Library News Archive: March 2011
The music, movies, and audiobooks in our children's media collection complement our great selection of children's books. Children have fun at the library. They find answers to their questions, and they find ways to use their time positively and creatively. The library is just a great place to visit at any age. Read more »
Have you ever dreamed of building your own log cabin? Great River Regional Library can bring you a step closer to that dream with a set of DVDs from the Montana School of Log Building. This set of 6 DVDs presents information on site preparation, cutting and aligning the sill logs, and building roofs and lofts. Read more »
After the nineties came the noughties, a decade in which businesses offering intangible products, such as Facebook and Google, became as valuable as companies making things out of iron and steel. Al Qaeda terrorists brought down the World Trade Center. America entered seemingly unending wars on foreign soil. Industrial and economic development in China and India took jobs away from America. Read more »
Annandale Friends of the Library will be hosting an author dinner featuring Minnesota award-winning author Julie Kramer at Reichel’s Event Center in Annandale on Friday, May 20. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. Dinner will include orange glazed chicken breast, garlic mashed potatoes, strawberry almond salad, pickles, rolls, assorted bars and a beverage. Read more »
Children enjoy reading fiction just as much as adults do. They enjoy romance, sci-fi and mystery, plus other categories and settings adults have left behind (such as the classroom drama). Children's imaginations are wide open. Good authors of kids' fiction know how to write for the age and interest level without oversimplifying. Life can be difficult and complex, and kids know that. Read more »
Politicians from both major parties are hosting Town Hall meetings at the St. Cloud Public Library on Saturday, March 19.
Democrat Representative Larry Hosch of St. Joseph will host a meeting from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. He’ll be joined by House Minority Leader Paul Thissen and Senator Scott Dibble. Read more »
Teens ages 13 - 18 are welcome to submit up to two entries to the Little Falls Carnegie Library's Teen Poetry Contest in April.
Stop by the library to pick up entry forms and submit entries April 1 through April 30. Entries must be original work! All entries will be posted (with permission) and prizes awarded to the top three as selected by local educators/librarians. Read more »
The Building It Together committee invites you to attend the Grand Opening of the St. Michael City Center on Saturday, March 26, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event celebrates the opening of the new St. Michael – Albertville – Hanover Library, the Crow River Senior Center, city hall offices and public meeting rooms. Read more »
Great River Regional Library (GRRL) joined some St. Cloud area institutions and familiar names in the St. Cloud Times online survey for “Best of Central Minnesota.” GRRL placed third in the categories of “Place to Buy Books” and “Under 21 Venue.” About 4,600 ballots were cast, according to the Times story. Read more »
The St. Michael Friends of the Library will have its annual Spring Book Sale on Saturday, March 19, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the St. Michael City Center Council Chambers. Hundreds of books will be available including paperbacks, hard covers, children’s books, videos and DVDs. Read more »
The Building It Together committee would like to invite you to the St. Michael City Center Grand Opening. Hope to see you there!
- Deb Hommer - Building it Together volunteer
Hailey Bundy (picture left) and Leone Herding (picture right) each won a Nook™ eReader Grand Prize in this year's Great River Regional Library Winter Reading Program (WRP), Leone's eReader was donated by the Friends of the Paynesville Public Library, which was a prize for which only Paynesville Library participants were eligible. Hailey won one of the Nooks for Read more »