Monthly Archives: October 2011

Friends to Host Book Signing

 Making Tracks cover

The Friends of the Howard Lake Library will host a book signing for local authors Ed & Sue Claessen.  This event will be held Sunday, November 6th at 2 PM at the St. Mary’s Parish Center in Waverly, MN.  The Claessen’s book, “Making Tracks: C.L. Best and the Caterpillar Tractor Co.” is the result of over five years of effort.

Refreshments will be served by the Friends. “Making Tracks” will be available for purchase at the event and the authors will custom sign any copies.

For more information, call the authors at 763.658.4278 or go to

Pumpkin Painting on October 22

It’s that  time again. The Friends of the Howard Lake Library will be hosting the Pumpkin Painting event on Saturday, October 22, at the Howard Lake Community Room. There will be two sessions: 9 AM and 10 AM.  As this is a popular event, preregistration is recommended by either stopping at the library or calling 320.543.2020.

The Friends have kept the price the same as last year–$3 each with a maximum of $10 per family.  The painter will receive a pumpkin, paint, cookies and KoolAid and the parents will have a unique hand-painted pumpkin and a paint-free house. Even though the paint is water-based, old painting clothes are suggested.

Family and friends are invited to watch the artists at work. Coffee will be available.

Put us on your calendar and leave the mess to the Friends this year.