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Library News Archive: October 2010

Library's 2011 Magazine List Gives You Variety and Choice

You have hundreds of choices of magazines from the library. Read more »

NaNoWriMo is here

NaNoWriMo is here

Think you have a novel inside you?
Many of us do. If we only had the time. Well, there’s no time like the present. Procrastinate no more! Read more »

Belgrade Library's November Book Club Novel Set in Mississippi Delta

Belgrade Library's November  Book Club Novel Set in Mississippi Delta

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 »

Programs for All Ages Coming to Your Branch of Great River Regional Library

Programs for All Ages Coming to Your Branch of Great River Regional Library

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 »

Treats of all kinds

Treats of all kinds

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 »

Paynesville Branch "Rosetta Stone" Language Lab Open, Popular With Patrons

Paynesville Branch "Rosetta Stone" Language Lab Open, Popular With Patrons

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 »

"Apples To Apples" Game Day At Paynesville Branch October 21

"Apples To Apples" Game Day At Paynesville Branch October 21

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 »

Celebrate Teen Read Week with a Great Teen Book: Oct. 17-23

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 »

Read with Friends

Read with Friends

It’s fun to talk with friends about a book you’ve all read. Read more »

Fairy Display at Paynesville Branch

Fairy Display at Paynesville Branch

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 »

Teatime with Author Carla Johnson

Teatime with Author Carla Johnson

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 »

Read Something New for National Book Month

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 »

Let's Get Cooking!

Let's Get Cooking!

What a great time of year. It's still warm enough for weekend grilling but cool enough to bake apple pie or make a hearty soup. And seasonal produce is bountiful in gardens, markets and stores. Read more »

Paynesville Staff Picks: Books For Gardener-Chefs

Paynesville Staff Picks: Books For Gardener-Chefs

 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 »

GRRL Restructure Places Patron Services At The Top

CurrentsPatrons love their community libraries, and it is even more apparent during difficult economic times. Great River Regional Library prides itself on providing exceptional service to our communities. However, demand for materials and services is increasing at GRRL. Read more »

Your Digital Library

Your Digital Library

eBooks and eAudiobooks are now available through the new Great River Regional Library (GRRL) Digital Library. The digital library is accessible to you from home and library free of charge with your GRRL library card! Read more »