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 EVENT CALENDAR

ONGOING EVENTS FOR CHILDREN

Join Katy for stories, songs, and fun on Mondays and Thursdays at 10 a.m.

Summer is on vacation until September 15.
SPECIAL EVENTS
GERMAN PLACES, IDENTITY, AND HERITAGE IN NEW ULM AND THE MIDWEST

Sunday, September 14, 1 p.m.
Library Meeting Room

Dr. Stephan Fuchs, Academic Associate in the Institute of Geography, University of Heidelberg, will cover different aspects and indicators of German immigration and heritage in the Midwest and especially focus on New Ulm as a center of German culture and identity, past and present.
HISTORY BOOK GROUP

Tuesday, September 16, 12 p.m.
Library Meeting Room

From the publisher: The dramatic story of the methamphetamine epidemic as it sweeps the American heartland, a timely, moving, very human account of an Iowa community's attempt to battle its way to a brighter future. Stop by the Service Center to place a hold on a copy. Participants are welcome to bring their lunch.

FAMILY PROGRAM: AUTHOR JACQUELINE WEST

Tuesday, September 16, 6 p.m.
Library Meeting Room

Author Jacqueline West of Red Wing will share her popular junior fiction series, The Books of Elsewhere. The series follows the adventures of 11-year-old Olive Dunwoody as she travels to Elsewhere, the world inside the antique paintings on the walls of the old stone house on Linden Street.

This event is made possible by a grant provided by the Traverse des Sioux Library Cooperative and was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

MINNESOTA VALLEY CIVIL WAR ROUND TABLE

Tuesday, September 16, 6:30 p.m.
Adult Meeting Area

Local historian David Martinka will conduct a PowerPoint presentation on Antietam, which was fought September 17, 1862, in Maryland.

This event is made possible by a grant provided by the Traverse des Sioux Library Cooperative and was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

AUTHOR DR. WILLIAM LASS: MINNESOTA'S BOUNDARIES

Thursday, September 18, 6 p.m.
Library Meeting Room

Dr. William Lass, Professor Emeritus of History at Minnesota State, Mankato, will present his new book, "Shaping the North Star State: A History of Minnesota's Boundaries."

This event is made possible by a grant provided by the Traverse des Sioux Library Cooperative and was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

FREE MOVIE SATURDAY

Saturday, September 20, 10 a.m.
Library Meeting Room

The entire family is invited to a free movie sponsored by the Optimist Club of New Ulm. The film is not rated and runs 90 minutes. Call the library at 507-359-8331 for the title.

SCIENCE FICTION BOOK GROUP

Wednesday, September 24, 6:30 p.m.
Adult Fiction Area

All are invited to join our newest book group. This month's discussion will focus on "Wool" by Hugh Howey. From the publisher: In a ruined and toxic future, a community exists in a giant silo underground, hundreds of stories deep. There, men and women live in a society full of regulations they believe are meant to protect them. Sheriff Holston, who has unwaveringly upheld the silo’s rules for years, unexpectedly breaks the greatest taboo of all: He asks to go outside. His fateful decision unleashes a drastic series of events. Stop by the Service Center to place a hold on a copy.

ANGIE PORTNER PRESENTS A HISTORY OF RETIREMENT IN BROWN COUNTY

Thursday, September 25, 6 p.m.
Library Meeting Room

Local historian and this year's German-American Day Parade Marshal Angie Portner will discuss St. Alexander's Home for the Aged and Brown County Poor Farms. Presented in partnership with the German-Bohemian Heritage Society.

INTRODUCTION TO ANCESTRY CLASS

Saturday, September 27, 8:30 a.m.
Adult Computer Area

New Ulm Public Library now offers Ancestry Library Edition for in-library use only. Patrons may use the library's computers or their personal laptops, smartphones, or tablets to access the database.

Thanks to the Friends of the New Ulm Public Library for funding a one-year subscription. If you like this service, please consider donating funds to the Friends to continue the subscription. Usage statistics will help determine whether we will continue to offer Ancestry Library Edition.

An Introduction to Ancestry class will be held Saturday, September 27 at 8:30 a.m. at the library. This one-hour, hands-on session is for people new to Ancestry Library Edition. Basic computer skills are necessary. Call 507-359-8331 to register.

MYSTERY BOOK GROUP

Monday, September 29, 6:30 p.m.
Adult Fiction Area

Join us this month for a discussion of "Murder on Astor Place," the first Gaslight Mystery by Victoria Thompson set in historical New York City. Stop by the Service Center to place a hold on a copy of the book today.

