events that threatened to break up this great nation of ours. The
American Civil War was America’s bloodiest conflict. 620,000 American’s would lose their lives over the
four years of the struggle. Through drama, roleplaying and living history experiences, Mr. Kind’s
presentation will give participants an understanding of this turbulent time and bring history alive. Arn
dresses in the uniform of a Union soldier and goes through the uniform, equipment, and weapons used
by soldiers in the American Civil War. Arn is a member of the First Minnesota Volunteer Infantry
Regiment; a reenactment group based out of Fort Snelling. This program, sponsored by Arrowhead
Library System, was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Storytime and stay to play continues on Thursday mornings beginning at 10:30 am. March will
bring stories about cows, pigs, silliness and spring. We spend about 30 minutes hearing stories, singing
songs, doing rhymes and fingerplays then spend about 30 minutes playing together, at least nominally,
with toys that encourage early science skill building like counting, physics, building and more.
The Friends of the Library book sale will be Wednesday, March 11 from 3 – 5 pm. All sales are
by donation with proceeds benefiting the Friends support of library programmings.
Our third “Open Mic Night” will be Friday, March 13th at 7pm. Come share a song, poem, skit or
other verbal talent (any beat boxers in town?) you have and listen to others share their work. Everyone
ages 10 and up is welcome to come share and listen. Please contact Diane if you have additional
Thursday, March 19 at 1:00 pm the library is pleased to present Northern Gael in concert.
Northern Gael weaves together the vibrant traditions of Ireland and Scotland. Northern Gael presents a
lively program of an authentic Celtic repertoire. Join us for a powerful blast of traditional music and
dance! This program, sponsored by Arrowhead Library System, is funded in part or in whole with
money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
March means the days are getting longer and the hope of spring is in the air. March is also
FoodShare month and that means we will be taking Food for Fines the week of March 23 – 28. You can
bring in canned food to donate to Falls Hunger Coalition and we will waive $1.00 of your fine for each
can you bring. Please do not bring dented or past-sell-date food. The food shelf can’t use the food and
we can’t afford to throw it away. Pay off your fine with food and provide support for those in need.
The March Pictures and Pens theme is ‘reflection’ with entries due by March 31, 2015.
Pictures and Pens
"Pictures and Pens – Year 3!" The library’s program to encourage both photographers and writers in their craft. Each month we will post a theme for writers and photographers to work with. Writings of less than 1,000 words and 8x10 photographs will be accepted up to the last day of each month the library is open. A winning writing and photograph that best capture the theme will be selected with each winning entry receiving a $50 prize. After we have selected twelve photos and stories we will print them together in a small book. Everyone is eligible to enter these contests (although if you win one month, you are not eligible the next month). For more information, visit the library blog, or contact Diane at the library.
The January theme is 'cold.'