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New ....More new ebooks available now with the 3M Cloud! You will be
amazed at the huge variety of books, from children and teen up to adult books,
both fiction and non-fiction. Link to our eBook
eMagazines with Zinio NOW over
160 magazine titles, with some recent issues also
current issues of popular magazines to your
computer, smartphone, iPad, or tablet with Zinio. Over 100
now titles available- here are just a few: American Craft, American Patchwork &
Quilting, Astronomy, Bloomberg Businessweek, Cabin Life, Car & Driver,
Cloth Paper Scissors, Cosmopolitan, Country Gardens, Country Living,
Discover, Dwell, The Economist, Elle, Esquire, EveryDay with Rachel Ray, Family
Circle, Family Handyman, Food Network Magazine, Forbes, Good Housekeeping,
Harper's Bazaar, Harvard Business Review, Home Theater, House Beautiful, iPhone
& iPad Life, Interweave Knits, Kiplingers, Knitter's Magazine, Macworld, Mother
Earth News, Mother Jones, Motor Trend, National Geographic
Interactive, Newsweek, Organic Gardening, PCWorld, PC Magazine, Popular
Mechanics, Popular Science, Prevention, Quilts and More, Road & Track,
Redbook, Rolling Stone, Runner's World, Shutterbug, Smithsonian, US, Utne
Reader, Vegetarian Times, Weight Watchers, Whole Living and Woman's Day. Link
to eMagazines with Zinio
Check this out! Your Minnesota Public Libraries.
So Much More Than You Expect.
Every $1.00 invested in Minnesota Public
Libraries returns $4.60 to our communities.
Get online homework help from an expert tutor. For grades 3-12, Homework
Rescue is available from 1:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m., 7 days a week, in English
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Emails with information on new books!
Sign up for monthly emails featuring our new
books: from BookLetters. Bookletters is a free
service that delivers reading recommendations, news, and comments about books
and authors directly to you via e-mail. Each newsletter includes a link to the
Carver County Library catalog where you can place a hold on the books you want
to read. You can choose from Mystery, New Fiction, New Non-fiction,
and much more.
You can also clink on a link and see the current eNewsletter
of new books on the offered topics.
Fitness in a KIT at all the Carver County Library branches! Developed with
grant funding, these kits contain 4 games that stimulate and engage your brain.
Recent studies have shown a direct link between playing games and retaining
brain functions. This is particularly important for people as they age, but all
ages will enjoy these games.
These kits can be checked out for 6 weeks and can be renewed.
Kits can be generically requested from other Carver County libraries as well
as the library at which you normally check out materials. Details of games in
the kits are not available. They must be returned to a Carver County Library
when it is open, they do not fit in book returns.
The Brain Fitness Project is supported by the U.S.
Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library
Services and Technology Act, administered in Minnesota by State Library
Services & School Technology. For more information, please contact your
local Carver County Library at Chanhassen, Chaska, Norwood Young America,
Waconia or Watertown.
Art at the Library! The Chanhassen, Waconia and
Watertown Libraries each have regular exhibits by local artists. Some items are
for sale, you will need to contact the artist.
- January- Jim Aronson, photographs
- February-March - Christin Congdon, paintings
- April- May - Patrick Lynch, paintings
- January-February- Anna Rosenthal, Botanical art
- March-April- Paintings by Scott Lord
- May-June- Crystal Murillo, Paintings, drawings, masks, and pottery
- January-February- Anna Rosenthal, Botanical art
- March-April- Paintings by Scott Lord
- May-June- Crystal Murillo, paintings, drawings, masks and pottery
Painting by Scott Lord
Botanical Art by Anna Rosenthal|
Painting by Christin Congdon
Painting by Patrick Lynch|
If you are an artist interested in exhibiting your works, please contact
Kathy Perschmann 952-227-1508
for Chanhassen; or Laurel Bradshaw
for Waconia and Watertown.
CARVER COUNTY LIBRARY BOOK CLUB IN A BAG
Each Book Club in a Bag contains ten (usually paperback) copies of one title,
discussion questions, author information, reviews, and book club advice.
We have Book Club in a Bag kits for
The Book Club in a Bag can be checked out for an extended loan period of
six weeks. All of the titles are sure to generate great discussion for your
book group. They may not be renewed.
One library cardholder from each book club will assume responsibility for
returning the Book Club in a Bag and all of its contents to the library. The
kits may be reserved via the
Carver County Catalog
The bag can be picked up at the
of your choice. They must be returned to a Carver
County Library when the library is open, as they will not fit in book
NEW Book Club in a Bag Kits:
The Girls of Atomic City: The untold story of the women who helped win World
War II by Denise Kiernan 976.873 KIE
The Monuments Men: Allied heroes, Nazi thieves, and the
greatest treasure hunt in history by Robert M. Edsel
Saved by Gracie: how a rough-and tumble
rescue dog dragged me back to health, happiness, and God by
Jan Dunlap 921 DUNLAP This author is speaking at the Carver County
Libraries in the fall of 2014.
