Library News Archive: July 2014
Got gardening questions?
For answers, ask the Master Gardeners of Stearns County. They will be at the St. Cloud Public Library on Thursday, Aug 21, 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., to provide research based information from the University of Minnesota Extension. Drop ins are welcome. This program will take place in the library's Array Community Room.
Are you up for the challenge of the Battle of the Books? Join us for a night of trivia, awards, food, and fun! Sign up at the Adult Services Desk. Registration is through Friday, Aug. 1; battle is Thursday, Aug. 7, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Mississippi Room at the St. Cloud Public Library. Let the Battle begin!
Calling all teens!
Ever wondered about the process authors use to write the books we love? Here's the program for you. We've asked four of the most popular Minnesota authors writing teen fiction today to come share their secrets. They'll be at the St. Cloud Public Library on Wednesdays in August, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. in Room 259. Read more »
Come to the St. Cloud Public Library on Monday, Aug. 11 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. to learn how to repair books the Library Way. You will learn how to repair torn pages, broken spines, and loose pages. This is a program designed for adults, but open to all ages. Bring your own books to repair. We'll provide the materials and the expertise. Read more »
Ever wonder how microphones work? Is it true sound waves can break glass? How does Audacity (audio editor) work? Read more »
Does the thought of sending an email make you run for the hills? Is the only mouse you know the one that has a tail and likes cheese? Have no fear, "Welcome to Computers" classes are here! Read more »
Paul Spring is a singer and songwriter from St. Cloud. He has released folk-rock albums and a highly reviewed family album that NPR called "an ode to books and stories, and to the families who nurture them." Read more »
Our recent "Smokey Bear" Storytime was well attended by the Adventures group and other young patrons in Staples.Jason (from the Department of Natural Resources) read the Smokey Bear Big Book and shared fire safety tips.We were honored to have a guest appearance by Smokey Bear himself. Read more »
Hey Teen~ are you interested in the Battle of the Books over the summer but that's just too much reading? We hear ya~ why not come and watch the movie adaptations instead? That's what Cinema Literati is all about. Come for the series, Monday nights from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m., in the Mississippi Room. Read more »
It's Saturday, July 19 and you're jonesing for some geekdom. "Where can I find something to do that has Stormtroopers, photo ops with Jean-Luc Picard, and show off my awesome Marvel comics knowledge?" Look no further than the St. Cloud Public Library. If it's geeky, we're doing it.
Dr. Who trivia? Check. Read more »
Dazzling Dave and his amazing yo-yo tricks will be at the Becker Public Library on Wednesday, July 9 at 3:00 p.m. Dazzling Dave is a yo-yo Master and world record holder! Let Dazzling Dave dazzle and delight you with his yo-yo skills. No registration is necessary. This is a Legacy event. Read more »
When should I prune my shrubs and trees? When should I fertilize my annuals and perennials? What is the best type of mulch? Read more »
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. Applicants should have an interest in and support all kinds of library services. They must be willing to attend four daytime meetings a year (three in St. Read more »