Lake Elmo library highlights computers, music, mystery

LAKE ELMO — Computers, music and mystery highlight separate events this month at the Lake Elmo Public Library.

Persons new to personal computers, e-readers and tablets can learn basic skills for each device at a free computer lesson from 2 to 3 p.m. March 16. Computer users will leave the session knowing how to use a Internet search engine, find an Internet address and type a letter. After the group class, free half-hour individual tutoring sessions are available for basic computing, email and Facebook.

Persons needing help with their e-readers and tablets can also receive assistance, but must bring their own device to the library.

Registration for the computer class and individual sessions can be done by calling 651-773-4926.

Guitarist Charlie Calvert returns to the library at 7 p.m. March 20 for another night of family-friendly music. Participants are encouraged to bring their acoustic-only instruments (no brass) or singing voices to the library. All skill levels are welcome and Calvert provides songs the audience knows and can easily sing.

Mystery writer Christopher Valen discusses and signs copies of his new book, “Bone Shadows,” at 6:30 p.m. March 21 at the library. “Bone Shadows” is Valen’s fourth book. His other titles are “White Tombs,” “The Black Minute” and “Bad Weeds Never Die.”

Valen is a graduate of the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Citizen Academy and lives in Woodbury. His appearance is sponsored by The Friends of the Lake Elmo Library.

The library is located at 3537 Lake Elmo Ave. North in downtown Lake Elmo. Visit for more information.

Author Christopher Valen discusses and signs copies of his latest book, “Bone Shadows,” at 6:30 p.m. March 21 at the Lake Elmo Public Library in downtown Lake Elmo.