Come to Storytime! 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month

Join us for Storytime this Tuesday, Feb. 3rd at 10:30am!

Don’t forget … Storytime is on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at 10:30am.

(If public school is canceled due to weather, Storytime will be canceled, too.)

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2nd Sunday Cinema


Showing Feb. 8 at 3:00pm, at Potter Auditorium


A film by Andreas Prochaska

Austria/Germany / 2014 / Drama / German with English Subtitles / 115 min

“Tense…[with] a brooding atmosphere of suspicion and menace.” —Indiewire

“Visually ravishing! The hills are alive with the sound of gunfire in this alpine revenge drama, a superior genre piece.” –The Hollywood Reporter

“A unique visual experience out of the novel, in a film that, stylistically, is not too far removed from classic westerns of old, with a typically placed revenge plot situated within this cinematic landscape.” – Stefan Pape, Hey U Guys!

Click on the picture below for film trailer:


Somewhere high in the Alps, a lone rider makes his way along a hidden path and reaches a small village, tucked away between the steep mountains. This stranger goes by the name of Greider; nobody knows where he’s from and, met with blatant distrust, nobody wants him in the village. The sons of Old Brenner, the village patriarch who holds the entire community under his threatening, violent ways, would have chased him away if Greider hadn’t given them a fistful of gold coins. Greider introduces himself as a photographer, and Brenner’s sons provide him with shelter for the winter at the house of widow Gader and her young daughter, Luzi. Soon to be married to her sweetheart, Lukas, Luzi is full of trepidation as the big day draws near because, in this valley, a wedding comes with a terrible tradition. And whoever opposes this tradition will be subjected to a merciless punishment.

In the depths of winter, the village cut off by snowfall and barely a ray of sunlight reaching the valley, a tragic accident leads to the death of one of Brenner’s beloved sons. When another son is mysteriously killed, it’s clear this is not a coincidence: the time has come for Brenner’s family to pay, and Greider plans to settle a score long forgotten by everyone but him.

Brought to you by the Chatfield Public Library in cooperation with the Chatfield Center for the Arts, Wits’ End Theatre, and the Chatfield Lions. 

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Help HEART BOMB the Library!


Do you love our historic Carnegie Library?

Consider participating in “Heart Bombing” it!

Our library has been accepted to be one of Minnesota’s historic buildings to be Heart Bombed in the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota’s 2015 initiative.

Heart bombing involves showering a treasured historic building with love in the form of Valentine’s hearts.

Make a valentine heart or pick up hearts at the library to decorate as you wish and deliver to the library before February 9th.  Contribute as many as you wish!

The idea is to have an eye-catching Heart Bomb installation that shows how much the preservation of historic buildings, like our 100 year old library, matter to the people in our community.

The hearts will be displayed so as to be visible from Main Street February 9-15th to celebrate preservation and our beloved Carnegie library.


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Tax forms coming soon … hopefully.

The latest word is:

The National Distribution Center will ship the tax products listed below to TFOP partners [the Library is a TFOP partner] beginning Friday, January 23, 2015.  Shipments could take 7-15 business days depending on location, weather conditions, etc.  Additional products will be shipped once they become available.

  • Form 1040 EZ, Income Tax Return for Single and Joint Filers with No Dependents
  • Form 1040 A, U.S. Individual Income Tax Return
  • Publication 17, Your Federal Income Tax (for Individuals) one reference copy
  • Publication 4604 (EN/SP), Use the Web for IRS Tax Products and Information

You  can obtain copies of IRS tax forms, instructions and publications through:


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CHILLY Movies at the library!

Going to Chill Fest on Saturday, January 24th?

If you find that your kids are getting too cold outside, bring them to the library to enjoy some “chilly” movies in the comfort of our warm library reading room!


FROZEN (102 minutes, rated PG) will be shown at 10am

RISE OF THE GUARDIANS (97 minutes, rated PG) will be shown around noon

The movies are free and there’ll be some treats to fortify the kiddos before they head back out into the cold!

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Come to Storytime!

Join us for Storytime this Tuesday (Jan. 20) at 10:30am!

Don’t forget … Storytime is on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at 10:30am.

(If public school is canceled due to weather, Storytime will be canceled, too.)

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2nd Sunday Cinema presents: ILO ILO


Showing Sunday, Jan. 11th at 3:00 pm at Potter Auditorium:


A film by Anthony Chen

Singapore / 2013 / Drama / 99 min / English, Chinese and Tagalog with English Subtitle

FREE!     Ages 17+     Refreshments Available for Donation

“Anthony Chen’s debut brims with love, humor and heartbreak.”   – Maggie Lee, Variety

 “A small gem about how families learn to persevere during the toughest times…Its emotional wallop sneaks up on you!” –Tim Grierson, Screen Daily

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Storytime Begins! New Winter Schedule!

 Join us for Storytime!

Join us for Preschool Storytime at 10:30am on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month!

Tuesday, Jan. 6 at 10:30am

Tuesday, Jan. 20 at 10:30am

We thank you for the tremendous response to our Storytime Survey.  Responses showed a clear majority preferred storytime on Tuesday mornings at the library, twice a month.

We look forward to enjoying Storytime with you!

(If public school is cancelled due to weather, library storytime will also be cancelled.)

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Holiday Hours

Christmas Closing 2014

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Great gift idea!

Purchase The Spirit of the Valley from the library today!

This Sesquicentennial Commemorative book is now on sale for only $10!

Each book contains:

342 pages of history, stories, pictures, and more!

A full reprint of the “Bicentennial Bugle”, Chatfield’s 1977 publication celebrating the USA’s Bicentennial.

A full reprint of “Our First Hundred Years”, the publication from Chatfield’s 1953 Centennial event.

A bonus CD with 5 sets of pictyures celebrating Chatfield built into screen savers for your computer.

A recording on CD from the 2003 Chautauqua featuring the Children’s Choir singing “Valley, Chosen Valley”.

Wouldn’t this book be the perfect gift for someone on your list?
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