Library News

Friends' Fall Book Sale at the St. Michael Library

Friends' Fall Book Sale at the St. Michael Library

The St. Michael Friends of the Library will have its annual Fall Book Sale on Saturday, Oct. 25, 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the St. Michael City Center Council Chambers. Hundreds of books will be available including paperbacks, hard covers, children’s books and DVDs. Read more »

The Big Library Read Is Back: Oct. 13 - 28

The Big Library Read Is Back: Oct. 13 - 28

The Big Library Read is back with "Anatomy Of A Misfit," available online as an eBook and eAudiobook through Great River Regional Library October 13 to 28. Read more »

Free Legal Advice Clinic at the St. Cloud Library

Free Legal Advice Clinic at the St. Cloud Library

  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 »

Fire Up your Kindle at the St. Cloud Library

Fire Up your Kindle at the St. Cloud Library

   Come on down to the St. Cloud Public Library on Thursday, Oct. 9 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. to learn how to download library books to a Kindle Fire. Also learn what other applications are available for use with the device. Attendance is limited to 10, and preregistration is requested. This event will take place in Room 208 on the library's upper level.

"Stolen Years: A True Story of Domestic Abuse and Survival" with Connie Nelson

"Stolen Years: A True Story of Domestic Abuse and Survival" with Connie Nelson

"Stolen Years" is the title of a book by Darrel Day that tells the story of Connie (Sarff) Nelson, a Long Prairie resident who was abducted by her estranged husband. Read more »

Eagle Bend 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Celebration!

Eagle Bend 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Celebration!

The Eagle Bend Public Library held its annual 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Celebration on
Sept. 25.
Robert the Magician entertained everyone with a performance of Bug, Bugs, Bugs. He did various magic tricks including making a dove appear from a scarf. We had eight participants reach the 1000 books mark and six of them are now in kindergarten. Read more »

Discover The History of Beer And Brewing In Minnesota At Paynesville Branch

Discover The History of Beer And Brewing In Minnesota At Paynesville Branch

On Friday, Oct. 24 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Paynesville Public Library, the Minnesota Historical Society will present  Beer and Brewing in the Land of Sky Blue Waters. Minnesota has a long and rich history with beer, starting with the first brewery opened in Saint Paul in 1849. Read more »

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 »

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.

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.