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100 Year Anniversary Celebration

Join us for a week of celebration.

In 1911, William Howard Taft was President of the United States. Vincent Price, American film actor, was born. World War I was still three years in the future. Women legally could not vote. Songs such as "I Want a Girl Just Like the Girl that Married Dear Old Dad" and "Down By the Old Mill Stream" were the hits. Movies were all silent films. You could buy a Ford Model T for as low as $650. And the Osceola Public Library was dedicated.
 
That's right - it's been 100 years that we have been working to serve the needs of our community. That calls for a celebration. We have designated the week of June 20-25 for a 100 Year Anniversary FULL of fun activities for the young and old alike.
 

  • Mon. June 20 - Free Children’s Movie with popcorn at 2:00 p.m.
  • Tue. June 21 - William Kent Krueger, Minnesota Crime novelist, will be here for a special visit at 7:00 p.m. in the library basement
  • Wed. June 22 - Craft Time for the children between 2:30 and 4:30 p.m.
    - Adult Beading Workshop starting at 6:00 p.m. (Please pre-register for this workshop, limited class space)
  • Thu. June 23 - Curtis Hed’s Magic of Reading Show is a mix of comedy and magic at our Summer Story Hour from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. (especially for kids 3 through 10)
    - Sarah Prineas, Iowa author of the award-winning Magic Thief books, will visit at 7:00 p.m.
  • Fri. June 24 - Caricatures! Duane Murray will introduce you to your cartoon self as he draws a caricature of you. Starting at 1:00 p.m.
  • Sat. June 25 - Come in at 1:00 for our Special Anniversary Program with the Library Board members and staff of the library. There will be refreshments and Special Commemorative Gifts for all adults and children attending (Shortened Library Hours: The library will be open for normal library functions from 9:00 a.m. till 12:00 noon only and will re-open at 1:00 for the program.)
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