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Come & See the Story Quilts Made by Refugees in Idaho

Throughout the month of November, the North Logan Library will be hosting an exhibit by Artisans for Hope and the Idaho Commission on the Arts, titled THIS IS MY HOME NOW: NARRATIVE TEXTILES FROM IDAHO NEWCOMERS.

A collection of narratives and accompanying story quilts tells the stories of refugees who made Boise home after living through catastrophic times in their native countries.

Unfortunately, most of the actual quilts were destroyed in a fire. However, there are 12 quilts in the exhibit, plus some photographs of the quilts. They are all accompanied by the artisans’ history, detailing why and how they came to Idaho as refugees. Volunteers from Artisans For Hope worked with the refugees on how to express the essence of their stories in small story cloths. Their stories are horrific, their art beautiful.

The exhibit is distributed throughout the library.

You can find out more about this project here:

2 artisans will be coming to Logan for a number of events. Among them, there will be 2 community events that are free and open to the public:

  1. Friday, November 10, 10 a.m. at MY GIRLFRIEND’S QUILT SHOPPE (1115 N 200 E, Logan). This event will focus on how to tell your story by making story cloths.
  2. Friday, November 10, 7 p.m. at Cache Refugee and Immigrant Connection (CRIC) (429 N Main, Logan). This event will focus on the refugees’ lives, their stories, how they ended up in Idaho, how the support from Artisans for Hope helped overcome trauma and facilitate communication between different cultures.




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Authors & Illustrators Series Continues in May

After a little break, we are bringing to you an author AND an illustrator in the month of May.

May 10 — 7 to 9 p.m.
Author Nancy Bo Flood

Nancy Bo Flood

Nancy Bo Flood

As we are celebrating Utah Water Week, Nancy Bo Flood will be presenting her publication WATER RUNS THROUGH THIS BOOK.

“My work has always focused on children and young adults – as a researcher, counselor, teacher, parent, and now as a writer. I have conducted workshops on child abuse, learning disabilities, play therapy, and creative writing. My work and research has allowed me to live all over the world – in Malawi, Africa, Hawaii, Japan, the western Pacific, and, most recently, the Navajo Nation where I hike, ride my bike and attend local rodeos.”

Every attendee that evening will walk away with this free book.

  • A Green Earth qualified book
  • A Sigurd Olson Best Nature Writing Award Winner

This event is co-sponsored with iUtah.

May 12 – 7 p.m.
Illustrator Sherry Meidell

It was in Cache Valley where, as a young child, Sherry Meidell went to walk down a crunchy gravel road, enter a barn where the sunshine made dust sparkle and dance in the air and watch a Grandpa get the early morning milking done. Whenever she drives out of Sardine Canyon and catches the first glimpse of the valley, memories come flooding back.

You never know when those memories or the things she’s viewed in life make their way into illustrations for a children’s picture book. Meidell loves to tell stories with paint. She is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society, Utah Watercolor Society, and the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies. And she illustrated the poem, The Centaur, of a famous Loganite, May Swenson.

She will be talking about the process of illustrating the picture book The Centaur by May Swenson, published by Utah State University Press. She will talk about the illustration process from the first reading of the manuscript to getting the new box of illustrated books.

She will also talk about the artistic life in general and how to keep the creative portion of your life active, how to overcome fear and put paint to paper. And while doing that, she will demonstrate some watercolor painting.

PLEASE COME AND JOIN US FOR BOTH OF THESE FANTASTIC EVENINGS! Light refreshments will be served. And raffle items will be given away.


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Fundraiser—Hanging Baskets for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is not far away! Honor your mother with a beautiful hanging basket from Garden Gateway and support your library at the same time. Thanks to the Garden Gateway, the Friends of the North Logan Library are able to offer these gorgeous baskets at the reduced price of $35. Friends of the Library receive an additional  $3 off.

Pre-order your hanging basket/s at You can pick it up and have first dibs at our selection at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 13, at the 25th Street Market.

We thank you in advance for your support!


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Valentine’s Sale: Used Books & Handmade Gifts


The Friends of the NLL Library and the 25th Street Market are sponsoring a Valentine’s Day Sale with used books and handmade gift items on Friday and Saturday, February 10 and 11, from 10am to 8pm at 2100 North Main. Most books will be 50 cents or $1.

Proceeds from our Books Sale are used to fund Friends-sponsored activities and programs and to support the mission of the North Logan Library.

NOTE: This sale is NOT at the North Logan Library. Please find us at 2100 N Main, 2 buildings south of Lewiston State Bank, on the east side of Main Street.

Special Invitation for Friends Members:

Members of the Friends of the North Logan Library are invited to a pre-sale on Thursday, February 9, from 6 to 6pm. Bring your Friends membership card or purchase a 2017 membership ($5) at the door.



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Election of New Officers Upcoming

We Need You!  The Friends of the North Logan Library will be electing new 2017 board members on February 13th – 6 pm at the Library.

Due to unanticipated events, we have openings for the offices of President Elect and Treasurer, and we encourage you to submit your notice of interest today (click here for job descriptions).   The present election ballot is as follows:

President – Winona Perry

President Elect – open

Secretary – Barbara Middleton

Treasurer – open

Officers will be elected by individuals who are current (2017) Friends of the North Logan Library. Nominations can be made from the floor on the night of the vote, but all nominees must be present and agree to accept the nomination.


