The Rose Ensemble: The Last Queen of Hawai’i


Our last summer program for elementary aged children took place on Tuesday, July 27, 2010 when we enjoyed the exquisite talent of the Internationally renowned Rose Ensemble! Their educational and entertaining program “The Last Queen of Hawai’i” brought to life the incredibly varied music and dance traditions of the islands through beautiful voice, ukulele, gourd drums, and hula.

We owe this exciting trip down the path of Hawaiian culture through centuries of music, movement, and storytelling to funding received from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage fund.  This fund is the result of the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008 which dedicated funds to preserve Minnesota’s arts and cultural heritage.   


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Our Tuesday programs each summer are geared to middle to upper elementary youth.  Our Friday programs are geared to preschool to early elementary youth.  Attendance at our programs has been fantastic!!  Thanks for making our Summer Reading Program such a success!

Don’t forget … there is still one more summer storytime on this Friday, July 30th at 9:30am.

Elementary Program Tuesday, June 29th

We enjoyed National Geographic’s fantastic



Deep Sea Dive invites viewers to dive into fun and explore the world’s oceans from surface to seafloor. Come face to face with great whales, friendly dolphins, scary sharks, and all the ocean’s amazing treasures.

This movie is available at the library in VHS.  Click here to request it online.  If you would like to check out this movie in DVD, we can order it for you or click here to place a request yourself.

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June 22nd Elementary Program

Wonderfully creative sand sculptures were made at today’s program!  Click here to see photos.

  Tuesday, June 22nd at 1:00pm

We built mini-sand castles and other sculptures with a special sand/clay that will air dry and harden so you can keep it all summer!

Click here to see the recipe for this special sand/clay.