The Waseca-Le Sueur Regional Library System has a number of events planned at its libraries from Sept. 16 through Sept. 30.

Area Libraries

Waseca-Le Sueur Regional Library System Announces 2019 Fall History Series:

To celebrate the 50 anniversary of humankind’s first steps on the moon, historian David Jones will open the series with Apollo: Why We Went to the Moon, a non-technical discussion about this great technological achievement at Le Sueur Public Library (118 E Ferry St, Le Sueur, MN) on Thursday, September 19 at 7 p.m.

At Memorable Minnesotans, Minnesota’s legendary characters will be brought to life through stories and songs written by folk legend Charlie Maguire. The event will take place at Waseca Public Library (408 North State Street, Waseca, MN) on Tuesday, September 24 at 7 p.m. Ride with the first woman to win a national motorcycle race; travel to Gettysburg with the First Minnesotans, marvel at Bertha Lehmann’s Titanic rescue and more.

Elisa Korenne’s award-winning original songs and stories in “Madams, Matrons, & Madwomen: Extraordinary Women in American History” celebrate a wide range of women from Victoria Woodhull to the Hormel Girls musical group. The event will begin at Montgomery Public Library (104 Oak Ave SE, Montgomery, MN) on Thursday, September 26 at 7 p.m.

To wrap up the series, author Staci Drouillard tells the story of Chippewa City, an Ojibwe village once home to around 200 families at the turn of the 19th century, in Walking the Old Road at Waterville Public Library (210 E Paquin St, Waterville, MN) on Monday, September 30 at 5 p.m. In the 20th century, the land—prime lake shore—was gradually stolen from under the Ojibwe, including Drouillard’s family, living there.

This series is free and open to the public.

Elysian Area Library

Level Up: Ozobots

Play with tiny robots that respond to color commands on Monday, September 16 at 6 p.m. Registration required. This free event is geared for ages 7 to 12. Stop by the Library to register or call 507-267-4411.

Janesville Public Library

Level Up: Inventor’s Lab

Invent toys using Hanz Inventors Lab kits on Tuesday, September 17 at 4 p.m. This free event is geared for ages 7 to 12. Due to limited space, registration is required. Stop by the Library to register or 507-234-6605.

Le Center Public Library

Washer Word Bracelets for Teens

Design and make a positive, personal reminder with a custom hand-stamped bracelet on Thursday, September 19 at 3:30 p.m. Perfect for gifts (or for yourself). Registration required. This free event is exclusively for ages 13 to 18. Stop by the Library to register or call 507-357-6792.

Montgomery Public Library

The Dot Art Party for Families

Make your mark on Saturday, September 21 at 10:30 a.m. “The Dot” is the story of a caring teacher who dares a doubting student to trust in her own abilities by being brave enough to “make her mark”. What begins with a small dot on a piece of paper becomes a breakthrough in confidence and courage, which has gone on to inspire countless children and adults around the globe. Try out these simple art projects that encourage creativity at our family-friendly event. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free and geared for kids ages 8 plus.

New Richland Public Library

Crafty Crew

Get crafty with autumn nature print projects on Thursday, September 19 at 6 p.m. This free event is geared for ages 4 to 7. Registration required—stop by the library or call 507-465-3708.

Waseca Public Library

Level Up: 3Doodle

Doodle in the air. Create projects in 3D with this cool pen by drawing whatever you like or using molds to create ready-to-make projects on Monday, September 16 at 5 p.m. This free event is geared for ages 7 to 12. Due to limited space, registration is required. Stop by the Library to register or call 507-835-2910.

Trowbridge Park Teen Nerf War

Come be a part of Waseca Public Library’s Nerf War. Games include 3-15 Deathmatch, Carpe, Playground Siege and Minnesota VIP. We will provide Nerf guns or you can bring your own Nerf Dart supplies on Tuesday, September 17 at 6 p.m. at Trowbridge Park. Free and exclusively for ages 13 to 18.

My Little Pony Party

Travel to Ponyville for jewel jars, cutie marks, an apple picking game, friendship and more on Saturday, September 21 at 10 a.m. Registration required. This free event is geared for ages 4 plus.

Books and Brews

Waseca Public Library has found the perfect combo for a book club: bookworm babble and beer. Stop by the library to pick up this month’s book discussion selection, “Daisy Jones and the Six” by Taylor Jenkins Reid. Book club begins at 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 21 at Half-Pint Brewery. Beer not provided but can be purchased.

Waterville Public Library

Science Lab

Let science amaze you. Watch water walk, create bouncy balls and fit your body through an index card on Wednesday, September 18 at 3:45 p.m. Registration required. This free event is geared for ages 7 to 12. Stop by the Library to register or call 507-362-8462.

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