|December 8, 2012|
|10:00 am||to||1:00 pm|
November 18th, 2012
September 26th, 2012
The framed portraits of Abe and George have been moved to a different wall and replaced with a color mural. The 4′ x 8′ photo mural has been installed on the wall by the computer terminals. The original photo was taken from the Munson Lakes Nutrition tower (thanks, John) and shows Howard Lake, Memorial Park and surrounding areas in the Spring.
This is the first stage in the Friends of the Library’s plan to give our indoor library space an update. The photos don’t do the mural justice, so please stop in and have a look. We appreciate your feedback.
September 9th, 2012
|September 30, 2012|
|2:00 pm||to||3:00 pm|
“Interesting Aspects of the Dakota Uprising” Sunday, Sept. 30 2 PM. Community Room, 617 6th Ave, Howard Lake MN. Independent historian and author Curtis Dahlin will draw material from his numerous books to present information on the US-Dakota War of 1862 in Minnesota. Many Minnesotans know little about the events that took place 150 years ago. Dahlin will fill in many of those blanks. He will have his books available for sale at this event.
While not directly related to the 1862 events, Ed Claessen will present information about the 1863 Dustin Massacre which occurred just west of what is now Howard Lake.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Howard Lake Library, more information may be obtained by calling 763-658-4278.
Light refreshments will be served.
September 3rd, 2012
The 2012 SRP started with ice cream cones and ended with old time games, Kool Aid and cookies. It was a successful summer with many readers enjoying their books and the prizes they earned by reading. The Friends of the Howard Lake Library hosted the ending celebration on August 9th on the library plaza. The weather was perfect and even construction debris couldn’t hamper the games. The three grand prize winners were announced and everyone who participated in the games that evening got to choose from a variety of prizes from the big blue tub.
Thank you to the library staff for all of their hard work. And readers, we hope to see you again in 2013.
Check out the photos to see some of the fun.
July 10th, 2012
Thanks to everyone who attend the Friends of the Howard Lake Library’s used book and tasty food sale. The people seemed to find just that book they were looking for and many enjoyed our offering of sloppy joes, strawberry shortcake and cupcakes.
Through your support, we were able to qualify for matching funds made available through Thrivent. Out sincere thanks to Thrivent for recognizing the important work done by the Friends group.
Put us on your calendar for next year: the Saturday of Good Neighbor Days, 2013. See you then.
February 22nd, 2012
Attendees at the Martha Speaks event on Saturday February 18th were in no hurry to leave. After being welcomed with the story of how Martha the dog found her voice, the craft tables stayed busy the entire time. The children eagerly made bracelets, dog puppets, dog ears headbands and dog bone shaped book marks. They tested their noses with a sniff test and could also color dog related pictures. Martha Speaks DVDs were available to watch and an internet connection was provided to the Martha games website. Drawings were held for various Martha books and Martha soups. Refreshments were available.
The stars of the day were of course canines Penny and Jerry. The dogs enjoyed the many stories read to them. Our sincere thanks to Jerry, Penny and their people for sharing the day with us.
Click on the thumbnails provided so see some of the activities.
January 31st, 2012
|February 18, 2012|
|10:30 am||to||12:30 pm|
Join us Saturday, February 18 from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM at the Howard Lake Public Library for a special event to celebrate Martha Speaks and Reading to Dogs in the Library. Share a book with your favorite pooch, enjoy crafts and activities, and register for free door prizes! Drawings will be held throughout the event to give away Martha Speaks books and videos. Come share the fun!
For ages 4 - 10. Preregistration is not required. No limit. For more information, contact the Howard Lake Library at 320.543.2020.
December 18th, 2011
The Friends of the Howard Lake Library dressed the library in its finest holiday attire at their annual potluck/decorating party. Please click on the thumbnails below.
Happy holidays to all and a happy new year.
December 18th, 2011
Last year only a few people (including librarian Deb) braved a winter storm to attend the Book-tique, but old man winter stayed away for this year’s sale. People were waiting for the door to open and the sale to begin. Quality gifts and a great assortment of books were offered for sale by the Friends of the Howard Lake Library. Thanks to everyone who attended
November 29th, 2011
|December 10, 2011|
|10:00 am||to||1:00 pm|
Join the Friends of the Howard Lake Library at their 7th annual Book-tique. One day only: Saturday Dec.10 from 10AM to 1 PM in the Howard Lake Library. Shop for gift quality new and nearly new books, book thongs (beaded bookmarks) and an interesting assortment of gifts items. For more information, contact the library at 320.543.2020. Sale hosted by the Friends of the Howard Lake Library. All proceeds go to support Friends’ projects & programs. Do your holiday shopping with the Friends this year.