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NORTHFIELD READS; FILM AND DISCUSSION -- THE DOCTRINE OF DISCOVERY; UNMASKING THE DOMINATION CODE Sunday October 28, 4:00 - 6:00 pm

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Please join us in learning about the papal decree of 1452 that authorized the conquering and enslavement of 'heathen' countries and peoples, its impact on the original nations, and the people of the Great Turtle Island (Americas), and its influence on court rulings in todays U.S. legal system.
 
Also, Indigenous Justice - John Stoesz will give a short history of 'legalized' land theft from the indigenous peoples and the reasons and ways for return of the land.
 
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28, 4:00 - 6:00 pm  WEITZ CINEMA, 320 3rd STREET EAST.  LIGHT DINNER AND DISCUSSION FOLLOW THE FILM.
 
 Northfied Reads is a collaboration of:
  --Northfield Human Rights Commission
  --Northfield Public Library
  --League of Women Voters Northfield-Cannon Falls
  --Carleton Humanities Center

AUTHOR ROMALYN TILGHMAN AT THE NORTHFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, AT 7:00 PM

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Scottish businessman Andrew Carnegie made a fortune in the steel industry and became a philanthropist later in life, donating money to build a total of 2,509 libaries, built between 1883 - 1929 in the United States.  Northfield Public Library, built in 1910, is a Carnegie Library.  Carnegie funded the buildings, but money was needed to purchase books for libraries. The public libraries in the midwest would never had thrived in the early 20th century if the women in small towns and remote communities had not fundraised, by sponsoring waffle suppers, mintrel shows and women's baseball games.  With the money earned, they provided money for books.   Tilghman writes about the beginning of the Carnegie Libraries and fundraising for books in her novel To the Stars Through Difficulties.  Come and listen to the author read from her novel and talk about the history of Carnegie Libraries on Monday, October 15, at 7:00 pm


Susan Hvistendahl to tell Anna Dickie Olesen's story

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Susan Hvistendahl, local author and historian, will give a talk on “The Sensational and Strange Story of Anna Dickie Olesen” at the Northfield Public Library on Thursday, September 27 at 6 p.m. The program is sponsored by the Rice County chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society, the International Society for Key Women Educators. .

NORTHFIELD READS -- A GOOD TIME FOR THE TRUTH ABOUT RACE IN NORTHFIELD

Northfield Reads is focusing on race for the academic year, and the community will be reading A Good Time for the Truth; Race in Minnesota, a collection of essays by writers of color in Minnnesota.  The first Northfield Reads event for this year will be on Thursday, September 27, 7:00 at the First UCC. 
A panel of Northfield residents from the global majority will discuss what it was like moving to Northfield with different skin color and perhaps a different accent.  How were they treated by other Northfielders?    What were the difficulties?  What went well?  What would have helped?  All members of the Northfield community are invited.  Reading the book is not a requirement for attending Northfield Reads events.  Content bookstore will sell books at the event.  Copies are are also available at the Northfield Public Library.


NORTHFIELD READS -- A GOOD TIME FOR THE TRUTH ABOUT RACE IN NORTHFIELD

Northfield Reads is focusing on race for the academic year, and the community will be reading A Good Time for the Truth; Race in Minnesota, a collection of essays by writers of color in Minnnesota.  The first Northfield Reads event for this year will be on Thursday, September 27, 7:00 at the First UCC. 
A panel of Northfield residents from the global majority will discuss what it was like moving to Northfield with different skin color and perhaps a different accent.  How were they treated by other Northfielders?    What were the difficulties?  What went well?  What would have helped?  All members of the Northfield community are invited.  Reading the book is not a requirement for attending Northfield Reads events.  Content bookstore will sell books at the event.  Copies are are also available at the Northfield Public Library.


Bridge Square Observance of Nakba May 12

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This year marks 70 years since the Nakba, the mass expulsion of Palestinian people and destruction of their homes in their native land.Northfielders for Justice in Palestine/Israel is commemorating the anniversary with a series of events. Each Friday from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., supporters of a just peace in Palestine will gather at Bridge Square in Northfield in support of demonstrators in Gaza, now through May 11. 

Palestinians living in Gaza are marking the anniversary with a host of actions, starting with the March 30 “Great Return March,” in which tens of thousands of them marched to the fence that separates the enclave from Israel. Israel’s violent response to Palestinian resistance has been making headlines ever since.


Northfield's 2018 Earthday Events

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Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22. Worldwide, various events are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day events in more than 193 countries[1] are now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network. In Northfield, the 2018 Earth Day Celebration is a three-day event where the community can dance, join free workshops and learn new skills, engage in community service.


Climate Activists Invite Public to Earth Day Celebration

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Join us on the afternoon of April 21st in front of Armory Square for activities, local music and exhibitors, art and food trucks. We will have a ‘Climate Art March’ and circle back to Armory Square to take in our keynote speaker Mark Seeley! From there we will be listening to local climate stories and then convening as a community to gather your input and ideas to conceptualize a community wide response for Northfield’s Climate Action Plan.


