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Black Earth Library celebrates 110 years of service


November 8, 2018

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Tim Nelson, Steven Nelson, Judy Maier, and Nels Nelson present a plaque celebrating Black Earth Library's 110th anniversary.

What do Bette Davis, Jimmy Stewart, Louis Lamour, and the Black Earth Library have in common?

They were all "born" in 1908. The Black Earth Library recently celebrated 110 years with a birthday celebration on November 1. The evening saw Teddy Roosevelt (impersonated by Pat Mommaerts) speak about all that was going on worldwide that year. Later, Tim Nelson spoke about his memories of his mother, Margaret Nelson, serving as library director from 1966-1990. Three other Nelson siblings chimed in from time to time during the walk down memory lane.

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