Category Archives: Special Event

Dutch Books Display

All set for DUTCH DAYS here at Schmaling.  We will be open Friday 11 – 5 and Saturday 10 – 1 for you to check out a display of books pertaining to all things Dutch. Brush up on your art history — we have some beautiful and historically infused resources on Bruegel, Rembrandt, Rubens, Vermeer, and Van Gogh — or read more about all the diverse costumes you’ll be seeing around town; we have some wonderful books on display which illustrate the unique details of, and distinctions between, particular provincial costumes.

11188302_808527185893530_7491222735387746624_nDelve into the rich heritage the Dutch have impressed upon this country and its history: they not only cultivated tulips, but the cities of Chicago and New York as well!



We also have Dutch cookbooks, travel guides and beautiful photography books about the Netherlands, a windmill history book, Dutch books in Dutch, books to help you learn to read those books, Dutch folktales, and even Dutch knitting.



11205547_808527105893538_3995439492744791713_nFinally, don’t forget the memorable part individual Dutch men and women have played during the atrocity of war.  Corrie Ten Boom’s The Hiding Place and Things We Could Not Say, the story of Diet Eman and her fiancé Hein Sietsma, both portray the courageous, faith-filled, and beyond hospitable spirit of the Dutch during the second World War.





2015 Dutch Days

Schmaling Memorial Library will be invloved in Dutch Days this year by Miss Gwenn hosting a short story time accompanied by the opportunity to make a simple craft. You can pop in to the library for this event Saturday morning at 11:30am.

For a complete schedule of Dutch Days :

Schedule_of_Events_for_website_2015 (PDF)

Schedule_of_Events_for_website_2015 (RTF)

To visit the official Facebook page for Dutch Days click here.

Tto read more about the festival in general, visit the City of Fulton’s website :  here.


Local Author Event

We are looking forward to our very own LOCAL AUTHOR EVENT happening Friday evening during the used book sale from 4-7 pm.  Featured authors include:

Clicking on the names will help you learn more about these local success stories and their craft.  Already own something they’ve written? Come to the book sale to get it signed, or to just pick their brains!

Also, tonight is your last chance to unload any donations for this weekend’s book sale. It should be an amazing sale due to all the incredible donations we have received thus far; there will be definitely be something for everyone (and everything is just a buck)!  Feel free to spread the word!

Used Book Sale Draws Near

Donations have been pouring into the library for the upcoming BOOK SALE sponsored by the Education Committee of the Windmill (Windmill Cultural Center & de Immigrant Windmill​) and S.O.S. (Supporters of Schmaling). Much thanks to all those have donated and also to the many volunteers who have been tirelessly transporting and categorizing for the big sale being held April 17th and 18th.  Here are the details:

  • WHERE: (former) TRINITY REFORMED CHURCH, 518 13TH AVE. (corner of 5th St. and 13th Ave.)
  • WHEN: FRIDAY from 4 – 7 p.m. and SATURDAY from 8 a.m. – NOON (regular sale prices) and then re-opening for the “BAG SALE” from 1 – 2 p.m.
  • WHAT: There will be books of almost every genre, including children’s books, poetry, cookbooks, large-print editions, history, and plenty more fiction and non-fiction selections.  There are also many puzzles, games, DVDs, and video-cassette tapes.
  • WHAT ELSE: Friday evening of the sale will also include a BOOK SIGNING by local authors Misty Evans, Amy Manemann, Dionne Witt, and Aria MichaelsThere will also be a BAKE SALE!
  • PRICE: Admission is FREE! After the regular sale, a “BAG SALE” will be held to clear out as many items as possible.

All proceeds will go toward staff development for the “Education Committee of the Windmill Area and for enhancements in the Children’s Department here at the library.  You can also read about the sale here at the city of Fulton’s website.

Questions?  Call (815) 589- 3160 or 2045