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Library Events

  1. Adult Winter Reading Program

    January 6, 2022, 9:30 AM - February 28, 2022, 8:00 PM
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    New Ulm Public Library

    Join the New Ulm Public Library for our annual Winter Reading Program for adults. This year’s program begins on Thursday, January 6, and continues to the end of February. Our theme this year is Bingo! Register at the library and receive your bingo sheet to start reading. Each book you read will mark off a square on your card. Get 5 in a row and bring your bingo card to the circulation desk to choose a free book from our prize shelf as well as earn an entry to win one of 3 Chamber Bucks prizes at the end of the program. You can get up to 5 name entries on your bingo sheet. Even though the program ends on Monday, February 28, you will have until Tuesday, March 15. to turn in your bingo sheet. We hope you join us! Thank you to the Friends of the New Ulm Public Library for sponsoring the program prizes.

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  2. Library Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    January 17, 2022, 9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
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    New Ulm Public Library

    The library will be closed on Monday, January 17 to observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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  3. History Book Club Discussion

    January 18, 2022, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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    New Ulm Public Library Fred Johnson room

    Join the History Book Club for their monthly discussion on the third Tuesday of the month at noon. They will meet on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 12:00 PM to discuss The Outlier by Kai Bird. The group will meet in-person in the library’s Fred Johnson room. Copies of the book are available for checkout at the circulation desk. We hope to see you there!

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  4. Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Campaign

    January 18, 2022, 4:15 PM - 6:15 PM
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    Red Dragon Gaming and online

    Are you ready to explore The Grand Library? Do you have an itch in your imagination or an ache for adventure? Then come join one of two groups on the epic search for Books Wanted! One group will be meeting in person weekly on Tuesday afternoons at 4:15 PM at Red Dragon Gaming. The other group will be meeting online according to player schedules using Discord and Roll20 applications. Never played Pathfinder before? No problem! Our experienced Game Master will be happy to walk you through the game learning process so you can enjoy the roleplaying experience. This first campaign is limited to 6 people per group so be sure to sign up early to help set a schedule that works well for everyone playing. If there is enough interest we can create more groups or run campaigns using other games too! If you are interested in joining the online campaign, you can click the interest form link on the right side of the page.

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  5. Minnesota Valley Civil War Round Table

    January 18, 2022, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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    New Ulm Public Library meeting room

    Come join the Minnesota Valley Civil War Round Table for their next season of presentations given each month on the third Tuesday at 6:30 PM. This month’s presentation will be on Tuesday, January 18, 2021 at 6:30 PM in the library’s meeting room and features an interactive presentation by Gary Blessman. Gary will share about lesser known Civil War battles, and you have the chance to guess the outcome! Each presentation shares insights on historical events and people connected to the Civil War. If you would like to be a presenter, please call the library at 507-359-8331. We hope you’ll join us for these presentations and accompanying discussions!

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  6. Needleworking Group

    January 19, 2022, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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    New Ulm Public Library meeting room

    Come work on your needle working project in a fun group every first and third Wednesday of the month from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM at the library! The group is not a class and is designed for ages 16 and up. All types of needlework are welcome, and you can come when you're able and leave when you need. We hope to see you there!

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  7. Art Group

    January 19, 2022, 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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    New Ulm Public Library meeting room

    A self-directed art group will meet each Wednesday from 2-5:30 PM at New Ulm Public Library starting January 19, 2022 and ending May 18, 2022. Artists of all levels and abilities are welcome to join this adults-only group. Each artist should bring his/her own materials and ideas. All materials must be non-odorous. People are welcome to come and go as they see fit. For more information, please contact the library at 507-359-8331.

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  8. Pajama Party Story time

    January 19, 2022, 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

    New Ulm Public Library is excited to present a new story time called Pajama Party, which meets on Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m. in the Children’s room. Winter story time season for Pajama Party begins Wednesday, January 5 and ends Wednesday, March 2. Wear your pajamas and bring your favorite stuffed animal for songs and stories before bed. This program is free and open to all children and their parents or caregivers. Please call the library for more information 507-359-8331.

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  9. Evaluating the News Seminar Series

    January 20, 2022, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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    New Ulm Public Library meeting room

    Two-thirds of Americans admit that the news they consume has bias. In today’s world of 24/7 news coverage, advertising sponsorships, hype, and frequent retractions, how can you sift out the facts to make your own informed decisions? How do you recognize bias and opinion? How can you determine the motives of an article or publication? Join the New Ulm Public Library for our next seminar series as we present a no holds barred in-depth analysis of news media companies, fact checking, click bait, fake news, misinformation, and bias. The seminar series will begin on Thursday, January 6, at 6:30 PM in the library’s meeting room and will meet weekly for five weeks. Each seminar will last about 1 hour and will feature real life, happening now, news articles for analysis. We hope you’ll join us for this informative and empowering series!

