StoryTime Fun During Our Paws to Read Summer Reading Program!!

Children Reading to each other while their siblings are in SRP Class

Children Reading to each other while their siblings are in SRP Class

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Happy 4th of July!!

The Harmony Public Library Staff and Board wish everyone a Happy and Safe 4th of July Celebration!!

We will be closed on the 4th of July.  Look for the Library to be represented in the parade at 3:00pm in Harmony!!

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Check Out the New Look at the Harmony Public Library!!

The Harmony Public Library has a new look!  Come check out the new carpet!

The Harmony Public Library Board and Staff would like to SHOUT a Big THANK YOU to all the volunteers that helped make the new look possible!!

New Carpet Children 2014

Children’s Area

New Carpet Center 2014

Center Seating

New Carpet Circ 2014

Entrance from Hallway

New Carpet Fiction 2014

Center Seating by Window

New Carpet Seating 2014

From Circulation Desk


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New Carpet for the Harmony Public Library

welcom2The Harmony Public Library will be closed from Monday, May 19, 2014 through Saturday, May 31, 2014.

During these two weeks, we will be replacing the old carpet.

Make sure to come in before May 19th to get your books.

There will be no delivery from Selco during these two weeks either.

Materials returned during these two weeks will be checked in when we reopen on June 2, 2014.

Any fines accrued during this time will be waived.


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Harmony Community Read 2014-”Ordinary Grace” by William Kent Krueger


You are invited to join others in our community to read the novel, William Kent Krueger
“Ordinary Grace” by William Kent Krueger during Harmony’s 2014 Community Read!
Read, compare and discuss this award winning story with your friends, family & the author!

APRIL 16TH 6:30 P.M.


(507) 886-8133


This library event is funded with money from the Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the SELCO Library Legacy Program
Co-Sponsored by Harmony Public Library & The Harmony Arts Board

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55 Alive Smart Driver Classes at the Harmony Public Library





Beginner’s Class will be on Saturday, March 22, 2014

from 8:00am – 12 Noon and 1:00-5:00pm.

Refresher Class will be on Friday, March 21, 2014

from 5:00-9:00pm.

Sign up at the Harmony Public Library (225 3rd Ave SW)

Or Call the Library at 507-886-8133.

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Klezmatics Coming to Harmony Jem Theater!


KlezmaticsThe Harmony Public Library and the Harmony Arts Board in collaboration with Riverside Concerts, Arts Midwest, the Mayo Clinic and the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council present Traditional Eastern European Jewish music from the KLEZMATICS on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 7 PM at the JEM Theatre in Harmony, MN. Admission is free. Refreshments to follow the performance.


The Klezmatics are world-renowned and Grammy-winning superstars whose music is steeped in Eastern European Jewish tradition and spirituality, while incorporating contemporary themes such as human rights and anti-fundamentalism with eclectic musical influences including Arab, African, Latin and Balkan rhythms, jazz and punk.

In the course of over twenty years they have released nine albums of wild, spiritual, provocative, reflective, and ecstatically danceable music, forever redefining and transcending traditional labels.

The Klezmatics have collaborated with numerous musical luminaries including folk hero Arlo Guthrie, classical legend Itzhak Perlman, Israeli pop icons Chava Albertstein and Ehud Banay, beat poet Allen Ginsberg, The Master Musicians of Jajouka, Ben Folds Five, and Kosher Gospel singer Joshua Nelson.

Their work has extended to numerous theater, film, dance and television projects, including Pulitzer Prize Winning playwright Tony Kushner’s “A Dybbuk” and “It’s An Undoing World”, and Pilobolus Dance Theatre’s “Davenen”.

