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Author Sherrie Hansen here September 9

Tuesday, September 9, 6 p.m.

Author Sherrie Hansen, owner of Saint Ansgar's Blue Belle Inn, visits the Library on September 9 at 6 p.m. to talk about her new book in her Wildflowers of Scotland series. Blue Belle is a delightful contemporary love story set in Tobermory, Scotland. Sherrie will provide audience members with Scottish caramel shortbread treats from her B&B, give a 20-minute presentation, and sign books.

Register online for AHS & EMS sports & activities

Registration for sports and activities at the Austin High School and Ellis Middle School has moved from paper to online registration and payment. Parents who need online access can use the Library's public computers to register their students.

To log on to a Library computer, use your library card number and PIN. If you do not have a card, please bring proof of identification to the Information Desk for assistance. For questions about the registration process, please email or call Janni Donovan at Austin High School, 507-460-1825.

Free Driver's License Practice Tests!

Get ready to take your written driver's license permit test with these free practice tests!  Drive safely! http://austinpl.driving-tests.org/minnesota/

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Open viewing hours for The Saint John's Bible

The Saint John's Bible
Scheduled Open Viewing times of The Saint John's Bible are limited during summer months, but groups and out-of-town visitors are encouraged to contact the library to request a special appointment. The library will accommodate as many requests as staff and volunteer availability allow.

The Heritage Edition of The Saint John's Bible is on display in its case during regular library hours. Volumes are available for viewing outside the case during posted “Open Viewing Hours” and for special study or group visits by appointment. Please contact the library at least one week in advance, if possible, to request an appointment. The library will accommodate as many requests as staff and volunteer availability allow.