What It Worth? Returns

clock1Back by popular demand…Mark Moran, appraiser of antiques and collectibles, and decorative art.  He will be at the Library on Saturday, October 25, 2015, starting at 1 pm. Each preregistered adult will be allowed to bring 1 item for appraisal. Early sign-up is recommended as the first 40 items will be appraised at no charge. After that, additional items will be appraised at the rate of $10 each. Please call the library at 507-534-3425 to schedule an appraisal. The event is open to the public, but preregistration is required to have an item appraised.

Objects eligible for appraisal include fine art, furniture, ceramics, glassware, vintage photographs, advertising, folk art, toys, metalware, clocks, costume jewelry, musical instruments. Ineligible items include any weapons (with the exception of folding knives with advertising), Nazi memorabilia, coins and paper money, fine jewelry (including precious gems), and Beanie Babies.

Opinions of value are informal, and may not be used for insurance or charitable donations, which require a certified appraisal.

For more information, contact:
Mark F. Moran Appraisals of Antiques & Fine Art

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Beauty and the Beast Shows Added

1439600000The Plainview Community Theater has generously offered to open up 2 dress rehearsal shows of Beauty and the Beast with proceeds to benefit the Plainview Library!  Shows are tonight (Wednesday) and Thursday night at 6:30pm.  Tickets are $10 each. No need to reserve tickets, you can just pay at the door. Come out and watch this amazing cast share a “tale as old as time”!

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Sign-Up Selfies: #GetCarded@PPL

September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month.  Sign up for a library card (or #GetCarded@PPL) and take a photo posing with your new library card at our Selfie Station.  Some of our selfies will be shared on our Facebook page.

Have you misplaced your library card?  We are offering free replacements (regularly $3-$5) through the month of September.

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Gladiolus at the Library

So many ask about the beautiful flowers at the library. They are shared with us through the kindness of John and Barb Meyer. Their story is below.

635747994848676038-635747266593359303-Land-4USA Today’s “These flowers aren’t for sale, but their impact is priceless”

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Hunger Games Teen Event–7-9pm Friday, August 21

TheHungerGamesWallpaperTeens going into 7th-12th grades are invited to an evening of Hunger Games themed activities. Anyone who comes costumed as his/her favorite character will be entered into a drawing for prizes.

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Treasures Sale Library Fundraiser

Bags for purchases on a white background.Thursday, August 13, 2015:  4 p.m. until 9 p.m.
Friday, August 14, 2015:  6 a.m. until 5 p.m.

**ALL proceeds go to the Plainview Public Library**

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Harry Potter’s Birthday Party–Wednesday, July 29 @ 8pm

To all members of the wizarding community entering 4th-8th grades:               10419552_314902705336993_1215384064558143009_n(1)You are invited to a birthday party for Harry Potter on Wednesday, July 29 from 8-9pm at the Plainview Public Library. Please dress as your favorite Hogwarts character. Magical activities and treats will be provided by library staff and volunteers.

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Library Fundraiser

11700814_945452345518561_7668102996759946733_nMany thanks to the 27 artists who came out to create fun art (not fine art) and support the library last night.  It was a great night to paint with BackYard Brushes at Whitewater Wines.

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New Loan Period

2055036a_dEffective Immediately: Bestselling Books, Holiday Books and DVDs have a 14-Day Loan Period.


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Wine and Brushes Library Fundraiser

11251710_912488662148263_989192894_nWine and Brushes Event with Backyard Brushes
at Whitewater Wines on Thursday, July 9 (rain date July 16) 6pm – 9pm
Limited seating so pre-registration at the library with payment is required
Cost: $45.00 (includes painting and some wine)
Money raised goes towards collaborative tables for the children’s room.
Gather some friends, have some fun AND support the library!

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