The Klezmatics have reached millions through performances and features on CBS’s Late Night with David Letterman, PBS’ Great Performances, BBC’s Rhythms of the World, BBC’s John Peel Show, various NPR programs (A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor, New Sounds Live and Soundcheck), CBS’s Nightwatch, FOX’s After Breakfast, MTV News, and Sex and the City. Additionally, their song “NY Psycho Freyelkhs” is a theme song for Air America Radio’s The Al Franken Show.

klezmatics20091They have performed in over twenty countries at some of the most storied venues and renowned festivals worldwide, including Central Park Summerstage, Carnegie Hall, Pirineos Sur (Spain), Colours of Ostrava (Czech Republic), Pohoda Festival (Slovakia), Jazzsomer Graz (Austria), and the Heimatklänge Festival (Germany).

The Klezmatics have garnered numerous awards and accolades throughout their career, including a 2006 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary World Music Album (for Wonder Wheel: Lyrics by Woody Guthrie), a New York Jewish Music Award (Best Klezmer Band, 2006), a GLAMA (Gay and Lesbian American Music Award) and the German Critics Award (twice), and have topped the Billboard world music charts on numerous occasions.


This event is a free concert preview of a full length performance that will take place in Rochester, MN at the Mayo Civic Center Presentation Hall on Saturday, March 1 at 7:30 PM


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2014 Harmony Public Library’s Fantasy Winter Olympics

Click Here to go to the Sochi Olympic Athletes Page

Click Here to go to the Sochi Olympic Athletes Page

Click on the Pictures below to view their pages.  The roster you can print, fill out and bring in to the Harmony Public Library.  The Library must have your roster filled out and in the library by February 7th, 2014.

Click Here to See the Schedule of Events

Click Here to See the Schedule of Events

Click Here to Open the Roster for your Fantasy Olympic Team

Click Here to Open the Roster for your Fantasy Olympic Team

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2014 Winter Olympic Monopoly Read

Welcome once again to the Harmony Public Library’s Hot Reads for Cold Nights Winter Reading Program.  We are doing an Olympic Themed Monopoly Game this year.  Come into the library to get your monopoly board and start reading those books.   HEre are the rules for our Fantasy Winter Olympics and the Olympic Monopoly Read:

Fantasy Olympics Rules

  1. You can choose one athlete/team per sport event.  You are not limited to a specific country.
  2. Fill out your roster and submit it to the Harmony Public Library before (12:00 noon on) Friday, Feb. 7th, 2014.  NO changes will be allowed after the Olympics begin.
  3. Choose one country to serve as a tie-breaker.  If there is a tie at the end of the Fantasy games, the person whose country won the most medals overall, will win the Fantasy games.
  4. The following point system will be used:
    1. Gold Medal = 3 points
    2. Silver Medal = 2 points
    3. Bronze Medal = 1 point
    4. Total possible points = 282.

Rules for the Olympic Reads

  1. There will be a medal/prize for the most books read in each of the following genres/sports discipline:
    1. Romance/Figure Skating
    2. Christian Fiction/Speed Skating
    3. History/Ice Hockey
    4. Mystery/Curling
    5. Suspense/Bobsleigh
    6. General Fiction/Skiing
    7. Biography/Luge
    8. Western/Skeleton
    9. Science Fiction/Snowboarding
    10. Any 2 Genre Combination/Biathlon
    11. For the first book you read in each Monopoly Property (Yellow, Orange, etc.), you will get 3 points (same as for a gold medal).  The second book will be 2 points, and the third book and every book thereafter will be 1 point.
    12. For each chance you take, you will get 3 points for your first book, 2 points for your second book, and one point for your third book.  After three books, it is no longer taking a chance.
    13. There will also be prizes given out for the following:
      1. Matching points in Fantasy Olympics and Olympic Monopoly Reads.
      2. Reading a book in each Sport Discipline/Genre.
      3. Reading the most books overall.
      4. Grand prize for the most points awarded.
      5. Prize for taking every chance on the Monopoly Board.
      6. Prize for filling up the Monopoly Board completely.
      7. Prize for Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals in Fantasy Olympics.
      8. Prize for Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals in the Olympic Monopoly Reads.
      9. Prize for writing 5 book reviews to be printed in the paper.
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Merry Christmas


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