National Novel Writing Month 2017

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NaNoWriMo 2017 at the Winsted Library

(National Novel Writing Month)


*Every Wednesday in November*


November 1st: Kickoff at the Winsted Arts Council Building

5:30-6pm: Informal Meet & Greet

6-6:30pm: Guest Speaker author Mark Mitten

 6:30-7pm: Encouragement, support, tips, and accountability


November 7th/14th/21st: Writing Sessions at the Winsted Public Library

5:30-7pm: Writing Sessions

*Please bring ear plugs or headphones if you need quiet to work.


November 28th: Final NaNoWriMo 2017 Night at the Winsted Public Library

5:30-6pm: Final writing session and update to NaNoWriMo.

6-6:45pm: Writers can read their book’s hook and/or favorite passage to the group.

6:45-7pm: Presentation of Awards




Advanced Family Research Classes

Beginning in October, the McLeod County Historical Society and Museum is happy to announce a cooperative program series between the McLeod County Public Libraries and the McLeod County Historical Society and Museum. Each of 3 classes in this series will focus on topics and current methods in genealogy history research and how you can get the best results and find local resources to aid you in your search. The Museum has brought together a team of local genealogists who have spent decades doing their own family history research.

Winsted classes are on Mondays  October (2, 9, & 16) at 7pm

at the Winsted Arts Council Building

141 Main Avenue West Winsted, MN 55395

 (*Oct. 23-back up date in case of cancellation due to bad weather) 

To register, call the Winsted Library at 320-485-3909, or the Hutchinson Library at 320-587-2368


For more information, please visit

McLeod County Historical Society & Museum website.




This project is funded in part or in whole with money from

Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage fund.






From Storytime in the Park to our
Summer Reading Club
to our
Choose Your Own Adventure

reading program–there’s something for all ages during this year’s
Winsted Library Summer Reading Program!



Do you remember how many hours you spent drawing with a Spirograph in the summer when you were younger? Have you always wanted to do a String Art project, but didn’t know how? This summer’s Library After Hours series is for you!

No registration is needed for the Spirograph Fun sessions; just drop in and see what you can design using our Spirographs!

Choose from 3 templates (Heart, Feather, or an outline of the state of Minnesota) for the String Art sessions led by Jayde. Register early, because spots are limited!



Are You Ready for this Summer’s AMAZING READING RACE?

 This summer we’re Reading For the Win as we do a whirlwind tour of the world on our way to Rio for the Summer Olympic games! the amazing reading race webFrom weekly Minute to Win It Challenges, to Games in the Park, to SUPER-Sized Games in the Library, to a whole new series of Library After Hours events, there’s something for everyone to enjoy at the Winsted Library this summer!

*Storytime in the Park starts Friday, June 10th at 9:30-10:30am at the Mill Reserve Park by the lake. In case of bad weather, we’ll be at the library.

To see all the events we have planned for this AMAZING summer, you can either go to our calendar, or click on the Flyer links below.

2016 SRP 13+ Flyer

2016 SRP Kids flyer



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For our Summer 2016 Library After Hours Series, we’re all about playing and having fun!

Are you feeling stressed out? Come color with us on one or all of our Coloring Nights this summer! You can bring your own projects and supplies, or use some of ours. It’s a great way to unwind and relax after a hectic week.

Or maybe you’d like to come Bogey Through the Stacks with us on June 24th, as we turn the Winsted Library into a mini-golf course–you can bring your own putter, or borrow one of ours. Tee-times will be assigned at registration, so be sure to book yours today!

Was it Colonel Mustard in the Library with the Candlestick? Or was it Miss Peacock in the Kitchen with the Rope? Come play a life-sized version of the popular board game Clue with us on Saturday, July 16th and try to figure out whodunit!

And to end the Summer, come join us during Winsted’s National Night Out for some Giant-Sized Lawn Games! We’ll have Yard Yahtzee, Giant Jenga, and other great games to play.



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