Library News Archive: May 2011
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 »
There's still room for youth, teens and adults to register for this introduction to the swashbuckling excitement of stage combat. Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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. This was possible because revenue from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage fund (also known as the Legacy fund) was distributed according to an already in place funding distribution formu Read more »
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 »
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 »
Children's picture books are filled with wonder. Magical things happen on their pages. A picture book can be a place where a child learns right from wrong and learns values such as kindness and honesty. Picture books can make a child laugh out loud (a parent, too) but they can also be educational. Children's picture books can be the foundation of literacy. Read more »
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 »