Monthly Archives: September 2012

Abe & George Replaced

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.


Author Curtis Dahlin Speaks About US-Dakota War of 1862


“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.


End of 2012 Summer Reading Program Celebration

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.

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