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Poet Barb Hawes At Paynesville Branch Friday, April 24

Poet Barb Hawes At Paynesville Branch Friday, April 24

April is National Poetry month:  On Friday, April 25 at 6:30 p.m., join Barb Hawes, poet and artist from Marshall, MN, at the Paynesville Public Library for a discussion of her work. Read more »

Staples Celebrates National Librarian Day - April 16

Staples Celebrates National Librarian Day - April 16

Library Assistant Angie Johnson and our Staples staff were surprised to receive a basket of treats from 1st International  Bank & Trust on National Librarian Day - April 16. Three bank employees delivered the basket which had a note, "Thanks for all you do for our community." We appreciate their support and we are enjoying the treats.

William Kent Krueger Entertains Audience at Melrose

William Kent Krueger Entertains Audience at Melrose

Melrose Public Library celebrated National Library Week with an author visit from William Kent Krueger.
He lives in St. Paul and writes about crime in Minnesota's north woods, frequently introducing characters and cultural lore from the Anishinaabe Indians. Several of his books have received national awards. Read more »

Llama Llama Day a Huge Success in Melrose!

Llama Llama Day a Huge Success in Melrose!

Llama Llama Day was held at the Melrose Public Library on Thursday, April 10. There were live llamas from Hemker Park and Zoo, crafts, stories, and snacks. Approximately 90 people were in attendance and each child received a free LLama LLama book that was donated by the Melrose Friends of the Library.

Wells Fargo St. Michael Donates Pony to St. Michael Library

Wells Fargo St. Michael Donates Pony to St. Michael Library

The St. Michael branch of Wells Fargo Bank has donated one of their large stuffed ponies to the St. Michael Public Library. Sheena Nelson, store manager for the Wells Fargo Branch stopped by the library on Monday, April 7 to drop off the new addition. The Wells Fargo branch gets one large stuffed pony a year they can donate, and this year, the library was the lucky recipient. Read more »

Yo Teens! SCRAPtacular at St. Cloud

Yo Teens! SCRAPtacular at St. Cloud

Teens! You can do the planned craft brought by SCRAPS or let your own crafty side show. Join SCRAPtacular on Thursday, April 24, 4:30 to 9:00 p.m. in Room 263 at St. Cloud Public Library. Glitter on, good people.

April is Financial Literacy Month

April is Financial Literacy Month

The St. Cloud Public Library, in conjunction with St. Cloud Federal Credit Union and St. Cloud State University’s Center for Economic Education, will host a Financial Fitness Workshop Series Tuesdays in April from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. on the upper level in room 208. Programs are free and open to all ages. Topics to be covered:
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Get Your Poetry On at the St. Cloud Library

Get Your Poetry On at the St. Cloud Library

    April is National Poetry Month - and the St. Cloud Public Library is going all out. Downstairs we've hung a giant community magnetic poetry board. Come on in and  share your creative side. Read more »

Creative Cloud Workshops Offered at St. Cloud Library

Creative Cloud Workshops Offered at St. Cloud Library

  Do you dream of becoming the next Suzanne Collins, but don't know where to start? Come to the Bremer Room at the St. Cloud Public Library Saturdays, April 12 and 26 from 2:15 to 3:30 p.m. for help. Volunteers from the College of St. Benedict and St. John's University will help participants explore creative writing. 

3D Printing ~ How Do They Do That?

3D Printing ~ How Do They Do That?

Learn how 3D printers work in a program at the Sauk Centre Library. Watch a live 3D printing demo and get in the know about the hottest 21st century technology that everyone is talking about. Find out about related careers and future expectations. Come to this exclusive event and find out more on Thursday, April 10 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Sauk Centre Library. Read more »