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Library News Archive: November 2011
The St. Michael Public Library will be celebrating its one-year anniversary on Saturday, Dec. 3 and Monday, Dec. 5 with cake for its patrons.
The brand new library opened its doors for the first time on Dec. 3, 2010. "It is hard to believe it has been a whole year," said Marla Scherber, Branch Manager. "The time has passed so quickly." Read more »
Some people have the gift of recognizing that each day of good health, and each day in which all our basic needs are met, is a day that we are more fortunate than many other people in this world. The rest of us need reminders. Thanksgiving and the holiday season serve that purpose. Read more »
Ventriloquist James Wedgwood and some of his friends entertained an appreciative group at the Royalton Public Library on Monday, Nov. 14. Wedgwood lives near Fergus Falls, but travels throughout the country performing at state and county fairs, corporate events, schools and libraries. Read more »
Teens: Have you ever wanted to create your own cartoon or draw your own character? Join us Dec. 6, 4 p.m. at the Paynesville library for a workshop with Shayann Hoffer. This workshop will include character and story outline development, comic drawing techniques, and layout options. We will look at and learn about comic book history and artists for examples. Read more »
You always know what season it is at the Long Prairie Public Library. Read more »
New art is on display at the Sauk Centre library. It is being displayed courtesy of an art awareness group known as AWE (Artists Welcoming Everyone). The artwork has been created by the students of Sauk Centre Elementary School.
AWE is interested in improving students' visual arts experiences and allowing the greater community the opportunity to appreciate student art. Read more »
The Royalton Friends of the Library are having a book and bake sale on Saturday, Nov. 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the council chambers at Royalton City Hall.
Baked goods that are donated may be brought to City Hall on Friday, Nov. 18 between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. or on Saturday, Nov. 19 before 10 a.m. Proceeds will be used to benefit library services. Read more »
Several Great River Regional Library locations are planning to offer Steampunk Jewelry workshops. What is steampunk? It's a modern take on the kind of vision Victorians had about a steam driven, clockwork future in which ships traveled under the ocean, scientists built time machines in their laboratories, and the Earth was visited by flying machines from other worlds. Read more »
Join us at the St.Michael Public Library on November 10 between 7:00 and 8:00 p.m. to learn about volunteering opportunities that will greatly benefit our library. The St. Michael-Albertville-Hanover Friends of the Library will be on hand to answer questions and to help you with the volunteer application process. Read more »
There's still room for more children ages 3 to 8 to join us for this fun workshop at the Paynesville Public Library on Monday, Nov. 7, 2011. It's all about following your tummy to the Hundred Acre Woods for a celebration of friendship, sharing and caring with the silly old bear and his friends. Bring your favorite stuffed Pooh character! Read more »