Norwegians in Minnesota

  • Sunday, Mar. 24 at 2 p.m.

Travel throughout Minnesota with Doug as he explores many Norwegian sites and locations. This visual tour will tell the positive story of the state’s 3rd largest immigrant group. When did they arrive, where did they settle, and what role did they play in our state’s history?

Freelance photographer and public speaker Doug Ohman’s work has been widely published in magazines, calendars and books, and in the popular book series, Minnesota Byways.

Doug will also talk about how he took his passion for history and love of photography and combined them into a successful career.

Doug has degrees in both Geography and History from the University of Minnesota. Before becoming a full time photographer, he was the Operations Manager at the Mall of America. He currently lives in New Hope, MN with his wife of over 30 years, Krin.

His work can be viewed on his website,

DIY Natural Dyes

  • Thursday, April 4 at 5:30 p.m.

Learn how to use everyday ingredients to make natural dyes that can be used to dye eggs, fabric, and more.

Monthly Programs

Needles, Pins & More

  • First Thursday of every month starting February 2019 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Calling all knitters, crocheters, needlepointers, and other makers. Bring your current project to the library and work on it with other crafters in the community. Don’t have a craft? Supplies will be provided to make paper wreaths.

Game Day for Adults (Begins in March)

  • Monday, March 11 at 10 a.m.
  • Monday, April 8 at 10 a.m.
  • Monday, May 13 at 10 a.m.

Join us for Game Day on the second Monday of the month. During this adult program, a variety of games will be provided, such as cribbage, cards, mah-jongg, scrabble, and more. Attendees are welcome to bring their favorite games to play with others.

Cook Book Club (Begins in March)

  • Thursday, March 21 from noon to 1 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 18  from noon to 1 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 16  from noon to 1 p.m.

Join us for a new type of book club. Each participant will select a recipe from the featured cookbook and bring the dish to the meeting. The discussion will focus on the book, the recipes, and the author’s style. A copy of the book for each month will be available to view in the library and participants must mark the recipe they are bringing to avoid duplicates. If you obtain your own copy of the cookbook, please call the library to sign up for a dish.

Book Clubs

Adults are invited to join one, or both, of the library’s book clubs. The book clubs offer an opportunity to read unique selections and meet your neighbors and make new friends.

Nonfiction Book Club

  • Meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month in the library’s computer lab at 6 p.m.

Fountain Lake Readers

  • The fiction book club meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 10 a.m.