Library News

Family Trio Entertains at Elk River

Family Trio Entertains at Elk River

Local trio Knotted Clover entertained their audience in a recent concert at the Elk River Public Library.
The trio is composed of two teens and their father. They play traditional folk songs and music from Ireland on a variety of instruments including mandolin, guitar, fiddle and harp. Staff and patrons praised their performance. Read more »

Teen Book Club at the Becker Library

Teen Book Club at the Becker Library

The Becker Public Library is starting a Teen Book Club. The book club will meet Monday, Oct. 20 at 7:00 p.m.  The selection for the first discussion is "Legend," a romantic thriller set in a post-apocalyptic world, written by Marie Lu. Copies of the book selection are available at the Becker Library. Read more »

Banned Books Week Activity at Richmond Library

Banned Books Week Activity at Richmond Library

Richmond Public Library is celebrating Banned Books Week (Sept. 21-27) with a guessing game. The prize is a banned book for teens and kids. At the library, find the Banned Books display and guess the title based on the cover. Learn the reason why the books were controversial. We think some of these titles may surprise you. Read more »

Banned Books Week Celebrated in Cold Spring

Banned Books Week Celebrated in Cold Spring

Cold Spring Public Library is celebrating Banned Books Week (Sept. 21-27) with a guessing game. The prize is a banned book for teens and kids. At the library, find the Banned Books display and guess the title based on the cover. Learn the reason why the books were controversial. We think some of these titles may surprise you. Read more »

Come one, come all ~ Passive Programs are a ball!

Come one, come all ~ Passive Programs are a ball!

    Oh boy - if you haven't been in the St. Cloud Public Library this month you are missing out! All month long, we have passive programming going on for all ages. What's passive programming, you ask? Passive programming is all the trivia, contests, coloring sheets, and guessing games we offer on a monthly basis.  Read more »

Using Your Digital Camera with John Pennoyer at Paynesville Library

Using Your Digital Camera with John Pennoyer at Paynesville Library

Would you like to learn how to make the most out of your digital camera? On Monday, Sept. 22, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., John Pennoyer, a professional nature photographer, will  teach basic digital photography. Bring your camera and learn some tricks to improve the quality of your photographs. Read more »

Book Bingo at the Eagle Bend Library.

Book Bingo at the Eagle Bend Library.

The Eagle Bend Public Library recently held its annual end of Summer Reading Program party.
Adults and children played "Book Bingo" for a chance to win a free book.
Following the bingo, prizes from the Summer Reading Program were handed out and everyone was served ice cream sundaes. This program was provided by the Eagle Bend Area Friends of the Library.

An Evening with Award Winning Author David Housewright

An Evening with Award Winning Author David Housewright

Join us at the Long Prairie Public Library, Thursday, Sept. 25, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., for an evening with Edgar and Minnesota Book Award-winning author David Housewright. Read more »

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.

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 »