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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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