Library News Archive: October 2009
National Family Literacy Day, sponsored by the National Center for Family Literacy, is officially celebrated across the United States on Nov. 1. It focuses on activities and events that showcase the importance of family literacy programs and was first held in 1994. Today, many family literacy events are held throughout the month of November. Read more »
Library customers are invited to give their costumes a trial run at the Paynesville Branch on Friday, Oct. 10, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Halloween, Oct. 31, from 10 a.m.to 1 p.m. We'll have treats (healthy and otherwise) or little toys for all customers both days. Library staffer John Larson reports he'll be in costume on Saturday, too. Read more »
Ever been surprised when the book you want is right there on the library shelf?
When you say,“Wow! You have it!” the librarian smiles. She may look serene, but inside she’s fist-pumping and chest bumping and shouting “Yeah! That’s what I’m talkin’ about.” It’s what librarians live for. Read more »
Each year, Great River Regional Library (GRRL) purchases the best science books for kids as identified by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Read more »
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer was Mark Twain's first novel (the first he authored by himself). By the time this book was published in 1876, Samuel L. Read more »
The first and third Thursday of each month you will find the Stitchettes meeting at the Al Ringsmuth Public Library in Waite Park. Stitchers and fiber enthusiasts come together for an hour, from 6:30-7:30 p.m., to do some handwork, show their latest project, and share in conversation. Read more »
From now until Oct. 30, Paynesville Public Library customers who present their library cards are eligible for a chance to win a "Grim Reader" T-shirt or book bag or a paperback copy of "Skulduggery Pleasant" by Derek Landy. Patrons can enter once per day every day until the drawing takes place. Read more »
These quilts are just a few examples of class projects offered this fall through Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa's community education department. See our display for ideas on fabric and color choices for your project. While visiting the library, why not browse our collection of quilting and other craft related books and videos.
Great River Regional Library (GRRL) is getting ready to deliver exciting arts programming at all 32 branch libraries in 2010.
Get ready for workshops, author talks, musicians and performances from regionally and nationally known individuals and organizations including Twin Cities based theater groups and performers. Read more »
Jeanne Kluge's bold, bright summer flowers, breezy beach-side scenes and even a few snowy woodlands watercolors are lending color and coziness to the Paynesville Library during these gray days of October. Read more »
H1N1 flu is spreading in Central Minnesota. Schools are reporting lots of cases and several children have been hospitalized.
Banned Books Week (BBW): Celebrating the Freedom to Read is observed during the last week of September each year. This year, it is being observed Sept. 26 to Oct. 3. Observed since 1982, this annual event reminds Americans not to take this precious democratic freedom for granted. Read more »