Friends’ Bookstore – February Sales and Second Saturday Sale

Second Saturday Sale
Pat Stephenson, Phyllis Hambright, and Ryley Klennert did an excellent job at the Second Saturday Sale on February 12. At the end of the day, the store earned more than $480. Many people brought in food donations during the sale. We have already delivered one carload of food (over 110 lbs) to Channel One. Thanks for your help with the food drive! There is still two weeks left to contribute in the bookstore.


Winterfest Sale 
 Many Friends volunteered to help make the Winter Fest Book sale a success. Thank you to all of you who sorted, packed books, set up, worked at the sale, or helped pack up books at the end.  And thanks to Shirley E. for the coffee and cookies enjoyed by the workers! A special thank you to Bruce Witts for his outstanding organization which made set up a breeze.


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Friends in February

The Friends have and are participating in quite a few events over the next 4 weeks!
Our AGM is on Monday the 31st January, with a local key note speaker that should be fabulous.
We have our massive Winterfest booksale on the 7, 8th February (Monday and Tuesday).
We are also having a Friends morning coffee for bookstore volunteers on Valentines day.

The Friends has also sponsored some of the Rochester Reads programme, with events including:

January 28 (Friday), 1:00pm, Library Auditorium RPL children’s department will be showing the film Kit Kitteridge: An American Girl

February 2, (Wednesday) 7:00pm, Civic Theatre Jazz singer Christine Rosholt will be performing 30’s & 40’s standards with musical accompaniment.

February 5,  Saturday 10:30am and 1:30pm, Library Auditorium Mike Schneider Polka Band (Pint Size Polka) will perform period music. The Pint Size Polkas! at 10:30am will be geared toward children and their families, and the afternoon event “Polka Entertainment from the 1930s!” at 1:30pm is aimed more toward seniors and their families.

February 6, (Sunday) Minnesota History Center Catch a bus at the library to visit the “Minnesota’s Greatest Generation” exhibit at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul. The bus will leave from the library at 12:30pm and return to Rochester at approximately 6:00pm. Transportation and admission to the exhibit free, but total seating is limited to 55 participants. Pre-registration required.

February 11, (Friday) 10:00am, Library – Meeting Room B Ancestry and Heritage Quest Genealogy Database class. Registration is required.

February 15, (Tuesday) 12:00pm, Library – Meeting Room A The Plain Readers book group will discuss The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan.

February 25, 26 and 27, Rochester Civic Theatre lobby stage (7:00pm performances on Friday and Saturday, 2:00pm matinee on Sunday) Jerry Casper’s play Faces of the Dust, tells the stories of three men from different walks of life sharing their view and struggles with the dust storms.

February 27, Sunday 2:30pm, Library Auditorium Yaggy Colby History Lecture (currently confirming speakers)