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.