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Rochester Public Library News and Events www.rochesterpubliclibrary.org Vol. 22 Number 4 Rochester, Minnesota April 2007 Libraries Change Lives Inside this issue: Meet our new board member Lisa Lundquist! Libraries Change Lives - New Board member National Library Week Amuzing Race Billboards around Rochester Bookmobile Library Card Donation from Sam’s Club April Events National Library Week Lisa reading at age 2. Now she reads her books up-side right. programs April 15-21 Rochester Public Library has planned Lisa was born in Alexandria MN, the home of the giant Viking “big Ole” and some special events. As it celebrates the Kensington Runestone. She attended Concordia College in Moorhead, National Library Week, Minnesota au- MN and earned a BA in English/Writing with a minor in History. Lisa has thor, Nicole Lea Helget will kick off enjoyed a 25-year-long career with the Girl Scouts. She has served the Girl the week by discussing her memoir, Scouts in Minnesota, Missouri and Illinois. Lisa was happy to return to The Summer of Ordinary Ways on Sun- Minnesota and be close to her family again when in 2001 the Girl Scout day, April 15 at 2:00. Council called and offered her a job as membership executive in Austin. Her job has evolved over the past 6 years and now she is the publications If you’ve never seen the inside of the specialist and the adult development director in Rochester. bookmobile, take the opportunity to do so on Monday, April 16 from 9-11 a.m. Lisa has been a reader ever since she can remember; she shared a photo of Also on Monday is the ever-popular herself reading a book at age two. “Everything I know I got from books” Sit-Stay-Read program for children to she smiled, “I tend to read ﬁction, so I pray that authors are good with fact gain conﬁdence in their reading skills checks, because I take them at face value.” Being a reader is how she deﬁnes by reading stories to gentle therapy herself. Books are Lisa’s life. She especially likes murder mysteries and she dogs. Register online or call 285-8012 actually reviews them for Mystery News out of Chicago, an Anthony Award to sign up. winning publication. The Anthony Award comes from Bouchercon (the worldwide mystery convention) which is named after Anthony Boucher, a On Wednesday evening, celebrate Earth famous mystery reviewer in the 1950s. Day by joining us for a screening of the Lisa has a long-term commitment to libraries. She has served with Sundance Film Festival hit and Acad- several Friends organizations and recently joined the governing board of emy Award winning documentary, An the Rochester Public Library. Lisa was the Vice President of the Friends Inconvenient Truth. This ﬁlm focuses in Jefferson City, Missouri and she chaired the book sale committee for on global warming. This will be fol- 4 years. She served on the Springﬁeld, Illinois Friends board and was in lowed by a facilitated discussion. charge of recruiting volunteers for the book sale. In Austin, MN she served Library Director, Audrey Betcher, will as the president of the Friends for one year. When Lisa moved to Rochester be giving a library tour on Thursday, she saw a call for board members for the Rochester Public Library in the April 19 at 2:00 pm. She will show you newspaper, so she set up an appointment and chatted with Mayor Brede that the library is a lot more than just about the possibility of being appointed. She shared with him why she books. Register for the tour online or thought that she would be an asset on the board. Lisa has a passion for by calling 287-2626. libraries, and feels that it is her duty to give back to libraries because they have given her so much. She tends to buy books, but only after she has read For a complete listing of events and them at the library. “The Library is where I discover new authors; it is my descriptions see the calendar of events favorite place. This is such a quality library and my goal as a board member inside this newsletter or by going to our is to do what I can to keep it that way. I want to support the staff, support events calendar www.rochesterpubli- the collection and support readers,” Lisa commented. clibrary.org. Enter your own Reality Race! Drive around Olmsted County in teams of four, follow clues and complete tasks to win • Grand Prize • Door Prizes Library Foundation Fund Raiser • T-Shirts Rochester Public Award picnic after race Library provided by: June 9 • 7:30time) (Check-In am Sponsored by: Adamson Lincoln Mercury Register by May 18 Go to www.AmuzingRace.org or call 507-281-7360 Billboards around Rochester Have you seen one of these billboards around town and want to know what they are all about? Each billboard describes a different online resource available to library patrons from from the comfort of their own homes by using the Internet. The key to these resources is a Rochester Public Library card. Great Expectations: Learn a Test by Learning Express offers real-time practice tests for college entrance exams like the