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The Big Read Apr 01st (All day)
Apr 01st (All day)

The National Endowment for the Arts: The Big Read

Friday Memorial Library will once again be participating in The Big Read in St Croix Valley all of April.

The book chosen is "The Maltese Falcon" by Dashiell Hammett.

Some people were surprised when The Maltese Falcon, a detective novel, appeared on The Big Read list. Yes, it is a detective novel—one of the best ever written. It’s also a brilliant literary work, as well as a thriller, a love story, and a dark, dry comedy. The only criticism one could offer Hammett’s private-eye classic is that it is so much fun to read, it might be hard the first time through to realize how deeply observed and morally serious it is.

 

More Information on "The Maltese Falcon"

More Information about the NEA Big Read

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The Big Read Apr 01st (All day)
Apr 01st (All day)

The National Endowment for the Arts: The Big Read

Friday Memorial Library will once again be participating in The Big Read in St Croix Valley all of April.

The book chosen is "The Maltese Falcon" by Dashiell Hammett.

Some people were surprised when The Maltese Falcon, a detective novel, appeared on The Big Read list. Yes, it is a detective novel—one of the best ever written. It’s also a brilliant literary work, as well as a thriller, a love story, and a dark, dry comedy. The only criticism one could offer Hammett’s private-eye classic is that it is so much fun to read, it might be hard the first time through to realize how deeply observed and morally serious it is.

 

More Information on "The Maltese Falcon"

More Information about the NEA Big Read

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Babygarten 10:00 am
Apr 03rd - 10:00 am

Babygarten

Babygarten

Rhymes, stories and play time for children up to 24 months.

Mondays at 10:00 am

 
 
 
Willow River Writers 10:00 am
Apr 04th - 10:00 am

Willow River Writers

Willow River Writers Group

Meets the first and third Tuesdays at the Next Door Cafe in New Richmond from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm.

This group is led by volunteers.

 
 
 
T2: Teen Tuesday 4:00 pm
Apr 04th - 4:00 pm

Teen Tuesday

T2: Teen Tuesday

Tuesdays at 4:00 pm

Specifically for Tweens and Teens grades 6-12. Your chance to influence teen materials and events - book discussions, program planning, advocacy, community service, tech time, games, crafts, or other activities.

 
 
 
Sit. Stay. Read 5:00 pm
Apr 04th - 5:00 pm

Sit. Stay. Read.

Read to Freddy

First Tuesday of each month at 5:00 pm

This is a wonderful opportunity for kids of all ages but especially for new reader to practice their blossoming skills.

 
 
 
 
Mystery Book Club 10:00 am
Apr 06th - 10:00 am

Mystery Book Club

 

Mystery Book Club is at 10:00 am on the first Thursday of each month.

 

The April discussion will be on I Still Dream About You by Fannie Flagg.

 
 
 
Evening Writers Group 6:30 pm
Apr 06th - 6:30 pm

Evening Writers Group

Evening Writers Group

Meets the first and third Thursdays at Friday Memorial Library at 6:30 pm.

This group is led by volunteers.

 
 
 
Little University 10:00 am
Apr 07th - 10:00 am

Little University

Little University

Fridays at 10:00 am

Stories, book suggestions, simple crafts and school readiness activities. Come
read, write, sing, talk, play, and make new friends. For ages 2-5.

 
 
 
Teen After Hours: Movie 7:00 pm
Apr 07th - 7:00 pm

Teen After Hours

Teen After Hours

Movie and Pizza Night

Friday, April 7 from 7:00 - 10:00 pm

Registration Required Pick up the registration form at the front desk. Deadline: April 5.
 


Showing: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Rated: PG

Running Time: 2H 13M

Summary: The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York's secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school.

 
 
 
Sit. Stay. Read. 11:00 am
Apr 08th - 11:00 am

Sit. Stay. Read.Alaska will visit Friday Memorial Library

2nd and 4th Saturday at 11:00 am

This is a wonderful opportunity for new reader to practice their blossoming skills.

Read to Alaska

 
 
 
Maple Syrup Saturday 12:00 pm
Apr 08th - 12:00 pm

Maple Syrup Season

Maple Syrup Saturday

April 8 at noon

Get a real taste of our new StoryWalk™ Maple Syrup Season in Mary Park.

Maple syrup demo by the Lenz Family.

 
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The Big Read Apr 01st (All day)
Apr 01st (All day)

The National Endowment for the Arts: The Big Read

Friday Memorial Library will once again be participating in The Big Read in St Croix Valley all of April.

The book chosen is "The Maltese Falcon" by Dashiell Hammett.

