Presentation and Book Signing Event

Did you know that our library is included in the new book LIBRARIES OF MINNESOTA?

 Presentation and Book Signing Event 

featuring photographer, Doug Ohman

 Thursday, April 28th at 7pm

At the Chatfield Public Library

Come … sit and relax at a pretty table set for tea and enjoy Mr. Ohman’s fascinating visual and verbal presentation while indulging in sweet teatime treats!  (For those who don’t care for tea, there’ll be coffee and sparkling cider as well.)

Libraries of Minnesota will be available for purchase at the event.

Doug Ohman, well known photographer for the Minnesota Byways series,  turns his camera to this most beloved institution in his new book Libraries of Minnesota. From cozy structures near small-town parks to impressive buildings in metropolitan downtowns, public libraries stand at the center of community and learning in Minnesota’s landscape. This book celebrates these architectural icons and the joy of reading they have inspired in Minnesotans, present and past. Along with the photographs are library stories by seven of Minnesota’s best known writers of books for children and young adults that testify to the special significance of libraries in their lives.

Photographer Doug Ohman’s work is featured in the Minnesota Byways series, which includes Barns of Minnesota, Churches of Minnesota, Courthouses of Minnesota and Schoolhouses of Minnesota … all available here at the library.  Libraries of Minnesota will be here soon!  Come check them out!

Libraries of Minnesota.  Photographs by Doug Ohman, text by Will Weaver, Pete Hautman, John Coy, Nancy Carlson, Marsha Wilson Chall, David LaRochelle, and Kao Kalia Yang; Cloth book, 128 pages, 8 x 9, 120 color photos, index; Publisher: MHS Press (May 2011)

Our thanks to MELSA (Metropolitan Library Service Agency) for funding Mr. Ohman’s visit to our library!