THE STORY OF THE ORPHAN TRAIN

Come learn The Story of the Orphan Train, as told in theatrical performance by Pippa White, on Monday, September 29 at 7 pm.  More than 250,000 homeless children were saved from the streets of large eastern cities and sent, via a train, to live on farms or in communities in the Midwest. Pippa will portray the joy and some of the sorrows of these young people.  The program has been very highly recommended by previous attendees.

The Orphan Train program is being sponsored by the FOL and they will be holding their annual meeting at 6:30 tonight, just before the program.  Both are open to the public.

Coffee Shop Request for Proposals

The Brookings Public Library seeks proposals for the operation of a coffee shop within the Library, located at 515 Third Street.  The Library has housed a coffee shop on the second floor of the building for the past five years and seeks a new service provider.   Proposals due by September 30.  More information is available at www.cityofbrookings.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=907

FREDERICK BLANCH

Minnesota author Frederick Blanch will read from his book, Last Words, on Thursday, September 18 at 7 pm.  Witty, charming and hilarious, the book is an account of the author's trails, travels, and travails.  It was nominated for the Minnesota Book Awards and the author has been characterized as Minnesota's "Mark Twain of nonfiction".

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