SAT, ACT, GRE, LCAT, MCAT as well as study skills testing for the GED high school standards tests. Tests are included for many other areas also: Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB), PRAXIS, Nursing Assistant, Law Enforcement, TOEFL, Citizenship. Study skills tests are available for math, writing, reading, spelling and MORE! Invisible Man: Several genealogy databases such as HeritageQuest and Ancestry allow one to search for relatives in census records, county histories and a wide variety of additional lists. Rabbit Run: Auto Repair Reference Center contains information on every major manufacturer of domestic and imported vehicles with repair manuals starting as far back as 1954. War & Peace: Over 150 newspapers from around the world are available through Proquest. There are many more resources available online by using the Rochester Public Library website as a gateway. Log in to www.rochesterpubliclibrary.org to ﬁnd the wealth of information that is available at your ﬁngertips. The Rochester Public Library would like to thank Think and Magic Media for creating and sponsoring these billboards. If you don’t already have one, National Library week is a good time to get a library card. To get a FREE library card, bring in The Rochester Public Library Bookmobile is dedicated a picture ID and proof of your current address. If your ID to providing access to information, literature, and ideas does not have your current address, you can bring mail that has to members of the community who are unable to use been sent to you at your home, a check blank, pay stub, or lease the main library owing to geographic, transportation, agreement to verify your address. economic or other barriers. Library cards can be used at any library in Minnesota. With The Bookmobile regularly carries more than 4,500 a card you can check out materials, use the Internet, place items, including adult and children’s books, audiobooks, interlibrary loans and use a variety of special databases like magazines and DVDs. It has the highest circulation the magazine index, genealogy search tools and auto repair of any bookmobile in the state of Minnesota; in resource center from your home computer. addition to visiting neighborhoods and schools within the city limits, it also makes weekly stops in Carrie Farrow, Communications Byron,Oronoco and other locations in Olmsted County. Manager, received a $500 The bookmobile is handicapped accessible and has a donation from Sam’s Club, wheel chair lift. View the Bookmobile schedule online at presented by Doug Marshall, www.rochesterpubliclibrary.org for the library’s initiatives in promoting literacy to the Visit the bookmobile during National Library week community. on Monday, April 16. It will be parked in front of the library. April Events @ Rochester Public Library All library events are free and open to the public 101 2nd Street SE www.rochesterpubliclibrary.org 507-285-8000 Monday, April 2 10:30 am Family Film: The Cat in the Hat Auditorium The impulsive Cat in the Hat romps through the house one rainy day while mother is away. This animated ﬁlm is based on the classic tale by Dr. Seuss. Tuesday, April 3 10:30 am Family Film Program: Silly Stories about Bikes Auditorium Film: Remarkable Riderless Runaway Tricycle A runaway tricycle careens around town in a series of humorous adventures until it returns, at last, to its downcast owner. Film: Curious George Rides a Bike Curious George borrows the paperboy’s bicycle and is off on another series of adventures. Tuesday, April 3 6:30 pm Bedtime Stories Auditorium Stories, puppets and ﬁlms to give you sweet dreams. No registration required. Parents are invited to remain with their children. Wednesday, April 4 10:30 am Family Film Program: Stories about Growing Up Auditorium Our ﬁlm program features three tales based on favorite picture books including: Leo the Late Bloomer, A Weekend with Wendell, and Joey Runs Away. Wednesday, April 4 6:30 pm Movie @ your library Auditorium Our featured ﬁlm will be Now and Then starring Christina Ricci, Rosie O’Donnell and Demi Moore. One summer four friends make a promise to return any-time they needed each other. Twenty years later, that time has come. While together, they reminisce about when they were kids in 1970. Rated PG-13. Sponsored by John Hardy’s Bar-B-Q. Thursday, April 5 10:30 am Family Film: The Lorax Auditorium This classic tale written by Dr. Seuss tells the humorous story of the Lorax and his efforts to “save the trees” from extinction. Friday, April 6 10:30 am Family Film: The Velveteen Rabbit Auditorium A favorite toy rabbit searches for the magic called “real” in this heart-warming fantasy based on the award-winning book by Margery Williams. Saturday, April 7 10:30 am Hooray for Saturday! Family Film Program Auditorium Film: The Dingles. A family of cats is taken by surprise when a wild rain storm blows in! Film: Rain Babies. When the moon gives twelve tiny babies to a childless couple, the new parents take great care of their charges and receive an unexpected