Registration has begun for the 2017 Adult Winter Reading Program! After the first four books read, patrons may choose a mug or bag as their prize. After reading eight books, participants select from a tray of sweets or other unique prizes. After reading 12 books, participants may select a book from our quality book donations. The program will culminate on March 10th. Those who read twelve books will also receive an invitation to an elegant dessert buffet on
Friday, March 31st, at 7:00 p.m. in the library.
Join us through these winter months in this celebration of reading.
See you at the library!
The book selected for Hutchinson’s 2017 One Book, One Community event is
“Under a Flaming Sky: The Great Hinckley Firestorm of 1894 by Daniel James Brown.
You’re invited to read the book between January-April
and join in the community events!
Community Book Discussion
Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.
McLeod County Historical Society & Museum
The Hinckley Firestorm: Could It Happen Today?
Speakers: Wade Mapes, MN DNR Wildfire Prevention Specialist;
Mike Schumann, Hutchinson Fire Chief
Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.
Hutchinson Fire Hall
The Hinckley Fire Museum Presents
Speaker: Carl Jerdin, Hinckley Fire Museum Volunteer
Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.
Hutchinson Event Center
Beginning in October, the McLeod County Historical Society and Museum is happy to announce a cooperative program series between the McLeod County Public Libraries and the McLeod County Historical Society and Museum. Each of 3 classes in our Beginner through Advanced program series will focus on topics and current methods in genealogy history research and how you can get the best results and find local resources to aid you in your search. Sign up for one or all 3 in the series. The Museum has brought together a team of local genealogists who have spent decades doing their own family history research. For more information, go to:
This project is funded in part orin whole with money from
Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage fund.
Registration is not required. Open to teens ages 12 and up!
If you would like to check-out one of our iPads, bring in your current library card. iPads may be checked out for a two-hour period once a day.
There are some great apps to choose from, including the following news apps: Minneapolis Star Tribune, St. Paul Pioneer Press, CNN, NPR News and MPR News.
Younger patrons may enjoy the Lego Food, Lego Story Maker, Nursery Rhymes,
First Word Sampler, or Minecraft apps.
As these are shared devices there can be no downloading of additional apps,
but we welcome suggestions to add new ones.
We welcome you to come on into the library, check out an iPad, and find a comfortable chair to browse the Internet or access one of the apps!
Find information on topics related to business, education, health, politics and more from a variety of news media including newspapers, blogs, videos and web-only content including the Hutchinson Leader, Star Tribune, St. Paul Pioneer Press and USA Today. Also includes America’s News Magazines and Special Reports.
Find information by clicking on a category and a topic including business, education, health, the environment, international Issues, jobs and careers, politics and government featuring 2016 U.S. Presidential Election, social issues, sports, technology and more.