• Albany Public Library will close at 5:30 p.m. due to inclement weather conditions.

  • St. Michael Library is closed at 6:30 due to inclement weather conditions.

  • Pierz Public Library is closed at 3 p.m. due to inclement weather conditions.

  • Clearwater, Delano and Howard Lake Public Libraries will close at 6:30 p.m. due to inclement weather conditions.

  • Annandale, Elk River, and Buffalo Public libraries will close at 6:00 p.m. due to inclement weather conditions.

  • Royalton Public Library is closing at 2:30pm on Wednesday, April 16 due to hazardous road conditions

  • Kimball and Swanville Public libraries will close at 5:00 p.m. due to poor weather conditions.

  • Cokato Public Library is closed for renovations. The library will reopen Thursday, April 24.

Library News Archive: February 2013

Scott Thoma, author of "Out of the Blue," to speak at the Belgrade Public Library.

Scott Thoma, author of "Out of the Blue," to speak at the Belgrade Public Library.

Author Scott Thoma will be visiting the Belgrade Public Library on Friday, March 22 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. His first book, "Out of the Blue", is a true story account of the first-recorded F5 tornado to hit Minnesota, leveling the town of Tracy, MN on June 13, 1968.
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Make a Keepsake Charm Bracelet at the Sauk Centre Library

Make a Keepsake Charm Bracelet at the Sauk Centre Library

Have you ever wanted to try making your own jewelry? Well, here's your chance. On Thursday, March 14 the Sauk Centre Library will be presenting a class on designing a keepsake charm bracelet. Artist Jen Anfinson will present the basic jewelry techniques needed for this project. Read more »

Becker Ends Winter Reading Program With Nook Prize

Becker Ends Winter Reading Program With Nook Prize

The Winter Reading Program for teens and adults officially ended on Saturday, Feb. 23.  The Becker Public Library gave away a variety of prizes to program participants. Each week a special Winter Reading Program mug with coupons for a McDonald's coffee and a DQ Blizzard treat were given. Read more »

Mobile Art On View at Staples Public Library

Mobile Art On View at Staples Public Library

Jess Cavazos, a mobile artist from Brainerd, installed three mobiles in the Roundhouse children’s area of the Staples Public Library. Read more »

Nalah and the Pink Tiger Come to Kimball

Nalah and the Pink Tiger Come to Kimball

On Wednesday, Feb. 6, 16 children and parents were entertained by a lively, fast-paced puppet show presented by puppeteer Anne Sawyer-Aitch at the Kimball Library. Attendees were entertained by Anne’s unique program which is a high quality shadow puppet presentation. Read more »

Sestri in Concert at Royalton March 9

Sestri in Concert at Royalton March 9

   The women's choir, Sestri, will give a free concert at the Royalton Public Library on Saturday, March 9 at 7:00 p.m. Read more »

St. Cloud Community Read Book Discussion: The Grace of Silence

St. Cloud Community Read Book Discussion: The Grace of Silence

  National Public Radio journalist Michele Norris’s memoir, “The Grace of Silence,” is the book selection for the first St. Cloud Community Read.
  The community read, taking place during February and March, is designed to promote community conversation and generate healthy conversations about race in St. Cloud. Read more »

Beginning Computers and Internet Class at St. Cloud Library

Beginning Computers and Internet Class at St. Cloud Library

  Learn to tame the mouse, click on target and cruise the information highway.  Take the Beginning Computers and Internet class at the St. Cloud Public Library. The class includes two sessions. The first session will offer an opportunity to learn the basics. The second session will provide the opportunity to practice what you have learned, with library staff on hand to help. Read more »

Novel Idea at the St. Cloud Library

Novel Idea at the St. Cloud Library

   Ever think about writing a novel, but just don't know where to start? Do you have a novel written, but it sits on your table because you're unsure about the next step?  Local author Dennis Herschbach has been there and done that, and now he's sharing what he knows with you. Read more »

St. Cloud Book Club for Adults

St. Cloud Book Club  for Adults

 Join old friends and meet new ones at the St. Cloud Book Club for adults, meeting in the St. Cloud Public Library on Wednesday, Feb. 27  from 7 to 8 p.m. in room 259 on the upper level. We'll discuss Little Bee by Chris Cleave.

St. John's Boys' Choir performing at St. Cloud Library Feb. 25

St. John's Boys' Choir performing at St. Cloud Library Feb. 25

The St. John's Boys' Choir will present a 60-minute concert at the St. Cloud Public Library on Monday, Feb. 25 from 7 to 8 p.m. in the library's Mississippi Community Room. The choir is known for its beautiful sound and creative programming. This concert will incorporate songs from a variety of cultures and time periods. Read more »

The Dance and Music of India at St. Cloud Public Library March 5

The Dance and Music of India at St. Cloud Public Library March 5

  Join us at the St. Cloud Public Library for an interactive performance of Indian Music!  Read more »

Turkish Folk Dance at St. Cloud Library March 9

Turkish Folk Dance at St. Cloud Library March 9

  Come explore the beautiful traditions of Turkish Folk Dance at the St. Cloud Public Library. Read more »

Stan Tekiela to Present Fascinating Loons at Long Prairie Public Library

Stan Tekiela to Present Fascinating Loons at Long Prairie Public Library

Loons have fascinated people for thousands of years. Award-winning author, naturalist, and wildlife photographer Stan Tekiela has spent over 20 years studying and photographing loons. He will share his knowledge and answer questions about loons such as: Do loons mate for life, and do the same loons return to the same lake each year? Join us Tuesday, March 5, 4 - 5 p.m. Read more »

Delano Girl Scout Jessica Meyer Goes for the Gold!

Delano Girl Scout Jessica Meyer Goes for the Gold!

Jessica Meyer loves the library so much she decided to enhance the book collection at the Delano library by purchasing picture and teen books. In the process, Jessica earned her Girl Scout Gold Award. Read more »

Gardening Workshops in Eagle Bend

Gardening Workshops in Eagle Bend

Are you starting to plan your gardening projects for spring and summer? Read more »

A Banner Event at Cokato Library

A Banner Event at Cokato Library

Artisan Jen Anfinson (right) visited the Cokato Branch to teach a class on pennant banner making. Attendees made pennants for their kitchens, bedrooms and even their library. Banners were made from a wide variety of materials: maps, old books, vintage fabrics, felt, lace, ropes, yarn (and more). Read more »

Libraries Bridging Digital Divide Says FCC Chairman

Libraries Bridging Digital Divide Says FCC Chairman

    The role of libraries in bridging the digital divide is acknowledged by Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski in a video released recently at the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting. Read more »

Free Legal Advice Clinic at St. Cloud Public Library Tuesday, Feb. 26

Free Legal Advice Clinic at St. Cloud Public Library Tuesday, Feb. 26

  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 from 12 noon to 1 p.m., beginning Tuesday, Feb. 26. Pre-registration is recommended. Walk-ins subject to availability. Read more »

Now Showing....at St. Cloud Public Library

Now Showing....at St. Cloud Public Library

Know what makes watching movies better? Watching movies with other people with free Kool-Aid and popcorn!
Join us Tuesday, Feb. 19, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Saint Cloud Public Library and follow the adventures of a very special child, Timothy Green. Fun for all the family.