We will have in-person sign-up outside on the library lawn (weather permitting) from 10am-2pm Monday-Friday next week. For the safety of our patrons and staff, social distancing will be enforced and masks are strongly encouraged. We will also have an online sign-up form available here on our website and on our Facebook page if you cannot or do not wish to stop by in person.
We are very excited to announce a couple of concerts this summer!
The Magic of Celtic Music
Laura MacKenzie is performing July 18 at 7:00pm. Join us in the Pine Island City Hall’s Council Chamber on the 2nd floor.
“Celtic” can describe music from a number of areas, including Ireland and Scotland, regions of France, Northern Spain, Wales and Nova Scotia. “The Magic of Celtic Music” presents traditional music on a fascinating array of wind-powered instruments, including a variety of wooden flutes and tin whistles, various types of bagpipes (bellows and blown), concertina, gemshorn and voice. In a program intriguing to both youth and adults, we learn how air is transformed into music on the various wind-powered instruments and what makes the airs, dance tunes, and songs “Celtic.” We explore the rhythms of traditional Irish and Scottish dance music, and even use the voice (a wind instrument) to sing jigs and reels in Gaelic.
Minnesota’s Ordinarily Unsung Concert
Elisa Korenne is coming to the Olde Pine Theatre on August 6 at 7:00pm.
Elisa Korenne is gaining a reputation for her songs about characters and events that are too fascinating for the history books, and she has mastered the art of telling those untold stories from the stage. Minnesota’s Ordinarily Unsung Concert is an award-winning concert series about unsung, unique, and unusual people in Minnesota history. The Minnesota Sesquicentennial Commission commissioned award-winning songwriter and student of history to create Minnesota’s Ordinarily Unsung concerts and workshops to celebrate Minnesota’s 150th anniversary as a state.
We hope you can join us for these exciting singers this summer!
Have you ever wanted to escape? Maybe you’ve gotten a group of friends together and worked on some puzzles in order to break out of a locked room. Maybe it’s just something you’ve thought about doing but haven’t found the time to go to one of the professional escape rooms. The Van Horn Public Library is happy to announce that you can do the same kinds of puzzles and unlock the secrets of an oasis under attack with our escape box!
We have a variety of time slots on Saturday, February 2 from 12-3:30pm available for you and your team to work together to solve a wide variety of puzzle in order to unlock our escape box and escape the desert oasis. Each team will get 20 minutes to work before the desert marauders attack.
Call (356-8558), email or stop in the library and sign up today!
We are taking part in Winterfest tomorrow! We are showing a POV film called The War to be Her at 3:30 at the PI Senior Center. This is the first of our 2019 One Town One Title events for the book The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo. We hope you can join us as we explore all kinds of lifelong dreams!
Today marks the beginning of book distribution for 2019’s One Town One Title for Pine Island! Our book selection this year is Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist. The book tells the story of Santiago, the young Andalusian shepherd who dreams of buried treasure in Egypt and embarks upon a challenging and enlightening journey to find it. With all the simplicity and symbolic richness of a fable, Paulo Coelho’s novel is both a hunt for buried treasure and a spiritual quest, with a hero who overcomes trials along the way with the help of disguised teachers who guide him.
There is a variety of programs and activities planned over the next two months, so take a look at the One Town One Title website for more details!
Our Youth Library is offering all the makings for kids of all ages to come and make Holiday Cards for Veterans this December. This program was so popular last year, we just had to bring it back again for 2018!
Stop in & make a card or 2! For every 5 cards you make, your name will be put in a drawing for a fun Christmas prize pack.