All branches closed for Memorial Day, May 30th.
Library News Archive: April 2012
What does your community look like? Celebrate what makes your corner of Minnesota special. The Minnesota Historical Society will help us celebrate the St. Michael area by providing a professional photographer to take photos of our patrons and families on Thursday, May 17, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Read more »
Hopper the Frog visited with more than 20 children and their caregivers at a Leap Into Reading Storytime on Wednesday, April 25 in Buffalo. Branch Assistant Sarah Seeley had their undivided attention. Almost all of the children browsed the book bins after the storytime to take home picture books. Read more »
Are there other Earths out there? Astronomers are finding new planets most every month in our own Milky Way. St. Cloud State University Planetarium staff member Paul Larson will describe the methods used to identify exoplanets, and the history of astronomy that brought us to this time, in a presentation at the St. Cloud Public Library. Read more »
The Becker Public Library, with the help of local artist, Alison Love Unzelman, is sponsoring a Collaborative Mural Project for the library. This project is a community effort and we are inviting people of all ages (adults, teens and children two and older) to participate. The mural takes the concept of the Dewey Decimal System and brings it to life on the walls of the Becker Library. Read more »
On Saturday, April 14, 2012 the Friends of the Cokato Area Library (FOCAL) hosted 111 guests at their 6th Tea Party Fundraiser themed Rainy Day and together raised over $3,500 through ticket sales, auction baskets and cookbook sales.
Money raised through the FOCAL group supports Cokato Public Library’s programming and future library expansion project. Read more »
Hopper the Frog joined a group of twelve children attending a Leap Into Reading storytime at the Howard Lake Public Library on Wednesday, April 18. The group listened attentively to froggy stories, sang songs, made fun frog masks, and then checked out books to take home. Leap Into Reading is a statewide initiative to encourage reading and reading readiness among young children. Read more »
On Friday, April 27 at 7:00 p.m., author Connie Lounsbury will present a program at the Paynesville Public Library to guide you through writing and editing your book. She will provide advice on how to get started, select your story format, recapture wonderful moments you thought you had forgotten, reveal skeletons in your closet, release your inhibitions, and finally, choose a title. Read more »
Where do you begin when starting a new garden? Come to the St. Cloud Public Library Thursday, April 19 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. and find out from the experts! Master Gardeners will be on hand to discuss location, preparing the soil, and how to choose what to grow. Preregistration is required, so call now for your place in the class. 320.650.2500
Following the Mixed Blood Theatre's inspiring and thought-provoking performance of "Daughters of Africa," the Cold Spring Public Library is very pleased to welcome back the theater troupe for their new production of “Hijab Tube.” This play is about a young Muslim woman who takes her questions about wearing a hijab to YouTube in this fascinating look at Islam in 21 Read more »
Richmond Public Library has a full slate of exciting programs for our patrons this summer! In addition to the summer reading program which is open to children of all ages, we have preschool story times, music events (including The Killer Hayseeds in concert), zoo animals, and even a juggler coming to our library! Read more »
The Half Steps are returning to Royalton for an evening of musical fun at the Royalton Public Library. The Half Steps have been entertaining audiences all over Central Minnesota for over 12 years. Their set lists runs the gamut from barbershop to doo wop to Elvis to Dean Martin. This event which is free and open to all ages will take place on Tuesday, April 17 from 7:00 to 7:45 p.m. Read more »