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Library News Archive: May 2012

Witness to History - Larry Tillemans talk at the St. Cloud Library

Witness to History - Larry Tillemans talk at the St. Cloud Library

Please join us at the St. Cloud Public Library for this amazing opportunity June 6 and June 20.  Larry Tillemans is the last living court clerk from the Nuremburg War Crimes Trials of the senior Nazi leaders responsible for WWII atrocities including the Holocaust. He will share his memories of the proceedings in two sessions at the St. Read more »

St. Michael Leaps Into Reading with Hopper

St. Michael Leaps Into Reading with Hopper

A group of about 15 children and numerous parents attended a Leap Into Reading Storytime at the St. Michael Public Library on Wednesday, May 30. Read more »

Meet Author and Illustrator David LaRochelle at St. Michael Library

Meet Author and Illustrator David LaRochelle at St. Michael Library

On Friday, June 8 from 3 to 4 p.m., stop by the St. Michael Public Library and enjoy a presentation and book signing from award-winning Minnesota author and illustrator David LaRochelle. His stories and drawings captivate and delight children and adults alike. Read more »

Write and Perform with Award-winning Songwriter in Waite Park

Write and Perform with Award-winning Songwriter in Waite Park

Children with a passion for music are invited to a songwriting workshop at the Waite Park Public Library – Al Ringsmuth Public Library. Children will write and perform an original song with songwriter and recording artist Elisa Korenne. The two day workshop takes place Monday, June 4 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. Read more »

Bruce the Bug Guy Visits Becker Library

Bruce the Bug Guy Visits Becker Library

Bruce the Bug Guy was the attraction at the Becker Library on Tuesday, May 15 for an audience of 115 adults and kids. There were lots of screams and laughs as Bruce pulled out his collection of bugs, moths and spiders. The kids were allowed to hold millipedes, Madagascar hissing cockroaches and huge moths. Read more »

Author Kathryn Knutson Visits Pierz Public Library

Author Kathryn Knutson Visits Pierz Public Library

Minnesota author Kathryn Knutson will talk about her book, The Possession of Cassie Quinn, at the Pierz Public Library on Saturday, June 9 from 11:00 to 11:45 a.m. Read more »

Joyce Sutphen comes to Royalton

Joyce Sutphen comes to Royalton

Joyce Sutphen, Minnesota's Poet Laureate, delighted an appreciative Royalton audience on Wednesday evening, May 9. Sat in a comfortable chair, Sutphen selected poems from all of her published books. However, most of the readings came from her latest work, First Words: Poems. Read more »

Celebrate Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Birthday with St. Cloud's Movie Night

Celebrate Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Birthday with St. Cloud's Movie Night

Movie Night at St. Cloud is honoring Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's 153rd birthday by showing a 1985 Spielberg movie that offers a glimpse into the boyhood of Sherlock Holmes.  Bring your whole family down to the St. Cloud Public Library on Tuesday, May 22 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Read more »

Long Prairie Friends of the Library Used Book Sale

Long Prairie Friends of the Library Used Book Sale

It's that time of the year again to stock up on great bargains at the Long Prairie Friends of the Library Used Book Sale! The book sale will be held at the Pet Vet (right across the street from the library) and will take place during Prairie Fest. Read more »

Big Ideas for Small Gardening Spaces

Big Ideas for Small Gardening Spaces

Gardening can be done in so many places, even if you are limited for space. This workshop will provide some new ways to look at growing vegetables on a patio, in a container, and in many other small spaces.  Come to the St. Cloud Public Library on Thursday, May 17 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. and find out from the experts! Read more »

Upsala Children Leap Into Reading

Upsala Children Leap Into Reading

On a beautiful evening, Cassandra Fruechte had a small group of attentive listeners for Upsala Public Library’s Leap Into Reading storytime on May 11. They were eager to answer Cassandra’s questions, find the frogs on the picture book pages and color-in frogs on the coloring sheets. Read more »

Kimball Patron Wins National Library Week Bingo Prize

Kimball Patron Wins National Library Week Bingo Prize

A happy Karla Gehrke was the winner of the National Library Week Bingo at Great River Regional Library. National Library Week was celebrated April 8-14. Library visitors could pick up a Bingo sheet and fill the squares by completing tasks such as borrowing an item, attending a program, or filling out a comment form.  All completed sheets went into a prize drawing. Read more »

Cha Cha Cha at St Cloud May 12 & 19

Cha Cha Cha at St Cloud May 12 & 19

Saturday is for dancers; especially now that Dan Triplett from StudioJeff will be doing an introduction to dance series at St. Cloud Public Library. Read more »

"Train Travel" Program At Paynesville Branch Friday May 11

"Train Travel" Program At Paynesville Branch Friday May 11

Paynesville resident and avid train traveler Tom Thelen will discuss the ins and outs of traveling America by Amtrak at the Paynesville Public Library on Friday, May 11, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tom has traveled by train in nearly all of the lower 48 states, Alaska and the Netherlands. Join us at the library to find out how you can travel by rail and see the USA at a reasonable cost. Read more »

Every Child Ready To Read

Every Child Ready To Read

Great River Regional Library is committed to helping every child become ready to read!  Storytimes, programs and information for parents are available at every library location in 32 GRRL communities.  Read more »

Minnesota's Poet Laureate Coming to Royalton

Minnesota's Poet Laureate Coming to Royalton

Joyce Sutphen, Minnesota's current poet laureate, will share some of her poetry at a reading at the Royalton Public Library on Wednesday, May 9 beginning at 7:00 p.m. All members of the public are invited to attend. Governor Mark Dayton named Sutphen as Minnesota's poet laureate in August 2011.  Her works focus on her childhood on a family farm near St. Read more »

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with song May 5 at St. Cloud Library!

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with song May 5 at St. Cloud Library!

  Feel the salsa and the cha cha while enjoying Latin American Folklore music. Put a little rhythm in your feet and tap along to the music of Leo and Kathy Lara at St. Cloud Public Library. Read more »

Help Support Our SRP

Help Support Our SRP

Invest in opportunity and success with a contribution to Great River Regional Library's Summer Reading Program. Summer is just around the corner and kids will once again be making happy memories! But the summer fun may come with a price. Statistics show this three-month break from school can set a child back academically. Read more »

Quilting Program at Little Falls Carnegie Library

Quilting Program at Little Falls Carnegie Library

Quilter and storyteller Ann Zemke will give a presentation at the Little Falls Public Library today, May 1, 6:00 to 6:45 p.m. Zemke, author of “Every Barn Tells a Story,” will present details about the quilt barn phenomenon – now the Quilt Trail – in a 45-minute program for teens and adults. Read more »