Jack & Kitty Summer Reading Kickoff Concert

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Emmy Award winning duo specializing in Organic Vaudeville and Jug Band Folk will perform a concert at Stevens Elementary School on Monday, May 14, 2018 to kick off our Summer Reading Program!

Thursday Book Club

 Thursday, May 3, 2018, 8:30 – 9:30 AM.

Dawson Public Library will be open  for book club members.

Books now available at the library.

Based on a true tale from the early 1900s, this work of historical fiction gives life to murderer William Kleeman, a handsome young farmer from southwestern Minnesota who courts the beautiful Maud Petri.

After a quick engagement and marriage, the couple produce four children and are joined by boarder Mary Snelling, who teaches at the country school across the road. This addictive story winds through many twists and turns before ending in a deadly rampage that results in one of the most notorious ax murders in American history.

 

Tuesday Book Club

Tell My Sons by Lt. Col. Mark Weber

  Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 6:30 – 7:30 PM.

Dawson Public Library will be open  for book club members.

Books are available at the library

At the pinnacle of a soaring career in the U.S. Army, Lt. Col. Mark M. Weber was tapped to serve in a high-profile job within the Afghan Parliament as a military advisor. Weeks later, a routine physical revealed stage IV intestinal cancer in the thirty-eight-year-old father of three. Over the next two years he would fight a desperate battle he wasn’t trained for, with his wife and boys as his reluctant but willing fighting force.

When Weber realized that he was not going to survive this final tour of combat, he began to write a letter to his boys, so that as they grew up without him, they would know what his life-and-death story had taught him—about courage and fear, challenge and comfort, words and actions, pride and humility, seriousness and humor, and viewing life as a never-ending search for new ideas and inspiration.

This book is that letter. And it’s not just for his sons. It’s for everyone who can use the best advice a dying hero has to offer.

Weber’s stories illustrate that in the end you become what you are through the causes to which you attach yourself—and that you’ve made your own along the way. Through his example, he teaches how to live an ordinary life in an extraordinary way.

Storytime

Join us on Tuesdays at 11:00 for storytime! Kids, bring your adult(s) with you. Poems, music, crafts, and stories will be part of your library adventure during this time.

1,000 BOOKS

Program Overview

One of the best ways to encourage learning is to spend time sharing books every day. Reading together helps develop important pre-reading skills that provide a solid reading foundation, a key to school and learning success. By reading less than 3 stories a day, you and your child will have read over 1,000 books in one year! Not to mention, sharing stories together is fun. 

How the program works:

Register and receive your library bag

Read to your child

Record each book read to your child

When you finish 500 books your child will receive a prize

After finishing 1,000 books your child will receive

1-A graduation party

2-A certificate of completion

3-An awesome jump start on success in school

Please contract the Dawson library (320) 769-2069 with any questions about the program!

       



MN Writes MN Reads

Local authors – indie, self-published, aspiring, and mainstream – can now create ebooks and share them with readers across the state and potentially across the country using free tools provided by Minnesota libraries.

For helpful hints click here


StoryLibrary.org


Support Your Library

Support Your Library
By shopping online, you can help us add to our eBook and eAudiobook collections. For more information, visit thePioneerland Library System OverDrive page.