Library News: Belgrade

Join us at the Belgrade Library on Friday, April 15 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. to hear author Annelee Woodstrom describe her years growing up in Hitler's Germany. As a child she saw her share of horror - the carnage left after bombings, homeless children struggling to survive in the streets, and the survivors of a concentration camp not far from her hometown. At 20 she found peace and serenity, moving to Minnesota with her husband where they raised two children. Woodstrom later attended college...
Do you want to find your roots, but don't know where to begin? Come to the Belgrade Public Library to learn hands-on how to use free library and Internet resources to further your family tree. This class will be held Friday, Feb. 6 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. No experience is needed to attend this class. Adults and teens are invited, with a class limit of 10. Each participant will be provided with a laptop for the evening. To sign up and for more information you may call the Belgrade library at...
Join us on Saturday, Nov. 8 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon to make a pair of funky chunky sweater mittens at the Belgrade Public Library. Call the library to register at 320.254.8842 and get a list of supplies needed for the class. These mittens make great holiday gifts. While you're at it, browse our selection of great craft books for other holiday gift ideas.
Join us on Friday evening Sept. 5 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. for a presentation on the Orphan Train Riders. Alison Moore and Phil Lancaster tell the story of the 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. The story is told through original music and an audio-visual presentation of archival photographs and interviews with two surviving orphan train riders. There will also be a reading from...
When should I prune my shrubs and trees? When should I fertilize my annuals and perennials? What is the best type of mulch? Local Master Gardener Mary Hagen will be at the Belgrade library from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on Thursday July 10 to talk "gardening" and to answer any gardening questions you may have. Bring a bag lunch! Dessert and beverage will be provided! For more information call the library at 320.254.8842.
Join us Wednesday evening March 12 at 6:30 p.m. for a concert of Irish tunes featuring musician Mikko Cowdery! Cowdery, from Osakis MN, has performed music for more than 50 years. Along with his lifelong love of Irish music, his music ranges from folk, pop and country to rockabilly, Broadway and Bluegrass. At age 11 he made his first public appearance and has been performing ever since. All ages are welcome. Coffee and conversation will follow the concert. For more information you may...
Meet author Candace Simar Friday evening, Feb. 28 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Belgrade Library. Simar is a writer and poet from Pequot Lakes, Minnesota. As a life-long Minnesotan, the grandchild of immigrants, she nurtures a passion for Minnesota history. Her Minnesota-based historical novels include "Abercrombie Trail," "Pomme De Terre," "Birdie" and "Blooming Prairie." "Farm GIrls," co-written with her sister, celebrates bits of memoir and story about growing up on a Minnesota dairy farm...
The Belgrade Public Library's "Building Blocks" Sampler Quilt Project begins Saturday, Jan. 18 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon! Inspired by book covers and titles of Earlene Fowler's Benni Harper mystery books, learn to make and combine basic quilt block elements - rail fence, nine patch, four patch, half square triangles and flying geese - into a sampler quilt. This class runs four Saturdays in a row starting Jan. 18, all classes from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Material and equipment list...
Enjoy an afternoon of holiday music at the Belgrade Public Library, performed by Paul Imholte, the musical stringman. Imholte sings and plays a dozen traditional instruments. His featured instrument is the hammered dulcimer. Join us Wednesday, Dec. 18 between 2:00 and 4:40 p.m. for this event. Browse the collection while listening, or sit and relax and enjoy the sounds. For more information you may call the library at 320.254.8842.
Children ages 5 - 12 can spend an afternoon at the Belgrade library enjoying holiday stories and crafts! This event will be held on Monday Dec. 9 from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Treats provided! For more information you may call the Belgrade library at 320.254.8842