What’s happening at the Eden Valley Area Library?
Sandy Millerbernd is pleased to announce that the library is starting a new program entitled English Language Class to help Hispanic families in the Eden Valley community learn English. EV-W graduate Dyani Acosta is one of the few bilingual people in this area and she is eager to be involved in teaching those who want to learn. The library also has free online English classes that can be accessed from the library computers.
Kudos to Pat Schlangen for volunteering her time with Books on Wheels. Every four weeks a variety of 10-15 books are delivered to Brookview Apartments. Some of the favorite authors are Sandra Brown, Shelly Shepard Gray, Debbie Macomber and Jude Deveraux. Pat has also supplied the Hilltop Nursing Facility in Watkins with donated large print books.
National Library Week is April 8-14, with the theme “Libraries Lead.” Started in 1958, it is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association. Libraries across the country will celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and the people who promote library use. Stop by the library for a free compass to show you the way to a great book.
Judy Thielen wants you to know that Story Hour sessions this month will be on April 6, and 27 from 9;30-11 a.m. Movies on the Big Screen fall on the same dates at 6 p.m. in the Community Center.
The Scholastic Book Fair will take place in the Community Center from April 11 through April 14. Don’t miss a wonderful opportunity to purchase books for the whole family while supporting the library.
“It all started with a hot dish! Yes, hot dish.” Marilyn Peterson urges you to come in for an exciting author visit. The Eden Valley Area Library will host mystery and cookbook writer and humorist Jeanne Cooney speaking about her latest book, “Hot Dish Heaven: A Murder Mystery with Recipes,” at 7 p.m Thursday, April 12. She has written delightful cookbooks, mixed with a whole lot of humor and planted us right in the middle of three murder mysteries. From northwestern Minnesota, she has worked for nearly 30 years for the US Department of Justice, won prizes for her cookies and bars at the Minnesota State Fair, and still writes a mean mystery. Join Jeanne and special baking guest, Bev Barrett, for a wonderfully entertaining evening. You may buy books and enjoy refreshments, too. Everyone is welcome.
The culmination of the Creative Writing and Drawing Contest will take place with an awards ceremony Saturday, April 14, in the Community Center. Mayor Brent Bengtson will be presenting the awards to our talented young people. If you haven’t had a chance, stop by the library to see some of the entries.
Ellen Ellickson would like to remind you that the Eden Valley Area Library Book Club will be meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, at the library. They will discuss “Born a Crime,” by Trevor Noah. “Trevor Noah’s unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth.” It’s one of the Book Club’s more interesting selections.
Until next month, we’ll see you at the library.