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17 N. Broadway, New Ulm, MN 56073
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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 storytimes continue through July 31.
SPECIAL EVENTS
PAW-TY AT THE LIBRARY

Thursday, July 31, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Children's Room

Join us for the Summer Reading Program finale celebration!

10 a.m. - Storytime
10:30 a.m. - Visit with Smokey Bear
11 a.m.-2 p.m. - Crafts and treats

HISTORIAN ARN KIND'S FUR TRADE EXPERIENCE

Saturday, August 2, 10 a.m.
Library Meeting Room

Historian and re-enactor Arn Kind, a former schoolteacher from Mankato, will present a two-hour, interactive session on the fur trade. This program is targeted to school-age children, although adults are welcome to attend.

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, August 4, 6:30 p.m.
Adult Fiction Area

From the publisher: Award-winning, New York Times bestselling author Ann Patchett has written a provocative and assured novel of morality and miracles, science and sacrifice set in the Amazon rainforest. Stop by the Service Center to place a hold on a copy.
NEW ADULT BOOK GROUP

Tuesday, August 5, 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 "Fangirl" by Rainbow Rowell.

Stop by the Service Center to place a hold on a copy.
INTRODUCTION TO ANCESTRY CLASS

Tuesday, August 12, 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, August 12 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.

FREE MOVIE FRIDAY

Friday, August 15, 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 rated PG and runs 112 minutes. Call the library at 507-359-8331 for the title.

LUNCH AND A BITE OF HISTORY: SANDEE GESHICK, DAKOTA WOMEN

Monday, August 18, 12 p.m.
Brown County Historical Society Annex, 2 N. Broadway, New Ulm

The Brown County Historical Society and New Ulm Public Library are partnering for Lunch and a Bite of History, a weeklong series of presentations commemorating the U.S.-Dakota War.

Sandee Geshick, an Elder and Dakota Culture Consultant and Dakota Language Resource Person from Cansayapi Otunwe (the village where they paint the trees red), will discuss the role of women in Dakota society over time. The program is free and open to the public; seating is first come, first served.

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.
LUNCH AND A BITE OF HISTORY: DAN MUNSON, KOCHENDORFER FAMILY

Tuesday, August 19, 12 p.m.
Brown County Historical Society Annex, 2 N. Broadway, New Ulm

The Brown County Historical Society and New Ulm Public Library are partnering for Lunch and a Bite of History, a weeklong series of presentations commemorating the U.S.-Dakota War.

Dan Munson will discuss his new book, “Malice Toward None: Abraham Lincoln, the Civil War, the Homestead Act, and the Massacre -- and Glorious Survival -- of the Kochendorfers,” which chronicles the lives of four children orphaned by the Dakota War and whose descendants now number more than 1000. The program is free and open to the public; seating is first come, first served.

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 MICHAEL ECKERS: THE BOYS OF WASIOJA

Tuesday, August 19, 7 p.m.
Library Meeting Room

Michael Eckers, a history speaker and re-enactor from Owatonna, will conduct a PowerPoint presentation related to his book “The Boys of Wasioja,” which is the story of 68 men who enlisted early in the Civil War to fight for the Union. Signing up in Dodge County, Minnesota, this group included 10 students from a seminary in Wasioja.

CASTLE Lifelong Learning, the New Ulm Battery, and the Brown County Historical Society are partners. 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.

LUNCH AND A BITE OF HISTORY: DARRYL SANNES, BATTLE OF ACTON

Wednesday, August 20, 12 p.m.
Brown County Historical Society Annex, 2 N. Broadway, New Ulm

The Brown County Historical Society and New Ulm Public Library are partnering for Lunch and a Bite of History, a weeklong series of presentations commemorating the U.S.-Dakota War.

Darryl Sannes of the Brooklyn Historical Society will discuss the Battle of Acton in September 1862 through the lens of an intricate map restored by the historical society. The program is free and open to the public; seating is first come, first served.

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.
LUNCH AND A BITE OF HISTORY: DR. DON HEINRICH TOLZMANN, JACOB NIX

Thursday, August 21, 12 p.m.
Brown County Historical Society Annex, 2 N. Broadway, New Ulm

The Brown County Historical Society and New Ulm Public Library are partnering for Lunch and a Bite of History, a weeklong series of presentations commemorating the U.S.-Dakota War.

Dr. Don Heinrich Tolzmann, a Minnesota native and retired Curator of the German-Americana Collection and Director of the German-American Studies Program at the University of Cincinnati, will discuss Jacob Nix, a German immigrant who was Commandant of New Ulm during the Dakota War. The program is free and open to the public; seating is first come, first served.

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.
LUNCH AND A BITE OF HISTORY: FRIENDS & FAMILY OF DAKOTA UPRISING VICTIMS

Friday, August 22, 12 p.m.
Brown County Historical Society Annex, 2 N. Broadway, New Ulm

The Brown County Historical Society and New Ulm Public Library are partnering for Lunch and a Bite of History, a weeklong series of presentations commemorating the U.S.-Dakota War.

Jan Klein and Joyce Kloncz of the Friends and Family of Dakota Uprising Victims will discuss their new publication, “What Happened to the Settlers in Renville County? The Aftermath of the U.S.-Dakota War.” The program is free and open to the public; seating is first come, first served.

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, August 25, 6:30 p.m.
Adult Fiction Area

Join us this month for a discussion of "Heat Wave" by Richard Castle, based on the hit TV show "Castle." Stop by the Service Center to place a hold on a copy of the book today.

SCIENCE FICTION BOOK GROUP

Wednesday, August 27, 6:30 p.m.
Adult Fiction Area

All are invited to join our newest book group. This month's discussion will focus on "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" by Douglas Adams. From Amazon: Join Douglas Adams's hapless hero Arthur Dent as he travels the galaxy with his intrepid pal Ford Prefect, getting into horrible messes and generally wreaking hilarious havoc. Dent is grabbed from Earth moments before a cosmic construction team obliterates the planet to build a freeway. You'll never read funnier science fiction; Adams is a master of intelligent satire, barbed wit, and comedic dialogue. Stop by the Service Center to place a hold on a copy.

NEW ADULT BOOK GROUP

Tuesday, September 2, 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 "True Love" by Jude Deveraux, the first book in the Nantucket Brides trilogy.

Stop by the Service Center to place a hold on a copy.
CASTLE/LIBRARY LINK-IN BOOK DISCUSSION

Thursday, September 4, 6 p.m.
Library Meeting Room

CASTLE Lifelong Learning and the library are partnering for the second in a three-part Jon Hassler book discussion series. All are welcome to join facilitator Ric Jacobsen, Pastor at Oakwood Methodist Church, for a discussion of "Grand Opening," a novel set in small-town Minnesota in 1944. Participants do not need to belong to CASTLE.

ADULT BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP

Monday, September 8, 6:30 p.m.
Adult Fiction Area

Join us for a discussion of "The Light Between Oceans" by M.L. Stedman. From Kirkus Reviews: The miraculous arrival of a child in the life of a barren couple delivers profound love but also the seeds of destruction. Moral dilemmas don’t come more exquisite than the one around which Australian novelist Stedman constructs her debut. Stop by the Service Center to place a hold on a copy.
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.

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.

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.

HISTORIAN ANGIE PORTNER

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

Local historian and this year's German-American Day Parade Marshal Angie Portner will discuss her research and book compilations. Presented in partnership with the German-Bohemian Heritage Society.

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

Tuesday, October 7, 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 "Fallen Too Far" by Abbi Glines.

Stop by the Service Center to place a hold on a copy.
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.

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.

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.

 
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: July 29, 2014