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February is a busy month at the library

International Falls Public Library

International Falls Public Library

February will bring a variety of programming to the library.  Join us for storytime each Thursday morning at 10:30 am with stories about numbers, letters, colors and shapes and we’ll end the month with stories about libraries.  Each week we have about 25 minutes of stories, rhymes and song followed by about 25 minutes of play time with a variety of early childhood toys that encourage science and math early learning. Anyone is welcome to come with stories targeted to children ages 3 – 4.

Great Decisions the foreign policy discussion group will meet on Tuesday, February 10th from 4 – 5:30 pm to discuss energy independence.  This open forum welcomes anyone in junior high and above to join in the discussion and learn about crucial foreign policy topics.

The monthly Friends of the Library book sale will be Thursday, February 12 from 2 – 4 pm. This monthly sale of books, videos and more will be in the basement book room. All sales are by donation with proceeds benefiting the Friends support of library programming.

Friday, February 13th at 7pm is open mic night.  Join us for a wonderful evening of song, poetry, speeches, skits and who knows what else.  Bring your voice and share with the community your talent or just sit back and listen to the amazing talent in this community.  Contact Diane at the library if you have questions.

Saturday, February 21 at 10:30 am is the annual edible car contest.  Come create and race a car you build entirely out of edible items.  We will provide a variety of edible materials including cheerios, spaghetti and other pasta, and cookies.  But you are welcome to bring anything you think you want for your vehicle as we can’t guarantee that we’ll think of the same things.

Monday, February 23 at 6:30 pm is documentary movie night with a showing of “Girl Rising.” Girl Rising journeys around the globe to witness the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world. Viewers get to know nine unforgettable girls living in the developing world: ordinary girls who confront tremendous challenges and overcome nearly impossible odds to pursue their dreams. Refreshments provided during discussion following the film.

Also on Monday, February 23 is a Border Concert featuring Todd Oliver and Friends.  This 7 pm concert at the Backus Community Center Auditorium features canine ‘talking’ companions Irving and Lucy.  The library has a limited number of free tickets available to this concert.  Please stop by the library, fill out a survey and receive a free ticket to attend a ‘doggone, rockin’ fun music and good clean comedy concert.

Tuesday continues to be craft day in the junior room.  A craft project with supplies and directions is made available all day.  Come create and find a book or two for the week.  Join us Tuesday, February 24th at 4pm for a basic drawing class for ages 6 and up.  Learn a trick or two and practice your drawing.

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.'

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Hours

Winter (Sept. 6 - May 22)
  • Mon. - Wed.: 10am - 8pm
  • Thursday - Friday: 10am - 6pm
  • Saturday: 10am - 3pm
  • Sunday: closed
Summer (May 24 - Sept. 5)
  • Mon. - Wed.: 10am - 8pm
  • Thursday - Friday: 10am - 6pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: Closed
 
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Reading Ready

International Falls Public Library has launched a new program for children from birth until Kindergarten and their parents. Reading Ready seeks to help parents prepare their children to read by reading to them. The library has booklets for any interested families to pick up and fill out with the titles of books they read to their child. Every time they read 250 books to their child, the child can pick out a free book to keep and read. Your child can fill out as many of these books as they (and you) can read before they enter Kindergarten.

Reading books to your child is one of the very best preparations for them to learn to read. Studies have shown that hearing books read helps increase your child's vocabulary, ability to describe things and events, letter and print awareness and is just fun.

 
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We Recommend

Ask MN LogoAskMN - The Librarian is in!
Do you have a question and can't find an answer? Is the local library closed? Pull out your library card and ask a professional librarian your question anytime you need an answer. Go to http://www.askmn.org. This is an online service for information and research help available to all Minnesota residents and students 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. AskMN is a cooperative service of Minnesota libraries.

 
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Electronic Media

The library is now able to offer you access to a variety of online magazines. Click the image for Zinio digital magazines!  For help with Zinio, click here, or call 888-946-4666.  The library also has a printed guide of directions available in the library.

Zinio for Libraries Overview Video (8 minutes)

Zinio for Libraries Account Set Up and Navigation Guide

Download an audiobook or e-book and put it on a portable device to enjoy your favorite titles while traveling or any other time when you want the convenience of a portable electronic device.

Browse Audiobook Selection

 
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