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5.19.2014  We had another great National History Day Celebration this year, awarding more than $1000 to middle school students for excellence in research.  Check out this great clip from WKBT--it's great to see such enthusiasm. Here's a list of this year's winners.

Join us Sunday, May 18th for a special family-friendly Footsteps of La Crosse Historic Walking Tour. This tour covers the 10th/Cass District and starts at 2:30. It's a fun and fact-filled 30-minute tour suitable for all ages. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED! Call Archives at 608.789.7136 or email archives@lacrosselibrary.org.

There is still plenty of time to check out heirloom seeds and get them in the ground! We’ve got a great variety of beans, peas, squash, lettuce, herbs, flowers (and more) that are ready to hit the dirt. Each species comes with an easy-to-follow Save This Seed bookmark that gives simple directions on how to save some seed and return it for the next season. Swing by Main on Saturday, May 17, 9 am-1pm for tomato seedlings. You can choose four plants from the ten offered.

In May, we celebrate National History Day (NHD) in honor of our local young historians. Since last October, over 600 middle school students made research visits to the library to gather information for their NHD projects. While many of these students moved on to state and national competition, we host our very own LPL competition. Stop by Main to see some of these projects and cast your vote for the People’s Choice Award. Voting ends on May 15 @ 8. On Sunday, May 18, 1:30, we’ll announce our Washburn Awards for excellence in primary source research....

K and 2 kids — come visit us! This year, all public school kindergarteners and second graders took a field trip to the Main library. They learned all about great books and where to find them and even went on a super-secret behind the scenes tour!