Library News Archive: July 2010

New Albany Manager Happy to be Back in Driving Seat

New Albany Manager Happy to be Back in Driving Seat

Cindy Bruggenthies became the new Branch Manager of the Albany Public Library in June.
 
She began working for Great River Regional Library 15 years ago when she was hired to manage the Grey Eagle branch. In between there was a period of subbing and working as the Swanville branch assistant.
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Try the Originals

Try the Originals

"Dinner With Schmucks," the Steve Carell movie being promoted heavily right now, is based on "Diner de Cons," or "The Dinner Game," a French movie in the Great River Regional Library (GRRL) collection. Read more »

A MN State of Music

A MN State of Music

You’ve heard Bob Dylan, you’ve heard Prince, and maybe the Surahoolies too. But there’s a lot more Minnesota music to discover. Read more »

Delano Remodel Adds Book Drop, Consolidates Storage

Delano Remodel Adds Book Drop, Consolidates Storage

Delano Public Library staff and patrons are enjoying the benefits of a recent remodel that added an estimated 300 sq. ft. of space. Read more »

Legacy Continues at Rockford LIbrary

A new season of programming provided by Legacy funds will begin at Rockford Public Library with Rachael Kroog, musician and entertainer extraordinaire on Wednesday, July 28, at 10:30 a.m.  Rachael has received rave reviews for her style and ability to entertain through music, stories, and interaction with the audience. Read more »

Paynesville's "Fun Thursdays" Feature Fish, Water Science and Water Fun

Paynesville's "Fun Thursdays" Feature Fish,  Water Science and Water Fun

 "Fun Thursdays", the Summer Library Program-themed story, craft and activity programs for children ages 5 - 10, continue at the Paynesville Branch. The programs, which begin at 3:30 p.m., will be presented on July 29, Aug. 5 and Aug. 12. Read more »

Flower Show at the Belgrade Library Thursday and Friday During Open Hours

Flower Show at the Belgrade Library Thursday and Friday During Open Hours

Join us for our 4th annual flower show Thursday July 22 and Friday July 23 during open hours.  If you wish to display an arrangement,  container, or specimen please deliver it to the library July 22 between 8 and 10 a.m.  Patrons can register for door prizes and cool off with lemonade and treats.  Gardening books will be on display for checkout.

Board Sets GRRL Budget for 2011

    “I’m very pleased with the support shown by the library’s board of trustees” said Director Kirsty Smith, after the Great River Regional Library (GRRL) board of trustees met on Tuesday, July 13 and set a budget for 2011. Read more »

"The Help" tops list

Staff recently ran the numbers to find out what have been the most popular books so far this year at Great River Regional Library (GRRL). Read more »

View Prints from Art.Org's "1000 Print Summer" in Online Gallery

 Photos are now online of June's "1,000 Print Summer" steamroller art event, which took place at 17 Great River Regional Library branches in June. Most of those who created a steamroller art piece were photographed with their masterpiece, and now ArtOrg has them uploaded to their website. Read more »

Minnesota On The Map Exhibit Documents Pictorial Understanding of State

Minnesota On The Map Exhibit Documents Pictorial Understanding of State

Minnesota sure has changed.

Back in 1850 when a map was created of the Organized Counties of Minnesota, it showed that almost all the state’s white settlers lived in Washington, Ramsey and Benton Counties. Not a highway to be found. Read more »

New Programs Coming

We’re excited about great new programming coming your way. Read more »

St. John's Arboretum presents "Frog Symphony" and "Water Wonders" at Paynesville Branch

St. John's Arboretum presents "Frog Symphony" and "Water Wonders" at Paynesville Branch

Thursday, July 8, at 3:30 p.m., join representatives of the St John's Arboretum in a program with singing, storytelling and imitation of the sounds of our friendly local frogs (unlike the toxic Poison Dart Frogs pictured). Read more »

Check Out Our Old Books, Too!

Check Out Our Old Books,  Too!

 New books are great, but sometimes, it's the old tomes that get the job done. Great River Regional Library (GRRL) is neither a museum nor an archive, but it does have lots of  local history books. Read more »

New & Best Lists give you quick entry to hottest Books, DVDs and Music

Don’t forget to periodically check out the New & Best lists on the Great River Regional Library catalog. Read more »

Exam Prep with LEL

Great River Regional Library’s Learning Express Library (LEL) database is an armory of self-contained prep courses for tests from elementary school to job search. Read more »