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April 2021

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Drive-In Reading & Recreation 10:00 am
Apr 01st - 10:00 am

Drive-In Reading & Recreation

Thursdays at 10:00 am in Mary Park

Miss Julie will host an outdoor storytime called Drive-in Reading & Recreation at Mary Park near the first playground. You can stay warm and snug inside your vehicle while you listen through your radio to her stories and songs. Afterwards, she will invite you outdoors to play together in a gross motor learning activity. Dress for the weather and meet her in the park!

*Please note:
In the case of inclement weather, Drive-in Reading & Recreation will be cancelled.

The Library will be closed during storytime, and the park bathrooms will remain closed until May 1, 2021.

 
 
 
Library Closed (All day)
Apr 02nd (All day)

In observance of Good Friday, Friday Memorial Library will be closed on April, 2, 2021.

We will reopen on April 3, 2021.

 
 
 
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Library Board Meeting 4:30 pm
Apr 06th - 4:30 pm

Library Board Meeting

At this time, meetings will be conducted virtually. 

Open to the public.

 

Library Board Information

 
 
 
 
Drive-In Reading & Recreation-Cancelled 10:00 am
Apr 08th - 10:00 am

Drive-In Reading & Recreation - Cancelled due to rain

Thursdays at 10:00 am in Mary Park

Miss Julie will host an outdoor storytime called Drive-in Reading & Recreation at Mary Park near the first playground. You can stay warm and snug inside your vehicle while you listen through your radio to her stories and songs. Afterwards, she will invite you outdoors to play together in a gross motor learning activity. Dress for the weather and meet her in the park!

*Please note:
In the case of inclement weather, Drive-in Reading & Recreation will be cancelled.

The Library will be closed during storytime, and the park bathrooms will remain closed until May 1, 2021.

 
 
 
Paint Chip Poetry Take & Make 10:00 am
Apr 09th - 10:00 am

Paint Chip Poetry Take & Make for kids and families

Virtual Programming

Friday, April 9 at 10:00 am on our Facebook Page

Quantities are limited.

In this poetry-themed Take & Make video, Miss Julie demonstrates how to use the items in the kit to play the Paint Chip Poetry game and to create a little paint chip notepad. If you haven't already, you can request this take & make kit in your next curbside pickup or just ask for one at the front desk on your next visit to the library.

Pick up this kit the week of April 5-9 and then watch Ms. Julie demonstrate the steps on Facebook, April 9 at 10:00 am.

 
 
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STEM: Cardboard 10:00 am
Apr 12th - 10:00 am

STEM

Virtual Programming

Select Mondays at 10:00 am on our Facebook Page

Join Ms. Jess for this STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) video as we explore the engineering marvel that is cardboard and maybe be inspired to create your own cardboard masterpiece. To create your own cardboard, you will need 3 pieces of paper and some glue.

On Select Mondays, Ms. Jess will share a new STEM project on our Facebook page. STEM is a great hands-on way to learn about our world. These projects can be done with common materials found around
your house.

 
 
 
 
Diane's Crafty Corner: Bag Storage 11:00 am
Apr 14th - 11:00 am

Diane's Crafty Corner: Fun Plastic Bag Storage

Virtual Programming

Wednesday at 11:00 am on our Facebook Page

In honor of Earth Day (April 22nd) Diane shows us how to recycle a box to create storage for plastic bags.

 
 
 
Drive-In Reading & Recreation 10:00 am
Apr 15th - 10:00 am

Drive-In Reading & Recreation

Thursdays at 10:00 am in Mary Park

Miss Julie will host an outdoor storytime called Drive-in Reading & Recreation at Mary Park near the first playground. You can stay warm and snug inside your vehicle while you listen through your radio to her stories and songs. Afterwards, she will invite you outdoors to play together in a gross motor learning activity. Dress for the weather and meet her at the park!

*Please note:
In the case of inclement weather, Drive-in Reading & Recreation will be cancelled.

The Library will be closed during storytime, and the park bathrooms will be closed until May 1, 2021.

 
 
 
Crafty Adults: Cork Charms 7:00 pm
Apr 15th - 7:00 pm

Crafty Adults: Cork Charms for Glasses

Virtual Programming

Thursday, April 15 at 7:00 pm on our Facebook Page

Today I want to share with you how to make DIY Recycled Cork Charms for Glasses. These would make great homemade party favors for your next summer party. Pick up your kit the week of April 12-15, supplies are limited. On April 15, Nora will walk you through the steps of creating your project on Facebook!
 