When polio came home:
how ordinary people overcame extraordinary challenges edited
by Connie Anderson
616.835 WHE 2013 This author is speaking at the
Carver County Libraries in the fall of 2014.
Me Before You by Jo Jo Moyes A love story for this
generation, this book brings to life two people who couldn't have less in
common. A heartbreakingly romantic novel that asks, "What do you do when
making the person you love happy also means breaking your own heart?"
Wild: from lost to found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl
Strayed 921 STRAYED A powerful, blazingly honest memoir: the story of an
eleven-hundred-mile solo hike that broke down a young woman reeling from
catastrophe-- and built her back up again.
Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline 278 p.
A powerful tale of upheaval and resilience, second chances, and unexpected
friendship, set between 1854 and 1929, when the "orphan trains" ran
regularly from cities on the East Coast to the farmlands of the midwest.
The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin 434 p. A
novel of the life of Anne Morrow Lindbergh.
A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony
Marra 396 p. 2004- a rural village in Kosovo: a failed doctor who treats
wounded rebels and refugees and a traumatized 8-year-old girl whose father
was taken by Russian forces explore the shared past that binds them
together. Marra will be speaking at the Chanhassen Library
on Thursday, March 19 at 6:30 pm. CLUB BOOK.
Oceans by M.L. Stedman 345 p. A
novel set on a remote Australian island, where a childless couple live
quietly running a lighthouse, until a boat carrying a baby washes ashore.
Nothing daunted: the unexpected education of two society
girls in the West by Dorothy Wickenden
920 WIC 286 p. A captivating full-length book
derived from a widely read and much beloved New Yorker piece about
Wickenden's grandmother and her grandmother's best friend who left their
affluent East Coast lives to "rough it" as teachers in the wilds of Colorado
Paris Wife by Paula Mclain 311 p. Meeting
through mutual friends in Chicago, Hadley is intrigued by brash "beautiful
boy" Ernest Hemingway, and after a brief courtship and small wedding, they
take off for Paris, where Hadley makes a convincing transformation from an
overprotected child to a game and brave young woman who puts up with
impoverished living conditions and shattering loneliness to prop up her
Straight out of View: Poems
by Minnesota Poet Laureate Joyce Sutphen. Select your three
favrite poems, read them to your book group, then explain why they appealed
Lucky Day Collections at the Carver County Libraries!
Thanks to the Friends of the Chanhassen Library, current popular books
can be instantly borrowed on a first come-first served basis at the
The “Lucky Day” collection is a browsing collection of high-demand titles
for people visiting the Library. Visitors will have the opportunity to
avoid long wait periods for these titles and have a “Lucky Day” experience.
The books in this collection are chosen by staff to match the local
community’s reading tastes in popular, high-demand titles. To help keep a
supply of titles available for Library visitors to check out and enjoy, a
few special borrowing conditions have been applied to this
You may check these books out for 14 days
There is a limit of 2
Lucky Day books per Library card.
Lucky Day copies cannot be renewed.
Reservations or requests online or by phone cannot be placed on these Lucky
Lucky Day books must be returned to a Carver County Library for quicker
NOW also at the Chaska, Waconia, Watertown and Norwood Young
America Libraries, with one book allowed per library card.
Thanks to the Friends of the Library groups for these communities.
Watertown Library Lucky Day shelves
FIND OUT WATT'S WATT AND SAVE!
Check out a Power Check Energy Meter provided by Xcel Energy for Carver
County Library customers.
appliances at home or office and reduce energy usage.
Each meter comes
in a protective carrying case and includes:
- An energy meter manual and a booklet with home-energy
- A USB cable to download usage-tracking information.
DONATE YOUR BESTSELLER TO THE LIBRARY
Are you done reading the latest bestseller? Donate it to the library so
others can enjoy it! Drop off your recent bestseller at your local library
branch. Your bestseller donations help stretch our budget and help our
community find a larger selection of books available at the library.
ARTS CONSORTIUM OF CARVER COUNTY
The Arts Consortium of Carver County is designed to support and serve as a
viable resource and advocate for artists and the arts in the communities of
Carver County. Find out more about
. CARVER COUNTY LIBRARY GOES GREEN!
Watch the Go Green Live presentations
to learn more about going
green from the Carver County Library and the Carver County Environmental
Center. HELP MEMBERS OF YOUR COMMUNITY DEVELOP BASIC
are needed to teach adults computer basics at Chaska,
Watertown, Waconia, and Norwood Young America libraries. Classes are
typically 1-2 hours in length, offered once a week, and limited to two
students. As a volunteer you will need good, basic computer skills. This
is a great opportunity to interact with others who are curious and excited
to learn the benefits of technology. Complete lesson plans and training are