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Come to Northfield Citizens On Line Annual Meeting Thursday Evening!

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Don’t forget that on Thursday, February 13, 7:00 p.m. at Hideaway in downtown Northfield, the Annual Meeting of Northfield Citizens Online is happening. All are welcome to attend!

President Griff Wigley and Vice President/Secretary Tracy Davis will facilitate a discussion of the history and future of Northfield.org and hope Northfielders will sit in and contribute to the conversation. Watch this space for agenda.

Almost 30 years ago, a group of Northfielders had been discussing questions like:  What's the likely impact of the Internet on the local community? How can it be used to strengthen a geographic community rather than undermining it? 


NORTHFIELD READS EVENT ON CLIMATE CHANGE, FEBRUARY 27

   Northfield Reads is focusing on climate change, and will present a discussion at the Northfield Public Library on Thursday, February 27, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.  A panel of area experts will discuss ideas presented in a brief article, "World Scientists' Warning of a Climate Emergency," by a group of over 11,000 scientists around the world, who declared that planet Earth is facing a climate emergency.  The article is available at

https://academic.oup.com/bioscience/advance-article/doi/10.1093/biosci/biz088/5610806


WINTER CRAFT ROUNDUP JANUARY 11

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    Are you looking for ideas for the winter months ahead?  Have you wanted to start a new craft or needlework hobby but don't know where to begin?  Come to the Northfield Public Library on Saturday, January 11, from 11:30- 2:00 pm and watch demonstrations of knitting, spinning, wet felting, English piecing (quilting), rug hooking, and art projects.  You will have the opportunity to try some of these projects.  Demonstrators from Northfield Yarn, Reproduction Fabrics, Sketchy Artist and the local Rug Hooking group will show you how to get started.  The program is free and open to all ages.  For questions, email Joan Ennis at joan.ennis@ci.northfield.mn.us


Local Authors to Autograph Their Book Telling the History of the St. Olaf College Band

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Susan Hvistendahl and Jeffrey Sauve will be signing copies of their newly released book "Milestones and Memories of the St. Olaf Band 1891-2018" at the Northfield Historical Society from 5:30-7:30 during Winter Walk Dec. 12 at the Northfield Historical Society.  The book is published by By All Means Graphics and is available there and online at byallmeansgraphics.com/books, as well as at the Northfield Historical Society. Shown here are the co-authors with St. Olaf Band conductor Timothy Mahr (left).


Alyssa Herzog Melby to Discuss Creative Placemaking

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Alyssa Herzog Melby, Chair of the Northfield Arts and Culture Commission, will speak about “Creative Placemaking: Developing Northfield through Arts and Culture” at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 7, 2019, in the Bunday Room of the Northfield Public Library. Her talk, sponsored by Pi Chapter (Rice County) of Delta Kappa Gamma, an international society for key women educators, is free and open to the public. Desserts will be served. All welcome!  

 


HOW DID YOU FIND ME .. AFTER ALL THESE YEARS - 2ND EDITION

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Authors Dennis and Karen Vinar will speak about their family story and second edition at the Northfield Public Library on Thursday, November 14, at 7:00 pm.              

An emotion packed yet heart-warming account of two teenagers who face an expected pregnancy and separate for 53 year, this true story will touch your heart when they reunite with each other and the child they placed for adoption.  A quote from a friend, "If you don't turn the page, you won't know what the next chapter holds."


HOW DID YOU FIND ME .. AFTER ALL THESE YEARS - 2ND EDITION

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Authors Dennis and Karen Vinar will speak about their family story and second edition at the Northfield Public Library on Thursday, November 14, at 7:00 pm.              

An emotion packed yet heart-warming account of two teenagers who face an expected pregnancy and separate for 53 year, this true story will touch your heart when they reunite with each other and the child they placed for adoption.  A quote from a friend, "If you don't turn the page, you won't know what the next chapter holds."


DICKENS AND TRAVEL, WITH LUCINDA HAWKSLEY, GREAT GREAT GREAT GRANDDAUGHTER OF DICKENS

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    Charles Dickens lives on in the writing of his great great great granddaughter, Lucinda Hawksley!  Lucinda, a British biographer, author, lecturer and award winning travel writer will speak at the Northfield Pubic Library on Tuesday, October 29, 5:00 - 6:30pm        


Historical Fiction Writer Jocelyn Green to Speak at the Northfield Public Library July 25.

