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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.

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 »

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.

St. Cloud Library offering "Welcome to Computers" classes

St. Cloud Library offering "Welcome to Computers" classes

    Does the thought of sending an email make you run for the hills? Is the only mouse you know the one that has a tail and likes cheese?  Have no fear, "Welcome to Computers" classes are here! Read more »

Central Minnesota Libraries Exchange Representative Needed

Central Minnesota Libraries Exchange Representative Needed

Central Minnesota Libraries Exchange (CMLE), the library multitype region in Central Minnesota, is seeking a new volunteer to serve as a citizen board member. The initial term of board membership is through 2016. Applicants should have an interest in and support all kinds of library services. They must be willing to attend four daytime meetings a year (three in St. Read more »

Sideed tahay?

Sideed tahay?

"Salaan" means "Hello," and "Sideed tahay?" means "How are you?"
These are some of the first Somali words and phrases you can learn using Pronunciator, the library's language learning database. Read more »

Meet the Master Gardeners in St. Cloud

Meet the Master Gardeners in St. Cloud

  Bring your questions.
  For adults: Master Gardeners of Stearns County will be available to provide research based information from the University of Minnesota Extension on Thursday, June 19 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. in the library's Array Room.
  Feel free to bring your lunch and listen or ask your gardening questions.