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Library News Archive: November 2012

St. Cloud Art Exhibit Honors Russian Poet

St. Cloud Art Exhibit Honors Russian Poet

St. Cloud Public Library is currently hosting an art exhibit titled “Open Doors" featuring artwork by local artist Sarah Drake. Her paintings are hanging on the second floor in an area that overlooks the main entrance.   Read more »

Make Star Wire Sculptures at Pierz Library

Make Star Wire Sculptures at Pierz Library

Artist Shayann Hoffer will present a Star Wire Sculptures workshop at the Pierz Public Library on Saturday, Dec. 8. Join us in a fun seasonal workshop creating wire star sculptures. We will explore relationships of stars in the universe to different cultures and holidays of the star symbol. Read more »

Family Storytime at LIttle Falls Carnegie Library

Family Storytime at LIttle Falls Carnegie Library

Come visit the Little Falls Carnegie Library and listen to story teller Anne.

Saturday, Dec. 1 - 10:30 a.m.

Saturday, Dec. 8 - 10:30 a.m.

 

Story Time at the Becker Library

Story Time at the Becker Library

Look for Preschool Story Time to return to the Becker Public Library on Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 10:30 a.m. after a brief hiatus. There will be no Preschool Story time events on Dec. 18 and 25, nor on Jan. 1.
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4-H Banner Displayed at Upsala Library

4-H Banner Displayed at Upsala Library

Members of the Snappy Elmdalers 4-H club once again hung their banner at the Upsala Public Library. The group crafts a banner to reign over the club for a year. Members include (L to R) Annika Gunderson, Anna Blonigen, Shelby Krebs, Alexis Krebs and Ben Blonigen. Thanks for sharing!

Learn to Quilt at the Belgrade Library

Learn to Quilt at the Belgrade Library

Learn to make a quilt from start to finish. Learn construction techniques for several traditional blocks, then assemble the blocks to make a table topper, wall hanging or larger quilt if desired. The class will also cover quilting and binding techniques. This class is designed for beginners, but every level quilter is invited to participate. This class will meet every Saturday from Jan. Read more »

CSB Blazers Tennis Team Reads at Waite Park

CSB Blazers Tennis Team Reads at Waite Park

Members of the College of Saint Benedict Blazers Tennis Team will be reading to children on Saturday, Dec. 1 at the Waite Park library. The storytime from 11:00 to 11:30 a.m. is the second of three by the team at the library. Read more »

Support Your Library

Support Your Library

In 1969, Great River Regional Library (GRRL) set the foundation for our regional public library system. Our purpose has not changed 45 years later. We remain dedicated to meeting the information needs of our communities.
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Hopper Takes The Road to Albany

Hopper Takes The Road to Albany

Retired teacher Kathy Davidson loves being around children, so she volunteers to read storytimes at the Albany Public Library. She recently volunteered to lead a Leap Into Reading storytime featuring stories about frogs and  froggy crafts. Read more »

Visual Arts Minnesota Presents Solid Proposals at St. Cloud Library

Visual Arts Minnesota Presents Solid Proposals at St. Cloud Library

  This hands-on, one night workshop will focus on the ins and outs of developing, writing, and formatting proposals for individual artist funding opportunities in Minnesota and beyond. It is presented by Peter Happel Christian for Visual Arts Minnesota.  All are welcome to attend on Wednesday, Nov. 14 from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the St. Read more »

Hopper Gets Comfortable at Swanville

Hopper Gets Comfortable at Swanville

Hopper joined a whole daycare full of nine children who attended a Leap Into Reading storytime at the Swanville Public Library on Nov. 8. Hopper is the library's big, green, Leap Into Reading mascot. He especially loves stories about ponds and bugs and nature, and so do children. Read more »

Now Showing....At St. Cloud Library

Now Showing....At St. Cloud Library

Know what makes watching movies better?  Watching movies with other people with free Kool-Aid and popcorn!  Read more »

Melrose Halloween Party!

Melrose Halloween Party!

On Wednesday, Oct. 31, the Melrose Public Library held its annual Halloween Party and Parade. Over 180 children participated in the parade down Main Street and approximately 400 children and parents attended the party where they enjoyed games, crafts, activities, stories and snacks. Read more »

Register Now For 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Program

Register Now For 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Program

Rockford Public Library is thrilled to introduce the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program to our community with sponsorship from the Rockford Friends of the Library. Read more »

The Cokato Library Gets Crafty!

The Cokato Library Gets Crafty!

Cokatoites spend the fall getting crafty! Read more »

WCCO's Mark Rosen Visits Royalton

WCCO's Mark Rosen Visits Royalton

   WCCO television sportscaster Mark Rosen is a superb storyteller. Rosen was at the Royalton Public Library on Friday evening, Nov. 2 to talk about his book, Best Seat in the House. He entertained the audience with stories from his forty years of covering sports in Minnesota. Read more »

Let's Play Games

Let's Play Games

One of the library’s latest New, Best & Fun lists is titled Celebrate International Games Day.
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Preschool Storytime Changes Beginning in January 2013

Preschool Storytime Changes Beginning in January 2013

Preschool Story Time in St. Michael will be taking a 1-month hiatus in December. Beginning Jan. 7, 2013, Preschool Story Time for children ages 3-5 will shift to alternating Mondays with Toddler Time (for ages 18 months to 3 years). Read more »

Reindeer Sleigh Rides at the Belgrade Library

Reindeer Sleigh Rides at the Belgrade Library

Visit the Belgrade Public Library on Saturday, Nov. 24 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon for free, short, reindeer sleigh rides! For all ages! Pre-registration is not required.

How to Write a Book in Three Easy Steps at St. Cloud Public Library

How to Write a Book in Three Easy Steps at St. Cloud Public Library

Join us this Saturday, Nov. 3, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. for the first installment of a three-part program taking you step by step through how to write a novel. Read more »