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The Elysian Area Library hosts The American Dilemma: The Vietnam War at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, November 13.  (File photo)

The Waseca-Le Sueur Regional Library System has a number of events planned at its libraries from Nov. 12 through Nov. 16.

Elysian Area Library

The American Dilemma: The Vietnam War

Learn all about the social, economic and military aspects of the Vietnam War from living history presenter Arn Kind, going back to its beginning from French involvement in Indochina to the entry of the United States fighting on the Asian continent a century later. This program takes place at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, November 13. Free and open to the public.

It lasted 10,000 days, cost the nation 56,000 lives, 300,000 wounded, 1,200 missing in action, and $141 billion. It sparked riots and protests at home and ended without a victory. It left Americans divided in their feelings about the United States’ role in Southeast Asia and the world.

Janesville Public Library


Dinosaurs are taking over on Tuesday, November 12 at 4 p.m. Stop in for tons of Jurassic-sized fun! Geared for ages 4-12.

Le Center Public Library

Minnesota’s Most Haunted Locations

Chad Lewis takes the audience on a ghostly journey to some of the most haunted places in Minnesota. The presentation covers the entire state from wandering ghosts of the North Woods to a haunted B&B in Wabasha. From phantom creatures prowling the woods to graveyard apparitions located in your own backyard, no place in MN is without its own haunting. Complete with photos, case history, eyewitness accounts, ghost lore and directions, this unique presentation encourages you to visit these places for your own ghost story.

This program takes place on Thursday, November 14 at 3 p.m. Free and open to the public. This program is for 13 years and up.

Le Sueur Public Library

Movie Theme Song Trivia

Crank up your amps to eleven for this movie theme song trivia contest. Library staff will quiz players in teams of up to four players as they compete to win an Academy Award status on Saturday, November 16 at 6:30 p.m. This free event is geared for adults.

Montgomery Public Library

Crafty Crew

Get crafty with autumn nature print projects on Saturday, November 16 at 10:30 a.m. This free event is geared for ages 4-7. Registration required—stop by the library or call 507-364-7615.

New Richland Public Library

Level Up: Tiny Robot Coding

Play with tiny Ozobots that respond to color commands on Thursday, November 14 at 4 p.m. Registration required. This free event is geared for ages 7-12. Stop by the Library to register or call 507-465-3708.

Waseca Public Library

Dot Art Workshop for Teens

Try your hand at dot art—a simple, but breathtaking art technique at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, November 12. From jellyfish to the Cheshire Cat, the library will have a variety of designs to use as templates and as inspiration. Free and exclusively for ages 13-18.

Cook the Book

Visit Waseca Public Library to choose a recipe from the selected cookbook. Then bring the finished dish to Waseca Public Library on Thursday, November 14 at noon, where the cooks will sample all the dishes and share their experiences. It’s a great way to meet people in the community, share cooking tips, and try out delicious food. Open to all cooking and baking skill levels!

The selected cookbook this session is: “In the French Kitchen with Kids” by Mardi Michels.

Reach Reporter Bailey Grubish at 507-837-5451 or follow her on Twitter @wcnbailey. ©Copyright 2019 APG Media of Southern Minnesota. All rights reserved.

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