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Library News Archive: October 2013

Storytime Programs Abound at Waite Park Library

Storytime Programs Abound at Waite Park Library

In November and December, the Waite Park Public Library will host storytimes and reading programs for children ages 0-6.
Saturday, Nov. 2, from 11:00 to 11:30 a.m. the College of St. Benedict Blazers Women’s Tennis Team will read to children ages 3-6. The Blazers team will read at the library every Saturday in November. Read more »

Kimball Alum and Author Gwen Anderson visits the Kimball Library

Kimball Alum and Author Gwen Anderson visits the Kimball Library

Author and 1998 Kimball High School graduate Gwen Anderson will visit the Kimball Library on Saturday, Nov. 9, at 10:00 a.m. Gwen was a normal teacher, married for just over two years, when her personal storm broke. Gwen was diagnosed with breast cancer and faced an unexpected divorce. Read more »

Becker's Halloween Safety Magic Show and Halloween Fun Party

Becker's Halloween Safety Magic Show and Halloween Fun Party

The Becker Public Library held two Halloween themed events recently. Read more »

4H Banner Displayed In Upsala

4H Banner Displayed In Upsala

Members of the Snappy Elmdalers hung the 2014 4H banner they crafted. This partnership with the Great River Regional Library in Upsala brings the 4H group into the building and brightens up the library walls!  Read more »

Paynesville Preschool Story Time: We Are Thankful!

Paynesville Preschool Story Time: We Are Thankful!

Wednesday, Nov. 13 from 10:30 - 11:15 a.m. is our November preschool story time at the Paynesville Public Library. Read more »

The Mystery Story - What Makes Us Love Them So?

The Mystery Story - What Makes Us Love Them So?

Please join us at the Sauk Centre Library on Tuesday, Nov. 5 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. for a great Mystery Readers Advisory program. Pam Schoon, retired Language Arts instructor and life-long avid mystery reader, will guide the audience through the history of mystery books, the types of mysteries available today and talk about her favorite mystery writers. Read more »

St. Michael Friends Host Another Successful Book Sale

St. Michael Friends Host Another Successful Book Sale

Approaching the end of October for many means the Tricks and Treats of Halloween. For the Friends of the St. Michael Public Library, it means the annual Fall Book Sale has arrived. The always successful fall sale was held on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Read more »

Author Susan Sink presents “Habits,” 100-Word Stories about Catholic Sisters, at Long Prairie Library

Author Susan Sink presents “Habits,” 100-Word Stories about Catholic Sisters, at Long Prairie Library

The public is invited to a presentation by author Susan Sink at the Long Prairie Public Library on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. Read more »

Basic Digital Photography Class at Annandale

Basic Digital Photography Class at Annandale

John Pennoyer, a professional nature photographer, will be teaching a basic digital photography class at the Annandale Public Library on Saturday, Nov. 2 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.  To learn more about John Pennoyer and to see some of his photography visit his website at www.impressionsofnature.net.  Read more »

Eagle Bend Friends Raise Funds at Used Book Sale

Eagle Bend Friends Raise Funds at Used Book Sale

As we celebrate National Friends of the Library week, I would like to recognize members of the Eagle Bend Area Friends of the Library. During Eagle Bend Days this past summer the Friends held their annual used book sale. Sharon Harris, Vice President, volunteered to be a cashier during the sale. Read more »

Halloween Fun at Becker Library

Halloween Fun at Becker Library

Tuesday, Oct. 29 the Becker Public Library is having some Halloween Fun during storytime. Enjoy some Halloween stories, play some games, make a craft and have a fall/Halloween snack. Costumes are welcome but optional for all our young, library friends. Come hoot and holler at 10:30 a.m., Oct. 29.

Design a Keepsake Charm Bracelet at the Paynesville Branch

Design a Keepsake Charm Bracelet at the Paynesville Branch

Join us at the Paynesville Public library Saturday, Nov. 9 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Local artist Jen Anfinson will inspire and instruct you in how to create a charm bracelet of your own design. Read more »

Staples Friends Rootbeer Float Stand Fundraiser

Staples Friends Rootbeer Float Stand Fundraiser

As we celebrate National Friends of the Library week, I would like to recognize members of the Friends of the Staples Public Library. Their support makes it possible to provide additional programming, library furnishings and artwork. Read more »

Free Legal Advice Clinic Held at the St. Cloud Library

Free Legal Advice Clinic Held at the St. Cloud Library

   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 each month at the St. Cloud Public Library from 12 noon until 1:00 p.m.  The next clinic will be Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013. Read more »

Chuck Black - author visit at Little Falls

Chuck Black - author visit at Little Falls

Christian author Chuck Black will give a presentation at the Little Falls Carnegie Library on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 11:00 a.m. Read more »

Pumpkin Carving at the Belgrade Library

Pumpkin Carving at the Belgrade Library

Carve a pumpkin at the Belgrade Public Library on Monday October 28, any time from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. We will be using kid-friendly carving tools from craft stores, but an adult must accompany children to assure their safety. Treats will be provided!!

Read Down Fines

Read Down Fines

Teens and children 16 and younger have an opportunity to read down fines on their library cards.
During Teen Read Week, October 13 to 18, holders of minor library cards who have fines related to late return of materials may pay off those fines simply by reading at the library. Read more »

Becker Friends of the Library October Book Sale

Becker Friends of the Library October Book Sale

Friends of the Becker Library will again be hosting a USED BOOK & MEDIA SALE here in the library. So get ready to stock up on old favorites or new items. Perhaps a treasure awaits you here at Becker Library.
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Make "Dia de los Muertos" Masks at the St. Cloud Library

Make "Dia de los Muertos" Masks at the St. Cloud Library

    The Day of the Dead is celebrated in many parts of the world, involving customs to remember and honor those who have passed away. Read more »

St. Cloud Offers Adult Computer Basics Class

St. Cloud Offers Adult Computer Basics Class

Adults! If you are a computer novice, here's a chance to learn how to tame the mouse, click on target and cruise the Information Super Highway.  Read more »