Some people were surprised when The Maltese Falcon, a detective novel, appeared on The Big Read list. Yes, it is a detective novel—one of the best ever written. It’s also a brilliant literary work, as well as a thriller, a love story, and a dark, dry comedy. The only criticism one could offer Hammett’s private-eye classic is that it is so much fun to read, it might be hard the first time through to realize how deeply observed and morally serious it is.

 

More Information on "The Maltese Falcon"

More Information about the NEA Big Read

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The Big Read Sculpture Display Apr 10th (All day)
Apr 10th (All day)

The Big Read Sculpture Display

April 10-17

Friday Memorial Library will be displaying four sculptures commissioned specifically for "The Maltese Falcon" Big Read.

The pieces include:

  • a bronze sculpture by James Shoop
  • fiber sculpture by Barbara Bend
  • blown glass sculpture by Alan Honn
  • a piece by an inmate at the Stillwater prison.
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Babygarten 10:00 am
Apr 10th - 10:00 am

Babygarten

Babygarten

Rhymes, stories and play time for children up to 24 months.

Mondays at 10:00 am

 
 
 
T2: Teen Tuesday 4:00 pm
Apr 11th - 4:00 pm

Teen Tuesday

T2: Teen Tuesday

Tuesdays at 4:00 pm

Specifically for Tweens and Teens grades 6-12. Your chance to influence teen materials and events - book discussions, program planning, advocacy, community service, tech time, games, crafts, or other activities.

 
 
 
Teen Writers Group 4:00 pm
Apr 12th - 4:00 pm

Teen Writers Group

Teen Writers Group

Wednesday, February 8 at 4:00 pm

Write for the fun of it ~ prompts, challenges, collaborations, and encouragements.

Find your favorite poem (could be one of your own) and bring it to share.

 
 
 
Books & Brews 6:30 pm
Apr 13th - 6:30 pm

Books & Brews

Books & Brews

Join us for our new bookclub at Gibby's Lanes the second Thursday at 6:30 pm.  For people 21 and up.

April discussion: Secrets of a Charmed Life

 
 
 
Library Closed Apr 14th (All day)
Apr 14th (All day)

Closed

Closed Friday, April 14

In observance of Good Friday, Friday Memorial Library will be CLOSED on April 14.

We will reopen on Saturday, April 15 at 9:00 am. Sorry for any inconvenience.

 
 
 
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The Big Read Apr 01st (All day)
Apr 01st (All day)

The National Endowment for the Arts: The Big Read

Friday Memorial Library will once again be participating in The Big Read in St Croix Valley all of April.

The book chosen is "The Maltese Falcon" by Dashiell Hammett.

Some people were surprised when The Maltese Falcon, a detective novel, appeared on The Big Read list. Yes, it is a detective novel—one of the best ever written. It’s also a brilliant literary work, as well as a thriller, a love story, and a dark, dry comedy. The only criticism one could offer Hammett’s private-eye classic is that it is so much fun to read, it might be hard the first time through to realize how deeply observed and morally serious it is.

 

More Information on "The Maltese Falcon"

More Information about the NEA Big Read

»
 
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The Big Read Sculpture Display Apr 10th (All day)
Apr 10th (All day)

The Big Read Sculpture Display

April 10-17

Friday Memorial Library will be displaying four sculptures commissioned specifically for "The Maltese Falcon" Big Read.

The pieces include:

  • a bronze sculpture by James Shoop
  • fiber sculpture by Barbara Bend
  • blown glass sculpture by Alan Honn
  • a piece by an inmate at the Stillwater prison.
 
 
 
Willow River Writers Group 10:00 am
Apr 18th - 10:00 am

Willow River Writers

Willow River Writers Group

Meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month at Next Door Cafe in New Richmond from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm.

This group led by volunteers.

 
 
 
T2: Teen Tuesday 4:00 pm
Apr 18th - 4:00 pm

Teen Tuesday

T2: Teen Tuesday

Tuesdays at 4:00 pm

Specifically for Tweens and Teens grades 6-12. Your chance to influence teen materials and events - book discussions, program planning, advocacy, community service, tech time, games, crafts, or other activities.

 
 
 
Tech Help 10:00 am
Apr 19th - 10:00 am

Tech Help

Tech Help available from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Third Wednesday of the month

Bring your device, bring your questions. We are here to help!

 
 
 
Early Out 3:00 pm
Apr 19th - 3:00 pm

Early Out

Stars of the Banner

Early Out

Stars of the Banner

Wednesday, April 19 at 3:00 pm

Join the VFW Auxilliary as they introduce Betsy Ross, Uncle Sam, George and Martha Washington, Sacagawea, Abe Lincoln, and Rosie the Riveter. Learn the history of the flag and get ready for some Random Acts of Patriotism (R.A.P.) as we approach Loyalty Day.

