>The Lanesboro Public Library is pleased to announce that it has received the World War I Years: America Becomes a World Power video series grant. The Library is one of only 25 pilot libraries (chosen from over 130 applicants) – and the smallest – to receive funding to send their program coordinator and their scholar (Robert Weaver) to Chicago for training in early April. This grant is made possible by National Video Resources and the National Endowment for the Humanities, in collaboration with the American Library Association.

The six films will be shown weekly – free to the public – in Lanesboro from mid-January to early March 2006. The Library will collaborate with the following seven Community Partners who will host receptions after each night’s viewing and plan additional community events around the World War I theme: 1) Lanesboro Legion and Auxiliary; 2) Cornucopia Art Center; 3) Lanesboro Community Theater; 4) Friends of the Lanesboro Public Library; 5) Lanesboro United Methodist Church; 6) Lanesboro Historical Preservation Association; 7) Lanesboro Public Schools. The regional consortium SELCO (Southeastern Libraries Cooperating) will provide publicity and other support.