Library News Archive: January 2014

Big Read Brings Book Discussion to Staples

Big Read Brings Book Discussion to Staples

By Mark Anderson, News Editor, courtesy of Staples World
 
Staples Motley High School students were one of 15 groups in the Great River Regional Library area to participate in the Big Read, all centered around “To Kill a Mockingbird,” the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Harper Lee. Read more »

Let's Make Sweet Music at Paynesville Library!

Let's Make Sweet Music at Paynesville Library!

Valentine's Day is near: Join us at the Paynesville Public Library on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. for songs and stories and crafts to celebrate!   Read more »

"Love Stinks" Chocolate Fest at Becker Library

"Love Stinks" Chocolate Fest at Becker Library

Like to eat chocolate? Read more »

Learning Express

Learning Express

The Learning Express Library, one of Great River Regional Library’s databases, will be upgraded from version 2.0 to 3.0 on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014.
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Minnesota Author Event at Albany Library

Minnesota Author Event at Albany Library

Minnesota author Diane Kasulis will talk about her book "4 Letters" and about the writing and publishing process on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Albany Public Library. Read more »

The Battle of the Books is On at Melrose

The Battle of the Books is On at Melrose

Teens, if you like  to read, play games, and eat pizza, grab your  friends, sign up at the Melrose Public Library, and start reading. Read more »

R.E.A.D. to Taurus the Schnauzer in St. Michael

R.E.A.D. to Taurus the Schnauzer in St. Michael

Taurus, the Standard Schnauzer, will listen to your stories in a private, safe setting at the St. Michael Public Library on Saturday, February 15, from 10:00 to 12:00 p.m. Read more »

The Battle Is On at the Albany Library

The Battle Is On at the Albany Library

If you like to read, play games and eat pizza, grab your friends, sign up at the Albany Public Library and start reading. Read more »

Winter Reading Program Begins

Winter Reading Program Begins

The Winter Reading Program for adults and teens is taking place at all Great River Regional Library locations through Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014  Read more »

Artist Exhibit at St. Cloud Library

 Artist Exhibit at St. Cloud Library

Fifteen-year-old Claire Miller, a student at St. Cloud's Cathedral High School, is exhibiting some of her Read more »

Becker Planning Dewey Collaborative Mural Project #6

Becker Planning Dewey Collaborative Mural Project #6

The Becker Public Library, with the help of local artist Alison Love Unzelman, is gearing up to start work on the sixth section of the Dewey Decimal System collaborative mural project displayed in the library. The sixth mural will focus on the numbers 600-699. Read more »

Bags of Books and Vintage/Collectibles Sale at the St. Cloud Library

Bags of Books and Vintage/Collectibles Sale at the St. Cloud Library

The St. Cloud Friends of the Library “Bags of Books” and Vintage/Collectibles Sale will be on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 17 and 18, at the St. Cloud Public Library downtown St. Cloud. Read more »

Cold Spring Reorganizing For Teen Comfort!

Cold Spring Reorganizing For Teen Comfort!

Visit Cold Spring Library soon to see our newly reorganized teen space. 
The far wall will be painted Bel Limone yellow. Watch for comfy chairs and a bold rug. This space will be warm and inviting for teens wanting to read or relax.

Make Tracks to Richmond Library

Make Tracks to Richmond Library

Register at Richmond Public Library for the Winter Reading Program.  Need a book to read?  How about a western, such as “Trail of Blood” by J. A. Johnstone.  Romance is always a good choice. Read more »

Minnesota Crime Wave Author Event: William Kent Krueger, Ellen Hart and Carl Brookins

Minnesota Crime Wave Author Event: William Kent Krueger, Ellen Hart and Carl Brookins

Minnesota Crime Wave: Meet authors Carl Brookins, Ellen Hart and William Kent Krueger on Saturday Feb 1, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the Rockford Community Center. Free! Refreshments served.
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Finding your Family History at Royalton Library

Finding your Family History at Royalton Library

   Are you interested in finding out more about your family history?   Read more »

Finding your Family History at Royalton Library

Finding your Family History at Royalton Library

   Are you interested in finding out more about your family history? Read more »

Unexplained? What's the Evidence, Asks Regional Author

Unexplained? What's the Evidence, Asks Regional Author

   Great River Regional Library has purchased a six-title series of nonfiction books for children called "Unexplained, What's The Evidence?" Titles include "Are Aliens Real?", "Is ESP Real?" Read more »

"I think I can ... I think I can" Children's Coat Rack in Staples

"I think I can ... I think I can" Children's Coat Rack in Staples

The Friends of the Staples Public Library have purchased a children's coat rack for young patrons at the Staples Public Library. When entering the library the coat rack is located on your left. Immediately behind it are illustrations and text from the classic story of "The Little Engine That Could."
Thanks to the Friends for their generosity!

 

Bluegrass Extraordinaires, the High 48s, playing at the St. Cloud Library

Bluegrass Extraordinaires, the High 48s, playing at the St. Cloud Library

   Banish the winter blues with this free, fun-filled bluegrass concert. 
   The High 48s, winner of the Colorado's RockyGrass Band Competition, will give you a reason to tap your feet at the St. Cloud Public Library on  Saturday, Jan. 11, 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. in the library's Mississippi Room.