• All branches closing at 5 PM on Thanksgiving Eve, November 26

  • All branches closed for Thanksgiving Day, November 27

Library News Archive: January 2010

Get Your BookNews

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GRRL Board Makes Annual Election of Officers at Meeting

GRRL Board Makes Annual Election of Officers at Meeting

The GRRL Board of Trustees met on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010 at St. Cloud Public Library, and elected new officers. Read more »

The Black Experience

February is Black History Month. February has marked the history of African-Americans since 1926 when black historian Dr. Carter G. Woodson selected the second week of February to recognize Negro History Week. Read more »

JOIN US FOR "HOMEMADE JAM" AT THE BELGRADE LIBRARY!

JOIN US FOR "HOMEMADE JAM" AT THE BELGRADE LIBRARY!

Homemade Jam is a folk/soul quartet that celebrates the diverse flavors of West Central Minnesota with a violin, accordion, mandolin and guitar. The main ingredients are the four women's voices which serve up traditional gospel, blues and folk Americana like you've never tasted before! They'll be at the Belgrade library on Friday, Feb. Read more »

And-Still-Counting Quilt Display at Upsala

And-Still-Counting Quilt Display at Upsala

The Upsala Public Library will host "And-Still-Counting," a quilt memorializing the soldiers and civilians who have lost their lives in the Iraqi conflict.  Created by Caron Lage, the quilt has been crafted by many volunteers as a work of love.  View the quilt in the library during open hours in February.  More information on the And-Still-Counting quilt project can be Read more »

Pay as you Print

Pay as you Print

 If you have recently printed from one of our public computers in St. Cloud, you have noticed a new piece of equipment: Coin boxes have been installed. This is in response to concerns about patron privacy. With tax season right around the corner and people printing out their forms, it’s easy to see why this additional level of privacy is a welcome change! Read more »

Hot Tea and Hot Tickets Heat Up Fridays at the Paynesville Public Library

Hot Tea and Hot Tickets Heat Up Fridays at the Paynesville Public Library

 Mark your calendar for these Family Fun Friday events: Read more »

Daughters Of Africa

Great River Regional Library (GRRL) is presenting performances of “Daughters of Africa” by the Mixed Blood Theatre at five locations across Central Minnesota: Read more »

Guthrie Classes Bring Theater Professionals to Libraries

Professional teaching artists from the famed Guthrie Theater are conducting classes at each of the 32 Great River Regional Library branch libraries in the upcoming weeks and months. Read more »

Library Sponsoring Mixed Blood Theatre Presentations

Great River Regional Library (GRRL) is sponsoring performances of “Daughters of Africa” by the Mixed Blood Theatre at five locations across Central Minnesota: Read more »

St. Michael's New Library and Civic Building Taking Shape

St. Michael's New Library and Civic Building Taking Shape

The new St. Michael Library/Civic Building is progressing nicely. Due to the moderate spring temperatures, construction is slightly ahead of schedule. Masonry is being completed on the exterior walls, and soon, the windows will be installed. Mark Weigle, city administrator, said the building is still on track to open this coming fall. City Engineer Steve Bot stated at a recent St. Read more »

Stolen Innocence: Belgrade's Book Club selection for February

Stolen Innocence:  Belgrade's Book Club selection for February

Join us on Friday, Feb. 12, 6:30 -7:30 p.m., at Belgrade's Myrtle Mabee Library for our monthly book club meeting.  "Stolen Innocence" by Elissa Wall is our book selection. It is the  true story of Wall's growing up in a polygamous sect, the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, a breakaway from the mainstream Mormon church. Read more »

Buffalo Closing Two Weeks for Renovation

After closing on Saturday, Jan. 16, at 2:00 p.m., Buffalo Public Library will be closed for renovation until it reopens on Monday, Feb. 1. Read more »

Winter Reading Fun!

Winter is the best time for reading, so join “A Reading Wonderland,” the Winter Reading Program at Great River Regional Library (GRRL). Fun incentives and prizes will keep you reading until the program ends Feb. 27. Read more »

4 Cool Ideas to Warm your Winter Days

4 Cool Ideas to Warm your Winter Days

The winter blahs don't stand a chance if you keep your mind busy, engaged and entertained through the long, dark days of winter. Your library has lots of ideas, events and services to fuel the effort: Read more »

Enjoy a Reading Wonderland

Enjoy a Reading Wonderland

“A Reading Wonderland,” the Winter Reading Program at Great River Regional Library (GRRL), will provide prizes and reading incentives until it ends Feb. 27. Read more »

Arts, Cultural Heritage Programs Filling Events Calendar

Have you checked out the Great River Regional Library (GRRL) events calendar lately?

It’s filling up nicely. Read more »

Management of St. Cloud Library a New Challenge for Regional Supervisor

Management of St. Cloud Library a New Challenge for Regional Supervisor

Since being promoted from Reference Librarian to Regional Supervisor for Central Branches in October, 2009, Michele Monson has also been the building manager for the St. Cloud Public Library. Read more »

Listen to the Music

We've got the best of all kinds of music. Whether you're a fan of the classics or a fan of what's hot right now, you can find it on the library catalog. Our patrons keep us in touch. When they make requests we begin making purchases. That's why you can always find what's popular now. And those CDs add to what we already have, making the collection bigger and better. Read more »

You May Now Begin to Judge a Book by its Cover

Have you searched the Great River Regional Library (GRRL) catalog lately? Search results are looking a lot more colorful this year. Read more »