Library News: Becker

Local Becker author Mary Jo Mosher will be at the Becker Public Library, Saturday, May 21 at 10:30 a.m. Mary Jo will be discussing her time in the Bighorn National Forest, Sheridan, Wyoming volunteering for the Forest Service, and her newest book, The Volunteers: Tales of Adventure and Mayhem in the Bighorn National Forest. Mary Jo is a retired journalist and author of "One Man Against the Mountain" and recently released "Penny's Tale." She also co-authored "Hiking Minnesota." All of Mary Jo...
Thursday, May 5 kicks off the Becker Schools Art Show at the Becker Public Library. This is the fifth year the library has hosted this event. Art teachers from each school location select pieces students have created throughout the year. "Thursday is the Open House Reception for the students and families. The teachers do a great job with selecting pieces and providing refreshments. The library provides the space and the background music. It's a great community collaboration," said Jeannette...
An enthusiastic crowd gathered at the Becker Senior Center on Tuesday, April 19, for Phil Lancaster's presentation of Riders on the Orphan Train. Phil is an internationally acclaimed singer/songwriter who travels and presents the story of 250,000 orphans and unwanted children who were put on trains in New York between 1854 and 1929 and sent all over the United States to be given away. Phil sang original music, ran a picture slide show and presented film clips from interviews with actual...
Author and appraiser Mark Moran, who has written over 25 books on antiques and collectibles and has appeared on the PBS "Antiques Roadshow" program, will be at the Becker Public Library, on Tuesday, May 17, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mark will help evaluate items and talk about the history of objects. He will appraise up to 40 objects, one object per person. Register for a time slot by calling the library during open hours at 763.261.4454. Additional guests are welcome to listen and observe! Moran...
Tuesday, April 19 at 10:00 a.m., join acclaimed singer/songwriter Phil Lancaster as he presents the program, Riders on the Orphan Train. This program presents the story of 250,000 orphans and unwanted children who were put on trains in New York between 1854 and 1929 and sent all over the United States to be given away. Weaving together photos, stories and songs, as well as attendees sharing their own stories, this presentation is memorable and fascinating. This Legacy program will be...
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 Tail Waggin' Tutor 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 reading...
Ever wondered about your old jewelry? Is it valuable? Can it be made into something else? Jen Anfinson, GIA certified diamond specialist, will help you discover creative ways to redesign your jewelry. On Monday, April 4, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., Jen will be at the Becker Public Library ready to discuss gold weights, authenticity and content of metals, diamonds, gemstones, and values. Bring your bag of jewelry, box of treasures and questions for a lively group discussion! This workshop does not...
Artist Penny Leuthard will bring a Mixed Media Workshop to the Becker Public Library on Thursday, March 17, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Mixed media refers to artwork which employs more than one medium, such as paper, ink, 3D items and found objects. Take this workshop and you will be introduced to mixed media art and create your own artwork using 12"x12" board and a variety of mixed media items. All supplies are included. However, you are welcome to bring any personal items you would like to include in...
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 Harry Potter-Battle of the Books, Monday, Feb 8 at 6:30 p.m. This battle will test your knowledge of the Harry Potter series. Haven't had time to read all the books? That's okay! Come anyway and battle it out based on what you know. Bring your friends to form a team! For ages 10 to 18....
The final section of Becker Public Library's Dewey Decimal Mural project is set to begin Feb 1, 2016. With the help of local artist Alison Love Unzelman, the library is gearing up to start work on the final section of the collaborative mural project displayed in the library. The final mural will focus on the Dewey numbers 200-299, which cover the topic of Religion. This project is a community effort. The library invites people of all ages (adults, teens, and children two and older) to...