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Library News Archive: May 2011

Around the World at Becker

Around the World at Becker

Grab a seat aboard Becker Airways as the Summer Reading Program takes you on a "One World, Many Stories" tour. Read more »

Long Prairie's Thursday Night at the Park Concert Series

Long Prairie's Thursday Night at the Park Concert Series

On Thursday, June 9, 7:00 p.m., join Prudence Johnson, on vocals and ukulele, and Dean Magraw, on guitar, as they welcome in Long Prairie's 2011 Thursday Night at the Park Concert Series. Performing on the lawn of the gracious Christie House, the concert will feature songs that tell funny, haunting and beautiful stories of love and life, courage and heartbreak. Read more »

Learn to "Duke It Out" In Paynesville: Stage-fighting Workshop June 4, 12:00 noon

Learn to "Duke It Out" In Paynesville: Stage-fighting Workshop June 4, 12:00 noon

There's still room for youth, teens and adults to register for this introduction to the swashbuckling excitement of stage combat. Read more »

52 Library Card Uses

52 Library Card Uses

Look up all kinds of health information. Number 20 in a series of uses for your library card.

Your library card can be your best friend in your search for reliable health information.

You’ll find two major sources for health information at your library. The first is books, and the second is databases. Read more »

A Taste Of Summer

A Taste Of Summer

A Taste of Summer!
To some people, that’s the taste of fresh tomatoes from the vine. For others, it’s the flavor of juicy burgers from an outdoor grill.
Fresh greens, fruits, fish from the lake, cold desserts. It’s all a part of the Taste of Summer. Read more »

DVDs at the Library

DVDs at the Library

The library's DVD collection of domestic and foreign movies is superb, with selections for all ages and genres. It's a large collection best searched online. Some of the most recent purchases appear on the DVD - U.S. Read more »

Getting ready for Summer Fun and ... road construction

Getting ready for Summer Fun and ... road construction

Staff and patrons are busy getting ready to have lots of fun with the Summer Reading Program. There are lots of events planned, and lots of prizes awaiting our readers!  And keep your eye on the calendar for special events- some yet to be announced. Read more »

Legacy Conferees Settle On House Version

Legacy Conferees Settle On House Version

Thanks to everyone who has written letters and made calls to legislators discussing Legacy funding for libraries. Read more »

Dog Narrates The Belgrade Library's June Bookclub Selection

Dog Narrates The Belgrade Library's June Bookclub Selection

Adults are invited to join the Belgrade Library R.E.A.D. (Read, Eat And Discuss) Book Club for adults, meeting the third Friday of each month. Meetings include friendly book discussion and dessert. The next meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. on June 17 to discuss The Art Of Racing In The Rain by Garth Stein. Read more »

"Princess" Movie Night At Paynesville Thursday Evening, May 26

"Princess" Movie Night At Paynesville Thursday Evening, May 26

Thursday, May 26 at 6 p.m., the Paynesville branch of Great River Regional Library will present Family Movie Night featuring an animated, feature-length retelling of the tale of Rapunzel.
Princesses in ball gowns and tiaras are welcome (as are Kings, Queens, Princes, and Court Jesters). Read more »

52 Library Card Uses

52 Library Card Uses

Complete your homework assignment using library resources. Number 19 in a series of uses for your library card. Read more »

New Faces at Pierz Public Library

New Faces at Pierz Public Library

In the last several months, two new faces have smiled and welcomed patrons at the Pierz Public Library.  A new branch assistant, Joan Stuckmayer (on left in photo) has joined the staff in Pierz. She may be familiar to many, for she also holds the same position in Little Falls. Eleven years ago, she relocated to Pierz from Elk River, where she had been an avid library user. Read more »

Enjoy Audiobooks!

Enjoy Audiobooks!

Walking the treadmill, tidying the closets, the drive to the Cities and so many other activities can be improved with an audiobook. Read more »

Act Now On Legacy!

Act Now On Legacy!

In the past two years, the 12 Regional Public Library Systems in the state of Minnesota have done a magnificent job in delivering outstanding programs in the arts, history and cultural heritage. Read more »

Memorial Day Art Quilt Display at Waite Park Library

Memorial Day Art Quilt Display at Waite Park Library

In commemoration of Memorial Day, the quilt art exhibit “and still counting…” by artist Caron Lage can be viewed at the Great River Regional Library - Waite Park branch starting Saturday, May 28. A memorial to the U.S. Read more »

Summer Hours Coming Soon at Albany Library

 Summer Hours Coming Soon at Albany Library

Summer Hours at Albany Public Library will start Tuesday, May 31 and run through Saturday, Sept. 3.

The new schedule will be:

Monday 12 - 8
Tuesday 12 - 8
Wednesday 10 - 6
Thursday 10 - 6
Friday 12 - 5
Saturday 10 - 1 Read more »

CLIMB Theatre presents 'Return To Honor' in Paynesville Friday, May 20

CLIMB Theatre presents 'Return To Honor' in Paynesville Friday, May 20

CLIMB Theatre, a Twin-Cities theater company, will present a 45-minute play appropriate to family, friends and community members of war veterans at Paynesville Lutheran Church (657 Maple Street, Paynesville) on Friday, May 20, at 7 p.m. The production is crafted to: Read more »

52 Library Card Uses

52 Library Card Uses

Attend preschool story time with your child. Number 18 in a series of uses for your library card. Read more »

Kids' Picture Books

Kids' Picture Books

What fun children's picture books are. The artwork is often exquisite, the values are timeless, and the stories are wonderful. Through picture books, children grow to understand that letters create words and words have meaning. Reading with a child is one of the great pleasures of life, creating a unique connection between child and adult imagination. Read more »

Local Wood plus High School Talent Equals Beautiful Library Furniture in Long Prairie

Local Wood plus High School Talent Equals Beautiful Library Furniture in Long Prairie

Locally grown, sustainably harvested wood; generous people with pickup trucks; talented high school students; and a great industrial arts teacher have all come together to provide the Long Prairie Public Library with beautiful new computer tables. The idea to replace our mish-mash of tables first came up at a meeting of our local Friends of the Library group. Read more »