Book lovers and bargain hunters — you are in for a treat! The Friends of the Stillwater Public Library is hosting a fall used book sale. Proceeds benefit the library and enhance materials and programs. Stop by the Margaret Rivers Room, located on the upper level of the library, to shop the sale. Cash or checks only.
Members-Only Preview Sale:
Wednesday, November 10 | 5:00-7:30 PM
Not a member of Friends of the Stillwater Public Library? Join at the door.
Open to the Public:
Thursday, November 11 | 10:15 AM-7:30 PM
Friday, November 12 | 10:15 AM-4:30 PM
Saturday, November 13 | 10:15 AM-4:30 PM (Bag sale all day on Saturday!)
What We're Reading
We love talking about books! Each month, staff and patrons connect online to share what they've been reading. Here's a peek of a few titles discussed in November.View full list.
A true story of a couple who lost everything follows Raynor and Moth Winn, as they, after learning that Moth is terminally ill and their farm and house are taken away, embark on a remarkable and life-affirming journey walking the 630-mile South West Coast Path in England.
Cynical August starts to believe in the impossible when she meets Jane on the subway, a mysterious punk rocker she forms a crush on, who is literally displaced in time from the 1970s and is trying to find her way back.
The award-winning author pairs scholarly essays based on his Syracuse University graduate MFA creative writing program with seven classic Russian stories to explain the essential literary processes of narrative, story immersion and perspective.
Ready for your next good listen? Staff have picked out some uplifting audio books that can make tackling your fall to-do list much more enjoyable! Give one of these audiobooks a try. View full list.
A CBS Sunday Morning correspondent presents a behind-the-scenery look at his year traveling to each of America’s National Parks, which turned out to be the road trip of a lifetime that changed his views on everything from God and love to politics and technology.
The best-selling author challenges popular conceptions of an innately selfish human race to offer new historical and evolutionary perspectives that argue we are more hardwired for kindness, cooperation and trust.
Join Us for DINO-vember
We're bringing dinosaurs to you during the whole month of November! Search for hidden dinosaurs in the children’s area with our dino scavenger hunt. Check out our collection of dinosaur books and pick up a roaring read. Make dino art and color dinosaur pictures in our new Art Cart space in the storytime room. You can even hang your creations in our dino gallery. Join in the dinosaur fun anytime during library hours.
Featured Resource: PebbleGo & PebbleGoNext
Access informational articles and content designed just for kids through the library's subscriptions to educational resources.
PebbleGo: For kids from pre-kindergarten through third grade, this site contains resources on animals and biographies. Kids can learn reading and research skills through the use of read along audio, video, activities and educational games.
PebbleGoNext:For kids in grades 3-6, this site contains resources on US states and Native American history. Learn more with multimedia resources like videos, state songs, and regional recipes.
Congratulations to Mary Ann Sandeen, President of the Friends of the Stillwater Public Library, for her “hall of fame” induction on Saturday, October 9, 2021. Mary Ann was recognized as a Standout Friend by the Minnesota Association of Library Friends. Mary Ann has been involved with supporting the Stillwater Public Library continuously for more than 30 years. Beginning in 1988, she sat on the Board of Trustees. In 1998, she was a founder of the Friends of the Stillwater Public Library and continues to serve as President today. Later, she became one of the founding directors of the Stillwater Public Library Foundation.
Since 2002, the Friends have hosted twice-a-year book sales, generating over $160,000 in support to the library. While a group effort, Mary Ann’s touch is clearly felt. As Stillwater Public Library’s long-time, retired director Lynne Bertalmio said, “Mary Ann is the constant in the Friends group, carries a sense of history, and works diligently to forward the Friends and the library.” Mary Ann has contributed to many special library projects, including the library restoration and expansion and the installation of hearing loops in the library’s meeting spaces.
Stop by the Friends Used Book Sale this week and see Mary Ann's work in action!
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