Reminder: 'Saturday Splash' Making Waves September 19

Fall is traditionally MALF’s “busy” season, and we’re not about to let COVID-19 get in the way of that! ICYMI: Join us the morning of September 19 for the inaugural – and fully virtual – “Saturday Splash” mini-conference.

New York Times bestselling novelist William Kent Krueger will keynote and emcee the festivities, which will run from 10 a.m. to about noon. Krueger, best known to many for his chart-topping Cork O’Connor mystery series, will offer a keynote talk on the timeless power of storytelling. An audience Q&A will follow.

Next, MALF will introduce our three
 2020 Evy Nordley Award finalists. Representatives from the Friends of the Library in Brainerd (“Virtual Storytimes”), Marine on St. Croix (“River Radio”) and Isanti (“Bowling Junction Book Sale”) will recap the planning and implementation of their innovative and replicable 2019-2020 projects, before Krueger announces the big winner. Top prize is $1,000.

MALF will cap off Saturday Splash with a celebration of our 2020 class of Stand Up for Standout Friends. Each year since 2016, we have honored local movers and shakers whose dedication and energy help their Friends group and Library excel. 
“Saturday Splash” is completely free to attend, but advance registration is requiredPlease do so by September 12 (i.e., one week before the event) at the latest.