Saturday, October 25, 2014 at the Harmony Public Library

Monster meetingA Monster Reading
For Kids

And Later That Same Day…

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Book Chat
& Signing

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Write the Story of Your Life!

Jan Whalen

Jan Whalen

Have you ever wondered what your grandparents did when they were younger?
Do you want to write your own story so your grandchildren won’t wonder the same thing?

Jan Whalen, along with her sister Ruth and brother John, will be speaking about the importance of leaving a legacy based on her latest book, Character Safari: Remember and Write the Stories of Your Life.

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John Whalen

She hopes to jog your memory, hear your stories and help you get serious about writing the story of your own life.

Saturday, September 20, 2014
from 10:00am-11:30am
at the Harmony Public Library

Ruth Whalen

Ruth Whalen

Jan Whalen, MASL is a Harmony High School graduate and the Founder and President of WhalenVoices, LLC, a training and seminar company. She has created successful presentation and character building programs for authors, executives, and young professionals. Her most valued talent is to assist clients, authors and speakers in the discovery and delivery of their most confident voice.



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A Riddle for You!


Click Me To View!!

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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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