Library News Archive: April 2014

Free Tickets Available for St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra

Free Tickets Available for St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra

    Come and get them!  We have free tickets to the Saturday May 3 performance by the St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra in a program titled "Overcoming Adversity." The orchestra will perform "Fratres" by Arvo Part, "New Morning For The World" by Joseph Schwantner, and "Symphony No. 5 in E Minor" by P. I. Tchaikovsky. Read more »

Poet Barb Hawes At Paynesville Branch Friday, April 24

Poet Barb Hawes At Paynesville Branch Friday, April 24

April is National Poetry month:  On Friday, April 25 at 6:30 p.m., join Barb Hawes, poet and artist from Marshall, MN, at the Paynesville Public Library for a discussion of her work. Read more »

Staples Celebrates National Librarian Day - April 16

Staples Celebrates National Librarian Day - April 16

Library Assistant Angie Johnson and our Staples staff were surprised to receive a basket of treats from 1st International  Bank & Trust on National Librarian Day - April 16. Three bank employees delivered the basket which had a note, "Thanks for all you do for our community." We appreciate their support and we are enjoying the treats.

Llama Llama Day a Huge Success in Melrose!

Llama Llama Day a Huge Success in Melrose!

Llama Llama Day was held at the Melrose Public Library on Thursday, April 10. There were live llamas from Hemker Park and Zoo, crafts, stories, and snacks. Approximately 90 people were in attendance and each child received a free LLama LLama book that was donated by the Melrose Friends of the Library.

William Kent Krueger Entertains Audience at Melrose

William Kent Krueger Entertains Audience at Melrose

Melrose Public Library celebrated National Library Week with an author visit from William Kent Krueger.
He lives in St. Paul and writes about crime in Minnesota's north woods, frequently introducing characters and cultural lore from the Anishinaabe Indians. Several of his books have received national awards. Read more »

Free Legal Advice Clinic at the St. Cloud Public Library

Free Legal Advice Clinic at the St. Cloud Public 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 until 1:00 p.m. The next clinic will be Tuesday, April 22. Read more »

Turtle Mania at the St. Cloud Public Library

Turtle Mania at the St. Cloud Public Library

   Curious about turtles? Visit the St. Cloud Public Library for an evening of turtle trivia, tales, and treats topped off with a tremendous art project. See you there ~ Tuesday, April 22 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Ages 5 to 9. Limit 35. Registration is encouraged. The event will take place in the Children's Program Room.

St. Cloud to Host Dolly and Me Tea

St. Cloud to Host Dolly and Me Tea

Bring your favorite doll to the St. Cloud Public Library for an evening of enchanting stories, sweet treats, and tea on Tuesday, April 15, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Remember to bring your fashion sense: materials will be provided to make a delightful, dashing dolly accessory! Hope to see you there! For ages 5 to 9. Registration required. Limit 30.

Wells Fargo St. Michael Donates Pony to St. Michael Library

Wells Fargo St. Michael Donates Pony to St. Michael Library

The St. Michael branch of Wells Fargo Bank has donated one of their large stuffed ponies to the St. Michael Public Library. Sheena Nelson, store manager for the Wells Fargo Branch stopped by the library on Monday, April 7 to drop off the new addition. The Wells Fargo branch gets one large stuffed pony a year they can donate, and this year, the library was the lucky recipient. Read more »

April is Financial Literacy Month

April is Financial Literacy Month

The St. Cloud Public Library, in conjunction with St. Cloud Federal Credit Union and St. Cloud State University’s Center for Economic Education, will host a Financial Fitness Workshop Series Tuesdays in April from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. on the upper level in room 208. Programs are free and open to all ages. Topics to be covered:
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Yo Teens! SCRAPtacular at St. Cloud

Yo Teens! SCRAPtacular at St. Cloud

Teens! You can do the planned craft brought by SCRAPS or let your own crafty side show. Join SCRAPtacular on Thursday, April 24, 4:30 to 9:00 p.m. in Room 263 at St. Cloud Public Library. Glitter on, good people.

Creative Cloud Workshops Offered at St. Cloud Library

Creative Cloud Workshops Offered at St. Cloud Library

  Do you dream of becoming the next Suzanne Collins, but don't know where to start? Come to the Bremer Room at the St. Cloud Public Library Saturdays, April 12 and 26 from 2:15 to 3:30 p.m. for help. Volunteers from the College of St. Benedict and St. John's University will help participants explore creative writing. 

Get Your Poetry On at the St. Cloud Library

Get Your Poetry On at the St. Cloud Library

    April is National Poetry Month - and the St. Cloud Public Library is going all out. Downstairs we've hung a giant community magnetic poetry board. Come on in and  share your creative side. Read more »

Homework Help at St. Cloud Public Library

Homework Help at St. Cloud Public Library

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, April 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 »

Open Mic Night at St. Cloud April 19

Open Mic Night at St. Cloud April 19

    St. Cloud will never be the same. St. Cloud Public Library is hosting the first and only Open Mic Night in town that is 100% for teens by teens. The St. Cloud library's Teen Advisory Board will be MC'ing the event. Bring your poems, guitars, songs, short stories - even jokes - to the Mississippi Room April 19 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. It's gonna be a scene!

3D Printing ~ How Do They Do That?

3D Printing ~ How Do They Do That?

Learn how 3D printers work in a program at the Sauk Centre Library. Watch a live 3D printing demo and get in the know about the hottest 21st century technology that everyone is talking about. Find out about related careers and future expectations. Come to this exclusive event and find out more on Thursday, April 10 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Sauk Centre Library. Read more »

Cokato Closing for Remodel April 7 - Reopening April 22

Cokato Closing for Remodel April 7 - Reopening April 22

The Cokato Public Library will be closed April 7 through April 21 for remodeling.
It is scheduled to reopen Tuesday, April 22 with a brand new look.
During the closure, the loan time on items borrowed from the Cokato library (not due prior to April 7) will be extended to April 22. Read more »

Take Part in GRRL's Online Impact Survey in April

Take Part in GRRL's Online Impact Survey in April

Here’s a chance for you to tell us how library technology affects your life and to help shape the future of technology services at your library. Read more »