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Library News

Hip Hip Hooray! Dec. 27 is Snowflake Making Day!

Hip Hip Hooray! Dec. 27 is Snowflake Making Day!

  Teens - Help us celebrate this unique day and decorate the library for winter! All day long on Saturday, Dec. 27, paper will be flying and snowflakes will be falling in room 263 at the St. Cloud Public Library.

Long Prairie Presents The ABCs of Genealogy Research

Long Prairie Presents The ABCs of Genealogy Research

Do you want to find your roots, but don't know where to begin? Then this is the program for you! We will provide the expertise, research tools, and helpful information for this beginner level genealogical program. Little to no experience is needed. Come learn how to use free library and Internet resources to further your family tree. Read more »

Santa Comes to Eagle Bend Storytime!

Santa Comes to Eagle Bend Storytime!

Santa surprised the children at Eagle Bend Public Library's Storytime. He read them the story "Twas the Night Before Christmas." The children each had a chance to sit on Santa's lap, tell him what they wanted for Christmas, and get a goodie bag.

Crowd Enjoys Nutcracker Ballet at Elk River

Crowd Enjoys Nutcracker Ballet at Elk River

A packed room at the Elk River Public Library recently enjoyed a ballet preview version of "The Nutcracker" performed by the North Ballet Youth Company. The Nutcracker Ballet is a growing holiday tradition in Elk River, and this is the second year it has been performed at the library. Read more »

Holiday Concert Tour in Becker

Holiday Concert Tour in Becker

Jazz pianist and singer Andrew Walesch will be performing at the Becker Community Center on Saturday, Dec. 6, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Relax and enjoy Andrew's holiday favorites while the kids visit Santa and shop for presents. Or just come to enjoy the holiday music and be inspired. All ages are welcome. No registration is necessary. A Legacy event.

Latin American Music Performance at Elk River

Latin American Music Performance at Elk River

The Elk River Public River recently presented a program titled World Of Music at the Library. It featured performers Leo and Kathy Lara. They are a husband and wife team who have been active as performers and educators within the Midwest since 1979. Leo is a native of Ecuador who is involved with the study and performance of Andean folk music. Read more »

St. Cloud Lego Challenge

St. Cloud Lego Challenge

Did you know that, in Latin, Lego means "I assemble"?
Coincidence? I think not. The St. Cloud Public Library is giving our community a challenge....what can you create with LEGO?  Read more »

Make Mittens at the Belgrade Library

Make Mittens at the Belgrade Library

Join us on Saturday, Nov. 8 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon to make a pair of funky chunky sweater mittens at the Belgrade Public Library. Call the library to register at 320.254.8842 and get a list of supplies needed for the class. These mittens make great holiday gifts. While you're at it, browse our selection of great craft books for other holiday gift ideas. 

Librarians Available for One-on-One Research Help for History Day Projects

Librarians Available for One-on-One Research Help for History Day Projects

   Are you a teacher, student, or parent of a student involved in History Day? Need help finding information that supports your thesis? Wouldn't it be nice to have your own personal librarian to help you?  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 »