A SELF-PUBLISHING JOURNEY WITH CONNIE ROSSINI

Thursday, October 2, 6 p.m.
Library Meeting Room

Connie Rossini of New Ulm, author of “Trusting God With St. Therese,” will cover the hows and whys of self-publishing and share helpful resources. The program will conclude with a Q&A session followed by a book signing session.

ADULT BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP WITH SPECIAL GUEST AUTHOR P.S. DUFFY

Monday, October 6, 6:30 p.m.
Library Meeting Room

Join us for a discussion of "The Cartographer of No Man's Land" with special guest author P.S. Duffy. From the publisher: When his beloved brother-in-law goes missing at the front in 1916, Angus defies his pacifist upbringing to join the war and find him. Assured a position as a cartographer in London, he is instead sent directly into the visceral shock of battle. Meanwhile, at home, his son, Simon Peter, must navigate escalating hostility in a fishing village torn by grief. "The Cartographer of No Man’s Land" offers a soulful portrayal of World War I and the lives that were forever changed. Stop by the Service Center to place a hold on a copy.

This event is made possible by a grant provided by the Traverse des Sioux Library Cooperative and was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
NEW ADULT BOOK GROUP FEATURING SKYPE SESSION WITH AUTHOR ABBI GLINES

Tuesday, October 7, 6:30 p.m.
Library Meeting Room

This month we'll Skype with author Abbi Glines! The discussion will focus on "Fallen Too Far," the first book in the Rosemary Beach series.

All adults are invited to join this group. "New Adult" is an emerging genre that often features college-aged women handling mature situations. Stop by the Service Center to place a hold on a copy.
BRAIN INJURY SUPPORT PROGRAM

Thursday, October 9, 6 p.m.
Library Meeting Room

New Ulm Public Library and the Minnesota Brain Injury Force will welcome brain injury survivor Janet Snyder and author Cheryl Boldon, whose book "Shattered" is a fictionalized version of Janet's story.

About the book: Megan (Janet Snyder), 27, survived the horrific car crash that instantly killed her wealthy husband. Disfigured and barely alive, she wakens from a coma. … Several years pass when she begins to hear voices and believes that she is being tortured via an implant placed in her brain during a surgery on her ear. Attempting to get away from the madness, she and her caregiver speed to Chicago where she is all too quickly shot at in her hotel room and again on a terrifying escape through the city. Her quest to prove her sanity and her friends and family wrong bring her to the brink of insanity. Only one person can save her ...

NOON TUNES FEATURING DAVID GRIESER

Saturday, October 11, 12 p.m.
Adult Meeting Area

Local musician David Grieser, one-half of the Twisted Mountain Boys, will play bluegrass music in this program sponsored by the Friends of the New Ulm Public Library.
INTRODUCTION TO ANCESTRY CLASS

Tuesday, October 14, 8:30 a.m.
Adult Computer Area

New Ulm Public Library now offers Ancestry Library Edition for in-library use only. Patrons may use the library's computers or their personal laptops, smartphones, or tablets to access the database.

Thanks to the Friends of the New Ulm Public Library for funding a one-year subscription. If you like this service, please consider donating funds to the Friends to continue the subscription. Usage statistics will help determine whether we will continue to offer Ancestry Library Edition.

An Introduction to Ancestry class will be held Tuesday, October 14 at 8:30 a.m. at the library. This one-hour, hands-on session is for people new to Ancestry Library Edition. Basic computer skills are necessary. Call 507-359-8331 to register.

HISTORY BOOK GROUP

Tuesday, October 21, 12 p.m.
Library Meeting Room

From Publishers Weekly: Bestselling author Simon Winchester tells the eventful, personality-filled history of the definitive English dictionary. Stop by the Service Center to place a hold on a copy. Participants are welcome to bring their lunch.

MINNESOTA VALLEY CIVIL WAR ROUND TABLE

Tuesday, October 21, 6:30 p.m.
Library Meeting Room

Author, re-enactor, and historian Bryce Stenzel will conduct a PowerPoint presentation on the Battle of Nashville.

This event is made possible by a grant provided by the Traverse des Sioux Library Cooperative and was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

MYSTERY BOOK GROUP

Monday, October 27, 6:30 p.m.
Adult Fiction Area

Join us this month for a discussion of "One for the Money," Janet Evanovich's first Stephanie Plum book. Stop by the Service Center to place a hold on a copy of the book today.

ADULT BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP

Monday, November 3, 6:30 p.m.
Adult Fiction Area

Join us for a discussion of "The Orchardist" by Amanda Coplin. From Amazon: Set against the rugged beauty of Washington State at the turn of the 20th century, Amanda Coplin’s debut novel introduces readers to William Talmadge and his lovingly cultivated orchards of apples and apricots. Coplin’s characters are deeply rooted in the mystery of the American West, and she brings them together, like the grafting of Talmadge’s trees, to form a unique family bound not by blood but by the shared experience of tragedy, the land, and ultimately fate. Stop by the Service Center to place a hold on a copy.
NEW ADULT BOOK GROUP

Tuesday, November 4, 6:30 p.m.
Library Meeting Room

All adults are invited to join this group. "New Adult" is an emerging genre that often features college-aged women handling mature situations. This month's discussion book is "If I Stay" by Gayle Forman.

