Friends and Foundation of the Library Sponsor Two December Events The trains are coming! Northfield’s Winter Walk will be Thursday, Dec. 12. The Northfield Pub¬lic Library will once again host a terrific collection of model trains from area train enthusiasts. Come see the trains from 4-8 p.m. Models will be displayed throughout the Library – there will even be a toy train available for preschoolers to play with in the children’s area. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Stop in, warm up and enjoy! History comes alive! The Minnesota History Center’s History Players are coming! Using props and artifacts, costumed History Players will engage children and fami¬lies with their memorable life stories during an enjoyable 45-minute interac¬tive program. On Saturday, December 21 at 11 a.m., come “meet” Maud Hart Lovelace. Maud Hart Lovelace grew up in Mankato over 100 years ago. As a young girl, she kept diaries and scrapbooks that later helped her to write the Betsy- Tacy books for which she is best known. Maud also wrote several historical nov-els, including Early Candlelight, about life at Fort Snelling, and Gentlemen from England, which she wrote with her husband, Delos Lovelace.