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Candidate forum October 22

Wednesday, October 22, 6:30-8 p.m., City Council Chambers
The Government Affairs Committee of the Austin Area Chamber of Commerce, together with KAUS 1480 AM Radio, will host a candidate forum in the City Council Chambers on Wednesday, October 22, 6:30-8 p.m. Candidates for the Austin City Council and School Board will be featured. About the candidates>>

Teen Advisory Group meets October 20

Monday, October 20, 6:30 p.m.
The Teen Advisory Group is a group for teens, where we discuss what teens want to see in the Library. All teens are welcome to participate.

Classic film series features "The Birds" October 21

Tuesday, October 21, 1 p.m.
The Classic Film Series continues with The Birds. Participants will hear an introduction to the film and then enjoy watching the presentation on a big screen.

Antiques appraisal event October 23

Thursday, October 23, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Antiques expert Mark F. Moran will be here to appraise your antiques and collectibles at this event sponsored by the Library, the Mower County Historical Society, and the Hormel Historic Home. Pre-registration is required at the Historical Society, 1303 6th Ave. SW, Austin.

Cost is $15 for members of the Friends of the Library, Mower County Historical Society, or the Hormel Historic Home. Space is limited to 40 participants. Spectators may attend for $3 per person. More about the event>>

Michael Cotter book release party October 24

Friday, October 24, 6:30 p.m.
Come celebrate the release of local storyteller Michael Cotter's new book, The Killdeer, written in collaboration with his wife, Bev Jackson Cotter. Enjoy light hors d'oeuvres catered by the Brick House, and hear Michael introduce his book. If you haven't heard Michael in person before, you do not want to miss this! More about Michael Cotter>>

Pinterest Craft Club meets October 27

Monday, October 27, 6:30 p.m.
Fall is on the air! These autumn lanterns are beautiful, reasonable, and simple to create! Supplies will be provided.

Author Adrian Lee here October 28

Tuesday, October 28, 7 p.m.
Author Adrian Lee will speak about his book, Mysterious Minnesota: Digging Up the Ghostly Past at 13 Haunted Sites, and his experiences as a former news correspondent for Darkness Radio, where he reported on weird, bizarre, and paranormal happenings around the world.

Teen movie night October 30

Thursday, October 30, 6 p.m.
All teens are invited to settle in for a spooky movie and some tasty treats!

Upgraded Zinio service begins October 1

Thank you for using our Zinio for Libraries eMagazine collection. Effective October 1, we are upgrading our collection and will have a new website for you to use to access the eMagazine collection. The new website is a partnership between the Rice and Mower County Libraries.

When you check out your first magazine from this new collection site, you’ll need to do a one-time re-entry of your barcode and account information. Your current Reading Collection account is unaffected by this upgrade, and your previously checked out magazines will continue to be available to you. If you have any questions, please call our Information Desk at 507-433-2391.

Free Driver's License Practice Tests!

Get ready to take your written driver's license permit test with these free practice tests!  Drive safely!