Library News: Belgrade

The title of the Belgrade library's next book club selection is The Mulligan, a novel by Nathan Jorgenson. If you're not a golfer you may not know that a mulligan is a golf term meaning "to take a second shot to substitute for an errant first shot." Joe Mix, the main character of this novel, has apparently sliced his first shot at happiness into the rough. But in this fine tale which deals imaginatively with midlife, middle-class crisis, the author has us rooting for Mix to...
Six GRRL libraries will be hosting concerts in March with acclaimed jazz vocalist Rhonda Laurie and her band. Enjoy the spirited songs of the '30s, '40s and '50s. "Sentimental Journey," "Dream a Little Dream" and "My Favorite Things" are just a few of the songs that will inspire audiences to smile and sing along during this 90-minute show. The show will be in Pierz March 7, Cokato March 8, Kimball March 9, Sauk Centre and Belgrade March 10, and...
Plan B: Further thoughts on faith by Anne Lamott will be the topic of discussion at the next meeting of the R.E.A.D. Book Club on Friday evening, Feb. 17 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Belgrade Public Library - Myrtle Mabee Library. Few people can write about faith, parenting, and relationships as can the talented, irreverent Anne Lamott. The essence of her faith she finds in the ability to open her heart in the midst of confusion and hopelessness. Faith is not about how we feel, she claims,...
Dan "Daddy Squeeze " Newton is a highly entertaining performer, who has been enthralling audiences around the country for over 30 years with his accordion music. He presents the accordion in ways that most Minnesotans have never imagined! Dan has been a featured guest on Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion," a regular performer at the Minnesota State Fair, and has produced 25 albums as a soloist and with his band, Cafe Accordion Orchestra. Please join us for...
The Belgrade R.E.A.D. (Read, Eat and Discuss) book club will meet at the Myrtle Mabee Library in Belgrade on Jan. 20, 2012 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. to discuss The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. It's January 1949 and London is emerging from the shadow of World War II. Writer Juliet Ashton receives a letter from a stranger, a founding member of the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. And so begins a tale of the island of Guernsey...
The Belgrade, Brooten, Elrosa school district has made the change from a five-day school week to a four-day school week. Because of this change, the Belgrade library will be offering special events for children on Mondays. Every Monday in September and October, except for Labor Day and Columbus Day, the library will offer a "Make and Take" craft event. Create your craft any time during open hours. Monday hours at the Belgrade Library are from 2 - 5 p.m. A table will be set up...
Join us at the Belgrade library for our 5th Annual Flower Show on Thursday, July 21 and Friday, July 22 during open hours. Open hours on Thursdays are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and 2 to 5 p.m. Friday hours are 2 - 5 p.m. and 6 - 8 p.m. If you wish to display arrangements, containers or specimens please deliver them to the library Thursday, July 21 between 8 and 10 a.m. A variety of flower and gardening books will be on display and available for checkout. Door prizes, lemonade and treats will...
Please join us at the Belgrade Library on Wednesday, June 29 from 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. for a Petal Fold Book Workshop. This sculptural book has petal-shaped pages inspired by origami. The workshop is being presented by the Minnesota Center for Book Arts and is funded in whole or in part with money from the Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage fund. This event is for teens and adults. You may register online or you can call the Belgrade Library at 320.254.8842.
Adults are invited to join the Belgrade Library R.E.A.D. (Read, Eat And Discuss) Book Club for adults, meeting the third Friday of each month. Meetings include friendly book discussion and dessert. The next meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. on June 17 to discuss The Art Of Racing In The Rain by Garth Stein. "The Art Of Racing In The Rain" is narrated by Enzo, a lab terrier mix, on the eve of his death. It is the story of one man's life struggle, as seen from a dog's perspective...
"The Story of Music, Stories from Home", created by Gary Holthaus and Lauren Pelon, combines music, stories, and poems to explore our sense of place, home and community. Holthaus is the author of three books of poetry and several collections of essays, and has been awarded a fellowship in poetry from the National Endowment for the Arts. Pelon has been praised for her soprano voice and her performance on approximately 25 ancient and modern wind, string and free reed instruments....