Library News Archive: May 2014

Science Camp Coming Soon to Staples Library!

Science Camp Coming Soon to Staples Library!

Encouraged by the reaction to a spring science program presented by Dr. Graeme Wyllie of Concordia College, the staff at Staples Public Library have decided to repeat the experiment! Read more »

Board Member Sought for Central Minnesota Libraries Exchange

Board Member Sought for Central Minnesota Libraries Exchange

Central Minnesota Libraries Exchange (CMLE), the library multitype region in Central Minnesota, is seeking a new volunteer to serve as a citizen board member. The initial term of board membership is through 2016. Read more »

Super Summer Prizes in Richmond

Super Summer Prizes in Richmond

Richmond Public Library has fabulous prizes for the Summer Reading Program, beginning June 9! Read more »

Win Great Prizes This Summer in Cold Spring

Win Great Prizes This Summer in Cold Spring

Cold Spring Public Library is giving away lots of prizes this summer! Read more »

FOCAL invites you to “Come & Check Out the Library’s New Digs”


Cokato library interior after remodel. Read more »

We're Going Mad About Science in St. Michael

We're Going Mad About Science in St. Michael

The St. Michael Public Library is gearing up for the Summer Reading Program (SRP) and this year's science theme: "Experiment With Reading!" Read more »

"Science Lab Peril" Cooperative Role-playing Game Begins At Paynesville Library June 2!

"Science Lab Peril" Cooperative Role-playing Game Begins At Paynesville Library June 2!

This summer, kids can play "Science Lab Peril!" at the Paynesville Public Library. This is a cooperative game which pits the brave and clever Paynesville Summer Reading Program participants and Doctor Luminous Brightbulb, and his laboratory (Brightbulb Innovations), against the treacherous Professor Oddball and his lab, Oddball, Inc. Read more »

Minnesota's Poet Laureate to Speak at Royalton Library

Minnesota's Poet Laureate to Speak  at Royalton Library

   Minnesota's Poet Laureate, Joyce Sutphen, will return to the Royalton Library on Thursday, May 29 to read selections from her books including," Straight Out of View," "Coming Back to the Body" and Read more »

Wine and Vinegar Making with Nancy and Ron Leasman

Wine and Vinegar Making with Nancy and Ron Leasman

Nancy Leasman, author, master gardener and herbalist, along with her husband Ron, introduced the process of making wine vinegar to an audience at the Annandale Public Library. Patrons from several communities came to enjoy a wonderful and informative presentation on making vinegar. Read more »

World Book Night in Staples

World Book Night in Staples

Staples Book Club members LaVonne Selleck and Evelyn Killian volunteered with Library Assistant & Book Club Facilitator Bev Anderson in distributing books at Jon's Family Foods for the World Book Night event. It didn't take long for the books to disappear! LaVonne, Evelyn and Bev were a part of a group of 25,000 volunteers going out into 6,000 towns and cities across America. Read more »

Check Out Our Events!

Check Out Our Events!

We've changed the Events page on our website, making it easier and more informative for you, the user. Read more »

Summer Reading Program Kickoff Events in Becker

Summer Reading Program Kickoff Events in Becker

Summer is just around the corner and with it, the start of the Summer Reading Program! Becker is kicking off the summer right with two great events suitable for all ages.  Read more »

Free Legal Advice Clinic at St. Cloud Library

Free Legal Advice Clinic at St. Cloud Library

Central Minnesota Legal Services is now offering a free legal advice clinic at the St. Cloud Public Library to assist persons with matters of family and/or estate and probate law.  Read more »

Gardening How To in St. Cloud: Starting From Scratch

Gardening How To in St. Cloud: Starting From Scratch

Where do you begin when starting a garden space? This workshop will give you tips on where to start with a new garden. We will discuss everything from location to preparing the soil and planting seeds and plants.  

Join us on Thursday, May 15 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. in Room 208 at the St. Cloud Public Library. Registration required. Limit 12

St. Cloud Adult Book Club

St. Cloud Adult Book Club

The St. Cloud Public Library's Book Club for adults will meet on Wednesday, May 28 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. and again from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Array Community Room. Read more »

St. Cloud Presents "Now Showing"

St. Cloud Presents "Now Showing"

   "Now Showing..." at the St. Cloud Public Library on Tuesday, May 13 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Enjoy a movie at the library. Read more »

St. Cloud Teen Advisory Board wants YOU!

St. Cloud Teen Advisory Board wants YOU!

Do you want to make a difference, have your voice heard, and make new friends? We're looking for YOU to join our Teen Advisory Board ~ the League of Extraordinary Readers, at the St. Cloud Public Library. We meet the second Saturday of every month from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in Room 259. Next meeting is May 10. See you there!

Homework Help at the St. Cloud Library

Homework Help at the St. Cloud 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, May 10, from 2:30 to 5:00 p.m., members of the St. Read more »

Knotty Nights at the St. Cloud Library

Knotty Nights at the St. Cloud Library

TEENS ~ Do all your friends have nifty bracelets made of rubber bands or string?  Are you secretly wanting to be just as cool, but you don't know how? Read more »

Let your Talent Shine at the St. Cloud Teen Open Mic Night

Let your Talent Shine at the St. Cloud Teen Open Mic Night

  The only open mic night for teens by teens. Have something original to say? We want to hear it! Bring your poetry, short story, song, or any other piece of writing to share at the St. Cloud Public Library on Saturday, May 24 from 4:00 to 4:45 p.m. Speak your piece in the Mississippi Room.