Imagination Celebration at the Northfield Arts Guild

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The public is invited to the annual Imagination Celebration event, a free day of art and performances on Saturday, April 7, 2018 from 10 am- 2 p.m. at the Northfield Arts guild. This family-friendly event features the All-School Show in the Main Gallery, mini performances, demonstrations, and hands-on art activities in the Art Studio, Clay Studio, and Dance Studio. This celebration of all things great about art is a popular, long-running event drawing hundreds of people to the Northfield Arts Guild’s Center for the Arts.


Murder on the Red River: a Book Talk with Marcie Rendon at the Northfield Public Library

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Join us at 7 pm on Monday, March 12, 2018 at the Northfield Public Library, when Marcie R. Rendon reads from her debut novel, "Murder on the Red River", published in 2017.

This story introduces us to Renee Blackbear also known as "Cash" who teams up with her cop friend Sheriff Wheaton to resolve a violent crime against a man from Red Lake. 

Marcie Rendon is an enrolled member of the White Earth Nation.  She lives in St. Paul and is the author of a number of works of nonfiction and poetry.  "Murder on the Red River" is Marcie's first work of fiction for adults. 

For further information please contact Jamie Stanley at the Northfield Public Library, 507-645-1802 or jamie.stanley@ci.northfield.mn.us.  This program is free and open to the public.


LOCAL AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR SHARON HENRY WILL SPEAK AT THE NORTHFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY

Local author and illustrator Sharon Henry will talk about her new book, Good Day, Sad Day, Same Day; a day with my Mommy who has bipolar disorder at the Northfield Public Library on Thursday, February 8, at 7:00 pm.  The author, who has lived in Northfield for many years, has written a children's book about mental illness.  She will read her book and talk about her writing and illustration process.  Book will be available for sale.  The program is free and open to the public.  If you have questions, please contact Joan ennis at 645-1802 or joan.ennis@ci.northfield.mn.us


Minnesota Author Peter Geye to Speak at the Northfield Public Library on Monday, February 5

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     Award winning Minnesota author Peter Geye will be speaking at the Northfield Public Library on Monday, February 5th at 7:00 pm.  His talk is part of the SELCO (Southeastern Libraries Cooperative) Author tour for 2018.  Peter is the author of Safe From the Sea, which won the India Award for fiction; Lighthouse Road, which won the Northeast Minnesota Book Award for fiction and was also a World Book Night selection in 2014; and Wintering, which won the Minnesota Book Award, the Northeast Minnesota Book Award, and the Midwest Booksellers Choice Award.  He received his MFA from the University of New Orleans and his PhD from Western Michigan University, where he was the editor of Third Coast magazine.  He was born and raised i Minneapolis, where he still lives, and is the proud parent of three great kids.


2018 Hot Reads for Cold Nights at the Northfield Public Library

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Are you getting cabin fever after this latest cold spell?  Are you retreating to your warm house and looking for good books to read?  Join us for Hot Reads for Cold Nights at the Northfield Public Library this winter.  During these cold, snowy months, curl up and read some books and win prizes at the library!  Join our winter adult reading program, starting Monday, January 8, and read for prizes until Sunday, March 4.  After reading a book, each patron will fill out a slip with their name and phone number and a few lines describing the book.  The name and phone number section will be cut off and put in a fishbowl.  The comment section of each slip wll be included in a notebook.  Patrons will be able to browse other comments for ideas for new books.  Each week, three names will be drawn from the fishbowl.  Each winner will receive a $5.00 gift certificate to a downtown business.  Patrons who use 50 North (formerly, the Northfield


Local Nutritionist Noel Aldrich to Speak at the Northfield Public Library on Thursday, January 11

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Local nutritionist Noel Aldrich will return to the Northfield Public Library for another free nutrition lecture on Thursday, January 11, at 6:00 pm 

Come and learn about the following:

First Priority: Your Gut        

The health of your gut determines the health of the rest of your body.  You will learn how your intestine health relates to allergies, auto-immune disorders, and stress.

You will learn the nutrition recommendations that will make 2018 a productive year for you.

This event is sponsored by both the Northfield Public Library and Just Food Coop.


Local Nutritionist Noel Aldrich to Speak at the Northfield Public Library on Thursday, January 11

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Local nutritionist Noel Aldrich will return to the Northfield Public Library for another free nutrition lecture on Thursday, January 11, at 6:00 pm 

Come and learn about the following:

First Priority: Your Gut        

The health of your gut determines the health of the rest of your body.  You will learn how your intestine health relates to allergies, auto-immune disorders, and stress.

You will learn the nutrition recommendations that will make 2018 a productive year for you.

This event is sponsored by both the Northfield Public Library and Just Food Coop.


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