Library News Archive: March 2014

Impact Survey Data

Impact Survey Data

In April we asked you to complete a survey on how library technology affects your life. The Impact Survey results are now in and available to you.

Among the findings:
  23% of library technology users are low income Read more »

Book Spine Poetry

Book Spine Poetry

The poet T.S. Eliot wrote that April is the cruelest month, but he never suffered a Minnesota winter!
For us, April signifies rebirth and creation. It's the perfect National Poetry Month.
We're inviting teens to try their hand at book jacket poetry in April. It's easy. Read more »

Muslim Journeys Discussion Series Begins April 30

Muslim Journeys Discussion Series Begins April 30

The prophet Muhammad lived 570 to 632. In his lifetime he brought Islam to the world through the scriptures of the Koran, inspiring a period of intellectual and cultural progress through North Africa and the Middle East that can be compared to the European Renaissance. Read more »

Lucky Winter Reading Program Winners Collect Prizes

Lucky Winter Reading Program Winners Collect Prizes

Staff have been contacting regional winners of the winter reading program prize drawing in order to present them with gift cards. Regional winner Betty Root (pictured), a Buffalo patron, chose a $25 Barnes and Noble gift card as her prize. Read more »

Little Falls Offers "Introduction to the Internet" Class

Little Falls Offers "Introduction to the Internet" Class

The Little Falls Carnegie Library will present a computer class, "Introduction to the Internet", on Wednesday, April 9, from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. It will be held at the library, which is located at 108 Third Street NE. Read more »

For Digital Devices

For Digital Devices

Getting started with the Great River Digital Library just got easier.
OverDrive (which creates the software driving the Digital Library) has reorganized its Help pages. Help is now organized by platform for easy reference so you can be up and running as soon as possible. Read more »

Minnesota's Most Haunted Locations Presentation At Paynesville Branch

Minnesota's Most Haunted Locations Presentation At Paynesville Branch

Saturday, March 29 at 1:00 p.m., author Chad Lewis (pictured  recounting the legend of the 'Janesville Doll') takes the audience on a ghostly journey to some of the most haunted places in Minnesota. Read more »

New Teen Zone in Cold Spring

New Teen Zone in Cold Spring

Cold Spring Public Library has a new Teen Zone, thanks to the Cold Spring Friends of the Library and Phyllis Humbert. Read more »

One Tasty Author Talk at St. Cloud Library

One Tasty Author Talk at St. Cloud Library

    Bestselling cozy mystery writer (and Minnesota native) Joanne Fluke, who will be going on a national tour in March, will stop by the St. Read more »

Get Crafty, St. Cloud

Get Crafty, St. Cloud

   Did you know March is National Crafts Month? Area teens can get their craft on by coming to the St. Cloud Public Library for SCRAPtacular on Thursday, March 20 from 4:30 to 9:00 p.m. We'll provide the craft, the supplies, and the space ~ you provide the friends and fun!

Learn Sneaky Secrets to Better Photos

Learn Sneaky Secrets to Better Photos

Whether you have a new iPhone or a nice Nikon, join this session with award-winning photographer and travel journalist Lisa Meyers McClintick to learn tricks of the trade for composing great photos from scenic shots to family portraits. Read more »

St. Cloud Teen Anime Club Meeting March 13

St. Cloud Teen Anime Club Meeting March 13

  Join us Thursday, March 13 for anime, manga, food and more! Bring your favorite anime inspired card games to play with others! Meet in the library's Mississippi Room 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

You might be the next Suzanne Collins

You might be the next Suzanne Collins

Calling all diarists, dramatists, and other creative junkies.
Find your written voice at the Creative Cloud Workshops offered Saturdays through March at the St. Cloud Public Library. Volunteers from the College of St. Benedict and St. John's University will help participants explore creative writing from 2:15 to 3:30 p.m. in the Bremer Room.  

Cabin Fever? Paynesville Library Has The Cure!

Cabin Fever?  Paynesville Library Has The Cure!

Have you been snowed in for too long? 
It's warming up and the snow is melting, and we've missed you! We've got fun and free programs at the Paynesville Public Library, just in time to rescue our snow-bound library patrons.  Read more »

Enjoy an Evening with Author Brian Freeman in Buffalo

Enjoy an Evening with Author Brian Freeman in Buffalo

Join us for an evening with international bestselling author, Brian Freeman. Brian will discuss his books including the newest Jonathan Stride novel, "The Cold Nowhere," which is a finalist for a Minnesota Book Award. Read more »

Learn about Upcycling at Becker Library

Learn about Upcycling at Becker Library

Do you dislike throwing away your old bags? Or perhaps you are looking for new ways to use up your old bags. Try Upcycling! Read more »

Melrose Winter Reading Program Quilt Winner

Melrose Winter Reading Program Quilt Winner

The winter reading program was a huge success in Melrose. 
Prize drawings took place for library mugs as well as a beautiful quilt donated by Marie Wuertz.
The lucky recipient of the quilt was Marge Thull.