« Thursday February 07, 2013 »

Hot Reads for Cold Nights returns to the Northfield Public Library this winter.  During the cold, snowy months of January and February, curl up and read some books and win prizes at the library!  Join the library Hot Reads program starting Monday, January 7,  and read for prizes until Friday, March 1.

Countering Conflict with Your Heart: Creating peace in Relationshipsis program being offered for Northfield area residents by John Owens, Certified Life Coach. The program will be eight sessions held every other Thursday from 7 to 9 PM (venue in Northfield TBD) beginning January 17 from 7 to 9 PM, and running alternate weeks through April 25. Cost is a voluntary donation; the benefits are priceless.

This course is for anyone wanting to improve relations with family members, coworkers or others in their lives. More information and can be obtained on the website where you can also register for the program or direct questions to John.

Start: Feb 7 2013 7:00 pm

Carleton College’s Weitz Center for Creativity will host a special screening of “Cemetery Stories: A Rebel Missionary in South Africa,” a film directed by Carleton professor Cherif Keita, which explores an early effort at resistance to white authority in South Africa and its little-known connection with Northfield. The screening, part of the College’s Humanities Center’s Perspectives in Public Humanities series, will take place on Thursday, Feb. 7 beginning at 7 p.m. in the Weitz Center Cinema. This event is free and open to the public.


Start: Feb 7 2013 7:00 pm

Come join in the celebration of local voices and storytelling on Thursday, February 7, at 7:00 p.m. at the Northfield Public Library

Emily Urness, Kenyon-native writer, will read stories from her in-progress memoir collection. The collection is about the experience of moving back in with her parents at age 28.Ms. Urness has invited her former memoir-writing students from the Cannon Valley Elder Collegium to read their stories as well. The students took a writing course she offered in the spring of 2012. Their work was collected into a volume titled, Collected Writing: Write Your Life: Techniques in Memoir Writing.In addition to reading, Ms. Urness will host a presentation on memoir writing tips and techniques. She will provide a take-home handout with writing exercises for attendees.  The event is free and open to the public. 

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