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Library News Archive: February 2013
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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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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Join us at the St. Cloud Public Library for an interactive performance of Indian Music! Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »