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Library News Archive: September 2013

UK Study Links Pleasure Reading to School Success

UK Study Links Pleasure Reading to School Success

A new study from the University of London's Institute of Education (IOE) shows that children who read for pleasure do better at school than their peers. The study is titled "Social inequalities in cognitive scores at age 16: The role of reading." Read more »

Meet Author, Cancer Survivor Gwen Rosha Anderson at Belgrade Library Friday, Oct. 4

Meet Author, Cancer Survivor Gwen Rosha Anderson at Belgrade Library Friday, Oct. 4

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Gwen Rosha Anderson will visit the Belgrade Public Library on Friday evening, Oct. 4 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. to discuss her book "My Three Lumps: surviving breast cancer and divorce simultaneously at age 28." The Minnesota teacher shares her journals from  cancer to recovery. Read more »

Civil War Quilting Program at Grey Eagle Library

Civil War Quilting Program at Grey Eagle Library

Part history lesson, part craft class, this quilting program at Grey Eagle Public Library will cover the important role quilts played in the Civil War, women's roles during the war, and Minnesota's connections to the war. The program is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 6, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Read more »

Open Hours Survey Shows Variety of Opinions

Open Hours Survey Shows Variety of Opinions

Here are the results of our recent Open Hours survey, conducted online through the griver.org website. It received 726 responses.
We asked:

1. Which GRRL location you use the most? Read more »

Bring Me Sunshine with Mikko Cowdery

Bring Me Sunshine with Mikko Cowdery

As the days get shorter, come to the Long Prairie Public Library and enjoy some musical sunshine with lilting songs from yester-year performed by Mikko Cowdery. Read more »

EXPRESS Yourself at the Delano Library

EXPRESS Yourself at the Delano Library

The Delano Public Library has a new service for patrons – an express (self) checkout computer. Read more »

Get Basic Computer & Internet Help in Becker

Get Basic Computer & Internet Help in Becker

Becker Public Library is offering free computer basics and Internet help sessions. Learn how to set up an email account, perform a basic web search or use Word and Excel. Our experienced volunteer will work with you one-on-one for 20 minutes. The next computer help session is Tuesday, November 12, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Read more »

Halloween Safety Magic Show at Becker Library

Halloween Safety Magic Show at Becker Library

Visit the Becker Public Library on Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 10:30 a.m. for magic, illusions, music and puppetry. The Halloween Safety Magic Show  focuses on Trick-or-Treat safety for our young library users. This show is never scary and is guaranteed to entertain while reminding kids to be safe.

No registration is required. Specifically for ages 3-6, but all ages are welcome!

Preschool Reading Celebration / 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Awards at Eagle Bend

Preschool Reading Celebration / 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Awards at Eagle Bend

The annual Preschool Reading and 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program celebration for the Eagle Bend Public Library took place on Thursday evening, Sept. 12 at the Eagle Bend Assembly of God Church.
Children and families were entertained by Robert and Lynn Halbrook's "Magic Rabbit" show. Read more »

Beginning MS Excel at St. Cloud

Beginning MS Excel at St. Cloud

Learn the basics of Microsoft Excel in a program at St. Cloud Public Library on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 1:15 to 2:15 p.m. Program content includes navigating within and between spreadsheets, data entry, and frequently used features. Max attendees 10. Room 208.
Register online at events.

Beginning MS Word at St. Cloud

Beginning MS Word at St. Cloud

Learn the basics of Microsoft Word in a program at St. Cloud Public Library on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 12 noon to 1:00 p.m. Program content includes the basic layout, creating a document, frequently used features, saving, and printing. Max attendees 10. Room 208.
Register online at events.

Big Library Read

Big Library Read

Prepare for the best dinner party of your life.
Referencing "Keys To The Kitchen" by Food Network and Cooking Channel star Aida Mollenkamp, you can expand on the dishes you already know or create great new ones and become the cook you've always wanted to be. Read more »

SCRAPtacular Teens at St. Cloud Public Library

SCRAPtacular Teens at St. Cloud Public Library

Hey teens! You like hanging with friends, gabbing over what happened at school while getting crafty? 
If you do, then you need to get yourself down to the St. Cloud Public Library on Thursday, Sept. 19 from 4:30 to 9:00 p.m. SCRAPS will be on hand. You can do the planned craft - beadmaking, or let your own craft flag fly! Room 263.

Get Introduced to GRRL's Digital Library at Paynesville

Get Introduced to GRRL's Digital Library at Paynesville

Learn about the GRRL Digital Library with OverDrive!  Learn how to search, request digital items, and check them out to read on your eReader. Basic computer knowledge required. Attendees can follow along with a provided laptop or their own tablet computer like an iPad. No technical support provided for specific eReaders like Kindles or Nooks. Read more »

Go Digital: Download Fancy Nancy: Nancy Clancy Chapter Book

Go Digital: Download Fancy Nancy: Nancy Clancy Chapter Book

Classrooms of children and groups of friends and families can share a fun book experience from Monday, Sept. 16 to Monday, Sept. 30. Read more »

Homework Help offered at St. Cloud Library

Homework Help offered at St. Cloud Library

Are you a student in elementary or middle school who could use some extra homework help? If so, help is on the way! On Saturday, Oct. 12, from 2:30 - 5:00 p.m. members of the St. Cloud Public Library Teen Advisory Board will be available to help you with your homework. Does math make you mad? No problem, let us help. Does science stink? Bring it to us!  Read more »

See Remarkable Reptiles at Pierz Library

See Remarkable Reptiles at Pierz Library

 James Gerholdt provides education and hands on learning about reptiles. He will bring turtles, lizards and snakes, as well as artifacts such as skulls, skins and shells, to the Pierz Public Library on Saturday, Nov. 16, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. This is a must see opportunity to learn about reptiles and ease your fear of them. Read more »