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     Author Jocelyn Green will present a talk, "Bring the Story in History to Life," at the Northfield Public Library on Monday, July 25, at 6:30 pmBetween Two Shores,  her latest novel, is set in Montrea, 1759, during the Seven Year War. 


Talk on Medical Decisions Saturday at Public Library

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Mara Hvistendahl, former Northfield resident, will give a free public talk "The Gray Zone: Medical Decisions in an Era of Abundant Data"  on Saturday, June 15, at 2 pm in the Bunday Room of the Northfield Public Library. She will speak on her experience with a complicated birth and on medical decision-making in general.
 
Hvistendahl is a science writer and author of “Unnatural Selection: Choosing Boys over Girls and the Consequences of a World Full of Men” which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2012. She has written about everything from underwater archaeology to cyber espionage.

Celebration of Popcorn Wagon's 40th Anniversary on Bridge Square Thursday Evening

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.Come celebrate the 40th anniversary of when Vera Johansen brought the iconic 1918 popcorn wagon to Northfield with history speaker Susan Hvistendahl and Johansen's daughters Jeanine Landswerk and Carol Jacobson from 6-6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 13, outside in Bridge Square or inside the Northfield Historical Society in case of inclement weather. A sing-along of the Supremes' song "Buttered Popcorn" will be led by Randy Ferguson, Ann Etter and Michelle Drenth and there will be free popcorn during the program.  Sponsored by FiftyNorth and the Northfield Historical Society. Bring folding chairs to stay for the Community Band Concert at 7 p.m.


JANE AUSTEN READING GROUP THIS JUNE AT THE NORTHFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY

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     Are you a Jane Austen fan?  Or maybe you have never read Austen's novels but have always wanted to.  If so, join a group this June at the Northfield Public Library, and read and discuss Mansfield Park on Thursday, June 6, 13 and 20th from 7:00 - 8:30 in the Northfield Public Library.  The library is partnering with St.


Author Amy Hallberg to talk at the library on June 4.

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Amy Hallberg will read from her true-life novel, German Awakening; Tales from an American Life on Thursday, June 4, 7:00 pm at the Northfield Public Library.   She will share how - during a visit to Germany - Friedrich Schiller (yes, that Schiller) helped her reclaim her dream of writing.  Amy will walk through a simple exercise to tap into Inner Creatives.  Finally, in Q & A, she will talk about real life writing adventures and her ongoing practice of accessing muses.


WHAT’S YOUR STORY? MEMOIR WRITING WORKSHOP AT THE NORTHFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY

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    Do you have memories you want to share?  Do you want to begin writing a memoir?  Join a two part class with local writer and editor Orlo Otteson on May 9 and May 23, 6:30 - 8:00 pm at the Northfield Public Library.  Learn the process of turning memories into memoir.  Orlo will talk about the different structures you can use, and how to begin the process.  The two week break will give participants an opportunity to write,  and ask question during the second session.  The workshop is free and open to the public.  However, please register ahead of the class so there will be enough chairs and materials for all participants.  You can register by calling the Northfield Public Library reference desk, 645-1802, or emailing Joan Ennis at joan.ennis@ci.northfield.mn.us.  For more information about Orlo, check out his website at


National Library Week April 7-13, 2019

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Come Visit the Northfield Public Library

 

Monday, April 8 - National Library Week Kickoff – Community input about the library

Tuesday, April 9 – Treats for public in the atrium and thanking volunteers – 

9 am-5 pm

Wednesday, April 10 - Tour Bookmobile parked out front #BookmobileDay2019  - 

9 am-5 pm  

Thursday, April 11 - All day Special Media Blast

Author Beverly Lewis – 2-3:30pm

Author Jim Holden – 6:30 -8pm

Friday, April 12 – Live music - 12-1:15pm

Melvin Henrichs – Mountain Dulcimer

Helen Forsythe - Banjo

 

 


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