Library News Archive: September 2010

"Golden Age of Radio" with Prudence Johnson, Dan Chouinard in Paynesville Saturday at 2 PM

"Golden Age of Radio" with Prudence Johnson, Dan Chouinard in Paynesville Saturday at 2 PM

 This Saturday, Oct. 2, promises to be a beautiful day to go out and enjoy the fall colors. Take a drive on Highway 23, where the yellow, gold and red leaves are reflected by roadside lakes and rivers, then stop in at the  Paynesville High School Auditorium  to enjoy "The Golden Age of Radio," a program featuring classic tunes from the 1930s. Read more »

The Key to Success

The Key to Success

Literacy is the ability to read and write, and it should be near the top of the concerns list for every American. Here's why. Read more »

Banned Books Week

Why would anybody want to ban “The Great Gatsby”? Read more »

Anne Tyler Novel Belgrade Library's Next Bookclub Selection

Anne Tyler Novel Belgrade Library's Next Bookclub Selection

"Digging to America" by Anne Tyler will be up for discussion at the Oct. 15 meeting of the Belgrade R.E.A.D. (read, eat and discuss)  bookclub.  This novel portrays two couples' lives intertwined by the adoption of Korean daughters. Read more »

Check Out What's New, Best & Fun

Here’s a place where you can find new, best and fun items to check out from your library. It’s the New, Best & Fun tab on the Great River Regional Library catalog. This new tab opens a page of lists grouped under the following headings:
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New Permanent Link Feature Makes it Easy to Save Your Search

You find something online you like, you bookmark it, have lunch, and go back later, or again and again.
That bookmark is a handy little tool.
You can do the same thing when you search the library catalog. Read more »

Pippi Page to Stage

Pippi Page to Stage

The fall programming schedule at Great River Regional Library (GRRL) is filling up and the Pippi Page-to-Stage Workshop is one of the offerings. It features drama exploration, crafts and theater games to help children develop creativity and self-expression. Pippi is presented by the Great River Educational Arts Theatre (GREAT Theatre), founded in St. Read more »

St. Michael Grand Opening set for December 11

St. Michael Grand Opening set for December 11

The Grand Opening of the new St. Michael Library, Senior Center and City Hall has been set for Saturday, Dec. 11 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.  Lots of entertainment is being planned for the day including a concert by the a cappella band, "InPulse," at 11a.m.  The building is on track and beginning to take shape on the inside too. Read more »

Beyond the Headlines and Sound Bites: Research the Issues at the Library

 Beyond the Headlines and Sound Bites: Research the Issues at the Library

Newspapers, the Web, radio and television cover the news in a timely way, but usually don't supply in-depth background, extensive discussion, or detailed information behind the controversies, opposing viewpoints and decisions a voter needs to make the most informed, careful choices. Read more »

International Literacy Day Celebrated September 8

It’s estimated that one in five adults around the world are not literate and two thirds of them are women. Read more »

The Good and the Bad

Celebrities, politicians, athletes, saints and sinners all lead interesting lives which make for stories that can be entertaining, inspiring, surprising and sometimes even puzzling. Read more »

'Prairie Home' Duo To Perform Golden Age of Radio in Paynesville

'Prairie Home' Duo To Perform Golden Age of Radio in Paynesville

Delight to the snazzy sounds of the days when radio was king and sing along with acclaimed vocalist Prudence Johnson and celebrated pianist Dan Chouinard.  On Saturday, Oct. 2, the Paynesville Public Library will host a free performance of “The Golden Age of Radio” for area residents to enjoy.  The performance will begin at 2 p.m. Read more »

It's Criminal: UK TV

It's Criminal: UK TV

Televised British crime dramas range from cozy (Rosemary & Thyme) to nasty (Prime Suspect). Great River Regional Library has the best of all kinds. Read more »

Teen Summer Reading Program Sees Record Participation

Teen Summer Reading Program Sees Record Participation

Five lucky winners in the Teen Summer Reading Program (TSRP) prize drawing had their names drawn and will receive prizes this week. Beth Ringsmuth Stolpman, patron services specialist, had to dig down through 10,817 signed reading coupons to pick the winning five, each of whom will receive a $25 gift card. Read more »