Library News: Becker

With so little snow on the ground, the Becker staff decided to bring the snow inside. During the last storytime of the year, preschoolers enjoyed playing in the snow without all the bulk of winter clothes and wet mittens. The snow was made with baking soda and water mixed into a nice consistency that allows balls to be made. (Some recipes use hair conditioner.) Either way, the children had fun pushing, pounding, building, and cutting. Put the mixer in the freezer for a bit for a real cold...
Award-winning author William Kent Krueger will talk about his Cork O'Connor mystery series at the Becker Public Library on Monday, Nov. 16 starting at 6:30 p.m. Krueger is the winner of four Minnesota Book Awards, two Anthony Awards for Best Novel, and an Edgar Award. He is a Minnesota author and his books are set in Minnesota's north woods. This event is for teens and adults. No registration is required. This event is paid for by funds from the Minnesota Book Awards.
About 60 kids, parents and caregivers attended the Becker Public Library's annual preschool Halloween party. The event started out with Halloween songs and stories. We had a fellow library user perform some of his magic tricks for the youngsters, and then the rest of the time was filled with fun activities. Kids were able to hang the heart on the skeleton, play Halloween Memory, Halloween Bingo, have a Halloween scavenger hunt and make a paper plate pumpkin for the craft. Kids were...
Are you interested in tracing your ancestry? Do you want to see where the members of your family started their journey? Becker Public Library is hosting a genealogy program presented by Ariel Kirst, a GRRL librarian based in the St. Cloud Public Library. She will show participants how to use the library database Ancestry Library Edition for research, and be available for questions as participants begin their search. The program will start at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, Oct 29 at the Becker...
Friends of the Becker Library will again be hosting a Used Book & Media Sale at the library. Get ready to stock up on old favorites or new items. Perhaps a treasure awaits you at Becker Library. Dates are Wednesday-Saturday, Oct. 7-10. The book sale will be open during the library's open hours. Gently used books and media are needed. Bring them to the library anytime the library is open. Proceeds help the Friends of the Becker Library sponsor programs at the Becker Library.
Summer is just around the corner! Keep boredom away by attending programs and events at the Becker Public Library this summer. We will kick off our summer events with a Battle of the Books for teens on Monday, June 8 at 7:00 p.m. Stop in the library now to see which books have been selected for the event and to sign up. Musician/Songwriter Paul Spring will be the feature performer helping us promote the "Read to the Rhythm" Summer Reading Program. Paul will perform on Tuesday, June 9 at...
Nancy Leasman, owner/operator of Leatherwood Vinegary, located near Long Prairie, will visit the Becker Public Library on Monday, May 11 at 6:30 p.m. Nancy will talk about the vinegary, the wine and vinegar making processes, and will read from her book, Leatherwood Vinegary. Nancy will have copies of her book available. Participants are asked to bring a small jar with a tight-fitting lid. Each participant will make their own starter bottle of vinegar. Space is limited. Please register using the...
Oh the things you can make with duct tape! Come explore the fun possibilities with Miss Sherri on Wednesday, April 15 at 4:00 p.m. Miss Sherri and the Becker Library will have all the supplies you need for an original duct tape creation. Books from the library collection will be available to help inspire you. Space is limited. This event is for ages 6 to 12. Please register on the Events page or by calling the Becker Library at 763.612.4454. Supplies provided by the Friends of the Becker...
Artist Jen Anfinson will once again visit the Becker Public Library to help you imagine and create. This year's project will be recycled robots. Anfinson will help you design and construct your own robot using recycled materials such as tin cans, paper clips and the like. This program is for ages 5-12. Limit of 12 participants. Register by calling the Becker Public Library at 763.261.4454 or register online at Events. This event is funded in part by Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Artist Gary Harbo will be at the Becker Public Library to teach a Beginning Manga class on Wednesday, Jan. 14. Gary has illustrated many books, such as "The Great Train Ride" and "The Northern Woods Adventure." This class is for ages 12 to 18, and it begins at 4:00 p.m. Registration is required. Please bring a sharpened lead pencil and good eraser with you to class. You can register at griver.org or by calling the Becker library at 763.261.4464