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 »

Arrrrgh Teen Matey~ Celebrate "Talk Like a Pirate Day" at the St. Cloud Library

Arrrrgh Teen Matey~ Celebrate "Talk Like a Pirate Day" at the St. Cloud Library

   Celebrate "Talk Like  a Pirate Day," on Friday, Sept. 19, by participating in a pirate themed online scavenger hunt at the St. Cloud Public Library. Prizes be doubloons, matey. Come and play - or walk the plank. 

St. Cloud Celebrates the Master of Macabre

St. Cloud Celebrates the Master of Macabre

    Love horror books? Love birthdays? Here at the St. Cloud Public Library we're putting our dual loves together in one great program - Adult Story Time Celebrates Stephen King. On Saturday, Sept. 20 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon we'll be reading some of the best of King's short stories in room 268. Be prepared to be scared.

Let your Talent Shine at St. Cloud's Teen Open Mic Night

Let your Talent Shine at St. Cloud's Teen Open Mic Night

   It's the only open mic night for teens by teens. Have something original to say? We want to hear it! Bring your poetry, short story, song, or any other piece of writing to share at the St. Cloud Public Library on Saturday, Sept. 20  from 4:00 to 4:45 p.m. Speak your piece in the Mississippi Community Room.

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.