Journey Down the Mississippi with Doug Ohman!

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If you have been to any of Doug Ohman’s programs (we have hosted him at least 3 times and have all of his books) you will remember what an incredible photographer, historian, and storyteller he is.  His programs are always wildly popular and incredibly enjoyable.  Don’t miss your chance to enjoy this kayak adventure down the Mississippi River right from the comfort of your own armchair!  You can access all 3 parts of his virtual journey below.

Part 1:  Doug will take you from the river’s headwaters at Lake Itasca to the central Minnesota town of Little Falls. Along the way you will experience wilderness, large lakes and interesting towns in this 400 mile journey. Doug will share Minnesota history and stories that relate to this upper section of river.

Part 2:  Continue Kayaking with Doug through the heart of Minnesota from Little Falls to St. Paul.  This 130 mile stretch of the river is sure to entertain and educate as he travels through some larger urban centers such as St. Cloud and Minneapolis.  You will experience going through three river locks and Doug shares more historical information about two very important explorers of the Mississippi River.

Part 3:  Doug paddles from the river city of St. Paul all the way down to the Iowa border, completing his trip down the entire Mississippi River within Minnesota.  This final stretch of nearly 200 miles of river takes you into some of the most picturesque scenery on the trip so far.  You will also experience some of the most charming river towns in the state, such as Red Wing and Wabasha.  When Doug finally reaches the Iowa border, he will have traveled approximately 720 miles of this incredible American river.

This virtual program is made possible with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and the people of Minnesota for Library Legacy activities.  We would be very grateful for your opinions of this program.  Please leave a comment or send an email to monica@selco.info.  Your comments will be extremely helpful as we fill out a required final report detailing the success of this program.  Thank you!

All of the virtual programs we have posted so far will be available at least until August 31, 2020.

WonderWeavers Storytellers

Come be part of the show which includes storytelling, magic, laughter, and amazing adventures into the world of make believe through the talents of this tandem team of storytellers, the WonderWeavers. If you prefer to just sit back and enjoy using your own imagination that will work too.

WonderWeavers Storytellers at the Library 6/28/19 at 10am.

Learn more about them here: https://wonderweavers.com/about/

William Kent Krueger is coming to Chatfield!

Tuesday, April 23rd at 7:00pm

Chatfield Center for the Arts (American Legion Room)

Photo of William Kent KruegerAuthor William Kent Krueger will discuss his mystery novels and the writing process.  This event is free and open to the public.

Krueger writes a mystery series set in the north woods of Minnesota. His protagonist is Cork O’Connor, the former sheriff of Tamarack County and a man of mixed heritage—part Irish and part Ojibwe. His work has received a number of awards, including the Minnesota Book Award, the Loft-McKnight Fiction Award, the Anthony Award, and more.

Ordinary Grace, his stand-alone novel published in 2013, received the Edgar Award, given by the Mystery Writers of America in recognition for the best novel published in that year. Desolation Mountain, number seventeen in his Cork O’Connor series, was released in August 2018 and a companion to Ordinary Grace, This Tender Land, will be released in fall 2019.

We are so excited that he is coming!  Join us at the Chatfield Center for the Arts and meet one of your favorite authors!

Becca’s (& Oscar’s) Big Break, Program on Tuesday at 1pm

Becca and OscarBecca’s (and Oscar’s) Big Break
Tuesday, July 9th, 2013
1:00pm
Chatfield Public Library 

 

When young pianist Becca makes her piano concert debut, her friend Oscar the Clown decides to help!

With a delightful blend of music, silliness and physical comedy, you’ll find yourself giggling as these two compete for the stage, for the laughs and for your heart.

Join us!


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