Thursday Book Club

Thursday Book Club that will meet the first Thursday of each month.

Our first meeting will be on Thursday, March 1, 2018, 8:30 – 9:30 AM.

Dawson Public Library will be open during this time for book club members.

We will have books available for check out from the library.

An extraordinary insight into life under one of the world’s most ruthless and secretive dictatorships – and the story of one woman’s terrifying struggle to avoid capture/repatriation and guide her family to freedom.

As a child growing up in North Korea, Hyeonseo Lee was one of millions trapped by a secretive and brutal communist regime. Her home on the border with China gave her some exposure to the world beyond the confines of the Hermit Kingdom and, as the famine of the 1990s struck, she began to wonder, question and to realise that she had been brainwashed her entire life. Given the repression, poverty and starvation she witnessed surely her country could not be, as she had been told “the best on the planet”?

Aged seventeen, she decided to escape North Korea. She could not have imagined that it would be twelve years before she was reunited with her family.

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Tuesday Book Club

Tuesday Book Club that will meet the first Tuesday of each month.

Our first meeting will be on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 6:30 – 7:30 PM.

Dawson Public Library will be open during this time for book club members.

We will have books available for check out from the library.

Sixteen-year-old Noa has been cast out in disgrace after becoming pregnant by a Nazi soldier and being forced to give up her baby. She lives above a small rail station, which she cleans in order to earn her keep…When Noa discovers a boxcar containing dozens of Jewish infants bound for a concentration camp, she is reminded of the child that was taken from her. And in a moment that will change the course of her life, she snatches one of the babies and flees into the snowy night.

Noa finds refuge with a German circus, but she must learn the flying trapeze act so she can blend in undetected, spurning the resentment of the lead aerialist, Astrid. At first rivals, Noa and Astrid soon forge a powerful bond. But as the facade that protects them proves increasingly tenuous, Noa and Astrid must decide whether their friendship is enough to save one another – or if the secrets that burn between them will destroy everything.

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Canvas Painting With Kristin

Saturday, February 17, 2018

3:00 – 5:00 PM

Ages 15 – Adult

Pre-registration Required

Limit 20

All supplies provided. This program is funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Winter Reading Program

The Winter Reading Program, Reading Is Snow Much Fun, is starting! Sign up at the library. The program is open to ages 13 through adult. Once you sign up, you will receive a bookmark and a tote bag. The goal is to read, view, or listen to 10 books, DVDs, or audiobooks from January 2, 2018 – March 31, 2018. Bring in your bookmark each time to get it marked for each item you view or read. Once you reach 5 items, you will receive a can cozy. When you reach 10 items, you will receive a candy bar. While 10 is the goal of the reading program, keep bringing in your bookmark to get marked. The top three readers during the Winter Reading Program will get a special prize. For the top three prizes, we will not be counting DVDs. Let the reading begin!


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.

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