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  10. I Shouldn’t Be Here – A Writer’s Journey with Allen Eskens

    January 21, 2022, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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    New Ulm Public Library meeting room

    Join the New Ulm Public Library on Friday, January 21, at 4 p.m. as author Allen Eskens discusses his path in becoming a bestselling author, as well as his approach to writing novels that are compelling and thought-provoking with a strong emotional core. His presentation includes a Q & A portion, covering any questions the audience may have, with a book signing for those interested. This free program is made possible by a grant provided by the Traverse des Sioux Library Cooperative and funded with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Call 507-359-8331 for more information.

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  11. Story time with Ms. Kathryn

    January 24, 2022, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    New Ulm Public Library is excited to present Storytime with Ms. Kathryn Monday mornings at 10:30 a.m. in the Children’s Room. Join us for stories, song, and more. Winter story time season begins Monday, January 3 and ends Monday, February 28. This program is free and open to all children and their parents or caregivers. Please call the library for more information 507-359-8331.

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  12. Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Campaign

    January 25, 2022, 4:15 PM - 6:15 PM
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    Red Dragon Gaming and online

    Are you ready to explore The Grand Library? Do you have an itch in your imagination or an ache for adventure? Then come join one of two groups on the epic search for Books Wanted! One group will be meeting in person weekly on Tuesday afternoons at 4:15 PM at Red Dragon Gaming. The other group will be meeting online according to player schedules using Discord and Roll20 applications. Never played Pathfinder before? No problem! Our experienced Game Master will be happy to walk you through the game learning process so you can enjoy the roleplaying experience. This first campaign is limited to 6 people per group so be sure to sign up early to help set a schedule that works well for everyone playing. If there is enough interest we can create more groups or run campaigns using other games too! If you are interested in joining the online campaign, you can click the interest form link on the right side of the page.

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  13. Art Group

    January 26, 2022, 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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    New Ulm Public Library meeting room

    A self-directed art group will meet each Wednesday from 2-5:30 PM at New Ulm Public Library starting January 19, 2022 and ending May 18, 2022. Artists of all levels and abilities are welcome to join this adults-only group. Each artist should bring his/her own materials and ideas. All materials must be non-odorous. People are welcome to come and go as they see fit. For more information, please contact the library at 507-359-8331.

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  14. Pajama Party Story time

    January 26, 2022, 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

    New Ulm Public Library is excited to present a new story time called Pajama Party, which meets on Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m. in the Children’s room. Winter story time season for Pajama Party begins Wednesday, January 5 and ends Wednesday, March 2. Wear your pajamas and bring your favorite stuffed animal for songs and stories before bed. This program is free and open to all children and their parents or caregivers. Please call the library for more information 507-359-8331.

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  15. Evaluating the News Seminar Series

    January 27, 2022, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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    New Ulm Public Library meeting room

    Two-thirds of Americans admit that the news they consume has bias. In today’s world of 24/7 news coverage, advertising sponsorships, hype, and frequent retractions, how can you sift out the facts to make your own informed decisions? How do you recognize bias and opinion? How can you determine the motives of an article or publication? Join the New Ulm Public Library for our next seminar series as we present a no holds barred in-depth analysis of news media companies, fact checking, click bait, fake news, misinformation, and bias. The seminar series will begin on Thursday, January 6, at 6:30 PM in the library’s meeting room and will meet weekly for five weeks. Each seminar will last about 1 hour and will feature real life, happening now, news articles for analysis. We hope you’ll join us for this informative and empowering series!

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  16. Songwriting Workshop with Good Night Gold Dust

    January 28, 2022, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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    The Grand Center for Arts & Culture

    Join the New Ulm Public Library and The Grand Center for Arts & Culture for a songwriting workshop with Minnesota musicians, Good Night Gold Dust on Friday, January 28 at 5:30 p.m. Songwriting duo Laura Schultz and Colin Scharf will lead an interactive, structured group songwriting workshop to help you explore talents you never knew you had. No need to bring any instruments; just a pen, notebook, and an open mind. Participants will receive an MP3 of the song that we write as a group. We can’t wait to play with you! This free program is made possible by a grant provided by the Traverse des Sioux Library Cooperative and funded with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Call 507-359-8331 for more information.

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  17. Story time with Ms. Kathryn

    January 31, 2022, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    New Ulm Public Library is excited to present Storytime with Ms. Kathryn Monday mornings at 10:30 a.m. in the Children’s Room. Join us for stories, song, and more. Winter story time season begins Monday, January 3 and ends Monday, February 28. This program is free and open to all children and their parents or caregivers. Please call the library for more information 507-359-8331.

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  18. Mystery Book Club Discussion

    January 31, 2022, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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    New Ulm Public Library Fred Johnson room

    Join the Mystery Book Club for their monthly discussion on the last Monday of the month in the evening. They will meet on Monday, January 31, 2022 at 6:30 PM to discuss The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle. The group will meet in-person in the library’s Fred Johnson room. Copies of the book are available for checkout at the circulation desk. We hope to see you there!

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