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June 2019

Gardening Brown Bag / Community Read Event: Shelterbelts

June 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT
Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308
Free

UM Horticulture Extension Educator, Robin Trott, will speak about Victory Gardens and Master Garder Pat Jepsen will speak on the history of shelterbelts.

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Scams & Fraud Seminar

June 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT
Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308
Free

Learn how to protect yourself from scams and identity theft.   Presented by Detective Tony Golden, Alexandria Police Department.   This program is free & open to the public.

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July 2019

Travel Around the World Without Leaving Home: an Introduction to Getting Started in PostCrossing

July 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CDT
Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308

Postcrossing is a low commitment revolving penpal.  A great activity for introverts, armchair travelers, and those who are unable to see the world in person at this time.   What is Postcrossing?  A great hobby to introduce kids and adults to the world, for shy or introverted people to connect to others, see the world from your mailbox, practice penmanship, it’s a more meaningful way to connect with others, it feels like receiving gifts in the mail, learn others’ perspectives,…

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Lilies: Gardening Brown Bag series

July 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT
Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308

Do you love lilies? Have you wondered how to plant and care for them? What arieties will grow in our area?  Learn the answers to these questions and more.   Taught by Kathy Janke, Douglas County Master Gardener.

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Daytime Book Group

July 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT
Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308
Free

The Daytime Book Group meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 2 pm to 3 pm. We read a wide variety of titles, and all are welcome to join us at the Douglas County Library to discuss every month. Daytime Book Selections 2019 (January-June) 2nd Wednesday of each month at 2 pm in Large Meeting Room January             Beartown – Fredrik Backman February          Medea – Euripides (play) March                Heartland: a memoir…

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Saturday Morning Gardening? What’s Wrong with My Plant?

July 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308

Pests? Disease? Environmental? External? Me?   Come learn how to figure out what is wrong with your plants.   Instructor: Robin Trott, UM Extension Educator, Horticulture    

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Crafts for the Un-Crafty: Christmas in July

July 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT
Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308

Crafts for the Un-Crafty is back to celebrate Christmas in July.   Come try your hand at making ornaments, garland, wreaths, and other holiday treasures you can save to use as gifts for others or your own enjoyment.   Pre-registration is required.  Please call the library 320-762-6014 or stop by the library to register.    

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BYOB: Bring Your Own Book Book Club

July 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CDT
Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308
Free

A new kind of book group comes to the Douglas County Library. Bring a book to share with the group and maybe discover new authors and titles to try.  

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Houseplants: Gardening Brown Bag series

July 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT

Don’t suffer from the winter blues because you can’t be in your garden! Learn all about growing houseplants and the satisfaction you get from your indoor plantings.   Robin Trott, UM Extension Educator, Horticulture

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August 2019

Seed Collecting: Gardening Brown Bag series

August 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT
Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308

It’s easy to save seeds and save $$$$. In the fall when seed heads dry you can harvest seeds from many flowers, herbs and vegetables like pumpkins, beans, etc.  to use next spring.  Just be sure the seeds are not from hybrid plants.   Instructors: Shauna Loxtercamp & Daisy Stahlberg, Douglas County Master Gardeners

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Daytime Book Group

August 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT
Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308
Free

The Daytime Book Group meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 2 pm to 3 pm. We read a wide variety of titles, and all are welcome to join us at the Douglas County Library to discuss every month. Daytime Book Selections 2019 (January-June) 2nd Wednesday of each month at 2 pm in Large Meeting Room January             Beartown – Fredrik Backman February          Medea – Euripides (play) March                Heartland: a memoir…

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BYOB: Bring Your Own Book Book Club

August 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CDT
Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308
Free

A new kind of book group comes to the Douglas County Library. Bring a book to share with the group and maybe discover new authors and titles to try.  

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Sauerkraut: Gardening Brown Bag Series

August 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT
Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308

Come and hear about the benefits and fun of making sauerkraut at home.  We will talk about the old-fashioned way of making your own sauerkraut, a healthy food, full of probiotics.   Instructor: Lowell Anderson, Douglas County Master Gardener

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September 2019

Daytime Book Group

September 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT
Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street
Alexandria, MN 56308
Free

The Daytime Book Group meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 2 pm to 3 pm. We read a wide variety of titles, and all are welcome to join us at the Douglas County Library to discuss every month. Daytime Book Selections 2019 (January-June) 2nd Wednesday of each month at 2 pm in Large Meeting Room January             Beartown – Fredrik Backman February          Medea – Euripides (play) March                Heartland: a memoir…

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