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Library News Archive: June 2014

Sideed tahay?

Sideed tahay?

"Salaan" means "Hello," and "Sideed tahay?" means "How are you?"
These are some of the first Somali words and phrases you can learn using Pronunciator, the library's language learning database. Read more »

Celebrity Chef Amy Thielen Visiting Pierz Library

Celebrity Chef Amy Thielen Visiting Pierz Library

Chef, writer, and television host Amy Thielen will visit the Pierz Public Library on Wednesday, July 16 at 4:00 p.m.

Thielen is writer of "The New Midwestern Table" and the host of "Heartland Table" on the Food Nework. She will sign her cookbooks and answer questions about her book and show. Read more »

Melrose Kickoff Event Starts Summer Activities

Melrose Kickoff Event Starts Summer Activities

The Melrose Public Library's Kickoff to Summer party took place on Monday, June 9. The Stearns County Dairy Princesses served root beer floats, a balloon artist made very creative balloons for the children, and magician/comedy performer Brodini entertained the crowd. There was a great turnout and many children signed up for the Summer Reading Program.

Becker's Dewey Mural Project Begins July 7

Becker's Dewey Mural Project Begins July 7

The next phase of the Becker Public Library's Dewey Decimal Murals project begins Monday, July 7 with local artist Alison Love Unzelman. This phase will focus on the Dewey section 100-199, Philosophy and Psychology.  The final product will look like an optical illusion. The Dewey Decimal system is used to organize nonfiction materials on library shelves. Read more »

Artists Wanted in Long Prairie in July!

Artists Wanted in Long Prairie in July!

If you're looking for something fun to do this summer, look no farther than the Long Prairie Public Library. We have three exciting art programs happening for all ages -- from school-age to adults.
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Author/Illustrator Rick Chrustowski "Draws" a crowd in St. Michael

Author/Illustrator Rick Chrustowski "Draws" a crowd in St. Michael

Author and illustrator Rick Chrustowski drew a crowd of kids and their parents to a program at the St. Michael Public Library on Monday, June 23. The author of "Blue Sky Bluebird," and "Bright Beetle" described the process of writing and illustrating a book, answered questions, and got the kids involved by having them learn about collage art illustrating. Read more »

Professor Marvel Draws Record Crowd in Howard Lake

Professor Marvel Draws Record Crowd in Howard Lake

Professor Marvel wowed a highly engaged audience of 103 kids and 34 parents in Howard Lake on Wednesday, June 11.   Read more »

Get SCRAPtacular at St. Cloud

Get SCRAPtacular at St. Cloud

  Hey teens~  grab your friends and get crafty.
  You can do the planned craft, or let your own crafty side show. Thursday, June 27 from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Room 263 at the St. Cloud Public Library. Free and open to all teens.

 

Hey all you Teens! Step up to the Mic at St. Cloud!

Hey all you Teens!  Step up to the Mic at St. Cloud!

   You got something original to say? We want to hear it! Bring your poetry, short story, song, or any other original work to the only Open Mic in the area that's for teens by teens. Saturday, June 28 from 4:00 to 4:45 p.m. in the Mississippi Room at the St. Cloud Public Library. Be there ~ or miss out on history being made.  

Meet the Master Gardeners in St. Cloud

Meet the Master Gardeners in St. Cloud

  Bring your questions.
  For adults: Master Gardeners of Stearns County will be available to provide research based information from the University of Minnesota Extension on Thursday, June 19 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. in the library's Array Room.
  Feel free to bring your lunch and listen or ask your gardening questions.

Robot Building Challenge is on at St. Cloud

Robot Building Challenge is on at St. Cloud

  Kids! Teens! Mad scientists! Come to the St. Cloud Public Library any time on Monday, June 23 to build the robot of your dreams. Read more »

Steampunk Jewelry Workshop at the St. Cloud Library

Steampunk Jewelry Workshop at the St. Cloud Library

Don't miss out on this fabulous opportunity to create wearable art at the St. Cloud Public Library. Create a jewelry masterpiece using an assortment of fun elements. All supplies included, but bring some old jewelry if you have some. For teens and adults. Preregistration is required. Thursday, June 19 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Read more »

Summer Reading Program brings Maker Mondays to St. Cloud

Summer Reading Program brings Maker Mondays to St. Cloud

  Each Monday from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. during the Summer Reading Program, we'll be running a maker space at the St. Cloud Public Library to build fun projects like catapults and air shooters! Join in the creative chaos. For ages 8 to 17 in the Children's Programming Room. Preregistration appreciated.

GRRL~Upsala Dances with Science!

GRRL~Upsala Dances with Science!

Forty Upsala area residents enjoyed Jeffrey Vinokur, The Dancing Scientist, as part of the library's Summer Reading Program kickoff in June. Kids learned about polymers and smoke rings and acids from Vinokur, who has an M.S. in Biochemistry and performs kid-friendly science programs at schools and libraries across the country.

Soccer Fever!

Soccer Fever!

Once every four years soccer fans watch as the best national teams from around the globe compete in the beautiful game.
It's World Cup time. Read more »

Summer Reading Program off to a great start in Becker

Summer Reading Program off to a great start in Becker

The Becker Public Library hosted the Dancing Scientist on Tuesday, June 10 to a huge crowd of 176 kids from the Becker community. They watched as Jeffrey Vinokur danced, made air visible, changed colored water back to colorless water and made string that he pulled out of the beaker, as seen in the photo. Read more »

Long Prairie Used Book Sale!

Long Prairie Used Book Sale!

Stop by the Friends of the Library Used Book Sale and stock up on lots of good summer reading! The 2-day book sale will be Friday, June 20, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, June 21, 9 a.m. to 12 noon. The sale will be held across the street from the library at The Pet Vet garage. Donations of books and movies are accepted year-round. All proceeds benefit the Long Prairie Public Library. Read more »

Kids' page improved!

The Kids web pages on the library website have been improved, making it easier for parents and children to find books to read, get homework help, find games and get information they need. The pages are better organized and have more content, which is sorted by age group:
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Sign-up for the SRP!

Sign-up for the SRP!

Sign-up now for Great River Regional Library's annual Summer Reading Program (SRP) for children and teens ages 0-18. The program will continue through Saturday, Aug. 9 at all 32 GRRL locations. Read more »

Dress like Elmer the Elephant at Waite Park Library

Dress like Elmer the Elephant at Waite Park Library

Elmer the Elephant will spark children’s imagination and creativity during Waite Park Public Library's storytime Thursday, June 12. Participants will create a costume inspired by Elmer’s patchwork colors to wear in the Waite Park Family Fun Fest Parade Saturday, June 14. The Thursday storytime from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. is open to children 4-12. The parade starts at 11 a.m. Read more »