Stop by the Service Center to place a hold on a copy.
VETERANS DAY PROGRAM: AUTHOR JAMES CARL NELSON

Monday, November 10, 7 p.m.
Library Meeting Room

The Brown County Historical Society and New Ulm Public Library will welcome author James Carl Nelson, who will discuss his military history books, "Five Lieutenants: The Heartbreaking Story of Five Harvard Men Who Led America to Victory in WWI"  and "The Remains of Company D: A Story of the Great War." Nelson received a journalism degree from the University of Minnesota and worked as a staff writer for the Miami Herald.

This event is made possible by a grant provided by the Traverse des Sioux Library Cooperative and was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

CASTLE/LIBRARY LINK-IN BOOK DISCUSSION

Thursday, November 13, 6 p.m.
Library Meeting Room

CASTLE Lifelong Learning and the library are partnering for a book discussion in recognition of Veterans Day. All are welcome to join facilitator Ric Jacobsen, Pastor at Oakwood Methodist Church, for a discussion of "The Things They Carried," Minnesota native Tim O'Brien's Vietnam masterpiece. Participants do not need to belong to CASTLE.

HISTORY BOOK GROUP

Tuesday, November 18, 12 p.m.
Library Meeting Room

A portrait of the Russian leader by a Russian-American journalist who lives in Moscow. Stop by the Service Center to place a hold on a copy. Participants are welcome to bring their lunch.

MINNESOTA VALLEY CIVIL WAR ROUND TABLE

Tuesday, November 18, 6:30 p.m.
Library Meeting Room

Library Director Kris Wiley will conduct a PowerPoint presentation on Sherman's march to the sea.

This event is made possible by a grant provided by the Traverse des Sioux Library Cooperative and was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

THE 48ERS WITH DR. YOGI REPPMANN

Thursday, November 20, 6 p.m.
Library Meeting Room

After unsuccessfully fighting for liberty, democracy, and national unity in Germany and other parts of Europe, the “Forty-eighters” brought their considerable talents to America during the late 1840s and early 1850s. Dr. Yogi Reppmann, Executive Director of the Stoltenberg Institute, will discuss the Forty-eighters’ impact on the political and social history of America during one of its most critical periods, as well as the ways their movement continues to shape America’s immigration landscape today. Learn more about Dr. Reppmann and the 48ers here.

This event is made possible by a grant provided by the Traverse des Sioux Library Cooperative and was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

FAMILY PROGRAM: TALKIN' & SINGIN' TURKEYS WITH DICK KIMMEL

Tuesday, November 25, 6 p.m.
Library Meeting Room

Bluegrass musician and former DNR turkey biologist Dick Kimmel combines his talents in this all-ages music program.

This event is made possible by a grant provided by the Traverse des Sioux Library Cooperative and was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

ADULT BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP

Monday, December 1, 6:30 p.m.
Adult Fiction Area

Join us for a discussion of "Cold Sassy Tree" by Olive Ann Burns, a novel set in early 20th Century Georgia. Stop by the Service Center to place a hold on a copy.
MINNESOTA VALLEY CIVIL WAR ROUND TABLE

Tuesday, December 16, 6:30 p.m.
Library Meeting Room

George Romano of the Rochester Civil War Round Table will present "How Christmas Won the War."

This event is made possible by a grant provided by the Traverse des Sioux Library Cooperative and was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

ADULT BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP

Monday, January 5, 6:30 p.m.
Adult Fiction Area

Join us for a discussion of "The Cape Ann" by Faith Sullivan. From the publisher: Lark Erhardt, the 6-year-old narrator, and her fiercely independent mother dream of owning their own house; they have their hearts set on the Cape Ann, chosen from a house catalog. But when Lark’s father’s gambling threatens the down payment her mother has worked so hard to save, Lark’s mother takes matters into her own indomitable hands. A disarmingly involving portrait of a family struggling to stay together through the Great Depression, "The Cape Ann" is an unforgettable story of life from a child’s-eye view.  Stop by the Service Center to place a hold on a copy.
 
CONTACT

Kris Wiley is our library director and programming specialist. Please contact her if you have questions about scheduled events or ideas for future ones.

Email: kwiley@tds.lib.mn.us
Phone: 507-359-8332


Last updated: September 08, 2014