• Smokey Bear program Thursday July 31 at 1 p.m. at the Upsala Public Library has been cancelled.

Scott Thoma, author of "Out of the Blue," to speak at the Belgrade Public Library.

Scott Thoma, author of "Out of the Blue," to speak at the Belgrade Public Library.

Author Scott Thoma will be visiting the Belgrade Public Library on Friday, March 22 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. His first book, "Out of the Blue", is a true story account of the first-recorded F5 tornado to hit Minnesota, leveling the town of Tracy, MN on June 13, 1968.

Scott Thoma lived in Tracy when the tornado hit. He is now a resident of Willmar, Minnesota. He boasts a resume that includes award winning careers as both a sports reporter and a sports editor at a Minnesota daily newspaper.

This program is for all ages. Pre-registration is not required. Refreshments and conversation follow the program. Copies of Out of the Blue will be available for purchase.

Funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.