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Library News Archive: November 2010

Great River Regional Library Board Vacancy

Great River Regional Library (GRRL) has opportunities to serve on the Board of Trustees.
The Board is comprised of 15 members as appointed by their respective County Boards of Commissioners according to the provisions of the regional service agreement and representing the counties of Benton, Morrison, Sherburne, Stearns, Todd and Wright. Read more »

Delano Library Celebrates "Old Fashioned" Christmas

Delano Library Celebrates "Old Fashioned" Christmas

The library was one of many stops to celebrate an "Old Fashioned" Christmas in Delano on Saturday, December 4th.  Activities at the library included making decorative felt holiday ornaments to hang on the library tree, viewing the youth art show and enjoying refreshments.  The highlight of the day was a History of Carols concert by Pages of Music, whi Read more »

Film Noir: It's Dark

Film Noir: It's Dark

Some of the best classic American movies fall into a category called film noir, noir being French for black: films like "Sunset Boulevard," "The Maltese Falcon" and "Read more »

Can the End Times Be Far Away?

Include this in your “Signs of approaching Armageddon” list: Penguin’s Grosset & Dunlap imprint has published "Dick and Jane and Vampires." Read more »

Sign Up For Email Notification To Save Time, Money....And Trees!

Sign Up For Email Notification To Save Time, Money....And Trees!

 With just a few clicks and a few keystrokes, you can join over 61,300 Great River Regional Library (GRRL) cardholders who are saving time and money (for themselves and the library) and conserving paper while they do it. Sign up for email notification, and GRRL will email you when your hold is ready to be picked up. Read more »

Manage Your Account

The Library Catalog is more than just a catalog. It’s a tool to help you manage your use of library resources. It’s a place where you can renew your loans, place requests, keep track of your library activity, and even pay your fines. Read more »

Rockford Holiday Book and Bake Sale

Rockford Holiday Book and Bake Sale

December 6-11 is your chance to find special holiday books and movies that have been collected by the Rockford Friends of the Library all year.   Make a donation to support the library and find gifts and seasonal stories for the whole family to enjoy. Read more »

How Was Your Day, Alexander?

GREAT Theatre invites kids ages 3 to 8 to come to the Rockford Library on Thursday, December 16 at 4 p.m.  for a healthy snack and then drama exploration, crafts and theatre games that begin with Alexandar.  It was a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day for Alexander, but you can get your creative juices flowing, have fun with your friends,and the talented actors from GREAT Theat Read more »

Authors Respond to Growing Young Adult Market

This is the golden age of young adult literature. Or, to put it another way, young adults have never had it so good. Read more »

Get Connected @ GRRL

Get Connected @ GRRL

If you’ve got shopping to do but don’t want to deal with Black Friday crowds, skip the lines and shop online. Use the library’s computers to search for the perfect size and color of whatever you might be looking for: socks, scarves, table lamp or vintage movie poster. Read more »

Legacy Programs Bringing Learning and Fun to Central Minnesota

Great River Regional Library (GRRL) is bringing an exciting variety of performers, authors and presentations to area libraries this winter through Legacy programming. Read more »

Paynesville Staff Recommends: Chocolate!

Paynesville Staff Recommends: Chocolate!

Chocolate. Who doesn't love it?
Beyond the 'Yum!" factor, chocolate is a good source of antioxidants and some studies indicate that it can even relieve stress. Read more »

Mickey is 82!

Mickey is 82!

Mickey Mouse has been entertaining us for 82 years. He made his debut in a cartoon named Steamboat Willie at the Colony Theatre in New York City on Nov. 18, 1928. Read more »

"Jazz In Bloom" In Paynesville This Friday, November 12

"Jazz In Bloom" In Paynesville This Friday, November 12

Central Minnesota jazz musicians Jeff Engholm (bass), Muggsy Lauer (guitar) and Andrew Walesch (piano, pictured) will perform at Bloom Coffee Shop in Paynesville this Friday, Nov. 12, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Come to sip coffee and enjoy the music, or bring along your instrument and sit in on a  tune from the Real Book. Read more »

Citizens Wanted to Serve on GRRL Board

Great River Regional Library (GRRL) has opportunities to serve on the Board of Trustees.
The Board is comprised of 15 members as appointed by their respective County Boards of Commissioners according to the provisions of the regional service agreement and representing the counties of Benton, Morrison, Sherburne, Stearns, Todd and Wright. Read more »

St. Michael Library Receives Grant for Children's Furniture

St. Michael Library Receives Grant for Children's Furniture

The St. Michael Public Library has received a Wright-Hennepin Electrical Trust Grant of $1,720. It is to be used toward the purchase of two children’s tables and four chairs for the new St. Michael Public Library which has a planned opening date of Friday, Dec. 3. Read more »

Tour of the Minnesota History Center!

Tour of the Minnesota History Center!

Join a group of Upsala area residents on a Mayer's coach bus as we drive to the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul. The bus will leave the parking lot of Upsala Area Schools on Saturday Nov. 20 at 8:30 a.m. and arrive at the History Center at approximately 10:30 a.m. Read more »

GRRL to Require Zero Fines Balance for Checkouts in 2011

Great River Regional Library (GRRL) is preparing to change its policy on fines to encourage prompt payment by patrons who have accumulated charges on their accounts. The change is being driven by increased pressure on library budgets. Read more »

Of War and Heroes

Of War and Heroes

The nation honors its veterans on Nov. 11. The men and women who protect us and sometimes give up their lives in the effort deserve that special day. Today, more than ever before, we know and recognize the toll military service takes on individuals and the debt we owe veterans. Read more »

Paynesville Branch Repeats Popular "Library Secrets" Program February 28

Most patrons know about the books, the DVDs, the audiobooks, and other traditional materials on the shelves. Increasingly, however, your library offers new, cutting-edge services that will help you save money, learn more, enrich your life, conserve resources, teach and entertain your children, and even write your resume and beef up the skills listed on it. Read more »