Library News

Family Trio Entertains at Elk River

Family Trio Entertains at Elk River

Local trio Knotted Clover entertained their audience in a recent concert at the Elk River Public Library.
The trio is composed of two teens and their father. They play traditional folk songs and music from Ireland on a variety of instruments including mandolin, guitar, fiddle and harp. Staff and patrons praised their performance. Read more »

Teen Book Club at the Becker Library

Teen Book Club at the Becker Library

The Becker Public Library is starting a Teen Book Club. The book club will meet Monday, Oct. 20 at 7:00 p.m.  The selection for the first discussion is "Legend," a romantic thriller set in a post-apocalyptic world, written by Marie Lu. Copies of the book selection are available at the Becker Library. Read more »

Come one, come all ~ Passive Programs are a ball!

Come one, come all ~ Passive Programs are a ball!

    Oh boy - if you haven't been in the St. Cloud Public Library this month you are missing out! All month long, we have passive programming going on for all ages. What's passive programming, you ask? Passive programming is all the trivia, contests, coloring sheets, and guessing games we offer on a monthly basis.  Read more »

Book Bingo at the Eagle Bend Library.

Book Bingo at the Eagle Bend Library.

The Eagle Bend Public Library recently held its annual end of Summer Reading Program party.
Adults and children played "Book Bingo" for a chance to win a free book.
Following the bingo, prizes from the Summer Reading Program were handed out and everyone was served ice cream sundaes. This program was provided by the Eagle Bend Area Friends of the Library.

Staples Hosts Z Juggling in Lincoln Park!

Staples Hosts Z Juggling in Lincoln Park!

Z Juggling Rosenschnoz program was held at Lincoln Park in Staples as part of Railroad Days festivities. Children and their families enjoyed the juggling and magic tricks on a Sunday afternoon in the park. This program was sponsored through the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage funds and the Staples Motley Area Arts Council.

Storytime at the Becker Library

Storytime at the Becker Library

Storytime at the Becker Library will resume on Tuesday, Sept. 2 starting at 10:30 a.m. However, there are some new changes to the storytime schedule. Storytime, with stories, singing, and crafts will take place Sept. 2 and 16. Tuesdays, Sept. 9 and 30 will be sensory/game days with time being self-directed by the parents or caregivers. Read more »

Pierz Program on Job Searching, Resumes and Applications

Pierz Program on Job Searching, Resumes and Applications

The Pierz Public Library is offering two classes this fall on job searching, resumes, applications, interviewing and networking. Staff from Rural MN CEP will be presenting.

On Wednesday, Sept. 17 at 2:00 p.m., the topic will be job searching, resumes and applications. On Wednesday, Oct. 8 at 2:00 p.m., the topic will be interviewing and networking. Read more »

St. Cloud Library offering "Welcome to Computers" classes

St. Cloud Library offering "Welcome to Computers" classes

    Does the thought of sending an email make you run for the hills? Is the only mouse you know the one that has a tail and likes cheese?  Have no fear, "Welcome to Computers" classes are here! Read more »

Central Minnesota Libraries Exchange Representative Needed

Central Minnesota Libraries Exchange Representative Needed

Central Minnesota Libraries Exchange (CMLE), the library multitype region in Central Minnesota, is seeking a new volunteer to serve as a citizen board member. The initial term of board membership is through 2016. Applicants should have an interest in and support all kinds of library services. They must be willing to attend four daytime meetings a year (three in St. Read more »

Sideed tahay?

Sideed tahay?

"Salaan" means "Hello," and "Sideed tahay?" means "How are you?"
These are some of the first Somali words and phrases you can learn using Pronunciator, the library's language learning database. Read more »