Library News: Becker

Struggling with your mobile device? Can't figure out how to install an application? Want help downloading an eBook or eAudiobook? We can help! Bring your electronic device to the Becker Public Library on Thursday, Oct. 27. Knowledgeable library staff will be available to help, one-on-one, answer your questions about how to operate your device.  Registration is required! Time slots of 15 minutes will be given to each participant starting at 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Come with your...
Bill Jamerson will present his "It's Daylight in the Swamps" program on Wednesday, Oct. 12 at 3:00 p.m. This program will journey back to the days of sawyers, skidders and swampers. True stories, tall tales, along with authentic songs to create a program that entertains and informs. Bill Jamerson's program will take place at the Sherburne History Center located at 10775 27th Ave S.E. in Becker.  "It's Daylight in the Swamps" is a Legacy event for adults and teens.
The Friends of the Becker Library are gearing up for their October book sale. Donations of books and media are now being accepted. Books may be gently used, but will not be accepted if dirty, smelly or moldy. Encyclopedias, textbooks and medical books will not be accepted.  The Friends of the Becker Library is a non-profit organization that helps raise funds, promote library programs and raise awareness of the Becker Library. If you are interested in helping with the book sale or...
On June 28, Becker Public Library hosted its first Makerspace program. The program included the use of Snap Circuits. The circuits were a hit and the library was all a buzz! Snap Circuits make learning electronics easy and fun! Just follow the manual and build exciting projects, such as FM radios, digital voice recorders, AM radios, burglar alarms, doorbells, and much more. Each participant received a bag of pieces and instructions to make multiple devices. To catch the next Makerspace...
Professor Marvel, aka Robert Halbrook, stunned and amazed about 200 kids and adults during his "Magic of the Olympics: A Summer Reading Celebration" program held at the Becker Community Center on June 14. The event kicked off the Summer Reading Program at the Becker Public Library. The Summer Reading Program is available for kids 0-18 years of age. Great incentives and grand prizes will help keep kids reading all summer. The Becker library is a terrific resource for books, audio books and...
Summer is just around the corner! Kick off the summer by attending these fun events at the Becker Public Library. Magician Robert Halbrook is back with his Magic of the Olympics: A Summer of Reading Celebration. Celebrate summer reading and the magic of the Olympics with magician Professor Marvel. This program is ideal for preschoolers through kids in 5th grade, but all ages are welcome. Professor Marvel's program will take place in the Becker Community Center gym on Tuesday, June 14 at 10:...
Becker Public Library will be offering new programs this summer. Family storytimes will be offered on one Saturday and one Thursday of each month this summer. The first Saturday Family Storytime will be June 11 at 10:30 a.m. The first Thursday Family Storytime will be June 23 at 6:30 p.m. Family Storytime includes books, songs, rhymes, movement and more. It helps reinforce love of learning in children. No registration is required. Check the online Events calendar or stop at the Becker library...
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...