All branches closed for Presidents Day, February 15.
Library News Archive: February 2010
Great River Regional Library buys new materials every week - DVDs, books, music on CD, audiobooks. We buy thousands in the course of a year, and because we’re a public library we deliberately buy a broad variety, everything from comic books to classics. There are lots of ways to find what interests you. Read more »
Supporting your library means supporting efforts to improve early literacy. It means helping older adults stay informed and engaged with their communities. From the youngest to the oldest, everyone is welcome to use the library and benefit from library services.
High $5 support is an important part of that. Read more »
It's 9:30 p.m. on a Sunday night, and you just realized you forgot to pick up a new audio book for your Monday morning commute. Or, you're in the middle of a minor car repair when you discover you need more information to finish the job. Read more »
The Staples Motley Early Childhood Coalition, Staples Motley ECFE and Great River Regional Library (GRRL) announce the launch of their 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program. The Coalition will be joining with the Staples Public Library branch of GRRL in offering this fun and exciting reading program for children ages 0-5 years. Read more »
If you think a librarian’s job is to read books, you’ve got some bad information. The work of a reference librarian is all about good information: knowing where to find it, helping sort through it, and finely sifting through to locate the specific information and resources necessary to help customers in their lives. Read more »
Instructional courses in art are amongst the offerings at Great River Regional Library (GRRL) branches in the upcoming months. This Saturday, Feb. 20, the Paynesville branch is offering a Cartoon Art Workshop for ages 12 - 18. The workshop, taught by Shayann Hoffer, will begin at 10:15 a.m. Hoffer has a BFA in painting and is an award-winning freelance artist and educator. Read more »
Check out the Bestsellers list of best selling books available at Great River Regional Library. On the fiction list, you’ll see familiar authors such as Dan Brown, Stephen King and Sue Grafton, and also some authors new to the list or without a long history of success, such as Kathryn Stockett, Leila Meacham and Elizabeth Kostova. Read more »
The Waite Park and Upsala Public Libraries are sharing a powerful art exhibit during February titled “and still counting….” The exhibit, a series of colorful quilt squares, is a memorial to the U.S. soldiers and Iraqi civilians killed in the Iraq War. Read more »
Downtown St. Cloud's Mi Famiglia Italian restaurant is hosting a library benefit on Thursday, Feb. 18, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. The event is called “A Stroll Through Italy.” Approximately six stations will be set up featuring regional Italian food and wine pairings. Guests will be able to sample and savor the foods and learn about why the wine pairing was chosen. Read more »
The entire Staples/Motley area community is invited to get on board as celebrations for the Staples Public Library Grand Opening begin Thursday, Feb. 25 with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 2 p.m. Read more »
The Waite Park Friends of the Library has been serving the Al Ringsmuth Waite Park Public Library for five years and is looking for new members. The committed core membership has been instrumental in helping to bring additional programming and new materials to the library. Read more »
During tax season, many of the forms you need to complete your tax return are available at your local library. Alternatively, you can download and print federal and state forms from the IRS website. If you have questions about how to complete your tax forms, you may need to contact the federal or state offices at one of these numbers:
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