Library News Archive: July 2014

Battle of the Books at Sauk Centre Library

Battle of the Books at Sauk Centre Library

Are you up to the challenge of the Battle of the Books?
Battle of the Books is a trivia game for ages 8 to 13 where you and your friends answer questions from seven special books chosen by the library staff. You don't have to read all the books, just the ones you like, because you will be grouped with other kids to make a team. Join us for a night of trivia, food and fun! Read more »

Ask a Master Gardener at St. Cloud

Ask a Master Gardener at St. Cloud

   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.

Coder Dojo at the St. Cloud Library

Coder Dojo at the St. Cloud Library

   Teens and pre-teens - get the experience to code like the pros! Read more »

Cold Spring Friends of the Library Book Sale

Cold Spring Friends of the Library Book Sale

Cold Spring Public Library hosts the annual Friends book sale during Hometown Pride Days. Read more »

St. Cloud Teens Ready for Battle - Battle of the Books, that is

St. Cloud Teens Ready for Battle - Battle of the Books, that is

     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!

Young Adult Author Series at St. Cloud Library

Young Adult Author Series at St. Cloud Library

   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 »

Fix your Books like the Pros

Fix your Books like the Pros

    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 »

Hey Teen ~ Science Rocks at the St. Cloud Library!

Hey Teen ~ Science Rocks at the St. Cloud Library!

   Ever wonder how microphones work? Is it true sound waves can break glass? How does Audacity (audio editor) work? Read more »

St. Cloud Adult Anime Club on Hiatus

St. Cloud Adult Anime Club on Hiatus

     The St. Cloud adult anime club will be on hiatus until further notice. If you are interested in volunteering to help run the club, please contact Sandy Toland at sandyt@grrl.lib.mn.us or 320.650.2533.

St. Cloud Library offering "Welcome to Computers" classes

St. Cloud Library offering "Welcome to Computers" classes

    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 to Perform at Annandale Farmers Market

Paul Spring to Perform at Annandale Farmers Market

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 »

Smokey Bear Sits In at Staples Storytime

Smokey Bear Sits In at Staples Storytime

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 »

Get Workplace Skills

Get Workplace Skills

The unemployed or under-employed have an opportunity to gain workplace computer skills through a course being offered at the St. Cloud Public Library. Read more »

Cinema Literati at the St. Cloud Library

Cinema Literati at the St. Cloud Library

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 »

SciFi Con at St. Cloud Public Library

SciFi Con at St. Cloud Public Library

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.
Cosplay? Check.
Dr. Who trivia? Check. Read more »

2 Becker Shows that will Dazzle and Amaze!

2 Becker Shows that will Dazzle and Amaze!

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 »

Free Legal Advice Clinic in St. Cloud

Free Legal Advice Clinic in St. Cloud

  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.  Read more »

Lunch with a Master Gardener at the Belgrade Library!

Lunch with a Master Gardener at the Belgrade Library!

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 Representative Needed

Central Minnesota Libraries Exchange Representative Needed

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 »

CSI: St. Cloud

CSI: St. Cloud

Uncover the science of murder, crime, and mayhem. Members of the St. Cloud Police Department will be at the St. Cloud Public Library showing off the tricks of the trade that keep us all safe. For Teens. Wednesday, July 9 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Mississippi Room.