Now Available – Flipster eMagazines

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Now available through Van Horn Public Library – digital magazines using Flipster – a digital magazine service that allows you to browse the latest issues of a variety of popular magazines including House Beautiful, Popular Science, Redbook and more!

You can access Flipster directly at:
http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=cpid&custid=s9125668&profile=eon.

All you need is your library card number to log in. Magazines can also be downloaded to iOS or Android devices using the Flipster app (search for “Flipster” in your app store).

Have questions or need help getting started with Flipster? Stop by the library, call us at 356-8558 or e-mail us at pipl@selco.info.

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DAZZLING DAVE BRINGS HIS SHOW TO VAN HORN PUBLIC LIBRARY TO KICKOFF THE SUMMER READING PROGRAM

Things are going to get Yo-Yo!

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Van Horn Public Library is thrilled to welcome Dazzling Dave, Yo-yo Master and performer, for a fun and entertaining show to kickoff the Summer Reading Program for 2016. Dave does all kinds of tricks and incorporates science into his presentation. On Wednesday, June 22 the library will be spinning, rocking and rolling with Dave and his yo-yo fun! The FREE show starts at 2:00 p.m. on the lawn behind the library (Rain location: Pine Island American Legion).

Dazzling Dave Schulte is a professional yo-yo performer and highly acclaimed champion who has circled the globe since 1998, thrilling audiences everywhere with his tricks and tips, all designed to entertain, educate, and illuminate the beauty of the growing sport of professional yo-yo. In October of 2001, Dazzling Dave was named to an elite group of National Yo-Yo Masters, making him one of the exclusive members of the Yo-Yo Judges at the World and National Yo-Yo Championships each year.

Dave is a former middle school teacher who currently lives in Minnesota and gives hundreds of shows each year. He and his wife, Kim, have two children, Eric and Kate, and an incredible collection of over 1,500 yo-yos from around the world. It’s amazing how his life has changed since that first day in 1993 when he was just a college junior looking for a diversion from the pressure of final exams. “Hey,” he said to his buddy. “Mind if I try your yo-yo?”

All Library programs are FREE and open to all ages. In case of special needs, please notify the library in advance so accommodations can be made.

For further information about the Summer Reading Program, contact Van Horn Public Library at 507-356-8558, pipl@selco.info or “like” VHPL on Facebook.

About Library Legacy Funding

This project is made possible with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund (ACHF) and the people of Minnesota for Library Legacy activities. The ACHF was created in 2008 from the Clean Water, Land and Legacy amendment to the Minnesota State Constitution. Minnesota’s 365 public libraries receive funding distributed through existing formulas to the 12 Minnesota Regional Library Systems to provide programs and services in four areas: arts (visual, performing and media), culture, literary and Minnesota history.

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Summer Story Time Starts Next Week!

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Annual Book Sale to be Held During Cheese Fest

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Annual Book Sale as part of Cheese Fest

This year, the library will host its annual book sale as part of the Cheese Fest festivities.

The book sale will be part of Cheese Fest’s Craft and Vendor Market on Saturday, June 4 from 11 am – 7 pm

The book sale (and Market) will be held behind Island Market (on the Festival Grounds). The book sale WILL NOT be held at the library, though the library will be open it’s regular hours Cheese Fest weekend (Noon  to 8 pm on Thursday, Noon to 6 pm on Friday, and 9 am to 2 pm on Saturday)

So come see us at the Cheese Fest Craft and Vendor Market – come find a treasure and help support the library!!

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Library Closed for Holiday

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On Your Mark, Get Set, Read! at Van Horn Public Library this summer!

Van Horn Public Library invites all area youth to participate in the 2016 Summer Reading Program, On Your Mark, Get Set, READ. To register for the program, stop by anytime during the library’s open hours from May 31st through June 11th. In addition to rewarding children for the books they read throughout the summer, the library has a full slate of engaging programs planned.

Each week, the library invites all children 3 years and up to Story Time. From June 15th through July 27th, Story Times will be held each Wednesday at 10 am. Kids will be enthralled for the entire 30-45 minute session as they listen to books, sing songs, dance, and make a themed craft to take home.

In addition to weekly Story Time, Van Horn Public Library is planning four entertaining special programs. They begin on Wednesday, June 22nd as we welcome Dazzling Dave, Yo-yo Master and performer, for a fun and entertaining show to kickoff the Summer Reading Program for 2016. Dave does all kinds of tricks and incorporates science into his presentation. The library will be spinning, rocking and rolling with Dave and his yo-yo fun! The FREE show starts at 2:00 p.m. on the lawn behind the library. (Rain location: Pine Island American Legion)

And in July Faribault’s own queen of the hula hoop, Adrienne Lee, is coming to Van Horn Public Library!  Adrienne has been hooping since 2008.  She will delight us on July 12 at 2:00 p.m. on the lawn of the Library with a 20-minute hula hoop performance set to music.  Stay after the performance to ask questions, get demos, and try out a hula hoop for yourself!  Adrienne also makes custom hula hoops and will be taking orders if you are interested in purchasing a hoop to call your very own!  (Rain location: Pine Island American Legion)

On Tuesday, July 19th in honor of the Summer Olympics, we invite everyone to exercise your body AND your brain with races, contests, puzzles, brain teasers and more at the Van Horn Library Summer Olympics! Events and games will be held both inside and out of the Library from 2pm to 3pm!

