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Do you notice the days getting longer? I can't wait for summer. I just returned from Jamaica where it is summer every day. What a difference 90 degrees makes!

New on our website is a Wiki created by Tammy Smith for your next career or college search. Take a look at the online resources tab on our webpage,, or go directly to In conjunction with monies received from the Blandin Foundation for laptop computers, we are creating a business career center with a variety of online and paper resources for your use. Let us know how we can make it more useful.

Presented by Lorene McIntosh with the Viking Library System, the Kaddatz Galleries (of Fergus Falls), and Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage fund, we bring you Bluestocking Salon, Art History for Real People, where three of the most influential periods in art history will be presented in relation to their relevance today: Greek and Roman, Renaissance, and Impressionism. February 1st was our first session, Tues., March 1st will be the second session and Tuesday, April 5th will conclude the sessions. Join us if you can on these dates at 7 p.m. Lorene McIntosh is a Minnesota artist and art educator who works from her studio in Fergus Falls,

The next book discussion for the Literary Festival coming in March is Monday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. at the library with Athena Kildegaard discussing the works of Phil Bryant.

February is, "I Love to Read" month. Stay tuned for details on a movie event...

Please note the Minnesota 2010 tax forms are in...and the library will be closed, Monday, Feb. 21 for Presidents' Day.

These are the top picks of books for the decade by library staff ... what are you favorites?

Bel Canto, by Ann Pachett, 2001

Breaking Dawn, by Stephanie Meyer, 2008

Broken Jewel, by David Robbins, 2009

Dispatches from the Edge, by Anderson Cooper, 2006

Glass Castle, by Jeannette Walls, 2005

Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Society, by Mary Ann Shaffer, 2008

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter & Sweet, by Jamie Ford, 2009

Postcard Killers, by James Patterson, 2010

Sam's Letters to Jennifer, by James Patterson, 2004

Stolen Innocence, by Elissa Wall, 2008

Three Cups of Tea, by Greg Mortenson, 2006

Water for Elephants, by Sue Gruen, 2006