—by Kolleen Taylor

With the Olympics getting ready to kick off in February, just a little over a week away, we have been trying to display books around the library with this topic for all ages. This has always been a favorite winter past-time in my family, and even as we are miles apart, I can count on my siblings to be glued to the television for many of the sports events.

With this years events in Russia, we are excited to have Veronika Vorobyeva, an exchange student at the Roland-Story High School, who is here from Russia. She has been helping us here at the library, and also has consented to do a presentation about her homeland here at the library on Monday, February 3, at 6:30 p.m.

We are anxious to learn more about this part of the world, as we shiver in our long-johns (or cuddle duds) this winter. Veronika told me that the weather is starting to feel more like winter in Russia! We have been lucky to have the chance to know Veronika, as she is a regular at the library, and has been volunteering frequently, working well with the children here at the library, and is a very quick learner. She has been a true joy to us, and we think you will enjoy her as much as we do!

So join us next Monday night at 6:30 p.m. at the library to learn about Russia, Veronika, and perhaps some insight on the Olympics from the perspective of one who has been living there through the years of preparation.