Friday, November 02, 2007

Greetings. I have something for you to keep in mind when planning library programming for 2008.

On May 11, 2008, Minnesota celebrates its 150th year as the 32nd state of the United States of America. The Minnesota Legislature, in 2005, formed a Minnesota Statehood Sesquicentennial Commission. The four themes of the commission focus on: Education, Innovation, Arts and Cultures, Health and Wellness. In the Commission's own words, "Beginning in January 2008, the Sesquicentennial will be a yearlong, statewide commemoration and a catalyst, to learn from our past and connect all of us as Minnesotans in creating a thriving, innovative future. "

The Minnesota Historical Society has it's "Minnesota 150" exhibit open and there will be a number of events centered around the Sesquicentennial.

St. Paul Library has the book titled, "Minnesota 150" by Kate Roberts on order.

On January 23, I will be doing a book chat centered around 150 years of Minnesota history. Then, closer to May, I'll dedicate one month of the nonfiction display table to Minnesota history.

Here's some links to MHS activities:


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