Library News: Belgrade

Join us at the Belgrade Public Library for an evening of fun on Friday, May 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. where delightful Jen Anfinson will inspire you to create a charm bracelet of your own design. You will learn basic jewelry techniques with jewelry items provided, or bring along any keepsakes, baubles or old jewelry parts you'd like to incorporate. For ages 12 to adult. We have a limit of 12, so sign up online today on our events calendar at griver.org, or call the Belgrade Library at 320.254....
Join us this Friday evening, April 26, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Belgrade Public Library to hear author Nancy Paddock's story of her parents' decline due to Alzheimer's, and the challenges and choices for care that she and her sisters faced while confronting this tragic disease. These events were chronicled in Nancy's memoir titled "A Song at Twilight of Alzheimer's and Love," a Minnesota Book Awards winner for memoir and creative nonfiction. Nancy Paddock is also the author of two...
Author Scott Thoma will be visiting the Belgrade Public Library on Friday, March 22 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. His first book, "Out of the Blue", is a true story account of the first-recorded F5 tornado to hit Minnesota, leveling the town of Tracy, MN on June 13, 1968. Scott Thoma lived in Tracy when the tornado hit. He is now a resident of Willmar, Minnesota. He boasts a resume that includes award winning careers as both a sports reporter and a sports editor at a Minnesota daily...
Learn to make a quilt from start to finish. Learn construction techniques for several traditional blocks, then assemble the blocks to make a table topper, wall hanging or larger quilt if desired. The class will also cover quilting and binding techniques. This class is designed for beginners, but every level quilter is invited to participate. This class will meet every Saturday from Jan. 5 to Feb. 9, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Register online at griver.org under events, or call the library at...
Visit the Belgrade Public Library on Saturday, Nov. 24 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon for free, short, reindeer sleigh rides! For all ages! Pre-registration is not required.
Please join us at the Belgrade Library on Friday evening, Oct. 26 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. when Ron and Nancy Leasman, the only licensed producers of wine vinegar in Minnesota and the surrounding states, will teach us their wine and vinegar making process. Each participant will make their own starter bottle. Nancy will also bring copies of her book, Leatherwood Vinegary: A winery gone sour. This event is for adults. Please register online at griver.org, events, or at the library, 320.254.8842...
Belgrade Library's READ (read eat and discuss) Book Club will be celebrating their five-year anniversary on Friday evening, Sep. 21 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. In September of 2007 Will Weaver's "Sweet Land" was selected as the club's first read. This September "Stalking Susan" by Julie Kramer will be up for discussion. READ book club meets the third Friday of each month from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. New members are welcome! Would you like to meet Julie Kramer? She will...
Inspired by the popular PBS production "Downton Abbey." the Minnesota Historical Society will present Etiquette School for Ladies at the Belgrade Library this Tuesday evening August 14 from 5:45 - 7:45 p.m. Are you prepared to attend fine dinner parties? Do you know how to best introduce yourself? Can you sip tea with grace and ease? Etiquette may seem old fashioned, but it's always in style! Young ladies, bring along your mom, grandma or an adult friend and feel free to wear...
June is in full swing and the Belgrade Library is hopping with enthusiasm for the Summer Reading Program. More than 50 kids registered on our opening Dreamsicle give away day June 4, which is no small bananas for our little community. The Okee Dokee Brothers will be in concert on Monday, June 18 from 2:15 - 3:00 p.m. Join us on the lawn for this family event. On Friday June 22 from 6:30 - 7:00 p.m., 18-month-olds to 4-year-olds can come to the library in their jammies and enjoy stories and...
Hopper the reading frog joined a storytime group at the Belgrade Public Library - Myrtle Mabee Library on Monday, April 9. Branch Assistant Jane Anderson read a selection of books about frogs, including one about the life-cycle of a frog. The children were attentive, asking questions and contributing to the conversation. At one point she asked the children about the kinds of books they enjoy. Perhaps not surprisingly in such a rural location, one boy answered "John Deere books....