 
 
 
Local Author Showcase 6:00 pm
Apr 20th - 6:00 pm

Local Author Showcase

Local Author Showcase

Thursday, April 20 at 6:00 pm

Presenting will be Gordon Grice from Somerset; Lisa Doerr from Cushing and Marilyn Jess from New Richmond.

Sponsored by the Willow Rivers Writers Group.  Questions, contact Pat Herr at 715-410-4219.

 
 
 
Library Closed Apr 21st (All day)
Apr 21st (All day)

Closed

The library will be closed Friday, April 21 for a City Staff In-Service day.

We will reopen Saturday at 9:00 am. Sorry for any inconvenience.

 
 
 
Grow a Story 10:00 am
Apr 22nd - 10:00 am

Grow a Story

Grow a Story

Saturday, April 22 at 10:00 am

Saturday storytime with stories and projects that will grow on you!

 
 
 
Sit. Stay. Read. 11:00 am
Apr 22nd - 11:00 am

Read to Alaska

Sit. Stay. Read.Alaska will visit Friday Memorial Library

2nd and 4th Saturday at 11:00 am

This is a wonderful opportunity for new reader to practice their blossoming skills.

 
 
 
 
Babygarten 10:00 am
Apr 17th - 10:00 am

Babygarten

Babygarten

Rhymes, stories and play time for children up to 24 months.

Mondays at 10:00 am

 
 
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The Big Read Apr 01st (All day)
Apr 01st (All day)

The National Endowment for the Arts: The Big Read

Friday Memorial Library will once again be participating in The Big Read in St Croix Valley all of April.

The book chosen is "The Maltese Falcon" by Dashiell Hammett.

Some people were surprised when The Maltese Falcon, a detective novel, appeared on The Big Read list. Yes, it is a detective novel—one of the best ever written. It’s also a brilliant literary work, as well as a thriller, a love story, and a dark, dry comedy. The only criticism one could offer Hammett’s private-eye classic is that it is so much fun to read, it might be hard the first time through to realize how deeply observed and morally serious it is.

 

More Information on "The Maltese Falcon"

More Information about the NEA Big Read

»
 
 
 
Money Smart Week Apr 24th (All day)
Apr 24th (All day)
 
 
 
Money Smart Week Apr 25th (All day)
Apr 25th (All day)
 
 
 
Money Smart Week Apr 26th (All day)
Apr 26th (All day)
 
 
 
Money Smart Week Apr 27th (All day)
Apr 27th (All day)
 
 
 
Money Smart Week Apr 28th (All day)
Apr 28th (All day)
 
 
 
Money Smart Week Apr 29th (All day)
Apr 29th (All day)
 
 
 
Babygarten 10:00 am
Apr 24th - 10:00 am

Babygarten

Babygarten

Rhymes, stories and play time for children up to 24 months.

Mondays at 10:00 am

 
 
 
Protect Your Identity 1:00 pm
Apr 25th - 1:00 pm

Money Smart Week

Protect Your Identity

with WESTconsin Credit Union

Tuesday, April 25 at 1:00 pm

From online banking to taxes to monthly bills, we access our personal information through online accounts regularly. Join us to learn how to protect that information and take control of your online identity.   WestConsin Credit Union representatives will be here to teach us how to protect your identity and avoid identity theft as well as providing us with action steps to take if it happens to you.

 
 
 
T2: Teen Tuesday 4:00 pm
Apr 25th - 4:00 pm

Teen Tuesday

T2: Teen Tuesday

Tuesdays at 4:00 pm

Specifically for Tweens and Teens grades 6-12. Your chance to influence teen materials and events - book discussions, program planning, advocacy, community service, tech time, games, crafts, or other activities.

 
 
 
 
 
Little University 10:00 am
Apr 28th - 10:00 am

Little University

Little University during Money Smart Week

Friday, April 28 at 10:00 am

Wes, the mascot from WESTconsin Credit Union will join us for our money themed storytime.  Wes will also show us how to play the Making Cents matching game.

WESTconsin Credit Union

 
 
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The Big Read Apr 01st (All day)
Apr 01st (All day)

The National Endowment for the Arts: The Big Read

Friday Memorial Library will once again be participating in The Big Read in St Croix Valley all of April.

The book chosen is "The Maltese Falcon" by Dashiell Hammett.

Some people were surprised when The Maltese Falcon, a detective novel, appeared on The Big Read list. Yes, it is a detective novel—one of the best ever written. It’s also a brilliant literary work, as well as a thriller, a love story, and a dark, dry comedy. The only criticism one could offer Hammett’s private-eye classic is that it is so much fun to read, it might be hard the first time through to realize how deeply observed and morally serious it is.

 

More Information on "The Maltese Falcon"

More Information about the NEA Big Read