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Library News Archive: March 2011

Return to Honor

Return to Honor

The Little Falls Carnegie Library is hosting a program titled "Return to Honor" on Saturday, April 16 at 2:00 p.m.  It is being presented by CLIMB Theatre from the Twin Cities.  The play is about 40 minutes long and is especially good for families. Read more »

Kids' Music, Movies...

Kids' Music, Movies...

A great list for parents to check during the holiday season is the list of Kid's Music, Movies and Audiobooks on the New, Best and Fun page. Selections for children of all ages are included.
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Build your own log cabin!

Build your own log cabin!

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 »

Let's Rock the 2000s

Let's Rock the 2000s

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 »

"Why I Need My Library" Teen Video Contest

"Why I Need My Library" Teen Video Contest

Teens: Here’s a chance for you to show your creativity, make a little money for your library and pick up a neat prize for yourself. Read more »

St. Michael Libary Celebrates Grand Opening

St. Michael Libary Celebrates Grand Opening

The St. Michael Library, along with the Crow River Senior Center and the St. Michael city hall celebrated its Grand Opening on Saturday, March 26 with events and entertainment in nearly every corner of the building. Read more »

Annandale Friends Host Author Dinner Featuring Julie Kramer

Annandale Friends Host Author Dinner Featuring Julie Kramer

 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 »

52 Library Card Uses

52 Library Card Uses

Find out how to navigate the Internet: Number 11 in a series of uses for your library card. Read more »

No Foolin'! Book Sale on April 1, 2

No Foolin'!  Book Sale on April 1, 2

The St. Cloud Friends of the Library Bookstore will be selling books by the bag - no foolin'!  Read more »

Kids' Fiction

Kids' Fiction

You can find a great list of new kids' fiction on the library's New, Best & Fun page. And you'll find the New, Best & Fun page tabbed on the catalog. Read more »

52 Library Card Uses

52 Library Card Uses

Read a blog from your favorite artist/athlete/activist: Number 10 in a series of uses for your library card. Read more »

DFL and GOP Lawmakers Hosting Town Hall Meetings at St. Cloud Public Library

DFL and GOP Lawmakers Hosting Town Hall Meetings at St. Cloud Public Library

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 »

Documentary DVD

Documentary DVD

The library's video collection is terrific, including recently purchased Documentaries & How-to DVDs. A selection is listed on the New, Best & Fun page. Here are a few of the recent purchases. Read more »

Teen Poetry Contest and Workshop at Little Falls Carnegie Library

Teen Poetry Contest and Workshop at Little Falls Carnegie Library

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 »

Visit St. Michael Grand Opening March 26

Visit St. Michael Grand Opening March 26

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 One of the Best

Great River Regional Library One of the Best

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 »

St. Michael Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale

St. Michael Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale

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 »

You are invited to the St. Michael Grand Opening

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

 

Art Crawl at the Library: A Peace of my Mind

Art Crawl at the Library: A Peace of my Mind

Two exciting art events are taking place at the St. Cloud Public Library this month! Read more »

Paynesville Branch Customers Win Nook EReaders In 2011 Winter Reading Program

Paynesville Branch Customers Win Nook EReaders In 2011 Winter Reading Program

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 »