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Library News Archive: March 2012

Inspirational Author Beverly Lewis To Visit Paynesville Branch April 19

Inspirational Author Beverly Lewis To Visit Paynesville Branch April 19

Thursday, April 19 from 10 a.m. - 12 noon, bestselling author Beverly Lewis will visit the Paynesville Branch of Great River Regional Library (GRRL). Lewis, who was born in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country, will discuss her books, which were inspired by her keen interest in her mother's plain Mennonite heritage. Read more »

Celebrate Poetry

Celebrate Poetry

National Poetry Month is a month-long, national celebration of poetry established by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, taking place each April. The Academy’s website, Poets.org, has a list of 30 ways to celebrate. Use the list to find a way to celebrate poetry in your own life. Read more »

Author Erin Hart to Speak at Annandale Friends Dinner

Author Erin Hart to Speak at Annandale Friends Dinner

Award-winning Minnesota author Erin Hart will speak at an author dinner for the Annandale Friends of the Library on Friday, May 18, at Reichel's Event Center in Annandale. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. Read more »

FREE Home Free Concert

FREE Home Free Concert

Looking for some fun, fabulous and FREE entertainment for the whole family? Then we have exactly what you are looking for. On Tuesday, April 10 at 7:00 p.m. we will be featuring Home Free at the Sauk Centre high school auditorium. Read more »

Library Brings Musician Dennis Warner to Discovery School

Library Brings Musician Dennis Warner to Discovery School

Musician Dennis Warner entertained more than 500 students, teachers, and staff at Discovery Elementary in Waite Park with his "Beads on One String" concert on Monday, March 19. Read more »

Hopper Heads to Big Lake

Hopper Heads to Big Lake

Hopper the frog sat down at the Big Lake Public Library recently with Abby Miller and parents Jason and Tara to read The Lorax by Dr. Seuss. Read more »

Author Lorna Landvik to speak in Melrose

Author Lorna Landvik to speak in Melrose

Join  us for an evening  of entertainment at the Melrose Public Library on Monday, April 9.  Local musician Sue Pundsack and friends will provide music  on the hammer dulcimer and other instruments from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Read more »

Long Prairie presents Julie Johnson and the No-Accounts

Long Prairie presents Julie Johnson and the No-Accounts

Tap your feet and learn about Minnesota history while listening to Julie Johnson and The No-Accounts at the Long Prairie Public Library, Tuesday, April 17, 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. The group reinterprets folk music, making the songs relevant by bringing in new instruments (vocals, flute & bass flute, guitar, resonator guitar, & mandolin) and diverse musical backgrounds. Read more »

Folk Art and Traditions of India - Saturday, March 31, at Little Falls

Folk Art and Traditions of India - Saturday, March 31, at Little Falls

Take a whirlwind tour of India with artist Shakun Maheshwari at the Little Falls Public Library - Carnegie Library. On Saturday, March 31, beginning at 10:30 a.m., children ages 6 to 12 will explore the customs and traditions of Indian culture. They will look at Indian clothing, learn words and phrases in Hindi, and create a drawing and painting using traditional Indian designs. Read more »

Native American Beadwork at Little Falls Library - Saturday, March 24, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Native American Beadwork at Little Falls Library - Saturday, March 24, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

The Little Falls Carnegie Library is offering a program about Native American Beadwork on Saturday, March 24, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Read more »

Reading and Singing

Reading and Singing

Do you and your child enjoy singing? Songs are a natural way to slow down and learn language. Here are a few book choices from our Early Literacy - Singing list that will encourage your child’s reading through song.
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What's a Mulligan?

What's a Mulligan?

The title of the Belgrade library's next book club selection is The Mulligan, a novel by Nathan Jorgenson. Read more »

Help Select Readers' Choice for Minnesota Book Awards

Help Select Readers' Choice for Minnesota Book Awards

Here's your chance to help select the 2012 Readers' Choice Award presented by the Minnesota Book Awards from among the books nominated for all eight categories of Minnesota Book Award. Read more »

Winter Reading Program Prize Winners Chosen

Winter Reading Program Prize Winners Chosen

The three grand prize winners in the 2012 Winter Reading Program (WRP) are Jasmine Gladitsch of Cold Spring, Don Johnson of Eagle Bend, and Glenn Mayer of Rockford. Read more »

Magician Robert Halbrook Dazzles Students

Magician Robert Halbrook Dazzles Students

On Thursday, March 1, magician Robert Halbrook entertained over 700 students from Sacred Heart Elementary, St. John's/St. Read more »

Patron wins Kindle in Winter Reading Program Drawing!

Patron wins Kindle in Winter Reading Program Drawing!

Jon Newberg of Grey Eagle is one lucky patron! Read more »

Art is Alive at Royalton Library

Art is Alive at Royalton Library

The Royalton Public Library was buzzing with activity on Saturday, March 10. In addition to the normal library activities, two Legacy events were happening simultaneously. The creative energy in the room was palpable. Read more »

St. Cloud's got music

St. Cloud's got music

As Victor Hugo said, "Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent." Read more »

St. Cloud Adult Book Club March Read: Still Alice

St. Cloud Adult Book Club March Read: Still Alice

Come for the banter, stay for the friendships. The St.Cloud Adult Book Club will be discussing Still Alice on Thursday, March 15 from 7 - 8 p.m. in room 259 at the St. Cloud Public Library.  Read more »

St. Cloud Now Offers Computer Privacy Screens

St. Cloud Now Offers Computer Privacy Screens

The Information desk at St. Cloud Public Library has four computer privacy screens for patrons to use while in the library. They go over the computer's screen, limiting the screen's visibility so the user can protect sensitive information such as banking and tax matters. Read more »