When cold weather sets in, many days are spent indoors, as some have no interest in venturing out in those less- than-ideal temps.
While staying in-doors is the intention, one does not have to fear cabin fever by being stuck in their home throughout the winter months.
There is a place in the community where one is able to enjoy activities, reading and other fun events all while remaining in-doors. That place is the Redwood Falls Public Library, and according to Robin Osland, head librarian, there is a variety of activities scheduled for the rest of the fall and into the winter days ahead.
“There always seems to be something going on here at the library,” said Osland.
Take, as an example, Wednesdays.
Each Wednesday afternoon, the library hosts “Matinees on the Big Screen” at 1 p.m.
The schedule includes contemporary and classic films, with December afternoons including classic Christmas movies.
Still this month the library is hosting an author presentation by William Kent Krueger. That “visit with the author” event is scheduled for Oct. 30 at 7 p.m.
Osland also said the library is planning another travel series for the winter months, with those presentations scheduled to start in January.
The library is again going to be involved in the Christmas by Candlelight event, and Osland said the library is going to be serving homemade ice cream again that night.
Another of the activities scheduled for the winter months is the winter reading program – “Escape with a Good Book,” which encourages people to enjoy the books on the shelves at the library.
“We have such a great collection of books here,” said Os-land. “Our collection is second to none among public libraries of our size. The support of the city and county has really helped us provide these great re-sources for the public.”
The book club continues to meet through the winter months.
“The book club meets the fourth Tuesday of the month at noon,” said Osland, adding the book discussion each time is fun and the food is always very good.
A series of activities centered around pres-ervation is being held in November, with speakers Wednesday at 6 p.m., including Nov. 6, 13 and 20.
Molly Schweinfurter is also going to be at the library Nov. 8 and 22 to help people learn more about the scanner equipment available. Gary Revier is going to be at the library Nov. 15 to help patrons.
There is a lot of activity available for kids through the children’s and teens library programs, including story hour and Adventure Club.
“We are more than just a library. We are a destination,” said Osland. “Here you can spend time doing so many different things. This is a nice place for the whole family.
Page 2 of 2 - “It is a place where you can come to relax in a no stress environment. Come explore by reading a book, doing a puzzle or drawing.”
Learn more about what the library offers and upcoming events at www.redwoodfallslibrary.org.