The Wadena City Library will be closed on Monday, May 28 in observance of Memorial Day. The Summer Reading Program is back! Starting on Monday, May 14, you can pre-register for our annual summer event. You may be wondering who can participate: from birth to any entering their senior year of high school are invited to read (or be read to) for 10-20 hours this summer. All youngsters from the Greater Wadena area, including Verndale, Sebeka, Deer Creek, Bluffton, Hewitt and Bertha are invited to come have fun with us this summer.
The Wadena City Library is happy to announce another free Legacy Arts Program this month. Please join us in welcoming historical reenactor and educator Arn Kind back to Wadena with his brand-new program: "Minnesota's Wild and Woolly Prohibition Days" on Monday, March 12 at 5 p.m. at the First Congregational UCC Church in Wadena.
Please join us on Wednesday, Nov. 15th at 10 a.m. to welcome local author Susan Kedzie. She will be in town for a special story time, reading from her new children's book A Thousand Purring Cats. This is a free legacy event for families and their preschoolers and will include discussion, book signing and an interactive art project. The Wadena City Library has a story time every non-holiday Wednesday at 10 a.m., throughout the year, whether rain, snow or shine. Come join us throughout the autumn and winter for seasonal stories, crafts and treats!
The Wadena City Library is happy to announce another free Legacy Arts Program this month. The Everett Smithson Band will perform in Humphrey Manor's dining room at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 18. The theme is "Mississippi Music" and their repertoire includes country, bluegrass & blues, roots rock and zydeco. This program is open to the public and parking is available on the street around the block.
We are very excited to have our next Legacy event coming up at the end of the month. Robert and Lynn Halbrook will be here at the Wadena City Library to present their new tween, teen and adult program "Minnesota's Stately Spirits: Stories, Legends and Tales from Haunted Places." "Minnesota's Stately Spirits" is an interactive theater at its best. The audience will learn about some of Minnesota's most renowned haunted places and experience strange phenomena these places seem to share with artifacts that have been retrieved from their sites.
New books arrived at the library. They include: Adult fiction
Hours Sunday: Closed Monday: 10 a.m. — 3 p.m. Tuesday: 10 a.m. — 6 p.m. Wednesday: 10 a.m. — 5 p.m. Thursday: 10 a.m. — 7 p.m. Friday: 10 a.m. — 5 p.m. Saturday: 10 a.m — 2 p.m.
The raptor program is coming to the WDC Elementary School gym on Monday, June 5 at 2 p.m. and is sponsored by the Wadena City Library. One will see birds of prey, including a majestic bald eagle. It is the library's kickoff to the annual Summer Reading Program, which is free for the whole family. A University of Minnesota Raptor Center instructor will bring raptors, birds that hunt or scavenge, including an up-close look at the majestic bald eagle. The show will explore the different raptors found in Minnesota and their role in the environment.
Hours Sunday: Closed Monday: 10 a.m. — 3 p.m. Tuesday: 10 a.m. — 6 p.m. Wednesday: 10 a.m. — 5 p.m. Thursday: 10 a.m. — 7 p.m. Friday: 10 a.m. — 5 p.m. Saturday: 10 a.m. — 2 p.m. On Monday, May 29, the Wadena City Library will be closed in observance of Memorial Day.
Hours Sunday: Closed Monday: 10 a.m. — 3 p.m. Tuesday: 10 a.m. — 6 p.m. Wednesday: 10 a.m. — 5 p.m. Thursday: 10 a.m. — 7 p.m. Friday: 10 a.m. — 5 p.m. Saturday: 10 a.m. — 2 p.m. This week, the Wadena City Library joins libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating the many ways libraries are transforming their communities every day through the services and invaluable expertise they offer.