Minnesota photographer and storyteller Doug Ohman gave us a great talk about Minnesota’s historic homes on March 14th.
Freelance photographer and public speaker Doug Ohman will be at Lonsdale Public Library on Tuesday, March 14 at 6:30 pm. Doug’s work has been widely published in magazines, calendars and books, and in the popular book series, Minnesota Byways.
Take a tour of Minnesota’s most elegant homes. Hear the stories and personalities that surround many of these historic treasures. You’ve heard the expression, “If walls could talk” and in this photo presentation, it’s as if they do! Doug will also tell his own story about how he took his passion for history and love of photography and combined them into a successful career.
The talk is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Doug will have copies of his books for sale at the event.
Doug has degrees in both Geography and History from the University of Minnesota. Before becoming a full time photographer, he was the Operations Manager at the Mall of America. He currently lives in New Hope, MN with his wife of over 30 years, Krin.
Taha Muhammad will talk about his book, We Survived Iraq and Turkey: Long Road to Freedom: A True Story of an Iraqi Kurdish Family’s Escape to America, and describe his Kurdish family’s escape from Saddam Hussein’s regime, and journey to the United States. After his family arrived, Taha was able to resume his teaching career, including as a substitute at Tri-City United, and served as a translator for four years, assisting U.S. troops in Iraq.
Books will be available for purchase.
The event will be free. Refreshments will be served.
The Lonsdale Public Library presents a 1940 Saturday Matinee experience. Go back in time with us and enjoy a cartoon, a newsreel and a feature film. Admission is free and so are the popcorn and lemonade. Period dress is optional!
TIME AND PLACE
Saturday, January 21st at 10:00 am
Cartoon: “Farm Frolics”
Newsreel: “How Motion Pictures Move and Talk”
Feature: “His Girl Friday”
It’s time again for our annual reading program for adults! Hot Reads for Cold Nights is open to anyone 18 or older in the Lonsdale area with a library card. Don’t have a card? We would be glad to sign you up for one.
We will be giving away five weekly prizes of a Hot Reads mug plus your choice of book and one grand prize of a Hot Reads tote bag filled with a magnet, mug, book lover’s calendar and your choice of book. You receive one entry for the prize drawings just for signing up. You can earn more entries by playing book bingo.
Saturday, January 21st at 10:00 am: Flashback Matinee. Enjoy a 1940 moviegoing experience complete with cartoon, newsreel and His Girl Friday, starring Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell. There will be popcorn and lemonade.
Tuesday, January 31st at 7:00 pm: Social Hour. We will have coloring for grown-ups, snacks and a mocktail bar. Leave your worries at home and relax with friends.
For more information, follow us on Facebook, see our website: lonsdale.lib.mn.us, or contact the library at 507-744-3977.