Category Archives: Events

Howard Lake Library Announces Fall Storytime

Librarian Deb Cox-Johnson has announced storyteller Sarah’s Fall program dates and themes.    This program is suggested for preschoolers and their families.   Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and crafts.

All programs run from 6:15 to 7:00 PM.

September 22–Dinosaurs

October 20–Signs of Fall

November 17–Owls

December 15–Cookies

7th Annual Book/Food Sale to be Held June 26

Once again, the Friends of the Howard Lake Library invite everyone to get some great bargains on books and enjoy some tasty food.   The sale will be held on Saturday, June 26th, from 9 AM to 1 PM, at the Howard Lake Community Center (above the library).  Most regular sized paperback books are 25 cents , large paperbacks 50 cents  and hardcovers are also  50 cents.  Some coffee table books and special books will be marked separately.  We will also be selling DVDs, audio books and jig saw puzzles.   From 12:30 to 1 PM, fill one of our bags with books for only one dollar ($1)!! Continue reading

Go Wild at the Howard Lake Library: June 10 @ 12:30 PM

GRRL presents the popular Minnesota Zoo wild animal presentation.  Geared to ages 3 to 12, but all are invited.   Presentation will be on Thursday, June 10 at 12:30 PM at the library building and will last approximately 45 minutes.  This program will also be presented at other area libraries.   To see other dates and times, please see the information posted at the library.

For additional information, contact the Howard Lake library at 320.543.2020.

GRRL Presents: Cartoon Art Workshop

Have you ever wanted to create your own cartoon or learn how to draw your own cartoon character?  Come to the Howard Lake Library on Tuesday, March 16th, from 3:15 to 5:45, and learn what it take to be an illustrator & author of your  own book.    This workshop targets ages 12-18 and is limited to 20.

Please contact the Howard Lake Public Library for more information and to preregister:  320.543.2020.

R.E.A.D. to a Dog at the Howard Lake Library

The dates have been set, and Penny is waiting to see you.  Join Penny and her people, Carol & Neil, at the Library from 11:30 AM to 1 PM on the following dates:

February 20; March 2o; April 24  & May 22


Readers are recommended to be between 3 and 12 years of age, but all family members are welcome.  For more infomation, contact the library or phone 320.543.2020.  Ask about the reward for reading program.

Magic of Winter in Poetry & Song


The Howard Lake Library presents a special New Years Eve family event on December 31st at 3 pm. Local performers Marienne Kreitlow and Jerry Ford weave together original and traditional music of the season with selected works of ‘the great and timeless poets’, including Robert Frost, Ogden Nash and Mary Oliver.  Between them, they play numerous musical instruments – piano, psaltery, flute, Irish whistles, hand percussion – fronted by tight vocal harmonies. 

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National R.E.A.D. Day: Kids + Dogs + Books =FUN!!!

Join the Friends of the Howard Lake Library in celebrating the 10th anniversary of R.E. A.D. (Reading Education Assistance Dogs).  This event will be held on Saturday, November 14 from 11 AM to 1 PM. and will be in the Howard Lake Community Room (above the library).


We will have treats and activities.

This event is geared to ages 3 to 12, but all ages are welcome.  Preregistration is requested. Stop in at the library or call 320.543.2020.