Library News: Belgrade

Kent Nerburn is the author of several books on spirituality and Native themes. His book "The Wolf at Twilight: An Indian Elder's Journey through a Land of Ghosts and Shadows" won the 2010 MN Book Award for Memoir and Creative Nonfiction. Described as suspenseful, touching, humorous, tragic, and powerful, it is the captivating story of his journey to help an elderly Native American man discover what happened to his long-lost sister. Please join us at the Belgrade Library for...
Accredited genealogist Stephen Barthel will share tips on using the Internet to do genealogical research on Saturday, Feb. 26 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the Belgrade library. Barthel has been a reference consultant and worked in library public affairs from 1983 - 2001 at the world's largest genealogical library. He has researched the genealogies for Peter Jennings, Walter Cronkite, and many other VIP's. This is a laptop lab event. Each patron will be using a supplied computer...
Learn how to make a pair of mittens from wool sweaters on Saturday, Feb. 12 from 9:15 - 12:00 p.m. at the Belgrade Public Library. Come to the library to see samples and to get a list of supplies.
Saturday, January 22, the Belgrade Library is offering a class on reverse fabric dying. You will learn to create your own designs on fabric using household products. Then on January 29 the class will focus on using your dyed fabric to sew a tote. Both classes will run from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. For books on this topic check out the booklist. Also, on Friday January 28 from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m., author Cary Griffith will speak and show slides about the challenges, rewards, and dangers of caving in...
Kids can welcome in the New Year with entertainer Rachael Kroog, with party hats, noise makers and hors d'oeuvres on December 31st, from 4 - 5 PM! Rachel has been wowing audiences with her unique blend of interactive guitar music, comedy, cartoon impressions and juggling. This will be a fun family event! Don't miss our other December holiday events. Begin the holiday season with Andrew Walesch, as he croons jazzy holiday tunes on Tuesday, December 7th from 7 - 8 PM. Pages of Music...
Mudbound by Hillary Jordan portrays the life of Laura McAllan, struggling to adjust to farm life, motherhood, and being a wife in the Mississippi Delta in 1946. The book is a well rendered depiction of the fury and terror wrought by racism. Jordan's book received the 2006 Bellwether Prize, founded by Barbara Kingsolver to reward books of conscience, social responsibility and literary merit. Please join us for discussion on Nov. 19, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Belgrade's book club meets the...
"Digging to America" by Anne Tyler will be up for discussion at the Oct. 15 meeting of the Belgrade R.E.A.D. (read, eat and discuss) bookclub. This novel portrays two couples' lives intertwined by the adoption of Korean daughters. Anne Tyler was born in Minneapolis in 1941. This is her 17th novel, published in 2006. Other popular Tyler titles include "Saint Maybe," "Breathing Lessons" and "The Accidental Tourist." Join us for bookclub the third Friday of every month from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
On Friday, Aug. 20, 2010 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. the Belgrade R.E.A.D. book club will meet to discuss "River of Doubt" by Candice Millard. A review of this book stated that if "River of Doubt" were required reading in school, more people would fall in love with history. So true! Can you imagine former President Theodore Roosevelt traveling with a group of explorers and naturalists into an uncharted Amazon tributary, the River of Doubt, not knowing if they will make it...
Join us for our 4th annual flower show Thursday July 22 and Friday July 23 during open hours. If you wish to display an arrangement, container, or specimen please deliver it to the library July 22 between 8 and 10 a.m. Patrons can register for door prizes and cool off with lemonade and treats. Gardening books will be on display for checkout.
June promises a lot of activity at the Belgrade Library. Saturday, June 19 the Guthrie presents Acting Games for Beginners from 10:00 - 11:20 a.m. for 13 to 17 year olds. The Guthrie's Duke it Out Intro to Stage Combat is from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for ages 11 and up. June 24 from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. St. John's Arboretum will present a program for 6 to 12 year olds called Water Wonders. June 28 you can discover the mysteries in the deep blue sea at our Ocean Commotion program...