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Library News Archive: December 2012

New Open Hours for Long Prairie Public Library

New Open Hours for Long Prairie Public Library

The open hours for the Long Prairie Public Library will change for the new year, beginning on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013. The library will continue to be open for 35 hours a week. The new hours are as follows:

Monday 1-7 (from 2-8)
Tuesday 10-6
Wednesday 12-6 (from 2-8)
Thursday 1-7 (from 10-6) Read more »

Kimball Adopts New Open Hours for 2013

Kimball Adopts New Open Hours for 2013

The new library open hours for Kimball begin on Wednesday, Jan. 2. Friday open hours have returned to Kimball Library. With the adjustment of allocated hours the Kimball library now is able to offer Friday open hours while still keeping two weekday mornings and one later evening.The new hours are:
Monday 10-1, 2-7
Wednesday 10-1, 3-6
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New Hours Begin January 2 in St. Michael

New Hours Begin January 2 in St. Michael

Great River Regional Library is changing open hours at St. Michael and five other locations for 2013. The five other branches are Albany, Howard Lake, Kimball, Long Prairie and Swanville. Go to http://www.griver.org/locations-and-hours for all 32 locations, their hours and for more information.
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Winter Reading Fun

Winter Reading Fun

"Escape Into Reading" in 2013 with the Great River Regional Library Winter Reading Program. The program is for teens and adults and continues Jan. 2 through Feb. 23. You can make any kind of escape you want. You can escape into the arms of a new lover, escape your job, escape the cold, you can even escape the 21st Century and travel through time. Read more »

Digital Library Help

Digital Library Help

If you received an iPad, Kindle, Sony Reader or Nook this holiday season, you may be looking for help with your eBook downloads. Here are some tips for downloading from the Great River Digital Library.
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Opera Through the Ages Performance in St. Cloud

Opera Through the Ages Performance in St. Cloud

Join award-winning Minnesota soprano Evelyn Nelson for a tour of opera through the ages on Saturday, Dec. 29 at 3:00 p.m. Nelson's performance will take place in the Mississippi Community Room of the St. Cloud Public Library. Nelson is a St. Cloud native and a graduate of Apollo High School. Read more »

First Thursdays at St. Cloud

First Thursdays at St. Cloud

First Thursdays is a series of free arts events held at the St. Cloud Public Library the first Thursday of each month from 7-8 p.m. in the Mississippi Community Room. The inaugural event is "Dancing with Many Voices" on Thursday, Jan. 3. Read more »

Third Thursday Make & Give Gift Night in St. Michael

Third Thursday Make & Give Gift Night in St. Michael

Santa's workshop might be a bit busier than normal right now, but there were 20 elves working hard on their Make & Take gifts at St. Michael Library on Thursday night, Dec. 20. Participants had the opportunity to make three different gifts to give to parents, grandparents or siblings. Read more »

Clearwater Gets a Visit from Library Blogger

Clearwater Gets a Visit from Library Blogger

Look who visited the Clearwater Library: library blogger Ellen McEvoy. Ellen has a quest to visit as many libraries across our land as she can and to post a blog about her experiences. She's making her way through Minnesota and Wisconsin when she's not taking care of her responsibilities at the Shoreview Library, where she works. Read more »

Deck the Halls with the Merry Music of the Knudtson Family

Deck the Halls with the Merry Music of the Knudtson Family

It's the most wonderful time of the year at the Little Falls Carnegie Library. On Friday, Dec. 21, from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m., enjoy the traditional gospel and bluegrass stylings of the sounds of the holiday season with the Knudtson family! This eight-member musical family will provide a musical experience the whole family will enjoy.

Ramona Trio Musical Holiday Celebration at Little Falls

Ramona Trio Musical Holiday Celebration at Little Falls

The Ramona Trio will perform on Thursday, Dec. 20 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Little Falls Carnegie Library. Read more »

Puppet Theatre "Nalah And The Pink Tiger" at Paynesville Feb. 9, 2013

Puppet Theatre "Nalah And The Pink Tiger" at Paynesville Feb. 9, 2013

The Paynesville branch of Great River Regional Library will feature a live puppet show on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 1:00 p.m. "Nalah and the Pink Tiger" is based on a picture book of the same title by artist, author and puppeteer,  Anne Sawyer-Aitch. The story is about a girl named Nalah who lives so intensely in her imagination that grown-ups around her view her as a troublemaker. Read more »

Santa's Visit at the Eagle Bend Public Library

Santa's Visit at the Eagle Bend Public Library

HO HO HO - Santa visited the Eagle Bend Library on Saturday morning, Dec. 8. He read a story and let each child sit on his lap to tell him their wishes. Treats were given out and it was a good time for all family members.

Dec. 10 Buffalo Library Program Cancelled & Rescheduled

Dec. 10 Buffalo Library Program Cancelled & Rescheduled

Tonight's Dec. 10 program at the Buffalo Public Library has been cancelled  because of travel difficulties experienced by the performer. The event has been rescheduled. Adults, teens and children are invited to the library for “The Gift” on Monday, Dec. 17, 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. Read more »

New Art in Staples

New Art in Staples

Pam Collins (left) of Staples, was commissioned by the Friends of the Staples Public Library to create an original work of art for the library. Together the pieces measure 12 ft. wide by 4 ft. tall. A variety of colors and textures were incorporated to create the abstract fabric landscape. Read more »

Instructions Delay Anticipated This Tax Season

Instructions Delay Anticipated This Tax Season

The delivery of tax instruction booklets is likely to be delayed this tax season because of pending congressional action. Many people get their tax forms and instructions at the library, but the library may not have the instruction booklets on schedule this year. Here’s the information the library recently received from the IRS.
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Melrose Holiday Kick-Off Draws a Crowd

Melrose Holiday Kick-Off Draws a Crowd

On Friday, Nov. 23, the Melrose Public Library participated in the citywide Holiday Kick-Off. Patrons enjoyed reindeer rides, holiday music, crafts, and cookies and cider provided by the library. Approximately 300 people were in attendance.

St. Cloud Celebrates David Sedaris with Adult Storytime

St. Cloud Celebrates David Sedaris with Adult Storytime

David Sedaris - Grammy Award-nominated humorist, essayist, NPR contributor, and playwright - is the focus for December's adult storytime series at the St. Cloud Public Library. Come to the library Wednesdays this December from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to enjoy some of the stories that made Sedaris Time Magazine's Humorist of the Year for 2001.    Read more »