Library News Archive: April 2011
Spencer and Chris from GREAT Theatre had their work cut out for them at the Becker library onThursday, April 28. They came to do a 90-minute drama workshop to develop children’s creativity and self-expression. Using a script based on the "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" books by Jeff Kinney, the kids showed great enthusiasm and wonderful expression. Read more »
Children don't leap from picture books to novels. Their comfort with reading complex stories develops over time. The next step from picture books is easy readers, and after easy readers they begin chapter books written specially for children. These combine pictures with text in a longer format. Some have more text or more pictures than others. Read more »
The 2011 winners of the Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award were announced on Monday, April 25, Maud Hart Lovelace's birthday. Read more »
Becker Public Library has many exciting events happening for all ages the next several weeks. Read more »
Congratulations to Connie Barnier of Elk River and Renee Stafsholt of St. Cloud. Their names were drawn as prizewinners from among thousands who completed the recent customer satisfaction survey for Great River Regional Library (GRRL). Connie will receive a Nook e-reader device suitable for downloading eBooks and eAudiobooks. Renee will receive a $30 gift card to Wal-Mart.* Read more »
So many authors write for teen readers today it's hard to keep up with all the new releases. Fortunately, book selectors at the library maintain a Teen Fiction list including some of the most recently published and purchased titles. This is the place to go to find what's new at the library.
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Kids and adults will be amazed at all the events being offered at the St. Michael Library in the month of May. Beginning on May 3, the Okee Dokee Brothers make a concert appearance, followed by a visit by Holocaust survivor, Murray Brandys on May 4. Read more »
Celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Tuesday, May 3 from 6:30 - 7:15 p.m. at the Delano Library. Mixed Blood Theatre's acclaimed production of Dr. Read more »
The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library announced the winners of the 23rd annual Minnesota Book Awards at its annual gala on Saturday, April 16. The Friends announced winners in eight categories as well as a Readers’ Choice Award selected by nearly 2,000 voters from across Minnesota. Read more »
Beneath the busy exterior of almost every Great River Regional Library staff member is a person who would prefer to be sitting comfortably, reading a book. After being surrounded and tantalized by books all day, many of them like nothing better than to read a good book when they go home. Read more »
Student photographer Nathan Cornelius captured photographs of the people, animals and places of Israel on a recent visit in January of 2011. His photographs are on display and can be viewed at the Paynesville Public Library through April. Read more »
"The Story of Music, Stories from Home", created by Gary Holthaus and Lauren Pelon, combines music, stories, and poems to explore our sense of place, home and community.
Holthaus is the author of three books of poetry and several collections of essays, and has been awarded a fellowship in poetry from the National Endowment for the Arts. Read more »