Library News Archive: September 2013
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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!
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 »
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.
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.
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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »