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Library News Archive: June 2013
Morrison County Dairy Princesses Sara Roerick and Tracy Herzog from Upsala served ice cream to 74 Upsala residents in celebration of GRRL~Upsala's 25th year. Kids, teens, adults and even an ad hoc singing group attended the ice cream event, held Wednesday June 19. Here's to 25 more library years in Upsala! What do you think books and libraries will look like Read more »
Enjoy summer evenings, friends and entertainment with the Music on Main Summer Concert Series in Albany. Bring a blanket or a lawn chair as well as a friend to share the event with. This year's schedule is for every Tuesday night in August, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Legion Park on Main Street. Bands slated to perform include: Read more »
"It was a dark and stormy night..." as spoken by author William Kent Krueger at the beginning of his author talk at Grey Eagle. Stormy indeed, but that didn't stop die-hard fans from coming to meet one of their favorite authors on Friday, June 21. The event was held in an oval community room at a local retirement home. Read more »
A children's program led by Master Gardener Marge Meyer and horticulture specialist Becky Roelofs on June 13 helped children do experiments with different types of soil at the Staples Public Library. A display of children's gardening books available for checkout also drew interest. Read more »
Children learned how to create art in a garden during the Whimsical Fairy Garden class at the Delano Library. Participants chose several colorful plants and flowers to put in their garden. They planted and then embellished their gardens with shells, rocks, buttons and other personal treasures. Read more »
Join us Wednesday, June 26 from 3:00 - 3:45 p.m. at the Belgrade Public Library to experience Storigami=Stories + Origami!
Learn how to fold paper while enjoying stories told by Christine Petrell Kallevig, a professional storyteller and the author of five Storigami collections, including "Nature Fold-Along Stories: Quick and easy origami tales about plants and animals." Read more »
Albany is really Digging in this summer! Just look at the big Cats tearing up the road!
But don't let digging on Railroad Avenue keep you from visiting the library. We are easily accessible from Church Avenue off Eighth Avenue and from the Wobegon Trail. Read more »
Basil, a trained therapy dog, will be visiting the Waite Park library again this summer looking for children who will read to her. Each child gets fifteen minutes with Basil to read. She will be at the library from 11 a.m. to 12 noon one Saturday each month this summer: June 15, July 13, and August 10. Read more »
Cokato’s young patrons got ready for a summer of reading by creating book bags that will be sure to look great all season long while carrying (we hope) a heavy load of books. Thanks to the Cokato Friends group for providing the bags and paints! Read more »
Explore books about secret societies, grave robbing, underground cities, dissident groups, zombies, vampires and more all summer long with the Underground Teen Book Club at the St. Cloud Public Library. Grab a bookmark for some suggested titles at the Information Desk on the upper level, and join us for goodies, gab, and a good time! Read more »
If the cold and wet weather has thwarted your outdoor gardening projects, join Jen Anfinson on Tuesday, June 25 at 6 p.m. at the Paynesville Public Library for a workshop on how to make an ornamental fairy house for your garden. Using found items, artist Jen Anfinson will guide you through making your own, unique creation out of scavenged and re-purposed items. Read more »