Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Chef Roberto's Magic Show was held at the Canby Public Library on July 30, 2008 to an audience of 26 children and adults. The program was chock full of Crazy Cookery, Unbelievable Magic, and Terrific Books. Robert and Lynn Halbrook presented a fun program as he talked about how he started learning Magic from books he borrowed from the Public Library. He previewed about 12 books and helped promote reading and the summer reading program. Each child was greeted as they came in the door and he visited with as many as possible before the program started. He turned a dove into a rabbit, makes the rabbit disappear, and cooks a cake. Acting as the Chef's Assistant, helpers will magically discover amazing results from this myriad of mishaps in the kitchen. After the program the everyone was invited to pet the magic animals and taste a piece of magic candy. This was a fun and entertaining hour enjoyed by adults and children.
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
On February 25, 2008, Neva Kamrath organized a group of local book enthusiasts to start a reading group at the Canby Library. The first meeting was an organizational meeting with 12 people attending. A discussion was held on how, when, where and what time everyone would like to meet. Neva brought treats and many ideas for the group to share. It was decided that the group would meet on the First Tuesday of each month in the library at 10:30 for one hour. For April, May and June it was decided to read books relating to Local Native American history and books on Local history from the 1800's and any Little House on the Prairie Series since it is in Minnesota and from the 1800's. In July any of the Karen Kingsbury books and for August a book on the Red River Valley History. These history books would tie in with the Sesquencentennial for Minnesota's 150 Anniversary. All are welcome to join the group at any time.
Canby was a host to the Minnesota Sesquincentennial Banner celebrating 150 years for March 29-April 3. Canby was scheduled for the banner for a week but scheduling conflicts within Pioneerland cut the time short. During those short 2 days that we were open the patrons did sign the guest book and filled 2 1/2 pages of comments. Good work Canby. Best Wishes to the State of Minnesota on their 150 years and Happy Birthday.
Monday, February 4, 2008
The Adult Winter Reading Program, theme "Reading Winterland" started January 7, 2008 and runs through April 12, 2008. We already have 15 adults signed up to read for these cold winter months. There is no better way to spend those days when confined to the house because of the cold or snow than with a good book and relaxing music. In order to qualify for a bag of prizes, each reader must read a total of 10 books in 14 weeks, fill out an evaluation form for the books they read and have their reading card punched. This is a great way for our readers to share their thoughts and opinions of the books they read. Books that are being read are new, old, fiction and non-fiction. There is a wonderful variety of books to choose from on the shelves now. New books will be arriving periodically throughout the year. Be sure to come in and see what is available.