And last but not least, Van Horn Public Library invites all area youth who participated in the 2016 Summer Reading Program, Ready, Get Set, READ to our Finale Celebration on Tuesday, July 26th at 2 pm in City Park. Please join Library Director Morgan Hansen and Youth Librarian Joan Sand for games, snacks, and prizes to celebrate your fantastic reading accomplishments over the summer.

All Library programs are FREE and open to all ages. In case of special needs, please notify the library in advance so accommodations can be made.

For further information about the Summer Reading Program, contact Van Horn Public Library at 507-356-8558, pipl@selco.info, visit their website at http://pineisland.lib.mn.us, or “like” VHPL on Facebook.

About Library Legacy Funding

This project is made possible with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund (ACHF) and the people of Minnesota for Library Legacy activities. The ACHF was created in 2008 from the Clean Water, Land and Legacy amendment to the Minnesota State Constitution. Minnesota’s 365 public libraries receive funding distributed through existing formulas to the 12 Minnesota Regional Library Systems to provide programs and services in four areas: arts (visual, performing and media), culture, literary and Minnesota history.

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Story Time Schedule – Winter/Spring 2016

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Tom Ryan, Special Guest for One Town, One Title Finale

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One Town, One Title Finale March 1st

As  the finale of  Van Horn Public Library and the Pine Area People for the Arts’ fourth annual One Town, One Title event series, all area residents are invited to attend a discussion led by Olmsted County Parks Superintendent Tom Ryan on Tuesday, March 1st. Mr. Ryan and a special guest will guide us through a conversation about survival, natural history and creatures of the night. The event will take place at 7:00 p.m. at the Senior Citizen Center, 109 3rd St SW, Pine Island.

Tom Ryan has been the Olmsted County Parks Superintendent since 2007. After obtaining degrees at the University of Minnesota Crookston and Winona State University, he spent 23 years as an Interpretive Naturalist/Outdoor Educator at Oxbow Park/Zollman Zoo and for 19 years was the director of that facility.

A life-long reader, Ryan is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys birding, hiking, and camping. He was the outdoor columnist for Rochester Post-Bulletin from 1997-2007. As well as being a sportsman who enjoys hunting and fishing, he is a Firearms Safety Instructor and a recently retired Firefighter.

For more information call 507-356-8558 or email pipl@selco.info.

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One Town, One Title Event This Weekend

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One Town, One Title Free Movie Showing This Saturday

On Saturday, February 20th, there will be a free showing of the movie A Cry In The Wild at 2:00 p.m. as part of  Van Horn Public Library and the Pine Area People for the Arts’ fourth annual One Town, One Title event series. All area residents are invited to attend. Free popcorn and beverages will be served! The film will be shown at Saint Paul Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 214 Third Street SW, Pine Island.

The movie tells the story of thirteen year-old New Yorker Brian Robeson and his aborted trip to spend the summer with his father who works in the oil fields of Northern Canada since his divorce from Brian’s mother. Not long into the journey we see exhausted young Brian pulling himself from a remote Canadian lake. The tiny plane he managed to steer several miles after only a brief lesson lies under the icy water with its pilot dead of a heart attack. Somehow Brian has survived the crash. But gazing at the vast forest he can’t help wonder for how long. Equipped with nothing more than a hatchet and his ingenuity, he must learn to find food, shelter and a way to get home. Based on Gary Paulsen’s Newbery Award winning novel “Hatchet”, A Cry In The Wild is a family adventure at its most glorious and inspiring. Viewers can’t help but cheer on this plucky, inventive kid.

A Cry In The Wild is rated PG. There are some scary moments, so parents of very young children, please be advised.

The book selection for One Town, One Title this year is Stephen King’s 1999 best seller The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon.  It tells the story of a young girl who becomes lost in the Maine woods. Free copies of the book are still available at Van Horn Public Library, Better Brew Coffeehouse and Pine Island Bank through March 1st.

And don’t forget that the Finale on Tuesday, March 1st will be a discussion led by Olmsted County Parks Superintendent Tom Ryan. Mr. Ryan and a special guest will guide us through a conversation about survival, natural history and creatures of the night. The event will take place at 7:00pm at the Senior Citizen Center, 109 3rd St SW, Pine Island.

There is no charge for the any of the events or for the books themselves and information about the events as well as a list of suggested discussion points will be included with each copy.

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Library Closed for Holiday

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