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Library News Archive: April 2010

May Days at Paynesville Branch Buzzing With Mayhem, Mirrors, Modern Dance & More!

May Days at Paynesville Branch Buzzing With Mayhem, Mirrors, Modern Dance & More!

 Fill your month with classes, demonstrations and performances sponsored by Great River Regional Library (GRRL) and the Legacy Fund. Read more »

High $5 Campaign Ends with more than $14,000 Raised for Library Services

High $5 Campaign Ends with more than $14,000 Raised for Library Services

When all the donations were received and totaled for the March High $5 fundraising campaign, library supporters had donated $14,136.10 to support library services at Great River Regional Library (GRRL). Read more »

New Video and Music

To help you find what’s new or newly purchased, Great River Regional Library (GRRL) staff regularly update the New and Best lists on the library’s catalog. (The link is in the red bar across the top of the catalog pages.) You’ll find lists for children’s books, audiobooks (called Spoken Word), book club kits, best sellers and more. Read more »

Art, Piece by Piece

Make Art at Mosaics Workshops with Lisa Arnold

It’s hard to have a bad day when you’re working with materials as beautiful as stained glass and ceramic tile! Read more »

Friends Groups Help Libraries Do More

Have you thought of joining the Friends of the Library?

Thirty of the 32 branch libraries in Great River Regional Library (GRRL) have Friends of the Library groups. These dedicated community members advocate for libraries, sponsor library programs, host popular special events such as used book sales, and provide a source of much-needed volunteers. Read more »

Todd County Imagination Library Kickoff Event

Children and parents are invited to the Imagination Library kickoff event at the Long Prairie Public Library on Saturday, May 1 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. All parents with children under five years of age are encouraged to come and sign their children up in order to receive a free book each month until their fifth birthday. Children living in Todd County are eligible for the program. Read more »

Saint Cloud Public Library Board of Trustees Meeting

The St. Cloud Public Library Board of Trustees will meet on Tuesday, April 27 at 7:00 p.m. at the St. Cloud Public Library, 1300 W. St. Germain St., St. Cloud, MN 56301. This is a reschedule of the postponed Tuesday, April 20 meeting.
For information, please call (320) 650-2500.

This meeting is open to the public.

Agenda:

1) Call to Order

2) Recorder Read more »

Legacy Concerts: Just The Ticket For Great Music!

Legacy Concerts: Just The Ticket For Great Music!

Legacy Fund* concerts across Great River Regional Library (GRRL) are showcasing Minnesota's most popular musicians. We've already paid for your ticket: All you need to do is check to see if you must register in person, by phone, or online at www.griver.org. Read more »

Spring is in the Air

May programming at Great River Regional Library has a musical bent. Big Lake is having a program of lumberjack ballads from Brian Murphy and Nathan Gourley on May 1. Read more »

Volunteers Provided More Than 15,000 Hours to GRRL in 2009

Volunteers Provided More Than 15,000 Hours to GRRL in 2009

A total of 578 volunteers contributed 15,187.25 hours of volunteer service to the Great River Regional Library (GRRL) in 2009. Twenty-six of the region’s 32 public libraries reported volunteer use. They were: Read more »

Find Getaway Ideas and More at Great River Regional Library

Find Getaway Ideas and More at Great River Regional Library

Whatever you're planning, if you’re looking for ideas, chances are you can find some at the library.

Whether you’re planning a garden, a change in careers, a meal to impress or a summer vacation, the library’s a great place to start. Read more »

Questioning Hijab

The Mixed Blood Theatre will perform Hijab Tube at Great River Regional Library branches in Belgrade on Friday, April 30, 7 p.m., and Upsala on Saturday, May 8, 2 p.m. All ages are invited. Read more »

All GRRL Libraries Closed Monday, April 12

All branch libraries of the Great River Regional Library (GRRL) will be closed Monday, April 12, for staff training. Read more »

Does Your Library Double as a Job Center?

The public are invited to share their experiences and insights with Marketplace, a public radio program, for an upcoming segment on the use of public libraries. Marketplace is particularly interested in how libraries have responded to the ongoing unemployment issues facing the nation. Read more »

GRRL Partnering with Census 2010 to Provide Information

The Upper Midwest is leading the nation in Census 2010 participation. The national participation rate is 62 percent as of Wednesday, April 7, with Minnesota at 72 percent just behind national leader Wisconsin at 74 percent. Read more »

2010 Woman's Day Contest Asks Why Libraries are Important

What makes your library special to your community? How does it enrich the lives of you and your neighbors?

The American Library Association (ALA) and Woman's Day are looking for stories that showcase the importance and value of libraries within the communities they serve. Read more »

"Aftermath": Photo Exhibit At Paynesville Branch April 9, 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. ONLY

 "Aftermath": Photo Exhibit At Paynesville Branch April 9, 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. ONLY

"Aftermath," an exhibit of color images, documents what Midwest soldiers found when they liberated Nazi concentration camps in April and May of 1945.  It will be available for viewing at the Paynesville branch of Great River Regional Library (GRRL) from 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. Read more »

Celebrating Poetry

Whether you believe that “April is the cruellest month” (T.S. Eliot) or remember how
In April, In April
My one love came along,
And I ran the slope of my high hill