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Volunteers Sought

We are looking for volunteers who would like to help with book sorting and with book sales.

To start with, we are urgently looking for volunteers who are willing to rescue books from being shredded.

Once that’s done, we need hands to help sort the rescued books into categories for sales.

Then we will need folks who can help with the sales themselves. We are planning several for the coming year, the first one as soon as right around Valentine’s Day. So those books need to be rescued and sorted NOW!

If you are interested in any of these activities, which will be ongoing for the year, please sign up at Put in our zip code (84341) and look for the Friends of the NLL logo. You will be able to choose from the various tasks and within those tasks various dates and time slots are available. Sign up for the time that’s convenient for you. Then we get notified that you have signed up.  The site keeps track of volunteers for each project and we can send relevant group or individual emails from there.

If you have any questions about this project, please get in touch with our President, Winona Perry.




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CultureFest—August 19, 2016

North Logan CultureFest Features Mariachi Zavala


When it comes to a fun and festive time, it may be hard to beat an authentic Mariachi celebration. Join us Friday, August 19th, 6:30 p.m. in front of the North Logan Library, 475 E 2500 N.

Date night. Family night. Dinner and snacks available for purchase. Come and listen, dance, eat, drink!

This year’s event is focused on our Latin American community and features Mariachi Zavala, an Ogden-based group with a solid reputation for authentic Mariachi performances.

Emcee DJ Frank will be on hand to guide those who seek to heighten authenticity levels through audience participation.

The evening will also include Ballet Folklórico Newára and

balletFolkloricoand Deo Zumba Fitness.

Food vendors and Duffy the Balloon Man will be starting by 6:30 p.m. Latin American cuisine will be highlighted, but other options are also available:

Samba International (churros)
Baja Street Tacos
Andinas Specialties Drinks (fresh Food Smoothies)
Martha Aguilar (El Salvadorean food—pupusas etc.)
The Snack Shack (hot dog / hamburger etc.)
Rancherita Market (fruta fresca & chanoyadas)
Rose’s Brazilian Kitchen (Brazilian finger food)
Cotton Candy

This is an outdoor concert on the lawn. Attendees should bring blankets or low-rise concert chairs for up-close seating opportunities. Higher chairs must be placed in the back. The event is FREE and anticipated to end around 10 pm.

CultureFest, the final event in the Super Summer Event series sponsored by the Friends of the North Logan Library, is the first annual celebration of the various cultures of Cache Valley.

Get a taste of the music here!


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Get Movin’ — Family Fun at the Library during Market Hours



Join us at the North Logan Library for a half day of Family Fun & Giveaways.

All events are free. Lace up your favorite sneakers and GET MOVIN’ ! Join us at 475 E 2500 N!

9:30 am – Chantel Gerfen, Transcend Yoga Studio, will start us off with an energizing morning flow class for all abilities.

10:30 am – Watch the “Just Jumping TEAM” perform. Afterward, they will teach you and your family some of their favorite moves.

ALL DAY – Playgrounz. Play to fit so you are fit to play.

International fitness educator Jeremy Strom and his amazing team from Playgrounz will be teaching fun fitness activities on the hour. Different and fun activities are perfect for everyone in your family!

ALL DAY – Air-Bound Parkour will demonstrate and teach parkour moves for the whole family! They will teach parkour basics, one of the fastest growing disciplines, on the half hour.

ALL DAY – Cool off in the free, fun water balloon obstacle course — sponsored by Complete Nutrition!


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Meet Judy Young, Children’s Book Author, August 5

“Authors & Illustrators,” sponsored by the Friends of the North Logan Library, is back! On Friday, August 5, at 7 p.m., we present to you: Judy Young!


You’ve probably been asking yourself, “What’s it like to be a children’s author?”

You’ll find out as Judy reads from her books and shares the publication process of her fiction, nonfiction, and poetry books, starting with where ideas come from to rough drafts, final manuscripts and publication as well as some “behind the scenes” aspects of the working life of an author.

You will also get a sneak peek at Judy’s newest book, The Wild World of Buck Bray: The Missing Grizzly Cubs—Book One, due to be released in September.

Some of her books are available to preview at the library.

Autographed books will be available for purchase. All ages welcome. Refreshments and raffle.

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TREAT #1: LeVar Burton reads A Pet for Miss Wright.

TREAT #2: The author introduces Basil B. Barnswhitten to us.

For more information, see Judy Young’s website.


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July 9 — Up in the Air

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Another fun event on Saturday during market hours will be presented on July 9: UP IN THE AIR!

The schedule for Saturday is shaping up:

9-11: Drones (Chris Thomas, BATC)
9-1: Paper Rocket Launching (USU Extension)
9-1: Remote-Controlled Airplanes (Bridgerland RC Club)
9-1: Satellites (Space Dynamics Lab)
9-1: Measuring Wind & CO2 (Campbell Scientific)
10-11: Hawk in Flight (with Adam Kidman)
10 or 11: Whip Demonstration

Come and join us during Market hours (9-1) on Saturday @the Library.

Follow us on Facebook for events scheduled throughout the summer!

Up in the Air Event Reminder:


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