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Library News Archive: October 2012

Public Input Sought for Library Strategic Plan

Public Input Sought for Library Strategic Plan

Great River Regional Library (GRRL) is seeking public input for strategic planning purposes for the period 2013-2015. Filing a strategic plan is required by the Department of Education, State Library Services.
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Sign up for Saturday's "Be A Jewelry Designer For A Day!" at Paynesville

Sign up for Saturday's "Be A Jewelry Designer For A Day!" at Paynesville

For 11 to 17 year olds, this class/workshop provides all the supplies and necessary tools, plus expert guidance, to help you make your very own unique, personalized fashion jewelry. Read more »

Dr. Who Costume Party at St. Cloud

Dr. Who Costume Party at St. Cloud

  Grab your jelly babies, wrap your scarf around your neck, jump into your TARDIS and get down to the St. Cloud Public Library for the best party in the Galaxy!  Mingle with other fans while watching a Classic Dr. Who episode. Answer Dr. Who Trivia for fun and glory. Saturday Oct. 27 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Mississippi Community Room. Read more »

St. Cloud Adult Book Club

St. Cloud Adult Book Club

  Join old friends and meet new ones at the St. Cloud Adult Book Club, meeting in the St. Cloud Public Library on Wednesday, Oct. 24 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in room 259 on the upper level. We'll discuss The Girls from Ames: A story of women and a forty-year friendship by Jeffrey Zaslow.

AskMN Instant Chat Reference Service Grows

AskMN Instant Chat Reference Service Grows

AskMN, a live online interactive service for information and research help available to all Minnesota residents and students, has just released its annual report for 2012 which shows it saw a 51% increase in questions from Minnesota patrons over 2011, and it received questions from residents in 84 of Minnesota’s 87 c Read more »

Everything You Wanted To Know About Presidential Elections But Were Afraid To Ask

Everything You Wanted To Know About Presidential Elections But Were Afraid To Ask

Find answers to all your presidential election questions. Read more »

Count Whackula visits Royalton

Count Whackula visits Royalton

  Count Whackula and his assistant Miss Lynn Marie recently visited the Royalton Public Library. They thrilled the large audience with their magic tricks which included a white bunny that appeared out of nowhere and a child that was suspended in the air. The Count also reminded the children to be safe on Halloween. The show was based on popular juvenile fiction books and their characters. Read more »

Hopper Joins Clearwater Kids for Leap Into Reading

Hopper Joins Clearwater Kids for Leap Into Reading

Hopper the Leap Into Reading frog joined a group of about 12 children at the Clearwater Public Library for fun and stories on Saturday, Oct. 13. Read more »

Cold Spring Library User Wins iPad

Cold Spring Library User Wins iPad

Renewing cardholder Karla Smetana from Cold Spring was the grand prize winner in Great River Regional Library's National Library Card Sign-Up month promotion and received an Apple iPad and cover.
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An Author's Life with William Kent Krueger at the Long Prairie Public Library

An Author's Life with William Kent Krueger at the Long Prairie Public Library

Award-winning author William Kent Krueger will discuss his work, the important influences on his writing, and the strange and winding road that brought him to publication at the Long Prairie Public Library on Thursday, Oct. 11, at 4:00 p.m. Read more »

Super Heroes Coming to the St. Cloud Library

Super Heroes Coming to the St. Cloud Library

   Join us for our monthly movie program "Now Showing..." Tuesday, Oct. 9 from 6:00 to 8:20 p.m. in the Mississippi Room of the Saint Cloud Public Library. We'll be cheering on Captain America, Iron Man, the Hulk, and Black Widow as they fight the evil Loki in this summer's biggest blockbuster. Refreshments provided.

Wine and Vinegar making program at the Belgrade Library

Wine and Vinegar making program at the Belgrade Library

Please join us at the Belgrade Library on Friday evening, Oct. 26 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. when Ron and Nancy Leasman, the only licensed producers of wine vinegar in Minnesota and the surrounding states, will teach us their wine and vinegar making process. Each participant will make their own starter bottle. Read more »

Flow Chart Makes Sense of SciFi/Fantasy Choices

Flow Chart Makes Sense of SciFi/Fantasy Choices

For avid readers, discovering a new book series or author is a joyful experience like seeing the sun rise after a cold night under canvas. Here’s a tool that can help you locate new books and authors. Read more »

Hopper Makes Friends at Big Lake Leap Into Reading

Hopper Makes Friends at Big Lake Leap Into Reading

Hopper the frog made some new friends at the Big Lake Public Library's Leap Into Reading storytime on Friday, Sept. 28. Read more »