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Library News Archive: February 2014

Mikko Cowdery to Perform Irish Tunes at the Belgrade Library

Mikko Cowdery to Perform  Irish Tunes at the Belgrade Library

Join us Wednesday evening March 12 at 6:30 p.m. for a concert of Irish tunes featuring musician Mikko Cowdery! Read more »

Book a Librarian at Long Prairie Library!

Book a Librarian at Long Prairie Library!

If all you have is questions and what you want is answers, you should talk to a librarian.

Lucky for you a new service called “Book A Librarian” is being offered at Long Prairie Public Library.
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Book a Librarian at Paynesville Library!

Book a Librarian at Paynesville Library!

If all you have is questions and what you want is answers, you should talk to a librarian.

Lucky for you a new service called “Book A Librarian” is being offered at Paynesville Public Library.
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Book a Librarian at Pierz Library

Book a Librarian at Pierz Library

If all you have is questions and what you want is answers, you should talk to a librarian.

Lucky for you a new service called “Book A Librarian” is being offered at Pierz Public Library.
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Book a Librarian at Albany Library!

Book a Librarian at Albany Library!

If all you have is questions and what you want is answers, you should talk to a librarian.

Lucky for you a new service called “Book A Librarian” is being offered at Albany Public Library. Read more »

Book a Librarian at Elk River Library!

Book a Librarian at Elk River Library!

If all you have is questions and what you want is answers, you should talk to a librarian.

Lucky for you a new service called “Book A Librarian” is being offered at Elk River Public Library.
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Kimball Steampunk Jewelry Program is a Hit!

Kimball Steampunk Jewelry Program is a Hit!

The Steampunk Jewelry Program at Kimball was filled to capacity with eager library patrons who had come to learn about this innovative, creative style of jewelry making. Read more »

Flex your Creativity at the St. Cloud library~ Writing the Narrative Poem

Flex your Creativity at the St. Cloud library~ Writing the Narrative Poem

   Narrative poetry is a story written with a poetic flair. Think Poe's "The Raven." Intrigued? Then come to the St. Cloud Public Library on Monday, March 3 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. for a workshop in the Array Room. During this workshop, we will view modern examples with special attention to the details that make the poem unique. Read more »

Civil War Quilt Presentation at Becker Library

Civil War Quilt Presentation at Becker Library

Corrine Lanz will be at the Becker Public Library on Tuesday, March 11 at 7:00 p.m. to give a history/craft presentation describing the role quilts played in the Civil War. After the presentation, participants will create a miniature Civil War quilt block. The pattern, instructions, needle and materials will be provided. Please bring fabric scissors.  Read more »

Teen Battle of the Books at Waite Park Library

Teen Battle of the Books at Waite Park Library

You still have time to join the Battle of the Books at the Waite Park Library on Tuesday, Feb. 25. If you like to read and play games, sign up for this fun trivia program and start reading. Teens may sign up in groups or individually. You can read one or all three of this year’s books: “The Outsiders" by S.E. Read more »

Beautiful Tribute at Annandale Library

Beautiful Tribute at Annandale Library

At year’s end, a second stained glass window was installed in the children’s area of the Annandale Public Library. After receiving memorial gifts on behalf of long-time Annandale resident Connie Kuehn, who passed away last spring, the Annandale Friends of the Library commissioned Michael’s Stained Glass Studio of St. Cloud to create the window panel in her honor. Read more »

St. Cloud Teens! Ready to battle...a battle of the books?

St. Cloud Teens!  Ready to battle...a battle of the books?

Are you ready to test your knowledge of the chosen books? Join us for a night of trivia, awards, food and fun. It's the Battle of the Books on Tuesday, Feb. 25, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Mississippi Room at the St. Cloud Public Library.

The chosen books are: Read more »

3D Printing~ Discover how do they do that in St. Cloud program

3D Printing~ Discover how do they do that in St. Cloud program

The marvels of 3D printing seem mysterious and amazing!
Learn how 3D printers work in a program at the St. Cloud Public Library. Watch a live 3D printing demo and get in the know about the hottest 21st century technology that everyone is talking about. Bring your friends, family, and questions! Be ready to be amazed. Read more »

Chapter and Verse Book Club at the St. Cloud Library

Chapter and Verse Book Club at the St. Cloud Library

The Chapter and Verse Book Club is a club for adults discussing children's literature. The club will meet in Room 268 at the St. Cloud Public Library on Thursday, Feb. 20, 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. Read more »

Free Legal Advice Clinic at the St. Cloud Library

Free Legal Advice Clinic at the St. Cloud Library

Central Minnesota Legal services is now offering a free legal advice clinic to assist low income persons with matters of family and/or estate and probate law.
Advice clinics will be held on the fourth Tuesday of every month at the St. Cloud Public Library from 12:00 noon until 1:00 p.m.
The next clinic is Tuesday, Feb. 25.  Read more »

Now Showing at the St. Cloud Library

Now Showing at the St. Cloud Library

  Now Showing at the St. Cloud Public Library: our dear friend Flint Lockwood is once again attempting to thwart the giant goodies that rain down from the sky.     Read more »

Meet Author Candace Simar at the Belgrade Library Friday, Feb. 28

Meet Author Candace Simar at the Belgrade Library Friday, Feb. 28

Meet author Candace Simar Friday evening, Feb. 28 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Belgrade Library. Read more »

Fairy Garden Creations in Eagle Bend

Fairy Garden Creations in Eagle Bend

Eagle Bend library patrons of all ages enjoyed a creative activity on Saturday, Feb. 1.
Artist Jen Anfinson provided supplies and tips on creating "fairy gardens" as part of an event funded in part with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Here are comment from attendees: Read more »

Basket Weaving at the Pierz Public Library

Basket Weaving at the Pierz Public Library

Len Sharon will present the art of basket weaving in a program at the Pierz Public Library.
Register for one of two classes that are being offered: Saturday, March 22, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and Saturday, March 29, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Space is limited. Read more »

Minnesota's Most Haunted Locations with Author Chad Lewis at the Long Prairie Public Library

Minnesota's Most Haunted Locations with Author Chad Lewis at the Long Prairie Public Library

Join author Chad Lewis at the Long Prairie Public Library on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 4:00 to 5:00 p.m., as he takes us on a ghostly journey to some of the most haunted places in Minnesota. Covering the entire state, we will learn about phantom creatures prowling the woods, and apparitions located in our own backyards. Complete with photos, case histories, eyewitness accounts, and ghost lore. Read more »