February is a busy month at the 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.'