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Tue, 04/19/2016 - 9:27am
 The Minnesota Book Awards were held on Saturday evening, April 16, at the St. Paul Depot.
As a judge, I received tickets, and I was able to attend.  The awards ceremony is like the Oscars, but for writers and books, which to me seems like more fun!  The 2016 winners are listed below.

Children's Literature
Red; A Crayon's Story by Michael Hall.

General Nonfiction
No House to Call My Home: Love, Family and Other Transgressions by Ryan Berg.

Genre Fiction
The Grave Soul by Ellen Hart

Memoir and Creative Nonfiction
Water and What We Know: Following the Roots of a Northern Life by Karen Sabine

Minnesota Modern: Architecture and Life at Midcentury by Larry Millett

Novel and Short Story
There's Something I Want You to Do by Charles Baxter

Beautiful Wall by Ray Gonzalez

Young People's Literature
See No Color by Shannon Gibney

Ellen Hart won her fourth Minnesota Book Award this year.  Ray Gonzalez won his third, and Charles Baxter and Michael Hall both won their second awards.
All of the above titles can be obtained through the Northfield Public Library.

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Tue, 04/12/2016 - 6:23pm

     National Library Week celebrates the contributions of our nation's libraries and library workers, and promotes library use and support.  Libraries provide free access to books, newspapers, magazines, dvd's and online resources to all patrons.  National Library Week was first sponsored by the American  Library Association in 1958 and every April, continues to celebrate all types of libraries - school, public, academic and special libraries.     At the Northfield Public Library, we usually have special displays and events.  However, this year, we are getting ready for the reopening of our library!  We have been in City Hall since last July.We have a small collection and have been interlibrary loaning materials for out patrons.  We are looking forward to being back in our library.  Our grand opening is set for Saturday, May 7!We will be open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.  This week boxes of books were delivered to the library and the library workers are busy putting books on shelves.  Come see our newly renovated library soon!

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