St. Michael Library is closed at 6:30 due to inclement weather conditions.
Albany Public Library will close at 5:30 p.m. due to inclement weather conditions.
Cokato Public Library is closed for renovations. The library will reopen Thursday, April 24.
Library News Archive: October 2010
You have hundreds of choices of magazines from the library. Read more »
Mudbound by Hillary Jordan portrays the life of Laura McAllan, struggling to adjust to farm life, motherhood, and being a wife in the Mississippi Delta in 1946. The book is a well rendered depiction of the fury and terror wrought by racism. Jordan's book received the 2006 Bellwether Prize, foun Read more »
November will be a bumper month for programming at Great River Regional Library (GRRL) with more than 60 terrific programs already booked across the region. Here are a few details on just some of them.
Mixed Blood Theatre Presents: Theory of Mind – for all ages Read more »
Halloween is celebrated Oct. 31. It began as an ancient Celtic festival which marked the end of their old year and the beginning of the new one on Nov. 1. Winter was descending, along with dark nights and cold temperatures. It was a moment when the join between the worlds of the living and of the dead slid apart and ghostly trouble bubbled all around. Read more »
The Paynesville branch of Great River Regional Library (GRRL) has had its language lab open and operating for nearly two months, and customers give it high marks. The immersion-system language learning software is easy to use, fun, and effective. Read more »
Paynesville Branch Assistant Pat Hansen will be host for another of her always-popular "Apples To Apples" game days at the Paynesville Branch of Great River Regional Library (GRRL). The program is scheduled for Oct. 21, the first day of statewide "Education Minnesota" conferences. This means that most school-aged children will have a day off from school. Read more »
Thousands of librarians, educators and teens will celebrate Teen Read Week Oct. 17 to 23. Not too many years ago teens were at a ‘difficult’ age where they had to read books for children or adults. Not any longer. The library now adds new teen books every week. Read more »
Paynesville Branch Aide Crystal Roberts's collection of glass, porcelain, ceramic and metal fairies is on display at the Paynesville branch of Great River Regional Library through the end of October. The 28 fairies (and a fairy wind-chime) are arranged with books about fairies. Read more »
Tea with newly published author Carla Johnson was a dress up affair at the Delano Library on Saturday Oct. 9. The library was decked out in purple and pink, the prominent colors in Johnson’s book, Teatime Tillie, a rhyming story about a mouse who loves to entertain her friends with tea. Read more »
October is National Book Month. If you’re reading this, chances are you like books. With nights drawing in, this is a perfect month to try something new and make sure you’re benefitting from the full plate of reading pleasure available at your library. Read more »
Each gardening season, the unique combination of sun and rain and soil produces a different, and unpredictable, bumper crop of garden produce. Some years, a lone tomato plant produces more fruit than the entire row did the year before. Once the food is frozen, dried, canned or otherwise put by, it's time to find new recipes for the unexpected bounty. Read more »