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Upcoming Adult Programs:

Memoir Writing Workshop with Carol Edwards-Denekas March 27

'Mysterious Creatures of the Midwest' March 28

Memoir Writing and Mysterious Creatures programsCresco Public Library presents two Adult Programs in March!

Monday, March 27, join local published author Carol Edwards-Denekas for a Memoir Writing workshop. Learn how to write your memoir and preserve your story for future generations. This workshop takes place in the library Program Room from 6-7:45 p.m., and is free of charge! The Cresco Public Library is handicap-accessible.

Tuesday, March 28 at 7 p.m., head over to the Cresco United Methodist Church basement (located across the parking lot from Cresco Public Library) to hear researcher Chad Lewis talk about 'Mysterious Creatures of the Midwest'.

For over two decades, Chad Lewis had traveled the back roads of the strange and unusual. Chad has been featured on the Discovery Channel's 'A Haunting'. He is also the author of numerous books, including 'Iowa Road Guide to Haunted Locations' and 'Wisconsin Road Guide to Mysterious Creatures.'


Splat the Cat Appears in Person Monday, April 3 at 10 a.m.!


Splat the Cat


Calling all kids! Splat the Cat will appear in person at the Cresco Public Library Monday, April 3 at 10 a.m.! Join us for stories, splat, jokes & fun!

 



Howard-Winneshiek Genealogy Society is awarded grant; box made to preserve & display Beadle family Bible


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The Howard-Winneshiek Genealogy Society, with the help of  a City of Cresco Travel and Tourism grant, had a box made to preserve and display the Beadle family Bible. The Bible, on extended loan, was given to the Genealogy Society and the Cresco Public Library by Judge John McKay, great-great grandson of Augustus and Eliza Beadle, founder of Cresco, last summer during the town's Sesquicentennial celebration. The Bible, published in Philadelphia in 1815, contains the marriage records of Augustus' parents Daniel and Clara (Powers) Beadle and the birth records of Augustus and his brother John Henry. Pictured from left: Genealogy Society members Jan Strike, Jan Wearda, Don Wearda, Dave Matt, whose business Wildflower Art & Frame furnished the box, Cresco Public Library Director Carmen Buss, and Genealogy Society member Judy Strike.




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Upcoming Events
Adult Winter Reading Contest Jan 16, 2017 - Mar 31, 2017 — Cresco Public Library
Memoir Writing with Carol Edwards Denekas, local published author Mar 27, 2017 06:00 PM - 07:45 PM — Cresco Public Library Program Room
Adult Program: Mysterious Creatures of the Midwest Mar 28, 2017 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM — Cresco United Methodist Church basement (across the parking lot from the library)
Splat the Cat Appears in Person @ CPL Apr 03, 2017 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM — Cresco Public Library Children's Department
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