Library News

Soil Rocks! Staples Program Educates Children on Soil Matters

Soil Rocks! Staples Program Educates Children on Soil Matters

St. John's Arboretum staff visited the Staples Public Library on Aug. 5 to provide "dig in the dirt" activities for our young patrons. They took soil samples and demonstrated with hands-on activities and skits about the good and bad creatures below the surface. This program was made available through funding from the Friends of the Staples Public Library. Read more »

Hot Diggety Dog Story Time in Eagle Bend

Hot Diggety Dog Story Time in Eagle Bend

Children were captivated by "Pam the Storyteller" on Saturday morning, July 27 at the Eagle Bend Library. She shared her own story about dirt, mud, rocks, sand and adventure. Read more »

First Thursday Music at St. Cloud

First Thursday Music at St. Cloud

Join us on Aug. 1 for some Hot Fun in the Summertime!

The August First Thursday at the St. Cloud Public Library features dance music from Granite City Brass. The Quintet will play a variety of dance music from around the globe: Great Britain, Germany, Poland, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, American swing and Stevie Wonder.
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Ask a Master Gardener at the St. Cloud Library

Ask a Master Gardener at the St. Cloud Library

Wondering why your tomatoes seem tired? Your peppers have lost their pep? Come to the library and ask an expert! Read more »

St. Cloud Library presents "Now Showing..."

St. Cloud Library presents "Now Showing..."

"Now Showing..." at the St. Cloud Public Library on Tuesday, May 28 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Enjoy a movie at the library. Join us for an acrobatic fantasy from James Cameron and Andrew Adamson.  A young woman is entranced by a circus aerialist. Read more »

History in the (Cheese) Making!

History in the (Cheese) Making!

  Join Patrick "The Cheeseman" Moore for an afternoon learning the history of the cheese industry in Minnesota and tasting the fruits of that industry. 
  The program will take place Thursday, May 16 from 1-3 p.m. in the Mississippi Community Room of the St. Cloud Public Library.  Preregistration is needed and the attendance limit is 20. Read more »

Try Large Print

Try Large Print

For those whose eyesight isn't quite what it used to be, Large Print versions are a popular option. We include a Large Print list on the New, Best & Fun page. Take a look to find some of the new titles arriving on the shelf. Read more »

First Thursdays at St. Cloud Public Library

First Thursdays at St. Cloud Public Library

Please join us in the Mississippi Room at the St. Cloud Public Library for May's First Thursday with Trio Mexico! Featuring traditional Mexican music, Trio Mexico will serenade with ballads, boleros, love songs, and mariachi music on Thursday, May 2 from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. The whole family is invited.

Promoting Yourself Through Social Media - St. Cloud

Promoting Yourself Through Social Media - St. Cloud

  Using social media in promoting your artistic business, journey, or life can be useful and and an inexpensive way to raise awareness and customers. How you use it, and not use it, can be instrumental to your long term goals. Read more »

Mobile Art On View at Staples Public Library

Mobile Art On View at Staples Public Library

Jess Cavazos, a mobile artist from Brainerd, installed three mobiles in the Roundhouse children’s area of the Staples Public Library. Read more »