Vietnam Vet and retired Plainview Police Chief, Joe Kaupa, will be at the library this Saturday Oct. 18th at 10:30 a.m.

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Joe Kaupa will be at the library this Saturday Oct. 18th at 10:30 a.m. to talk about his new book, Protect & Serve: One Man’s Journey From Vietnam to Law Enforcement. At the library, you will have the opportunity to buy the book and hear from Joe himself on how the book evolved. It will be a casual atmosphere where you can ask questions and reminisce. So, join us this Saturday. Here is an excerpt from the book: “This is a true story of the life of a young man growing up in rural Southeastern Minnesota, graduating from Plainview High School, joining the military immediately after graduation, getting married to his childhood sweetheart, starting to raise a family and getting his orders to Vietnam. The book tells of his long year in Vietnam and what he and his fellow Vietnam Brothers went through. The final part of the story tells of his twenty-nine years as a law enforcement officer in rural Minnesota and the true experiences that he dealt with — the sadness, the pain, and the stress — Dangerous situations that not only happen in big cities, but also in small rural cities also. Readers will have a better understanding of what the Vietnam soldier went through and what a police officer and his family goes through each and every day. After reading this book, they will have a greater respect for the men and women that wear the badge. This is a true story, I know, because his is my story.”

Writer’s workshop is part of author visit this Saturday morning at 10:30 a.m.!

Hanel_author photo_1_3x4Rachel Hanel, a Minnesota Book Award finalist and University of MN professor of writing, will also do a short workshop for writer’s this Saturday, October 11th, at the library. She has written more than twenty nonfiction books for children, and her essays have been published in the Bellingham Review and New Delta Review. Join us this Saturday. For SeptOberfest, authors at the library on Saturday mornings for the next three weeks!

Good news! eBooks and downloadable audiobooks have direct links now in our online Library Catalog

Overdrive (our vendor for eBooks and downloadable audiobooks) is now imported directly to the Wabasha online Library Catalog (link on the right hand side of this screen, or if you have an iPad or iPhone, it would be at the bottom of your screen). What this means for patrons is our Library Catalog can now be used to download, request, and (to the same small extent as the OverDrive catalog) return eBooks directly. The My Account section also includes information on digital checkouts and requests. We are always looking for ways to make things easier for you

Bookmark Contest at Wabasha Library

Bookmark Contest to start at the Wabasha Public Library on July 21st.
Create a bookmark to promote reading. Pictures and words must be
drawn using crayons, markers, pencils. etc.
Write students name, grade and phone number on back of form provided by the library.
3 age groups
1st-3rd grade 4th-6th grade 7th-12th grade
Bookmarks are due 8/4/2014