reward. Monday, April 9 6:30 – 7:30 pm Sit, Stay, Read Auditorium Read aloud for 20 minutes to a friendly therapy dog. Reading times are 6:30, 6:50 and 7:10 p.m. When registering online, please enter the name of your preferred dog and time in the email address box. Dogs and times will be assigned on a ﬁrst come, ﬁrst served basis. Only a registered child (between grades 1-6) and accompanying parent/adult should attend. Tuesday, April 10 6:30 pm Bedtime Stories Auditorium Stories, puppets and ﬁlms to give you sweet dreams. No registration required. Parents are invited to remain with their children. Tuesday, April 10 6:30 pm Writing Group Meeting Room A Stuck on your ﬁrst draft? Not sure about your plot? Let’s get together and help each other out. Wednesday, April 11 3:00 pm Library Tour Meeting Room A The library is one of the top three reasons why people come to downtown Rochester... ﬁnd out why! Join Library Director Audrey Betcher for a library tour, and discover the many services and resources that are enriching lives and empowering people in the community. Register online or by calling 287-2626. Wednesday, April 11 6:00 pm iFilms: International and Independent Films Auditorium The Great Match(Comedy / Spain-Germany) This ﬁlm tells the adventurous story of three heroes, none of whom have ever met, but who nevertheless have two things in common: ﬁrstly, they all live in the farthest-ﬂung corners of the planet and, secondly, all three are determined to see on TV the ﬁnal in Japan of the 2002 World Cup between Germany and Brazil. The protagonists in this ‘global’ comedy are: a family of Mongolian nomads, a camel caravan of Tuareg in the Sahara, and a group of Indios in the Amazon. They all live about 500 kilometres away from the next town – and the next television – making their task a particularly daunting one. Nevertheless, these inventive people possess the resourcefulness and the willpower to achieve their goal. The iFilm series is intended for mature adults. Please provide guidance to your children. Admission is free. Thursday, April 12 10:00 am Stories for Toddlers and Twos Auditorium Stories, puppets, and ﬁlms for children 18-36 months of age and their parents or care providers. Thursday, April 12 7:00 pm Prom Hair and Make-up Program Auditorium Just in time before the prom season begins, come to our pre-prom hair and makeup program. Instructors from the Nova Academy of Cosmetology will be here showing some great techniques for prom up-do’s and fabulous makeup. Saturday, April 14 10:30 am Hooray for Saturday! Family Program Auditorium The Schiffelly Puppets have a series of wacky adventures “Down on the Farm!” Auditorium seating is limited to 250 people Saturday, April 14 2:00 pm Honk, Squeak, Scratch, and Boom! Music Program Auditorium This program, presented by the Rochester Symphony Orchestra is a “hands on” program aimed at students who are interested in learning how to play various instruments. Sunday, April 15 2:00 pm Coffeehouse Author Program: Nicole Lea Helget Auditorium Minnesota native Nicole Lea Helget will discuss her 2005 memoir The Summer of Ordinary Ways. This title is her ﬁrst book, and it was nominated for the 2006 Minnesota Book Award (Nonﬁction category). Helget studies and teaches at Minnesota State University–Mankato. She is the winner of the 2004 Speakeasy Prize for Prose. Monday, April 16 9:30 - 1:30 pm Climb on Board the Bookmobile Parked in front of the Library Monday, April 16 4:00 pm GOAT Meeting - Group of Advising Teens Meeting Room A Join other Rochester Area youth (age 12-18) and take a leadership role to discuss ideas and make plans for youth library programs, teen web page, and other ideas. Any questions, contact Lynette @ 285-8008. Monday, April 16 6:30 – 7:30 pm Sit, Stay, Read Auditorium Read aloud for 20 minutes to a friendly therapy dog. Reading times are 6:30 p.m., 6:50 p.m. and 7:10 p.m. When registering online, please enter the name of your preferred dog and time in the email address box. Dogs and times will be assigned on a ﬁrst come, ﬁrst served basis. Only a registered child (between grades 1-6) and accompanying parent/adult should attend. Tuesday, April 17 6:30 pm Bedtime Stories Auditorium Stories, puppets and ﬁlms to give you sweet dreams. No registration required. Parents are invited to remain with their children. Wednesday, April 18 9:30 am Senior Techies – Taking Digital Photos Meeting Room B Taking Digital Photos: Digital Camera and Scanner Capture those great moments in pictures without the worry of running out of ﬁlm! Learn the mechanics of using a digital camera. Using a digital scanner, learn how to restore photographs to their original color. This is a hands-on class using the class set of cameras and scanner. Bring a photo with you to scan. Register online, at the second ﬂoor reference desk, or by calling 285-8002. Wednesday, April 18 6:00 pm Film and Discussion: An Inconvenient Truth Auditorium Celebrate Earth Day by joining us for a screening of the Academy Award winning An Inconvenient Truth. Humanity is