Library News Archive: January 2013

Night Light Story Time Kicks Off in St. Michael

Night Light Story Time Kicks Off in St. Michael

Night Light Story Time kicked off its first evening of stories on Thursday, Jan. 31 at the St. Michael Public Library. Volunteer reader Joyce Nelson donned her robe and slippers, and the kids were encouraged to bring their blankets and wear their pajamas to enjoy some night time stories. The library will share Night Light Story Time on the last Thursday of every month from 6:30 to 7:00 p.m. Read more »

Learn ABCs of Seed Starting at Long Prairie Library

Learn ABCs of Seed Starting at Long Prairie Library

The days are cold, dark and short--it's the perfect time to start thinking about gardening! Read more »

Add A Little Mystery to Your Life at Richmond

Add A Little Mystery to Your Life at Richmond

Minnesota author Jess Lourey will visit Richmond Public Library on Monday, Feb. 25 at 6:30 p.m. Read more »

Cold Spring Library is Thrilled to Welcome Author Lorna Landvik!

Cold Spring Library is Thrilled to Welcome Author Lorna Landvik!

On Tuesday, March 5, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., Minnesota author Lorna Landvik will be at the Cold Spring Public Library for an enjoyable evening filled with wit and warmth. Read more »

St. Cloud History Day Hullabaloo

St. Cloud History Day Hullabaloo

Minnesota's State History Day is Saturday, May 4. Between now and then students across the state will be developing presentations and information on the history day topic: "Turning Points In History: People, Ideas, Events."
Do you need help with your History Day Projects?  
Come to our Hullabaloo at the St. Cloud Public Library!   Read more »

ALA Names Award Winning Books

ALA Names Award Winning Books

A number of book awards were announced on Monday, Jan. 28 by the American Library Association (ALA) at their midwinter meeting. Read more »

Minnesota Crime Wave Authors Arrest Audience in St. Michael

Minnesota Crime Wave Authors Arrest Audience in St. Michael

The Minnesota Crime Wave visited the St. Michael Public Library on Jan. 24 and arrested the audience's attention with a discussion on mystery-related topics. The Minnesota Crime Wave includes Carl Brookins, Ellen Hart and William Kent Krueger, all Minnesota authors. They each talked about their current books in the works, character and plot development, and their own backgrounds. Read more »

Federal Report Provides National Data on Value of Libraries

Federal Report Provides National Data on Value of Libraries

The federal Institute of Museum and Library Services has published the FY 2010 report on Public Libraries in the United States. The report’s data shows the vitality of public library service in America. Read more »

The Zines are Coming! The Zines are Coming!

The Zines are Coming!  The Zines are Coming!

  Join Heidi Jeub, visual artist, for a St. Cloud Public Library program titled "Zines." It will take place on Saturday, Jan. 26, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in the St. Cloud Public Library's Bremer Community Room. Read more »

Escape to Rockford Library This Winter!

Escape to Rockford Library This Winter!

Escape to Rockford Library This Winter!

Have a new reader in your family? Stop by on the last Saturday of the month from 10:30-11:30 a.m. to read to our local AKC Canine Good Citizen certified dog friend Kirk. Preschoolers can join us every Wednesday from 11:15 a.m.-12:00 noon for Story Time which includes crafts, activities, songs and books too!
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St. Cloud Introduction to the GRRL Digital Library

St. Cloud Introduction to the GRRL Digital Library

Did you know you can download books from the library?  On Wednesday, Jan. 30, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., come to the St. Cloud Public Library to learn about searching our catalog for eBooks, the various formats we support, and all of the help options available for getting started. Read more »

Free Legal Advice Clinic at St. Cloud Library

Free Legal Advice Clinic at St. Cloud Library

  Central Minnesota Legal Services is now offering a free legal advice clinic to assist persons with matters of family and/or estate and probate law. Advice clinics will be held on the fourth Tuesday of every month at the St. Cloud Public Library, beginning Jan. 22. All clinic sessions will be held from 12 noon to 1 p.m. Pre-registration is recommended. Walk-ins subject to availability. Read more »

Now Showing at St. Cloud Library

Now Showing at St. Cloud Library

Now Showing at the St. Cloud Public Library on Tuesday, Jan. 22 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Come share in the wacky hilarity of Alex, Marty, Gloria and Melman. They are still fighting to get home to their beloved Big Apple. Their journey takes them through Europe where they find the perfect cover: a traveling circus, which they reinvent - Madagascar style. Free refreshments and free fun!

Learn Adult Self Protection at St. Cloud

Learn Adult Self Protection at St. Cloud

  Join Jack and Beverly Gustafson from St. Cloud Karate and T'ai Chi Instruction on Saturday Jan. 19, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. as they take you through a multi-cultural seminar on self-protection. They will teach you techniques from Japan, China, the Philippines, and Russia that they have learned over the past 40 years of training. Read more »

Jan. 16 Nook/Kindle Class Cancelled

I Have a Nook/Kindle - NOW WHAT?

Unfortunately, this program to be held at GRRL~Upsala, Wednesday, Jan. 16, has been canceled due to illness.  We apologize for any inconvenience.  Thank you for supporting Great River Regional Library ~ Upsala.

Mixed Blood Theatre Presents "Dr. King's Dream" At Paynesville High School Jan. 30

Mixed Blood Theatre Presents "Dr. King's Dream" At Paynesville High School Jan. 30

Dr. King's Dream from Minneapolis’s Mixed Blood Theatre celebrates the life and career of Dr. Martin Luther King in this acclaimed production drawn from his own letters, sermons, books and speeches, including the timeless “I Have A Dream.”  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Read more »

Long Prairie Public Library Welcomes the Minneapolis Guitar Quartet

Long Prairie Public Library Welcomes the Minneapolis Guitar Quartet

The Long Prairie Public Library is proud to present the Minneapolis Guitar Quartet. Described as "passionate musicians with breath-taking dexterity", the MGQ is more than a guitar quartet, more than superb musicians, and more than a great chamber group. They are ambassadors of sound, style, and substance. Read more »

St. Cloud Magazine - A- Palooza!!

St. Cloud Magazine - A- Palooza!!

   We're giving away our old magazines (from 2010 or older) at the St. Cloud Public Library. Do you have any craft projects that need paper?  Are you planning on doing collage or decoupage in the new year?  Want to relive celebrity scandals, check for recipes, get fitness tips for all seasons? Read more »

Buffalo Community Read

Buffalo Community Read

Join up for the eighth annual Buffalo Community Read. The title of this year's book is "Turn Here Sweet Corn: Organic Farming Works" by Atina Diffley. On Thursday, March 14, enjoy discussion at the Buffalo High School. Registration at the Front Lobby is 5:30-6:00 p.m. Read more »

Take Spy 101 at St. Cloud

Take Spy 101 at St. Cloud

  Bond, James Bond. We have been enthralled by his jet set spy lifestyle for 50 years. Have you ever wondered if you have the mettle to be an international agent of mystery? St. Cloud is offering a chance for you to find out. From Jan. 7 through Jan. 12 you can come to the library and take part in Spy 101. Read more »