 
 
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Shirley Yang: Hmong Heritage through Food 1:00 pm
Apr 18th - 1:00 pm

The Social Justice Advisory Group presents Shirley Yang: Hmong Heritage through Food

Sunday, April 18 at 1:00 pm at the Mary Park Bandshell Pavillion

Registration Required - Please register by Wednesday, April 14

Join us as we celebrate and bring awareness to Hmong Heritage this month. Shirley Yang, a Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts trained caterer and personal chef, will offer an outdoor cooking demonstration of larb, the unofficial national dish of Laos. A small tasting of the dish will be provided, and she will share stories about Hmong food and farming. Afterwards, participants can plant seeds of the herbs used in Yang’s larb recipe.

The mission of the Friday Memorial Library Social Justice Advisory Group is to engage community members through education and conversations about diversity, equity, and inclusion. By using the power of stories, the group aims to broaden perspectives, defuse fears, and build trust so that our community provides a strong, vibrant, and welcoming space for current and future generations. Friday Memorial Library acknowledges its duty in promoting citizenship and literacy and believes that creating a welcoming environment is essential in sustaining a healthy and thriving community.

Register

 
 
 
 
Community Connections with Crowning Achievements 6:00 pm
Apr 20th - 6:00 pm

Community Connections with Crowning Achievements

Virtual Programming

Tuesday, April 20 at 6:00 pm on our Facebook Page

Each month, we sit down for a virtual chat with a different community organization. We learn more about how they support the community and how our community can support them. This month we're talking to Crowning Achievements. Crowning Achievements is a non-profit serving men and women, over 16 in the St. Croix Valley Area of Minnesota and Wisconsin, with special needs. They host fun events each month within our communities to foster awareness and acceptance of their participants, as well as to promote their social circle and skills. All of this they do in hopes of increasing their integration in society as well as advancing and increasing their employment opportunities.

 
 
 
 
Drive-In Reading & Recreation 10:00 am
Apr 22nd - 10:00 am

Drive-In Reading & Recreation

Thursdays at 10:00 am in Mary Park

Miss Julie will host an outdoor storytime called Drive-in Reading & Recreation at Mary Park near the first playground. You can stay warm and snug inside your vehicle while you listen through your radio to her stories and songs. Afterwards, she will invite you outdoors to play together in a gross motor learning activity. Dress for the weather and meet her at the park!

*Please note:
In the case of inclement weather, Drive-in Reading & Recreation will be cancelled.

The Library will be closed during storytime, and the park bathrooms will be closed until May 1, 2021.

 
 
 
Poems for Your Pocket Take & Make 10:00 am
Apr 23rd - 10:00 am

Poems for Your Pocket Take & Make for kids and families

Virtual Programming

Friday, April 23 at 10:00 am on our Facebook Page

Quantities are limited.

Celebrate National Poetry Month with Miss Jess as she shows you how to create some unique ways to keep your favorite poems close and to share them with friends in this poetry-themed Take & Make video. Pick up a Take & Make kit in the Library, or call 715-243-0431 to request one for curbside pickup.

Pick up this kit the week of April 19-23 and then watch Ms. Jess demonstrate the steps on Facebook, April 23 at 10:00 am.

 
 
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STEM: Popsicle Stick Chain Reaction 10:00 am
Apr 26th - 10:00 am

STEM

Virtual Programming

Select Mondays at 10:00 am on our Facebook Page

Join Ms. Jess for this STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) video as we look at potential and kinetic energy by creating a Popsicle Stick Chain Reaction. To try this science experiment, you will need a handful of large popsicle sticks or tongue depressors.

On Select Mondays, Ms. Jess will share a new STEM project on our Facebook page. STEM is a great hands-on way to learn about our world. These projects can be done with common materials found around your house.

 
 
 
 
Diane's Crafty Corner: Reusable Felt Air Fresheners 11:00 am
Apr 28th - 11:00 am

Diane's Crafty Corner: Reusable Felt Air Fresheners

Virtual Programming

Wednesday at 11:00 am on our Facebook Page

Diane shows us how to make reusable air fresheners. All you need is felt, buttons and essential oils.

 
 
 
Drive-In Reading & Recreation 10:00 am
Apr 29th - 10:00 am

Drive-In Reading & Recreation

Thursdays at 10:00 am in Mary Park

Miss Julie will host an outdoor storytime called Drive-in Reading & Recreation at Mary Park near the first playground. You can stay warm and snug inside your vehicle while you listen through your radio to her stories and songs. Afterwards, she will invite you outdoors to play together in a gross motor learning activity. Bring your winter gear and meet her at the park!

*Please note:
In the case of inclement weather, Drive-in Reading & Recreation will be cancelled.

The Library will be closed during storytime, and the park bathrooms are closed for the winter season.