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Library News Archive: February 2011

Better Than Ever!

Better Than Ever!

How Do You Place A Value On Library Services?

52 Library Card Uses

52 Library Card Uses

Pick up a video: Number 8 in a series of uses for your library card.

You could get lost exploring the video collection at Great River Regional Library.

It's a fabulous collection, deep and filled wtih treasures. Read more »

"Folk Remedy" Trio At Bloom Coffee Shop In Paynesville On Saturday

"Folk Remedy" Trio At Bloom Coffee Shop In Paynesville On Saturday

Take a dose of this cabin fever reliever this weekend. Read more »

Tax Form Delays Create Frustration

Tax Form Delays Create Frustration

People are getting frustrated about their tax returns, but not for the usual reasons.

As a courtesy, Great River Regional Library (GRRL) branches distribute state and federal tax forms. This year, people are getting frustrated because the income tax forms they want aren't available. But the unavailability is due to factors outside the library's control. Read more »

Gardening Help To Make Your Dream Garden Bloom

Gardening Help To Make Your Dream Garden Bloom

 This is the time of year when those flower and seed catalogs appear in your mailbox, and the snowy cold days inspire longing dreams of lush green gardens and vibrant flower beds. Read more »

52 Library Card Uses

Check out your favorite graphic novel:  Number 7 in a series of uses for your library card. Read more »

New at your Library

You may know your library has nearly 1 million items, distributed throughout 32 branch locations. But how do you know what’s new? Your local branch has only a portion of what the library system owns, and many of the new books, DVDs, etc. are checked out. Read more »

Find Your Roots at the Belgrade Library!

Find Your Roots at the Belgrade Library!

Accredited genealogist Stephen Barthel will share tips on using the Internet to do genealogical research on Saturday, Feb. 26 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the Belgrade library. Barthel has been a reference consultant and worked in library public affairs from 1983 - 2001 at the world's largest genealogical library. Read more »

Let's Rock the 1980s

Let's Rock the 1980s

Rock and roll in the 1980s was a curious mix of everything that had gone before plus a whole lot more: big stars, big hair, and big shoulder pads. Read more »

Snow Is Falling, Books Are Calling - Turn In Your Slips By February 28!

Snow Is Falling, Books Are Calling - Turn In Your Slips By February 28!

January and February of 2011 have been snowy and cold; perfect weather to settle in with a good book. Customers at the Paynesville Branch of Great River Regional Library will have an additional chance to win a Barnes & Noble Nook ereader through the Winter Reading Program, which ends February 28. Read more »

52 Library Card Uses

52 Library Card Uses

Pick Up Voter Registration Information: Number 6 in a series of uses for your library card. Read more »

Mittens Program at the Belgrade Library!

Mittens Program at the Belgrade Library!

Learn how to make a pair of mittens from wool sweaters on Saturday, Feb. 12 from 9:15 - 12:00 p.m. at the Belgrade Public Library.  Come to the library to see samples and to get a list of supplies. 

 

Paynesville Branch Presents Encore of Popular "Library Secrets" Program February 28

Paynesville Branch Presents Encore of 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 »