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Library News Archive: October 2011

Still Room To Register For 2-Session Photography Workshop In Paynesville!

Still Room To Register For 2-Session Photography Workshop In Paynesville!

Photographer Carol Weiler will be presenting a two-session photography workshop at the Paynesville Branch of Great River Regional Library (GRRL) on Thursdays, Nov. 10 and Nov. 17, from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Session One will include tips on how to take better photos, and Session Two will teach you how to make those digital photos even better with digital photo editing. Read more »

Workshop Presenter Gives GRRL~Upsala Pumpkins

Workshop Presenter Gives GRRL~Upsala Pumpkins

Pumpkin carver Shawn Sayre and his wife Megan (left front and back) recently donated two fantastically carved pumpkins to the Great River Regional Library in Upsala. Read more »

52 Library Card Uses

52 Library Card Uses

Check out a legal question or issue. Number 42 in a series of uses for your library card. Read more »

Dia de los Muertos at the Monticello Library

Dia de los Muertos at the Monticello Library

Stop by the Monticello Library and enjoy our Dia de los Muertos display. Day of the Dead or Dia de los Muertos is a Mexican holiday that focuses on the gathering of family and friends to pray for and remember loved ones who have died. But it's not a  sad holiday. It's full of joy! Read more »

Count Whackula Educates and Entertains

Count Whackula Educates and Entertains

Story and Photo by Karin L. Nauber
By permission of the Independent News Herald, Clarissa Read more »

Finding Kits Now Easy on the GRRL Catalog

Finding Kits Now Easy on the GRRL Catalog

If you’ve ever bought one of those guitar instruction books with a cassette, or one of those computer instruction books with a CD, you’ve bought a kit. A kit is what you get when you combine formats.Read-along kids’ books that come with a cassette? They’re kits. Read more »

"According To Coyote" Presented At Paynesville This Saturday, 7:30 PM!

"According To Coyote" Presented At Paynesville This Saturday, 7:30 PM!

The Mixed Blood Theatre will present “According To Coyote” at the Paynesville High School Auditorium Saturday, Oct. 29, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Read more »

52 Library Card Uses

52 Library Card Uses

Trace your family tree! Number 41 in a series of uses for your library card. Read more »

October 16-22 Is National Friends Of The Library Week!

October 16-22 Is National Friends Of The Library Week!

 A library can use all the Friends it can get! This week,  designated as "National Friends Of The Library Week," is a good one in which to celebrate the good work the Friends do, and thank them with support: Join up, donate, or check out one of their fund-raising efforts. Read more »

Boy Scout Earns Eagle Award Building Cokato Shelves

Boy Scout Earns Eagle Award Building Cokato Shelves

Ian Wuollet, a Cokato area Boy Scout, has earned his Boy Scout Eagle Award by building 15 new book shelves for the Cokato Public Library to house book collections, DVDs and videos. Read more »

Finding Foreign Films Suddenly Got Easier

Finding Foreign Films Suddenly Got Easier

Bravo!
It’s now even easier for foreign film lovers to find movies they'll enjoy from the Great River Regional Library (GRRL) catalog. The library’s technical services staff have modified catalog records of films to make them consistent and more useful. Here's what they’ve done: Read more »

52 Library Card Uses

52 Library Card Uses

Enjoy a concert! Number 40 in a series of uses for your library card. Read more »

St. Cloud Patron Wins Summer College Sweepstakes Prize

St. Cloud Patron Wins Summer College Sweepstakes Prize

Six-year-old Grahm Sanborn of St. Cloud was the lucky winner of the 2011 Destination College Savings Sweepstakes sponsored by Minnesota College Savings Plan (MCSP). Grahm received a ceremonial check at the St. Cloud Public Library on Wednesday, Oct. 12. Read more »

Mural Coming Soon to Waite Park Library

Mural Coming Soon to Waite Park Library

Students from the College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University are designing a mural for the Great River Regional Library in Waite Park as a service learning project for one of their courses. Six groups of three to four students created preliminary designs after visiting the library and meeting with staff to gather ideas and input. Read more »

St. Michael’s Building It Together Group Wins MLA Above & Beyond Award

St. Michael’s Building It Together Group Wins MLA Above & Beyond Award

St. Michael’s Building It Together volunteer group is one of the 2011 winners of the Minnesota Library Association’s Above & Beyond Award for its work raising funds for the St. Michael Library. The Above & Beyond Award is given in recognition of a recent group or individual contribution significant to the Minnesota library community. Read more »

National Novel Writing Month Begins Soon

National Novel Writing Month Begins Soon

November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), which means you have less than a month to prepare for writing that novel you’ve been imagining. Read more »

52 Library Card Uses

52 Library Card Uses

Find a great book list for your child. Number 39 in a series of uses for your library card. Read more »

The Swanville Library Has Lived in Many Homes

The Swanville Library Has Lived in Many Homes

Swanville had a public library before the Great River Regional Library (GRRL) began operations in 1969. The earliest records show a library in the town sometime before 1945. That library was housed in the building where the present funeral home is located. Read more »

Fancy Nancy and Fancy Clancy Party

Fancy Nancy and Fancy Clancy Party

You are invited to a very posh tea party! Dress up in your fanciest duds, glitziest ensemble, grab your favorite adult (Mom, Dad, Grandma, Grandpa) and meet at the Becker Library. We will make fancy crafts, read Fancy Nancy by Jane O'Connor and have refreshments before heading home. Read more »