sitting on a ticking time bomb. If the vast majority of the world’s scientists are right, we have just ten years to avert a major catastrophe that could send our entire planet into a tail-spin of epic destruction involving extreme weather, ﬂoods, droughts, epidemics and killer heat waves beyond anything we have ever experienced. Thursday, April 19 10:00 am Stories for Toddlers and Twos Auditorium Stories, puppets, and ﬁlms for children 18-36 months of age and their parents or care providers. Thursday, April 19 2:00 pm Library Tour Meeting Room A The library is one of the top three reasons why people come to downtown Rochester... ﬁnd out why! Join Library Director Audrey Betcher for a library tour, and discover the many services and resources that are enriching lives and empowering people in the community. Registration is required. Friday, April 20 10:00 am - 5:00 pm National Library Week Friend’s Book Sale Auditorium Saturday, April 21 10:30 am Hooray for Saturday! Family Film Program: Wild about Books and other Library Tales Auditorium Celebrate National Library Week with three family ﬁlms based on popular children’s pictures books: Wild About Books, Beverly Billingsly Borrows a Book, and Wolf! Sunday, April 22 2:30 pm Yaggy Colby History Lecture Series Auditorium Presented by History Center of Olmsted County in cooperation with Rochester Public Library. Costs underwritten by Yaggy Colby Associates. Monday, April 23 6:30 – 7:30 pm Sit, Stay, Read Auditorium Read aloud for 20 minutes to a friendly therapy dog. Reading times are 6:30 p.m., 6:50 p.m. and 7:10 p.m. When registering online, please enter the name of your preferred dog and time in the email address box. Dogs and times will be assigned on a ﬁrst come, ﬁrst served basis. Only a registered child (between grades 1-6) and accompanying parent/adult should attend. Tuesday, April 24 6:30 pm Bedtime Stories Auditorium Stories, puppets and ﬁlms to give you sweet dreams. No registration required. Parents are invited to remain with their children. Wednesday, April 25 9:30 am Senior Techies: Email/Scan Photos Meeting Room B Participants must be comfortable using computers and have set up a Yahoo email account before the class. It is preferred that participants attend the Senior Techies class on April 18. The class will cover how to email a photo as an attachment in a Yahoo email account and also how to use a scanner to scan photos. Register online, at the reference desk, or by calling 285-8002. Wednesday, April 25 2:00 pm Online Business Resources Meeting Room B Discover and explore business databases available through the library. Reference USA is a powerful tool for sorting and compiling company proﬁles by location, size, or type of business. Find more information about speciﬁc companies using Business & Company Resources, or get local newspaper articles from Proquest Newspapers and Regional Business News. Researching industry trends is easy using Business Source Premier, with thousands of full text articles for viewing. Register online, at the second ﬂoor reference desk or by calling 285-8002. Wednesday, April 25 6:30 pm Writing Group Meeting Room A Stuck on your ﬁrst draft? Not sure about your plot? Let’s get together and help each other out. Thursday, April 26 10:00 am Stories for Toddlers and Twos Auditorium Stories, puppets, and ﬁlms for children 18-36 months of age and their parents or care providers. Thursday, April 26 6:00 pm Film: The Man Who Stole My Mother’s Face Auditorium The Man who Stole my Mother’s Face is a ﬁlm by Cathy Henkel, produced by Jeff Canin & Cathy Henkel. Sexual assault remains the most hidden and the fastest growing crime in the world, and in South Africa the statistics are staggering. Two days before Christmas in 1988, Cathy Henkel’s 59 year-old mother Laura was sexually assaulted and brutally bashed in her home in Johannesburg, South Africa by a local white teenager. Although Laura identiﬁed her attacker from a school photograph, the man was never charged, and remained free. For fourteen years, unable to recover, Laura Henkel retreated from her family and rejected contact with the outside world. In an attempt to help her mother heal, ﬁlmmaker Cathy Henkel took matters into her own hands, returned to Johannesburg and confronted her mother’s attackers. What begins as a powerful exploration about the unsolved case of Laura Henkel’s rape becomes a gripping revelation about the healing process. This ﬁlm is an intimate look at the long-term effects of rape and a profoundly moving account of one family’s quest for truth. This ﬁlm is co-sponsored by Olmsted County Victims Services for Sexual Assault Awareness month. Saturday, April 28 10:30 am Hooray for Saturday! Family Program Auditorium Magician Alan Skogerbo Celebrates Dia De Los Ninos. Join us for an exciting magic show presented in both Spanish and English. Día de los Niños/Day of the Child is a multicultural holiday celebrated world-wide. Sponsored by Estrella del Norte, MN Chapter of REFORMA.
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