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February Meetings

Advisory Council of Library Directors
Wednesday, February 10th at 10 AM Slayton
Pizza Ranch

Construction sign

Rock County Community Library Schedule
during the renovation.

Monday thru Thursday 10 am to 6 pm

Friday 10 am to 5 pm

Saturday 10 am to 2 pm

The duration of the renovation is currently unknown but we will post updates
as soon as possible.

Slayton Public Library's

Chocolate AffairChocolate Tasting Affaire

Friday, February 12 from 2 PM to 6 PM
at the historic Dinehart/Holt House

(corner of 28th and Linden Ave.)


For a $6.00 entrance fee you can:

  • Taste delicious chocolate treats
  • Bid on items at a Silent Auction
  • Buy fudge and other treats - perfect for Valentine's Day!
  • Listen to live entertainment

Proceeds from this event will help to purchase play items for our Children's area and furnishings for our new Teen room!

For more information, call the library at 836-8778. Sponsored by the Friends of the Slayton Library.

Chocolate affair

Stan Tekiela presents

"Uncommon Facts About Common Birds"

Stan Tekiela

Wednesday, February 17th at 2 PM
at the Wabasso Community Center

This is a fun and entertaining talk presenting fascinating facts and tidbits about some of the birds that people love to hate along with some of the more common birds in our yard. Stan will challenge your preconceived ideas about some common birds such as the European Starling, the American Crow and much, much more. You will never look at these birds the same way again. This talk wraps up with a message of conservation and understanding.

Stan Tekiela is a naturalist, wildlife photographer, and writer. He is the originator of the popular state-specific field guides such as Birds of Minnesota Field Guide, Wildflowers of Minnesota, and Trees of Minnesota. Over the past three decades Stan has authored more than 130 field guides, nature appreciation books, and wildlife audio CDs for nearly every state in the nation, presenting many species of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, trees, wildflowers, and cacti.

"This project was funded in part or in whole with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008 which dedicated funding to preserve Minnesota's arts and cultural heritage."

Come Paint With Us

Grubbs Painting

Tammy Grubbs Painting Party

Join us Saturday, February 20 from 1-4 pm at the Hole-in-the-Mountain Chalet for a painting party for all ages. Sign up at the Lake Benton Public Library by Saturday, February 13. Learn a new skill or simply enjoy creating something yourself.

This class is open to everyone from beginner to expert. All participants will paint the above landscape on an 11 x 16 canvas to take home. We are asking for a $10 deposit at signing up to help pay for supply costs.

"This project was funded in part or in whole with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008 which dedicated funding to preserve Minnesota's arts and cultural heritage."

Winter Reading Program

Book Your Winter Getaway”, the annual winter reading program sponsored by the Plum Creek Library System and its member libraries, will begin January 2, and run through March 31, 2016.

The program, open to ages 18 and beyond, is held every year during the winter months, and rewards readers for doing what they love to do - read. Participation is simple: sign up at your local library, and pledge to read at least 12 books during the 3-month long program. Most readers will meet that goal and many will exceed that number. Most Plum Creek Library System libraries offer patrons who complete the challenge an incentive prize. In addition, libraries will be given recognition for various distinctions including the most new participants enrolled in the program and most books read throughout the three-month period.

Cypress Resume is here!

Cypress Resume

The Plum Creek Library System has acquired Cypress Resume, an online tool that helps you effortlessly create a professional resume in just a few minutes. Its easy-to-use format assures you won’t spend hours trying to perfect your document—all the hard work is done for you. Simply plug in your basic information (as little or as much as you’d like), and Cypress Resume creates a perfectly formatted document to help you land that dream job.

With Cypress Resume, there is no need to compose anything, ever. Simply type basic information about yourself and leave the difficult task of writing concise, descriptive statements detailing your abilities to the resume builder.

Create a fantastic new resume today. Cypress Resume is available at your local public library or online here.

Zinio for Your Library is here!

Zinio is here

The Plum Creek Library System, in partnership with RBdigital from Recorded Books, is pleased to announce the availability of Zinio for Libraries, the world’s largest newsstand.

Plum Creek patrons now have unlimited multi-user access to complete digital magazines, easily viewed on any Internet-enabled device.

Instructions for setting up a Zinio account

Explore authors' entire works on Project Gutenberg.

Project Gutenberg

Want to have the entire works of William Shakespeare or Mark Twain in one file, and completely free?

One of the biggest benefits of ebooks is that they are convenient. One file can contain 5 thousand or 500 thousand words. Instead of downloading 50 separate books from one author, you can get most of their publications by clicking on a download button just once.

Our favorite source of free ebooks, Project Gutenberg, has on offer several files that include complete electronic publications of selected classic authors.

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

The Complete Works of Mark Twain

More Information via eBook Friendly.

Help support Plum Creek's ebook collection!

A portion of each sale of digital content or other items, purchased from OverDrive WIN Affiliated Retailers using the “Buy it Now” link from Plum Creek’s ebook website, is credited back to Plum Creek.

The funds Plum Creek earns from the OverDrive WIN Affiliate Program will be a credit for the system to add digital content to its virtual branch. The titles and materials the library selects are at the system's discretion.

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Plum Creek Library System
290 South Lake St.
P.O. Box 697
Worthington, MN 56187-0697
Phone: 507-376-5803
fax: 507-376-9244

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Jim Trojanowski

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Rebecca Hudson
Financial Administrator
Cleo Wicks
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Joel Sasse
Barb Kruse
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Anne Ouellette
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Jim Kill

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Kelly Hoogendoorn

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