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

Library News Archive: March 2013

Promoting Yourself Through Social Media - St. Cloud

Promoting Yourself Through Social Media - St. Cloud

  Using social media in promoting your artistic business, journey, or life can be useful and and an inexpensive way to raise awareness and customers. How you use it, and not use it, can be instrumental to your long term goals. Read more »

First Thursdays at St. Cloud

First Thursdays at St. Cloud

  Celebrate National Poetry Month with Larry Schug, local poet, author and McKnight Artist Fellow, on Thursday April 4 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Mississippi Community Room at St. Cloud Public Library. Read more »

St. Cloud Friends of the Library Bag of Books and Vintage/Collectibles Sale

St. Cloud Friends of the Library Bag of Books and Vintage/Collectibles Sale

The St. Cloud Friends of the Library are organizing a special Bag of Books and Vintage/Collectibles Sale. Sale dates and times are:
  Friday, April 26 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. ($2.50 per bag)
  Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. ($2.00 per bag)
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St. Cloud Library Hosting "National Healthcare Decisions Day"

St. Cloud Library Hosting "National Healthcare Decisions Day"

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 is the sixth annual National Healthcare Decisions Day! It is a day intended to raise awareness of the need for advance planning so Americans can make healthcare decisions that can be implemented in the event they cannot speak for themselves. Read more »

CSB Blazers Volleyball Team Reads at Waite Park Library

CSB Blazers Volleyball Team Reads at Waite Park Library

Members of the College of Saint Benedict Blazers Women's Volleyball Team will read to children at the Waite Park library four Saturdays in April. The first program will be held April 6 from 11:00 to 11:30 a.m. Read more »

Long Prairie Public Library presents Bill & Kate Isles In Concert

Long Prairie Public Library presents Bill & Kate Isles In Concert

On Thursday, April 4, 4-5 p.m., the Long Prairie Public Library is proud to present Bill & Kate Isles, a nationally-touring singer/songwriter duo. Consummate performers, they are known for their catchy melodies and memorable songs. Read more »

Clearwater Gives to High $5

Clearwater Gives to High $5

Clearwater Library patrons are showing their support of GRRL libraries through the High $5 fundraising campaign.
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Doug Ohman Presentation at Annandale Library

Doug Ohman Presentation at Annandale Library

The Annandale Public Library recently hosted Doug Ohman and his presentation, “Libraries: Free For All.” Ohman is a photographer, public speaker, and author of the series "Byways of Minnesota.” He has toured the state extensively while compiling photos for his books. Read more »

Cokato's Angelina Ballerina Tea Party a Hit

Cokato's Angelina Ballerina Tea Party a Hit

Twenty-two youngsters and their adults recently discovered how to make their dreams comes true, how to eat healthy, exercise, create napkin rings, and learn the art of kindness at the Angelina Ballerina Tea Party hosted by Carla Johnson and the Cokato Public Library. They also dined on traditional tea party fare: scones, canapés, fruit, and of course, tea.  Read more »

Holdingford Students Win Winter Reading Trophy

 Holdingford Students Win Winter Reading Trophy

A new rivalry has begun between students at Upsala Area Schools and Holdingford Public Schools. The two schools challenged each other to a reading contest, and used the Great River Regional Library (GRRL) Winter Reading Program to provide the contest structure.
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Upsala Watercolor Event Postponed

Upsala Watercolor Event Postponed

     Due to the success of the Upsala Area Schools boys basketball team, which begins play in the state basketball tournament on Thursday, March 21, the library's watercolor classes with artist Dan Mondloch will be rescheduled.  Those sessions were to occur Wednesday and Thursday - March 20 and 21 - during both days and one evening.  Watch the Events calendar o Read more »

St. Cloud Welcomes the Twin Rivers Bella Corda

St. Cloud Welcomes the Twin Rivers Bella Corda

  The Twin Rivers Bella Corda is a Classical Guitar Ensemble of talented high school and junior high guitarists from all over Central MN that rehearse weekly. Come and hear their latest fingerstyle gems Friday, March 22 from 4:45-5:45 p.m. in the Mississippi Community Room of the St. Cloud Public Library. Read more »

Photography Workshop at St. Cloud March 28 and April 4

Photography Workshop at St. Cloud March 28 and April 4

Learn new skills at a Photography Workshop at St. Cloud Public Library 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursdays, March 28 and April 4. Photographer Carol Weiler will teach you how to take better photographs and how to edit them to get even better results. Brings your camera and a laptop if you have one.
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An Evening with Author David Housewright in Buffalo

An Evening with Author David Housewright in Buffalo

Join us for an evening with award-winning Minnesota author David Housewright on Thursday, April 4. David will talk about his novels and his writing experience which includes newspaper reporting, teaching, and owning an advertising agency. Read more »

Design a Sock Monkey With Artist Jen Anfinson

Design a Sock Monkey With Artist Jen Anfinson

Join Jen Anfinson on Saturday, April 13, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the Paynesville Public Library to learn to make a sock monkey. Learn basic sewing techniques and use your artistic expression to create a one-of-a-kind sock monkey, beginning to end. Read more »

St. Cloud Community Room Reservations Now Available Online

St. Cloud Community Room Reservations Now Available Online

Online reservations are now available for the three large community rooms at the St. Cloud Public Library!  Read and accept the policies, then choose the room, date and time for your meeting. Fill in all of the information requested and submit your request. You will receive an email to confirm your reservation. Read more »