Library News: Becker

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 librarian from 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 29th at the Becker Public...
The Becker Public Library, with the help of local artist Alison Love Unzelman, is gearing up to start work on the next section of the Dewey Decimal System collaborative mural project displayed in the library. The ninth mural will focus on the numbers 900-999, covering the general topics of geography and history. This project is a community effort and the library invites people of all ages (adults, teens and children two and older) to participate. The mural takes the concept of the Dewey Decimal...
The Becker Friends of the Library and Library Assistant Sherri Rasmussen are hosting a Make & Take craft day at the Becker Public Library on Monday, Dec. 1. Sherri will help kids ages 6 to 12 make holiday gingerbread houses using graham crackers and assorted candies. Decorating will start at 4:00 p.m. and end around 6:00 p.m. Sherri will have a short break in the middle of class and will read a winter story while the gingerbread houses harden and set for the candy decorating. Several books...
Jazz pianist and singer Andrew Walesch will be performing at the Becker Community Center on Saturday, Dec. 6, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Relax and enjoy Andrew's holiday favorites while the kids visit Santa and shop for presents. Or just come to enjoy the holiday music and be inspired. All ages are welcome. No registration is necessary. A Legacy event.
Animals make great listeners! Studies show that animals make wonderful reading companions because they help increase relaxation, lower blood pressure, listen attentively, do not judge, are less intimidating then peers and allow children to proceed at their own pace. The Becker Public Library is proud to have a Reading Education Assistance Dog available for your young reader ages 5 to 12. Every month, Elsie visits the Becker library to listen to readers improve their fluency and comfort level...
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. If you like to read and discuss your likes and dislikes about the books you read, the Teen Book Club may be right for you. Bring a friend and join us Monday, Oct. 20 for a good read, interesting...
Storytime at the Becker Library will resume on Tuesday, Sept. 2 starting at 10:30 a.m. However, there are some new changes to the storytime schedule. Storytime, with stories, singing, and crafts will take place Sept. 2 and 16. Tuesdays, Sept. 9 and 30 will be sensory/game days with time being self-directed by the parents or caregivers. The library will provide the activities for those days. Other September activities in the Becker Library include Reading to Elsie on Thursday, Sept. 11...
Hey teens, like to match your wits against someone else? Like to see how much more you know about a book compared to your friends? Then a Battle of the Books is for you! Becker Public Library is hosting a Teen Battle of the Books on Thursday, Aug. 7 at 6:00 p.m. Books include: "The Amazing Maurice And His Educated Rodents" by Terry Pratchett, "Curveball: The year I lost my grip" by Jordan Sonnenblick, and "Ship Breaker" by Paolo Bacigalupi, just to get you started. Haven't had time to read all...
Dazzling Dave and his amazing yo-yo tricks will be at the Becker Public Library on Wednesday, July 9 at 3:00 p.m. Dazzling Dave is a yo-yo Master and world record holder! Let Dazzling Dave dazzle and delight you with his yo-yo skills. No registration is necessary. This is a Legacy event. On Tuesday, July 15 at 10:30 a.m., Professor Marvel will present his Fizz, Bang, Boom Science and Magic show. Professor Marvel is sure to please as he takes us on a ride into the world of cool science...
The next phase of the Becker Public Library's Dewey Decimal Murals project begins Monday, July 7 with local artist Alison Love Unzelman. This phase will focus on the Dewey section 100-199, Philosophy and Psychology. The final product will look like an optical illusion. The Dewey Decimal system is used to organize nonfiction materials on library shelves. The Mural project runs for the month of July. Classes take place on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. This project is for all ages, times...