Monthly Archives: May 2009

Award Winning Author in Howard Lake


Award winning author, Barbara Sommer,  will be in Howard Lake on Wednesday July 15.  Ms. Sommer will present a slide show and speak about her book, “Hard Work and a Good Deal:  The Civilian Conservation Corps in Minnesota”.   Ms Sommer conducted hundreds of interviews with some of the more than 77,000 Minnesotans who worked for the CCC during the Great Depression.   Many examples of their handiwork are visible in Minnesota’s state parks &  forests.

This program will start at 6 :45 PM at the Howard Lake Community Room and is scheduled to run until 8 PM.   Refreshments will be served by the Friends of the Howard Lake Library.  For more information, please contact the library at 320.543.02020.

Summer Story Time Starts June 11

Story time will be held Thursday mornings at 10:15 at the Howard Lake Library.  Storyteller Mary Wherry has set her themes for each of the dates:

  • June 11 — Pets
  • June 18 — Summertime
  • June 25 — Alligators
  • July    2 — Teddy Bears
  • July    9 — Bugs, bugs, bugs
  • July 16  — Ocean
  • July 23  — Down on the Farm

For more information, please contact the library at 320.543.2020.

Magic Show Sat. June 13 at H.L. Library

As a kick off for the summer reading program, GRRL presents “The Great Brodini”.  His award winning comedy-magic show is all about audience participation.  His act is decscribed as “hilarious, wholesome entertainment” for the entire family.

The Great Brodini will be at the Howard Lake Library on Saturday, June 13 from 10 AM to 10:40 AM.

If you have any questions, please contact the library at 320.543.2020.



Summer Reading Program Starts June 8

“Be Creative @ Your Library” is the theme for the 2009 GRRL Summer Reading Program.  This program runs from June 8 to August 8.  Sign up is free.   There are programs for ages 0 to 3 & 3 to 12.  There is a separate program for teens.  NEW this year:  sign up and receive a coupon for a free ice cream cone at the Howard Lake Drug Store.

There will be programs & prizes.  Check this site for more information, or contact the helpful librarians at the library or call 320.543.2020.