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Library News Archive: August 2014

Staples Hosts Z Juggling in Lincoln Park!

Staples Hosts Z Juggling in Lincoln Park!

Z Juggling Rosenschnoz program was held at Lincoln Park in Staples as part of Railroad Days festivities. Children and their families enjoyed the juggling and magic tricks on a Sunday afternoon in the park. This program was sponsored through the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage funds and the Staples Motley Area Arts Council.

YA Author Series Ends with Laura Rede

YA Author Series Ends with Laura Rede

Laura Rede (right in photo) was the final guest in a series of author presentations at the St. Cloud Public Library. Read more »

Storytime at the Becker Library

Storytime at the Becker Library

Storytime at the Becker Library will resume on Tuesday, Sept. 2 starting at 10:30 a.m. However, there are some new changes to the storytime schedule. Storytime, with stories, singing, and crafts will take place Sept. 2 and 16. Tuesdays, Sept. 9 and 30 will be sensory/game days with time being self-directed by the parents or caregivers. Read more »

Preserving your Legacy at the St. Cloud Library

Preserving your Legacy at the St. Cloud Library

Learn how to preserve your legacy with tips on estate planning from a certified financial planner.
The planner will be at the St. Cloud Public Library on Tuesday, Aug. 19 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. in the Bremer Community Room. Attendees will be given their own Legacy Planner binder to help keep track of important documents and information for their family. (Registration is required.) Read more »

Riders On The Orphan Train Presentation at Belgrade Library

Riders On The Orphan Train Presentation at Belgrade Library

Join us on Friday evening Sept. 5 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. for a presentation on the Orphan Train Riders. Read more »

"Sex & Violence" Teen Author to Speak at St. Cloud

"Sex & Violence" Teen Author to Speak at St. Cloud

Carrie Mesrobian, award-winning writer of teen novel "Sex & Violence," will give a presentation at the St. Cloud Public Library on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Teens are invited to attend and hear Mesrobian talk about her craft. Read more »

Insects Invade Upsala!

Insects Invade Upsala!

Bruce The Bug Guy visited GRRL Upsala on Wednesday, Aug. 13 with a fantastic group of LIVE insects!  Read more »

Smart Play Spot Busy in St. Cloud

Smart Play Spot Busy in St. Cloud

The Smart Play Spot at St. Cloud Public Library has been busy over the summer. Read more »

Teens - Take a chance to win a Taylor Swift READ poster!

Teens - Take a chance to win a Taylor Swift READ poster!

Teens at the Monticello Public Library have the opportunity to celebrate the Newbery Medal winning book "The Giver" by Lois Lowry and win a READ poster featuring Taylor Swift. Read more »

Smokey the Bear visits Eagle Bend library

Smokey the Bear visits Eagle Bend library

Smokey the Bear visited the Eagle Bend Public Library for a special storytime in July.
DNR officer Jason read the the kids a story about Smokey the Bear and fire safety. They discussed all the "do's and don'ts" for fire safety. He gave each of the children a Smokey the Bear book and book marker. This program was provided by the Eagle Bend Friends of the Library. Read more »