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What To Do On A Cold Winter Day

By Staff | Feb 6, 2014

FEBRUARY HAPPENINGS - Emmetsburg Public Librarian Nathan Clark reviews a display of Valentine books available for check out. The library has also assembled a display of children’s books about the Olympics. --Kate Myers photo

Several events will be occurring at the Emmetsburg Public Library during the month of February.

Tomorrow, February 7 at 10 a.m., the Palo Alto County Conservation will be hosting an informal book discussion of My Double Life by Francis Hamerstrom. Frances was born in 1908 and became a well-known author, naturalist and ornithologist. The book is an easy read and her tales from both childhood and as an adult give a sense of what an amazing character Frances was. She and her husband Frederick attended Iowa State University to study Great Horned Owls under Paul Errington. They moved to Wisconsin to attend graduate school under Aldo Leopold studying Prairie Chickens. They are well-known in the wildlife field for their long-term research on Prairie Chickens with the Wisconsin DNR. She also wrote a children’s book, Walk When The Moon Is Full.

Wednesday, Feb. 19, Emmetsburg Library Director Nathan Clark will begin teaching a class on computer building. Through a grant from the Raspberry Pi Foundation, students will learn the fundamentals of computers along with some elementary programming. Each participant will have the opportunity to develop his or her own computer. For information and to sign up for the class, contact Nathan at the library.