Library News: Long Prairie

The weather may be hot, but we've got lots of cool things going on at the Long Prairie library this summer. Check out all the activities below: Monday, June 13-Saturday, Aug. 13, Read for the Win during the Summer Reading Program! We have programs for all ages 0-12th grade. And, we have lots of fun guessing games AND lots of prizes! The more you read, the more chances you have to win a PRIZE! Tuesday, June 14, 11:00-11:45 a.m., Family Comedy Magic Show with Nathan Stockwell. Be prepared...
Join internationally acclaimed singer/songwriter Phil Lancaster at the Long Prairie Public Library as he presents this program on a little-known era of American history--the story of 250,000 orphans and unwanted children put on trains in New York between 1854 and 1929 and sent all over the United States to be given away. This event will take place at the library on Saturday, April 16, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. The program is free and open to the public. It is a memorable and fascinating...
Join us as Adrian Lee, author, historian, and paranormal investigator discusses his newest book, "More Mysterious Minnesota." Adrian and his team of paranormal investigators, The International Paranormal Society, have spent the past three years traveling across Minnesota investigating historic buildings, including several in Long Prairie. You won’t want to miss this preview of Adrian’s new book! Adrian will be speaking at the Long Prairie Public Library Thursday, March 31, 5:00-6:00 p.m....
Calling all Minecraft players! Join your fellow builders at the Long Prairie library for some time trading, secret sharing, world building, and fun! There will be lots of Minecraft activities--sign up now! Minecraft mania is happening Saturday, Jan. 30, 10:00-11:30 a.m. For school aged kids and teens. The event is free and open to the public. Space is limited and registration is required. To register, please call the library at 320-732-2332 or online at griver.org
It's the Friday after Thanksgiving and the perfect time to get in the mood for the December holiday season! The Long Prairie Chamber of Commerce and many local businesses and organizations are sponsoring "Bright Friday Night." It begins at the library with a free holiday movie and popcorn! After the movie, Hemker's Petting Zoo will be in the library parking lot with lots of cute animals--remember to bring your camera! Take the whole family on a free hayride! Enjoy free coffee and cookies at...
Looking for something to do once school's out? We've got just what you're looking for at the Long Prairie Public Library! The Summer Reading Program begins June 8 and there are fun things to do for all ages, 0-12th grade. Musician Paul Spring will help us kick things off with a fun concert on Tuesday, June 9, at 3:00 p.m. It's free and everyone is welcome! We'll have lots of fun quizzes all summer and LOTS of chances to win great prizes. Stop by the library and sign up for the SRP--you'll be...
Would you love to use the rocks in your yard to create beautiful art? Peter Juhl, author and balanced stone artist, will demonstrate how to use everyday rocks and stones to make beautiful art in a program at Long Prairie Public Library. Peter says, "A good magic trick presents what we know to be a deception and makes us want to believe it’s real. A balanced stone sculpture does the opposite: We know it’s real, but want to believe it’s a trick." Uniting elements of performance art, sculpture...
If a passive solar greenhouse filled with fresh greens, in the middle of a Minnesota winter, sounds too good to be true, join us at the library when Carol Ford talks about her book, "The Northlands Winter Greenhouse Manual." Carol's presentation will give details about her unique greenhouse design and production method that enables her to grow fresh vegetables all winter long—with minimal fuel costs. Carol's book is available to borrow from GRRL and she will have copies available to purchase...
Do you want to find your roots, but don't know where to begin? Then this is the program for you! We will provide the expertise, research tools, and helpful information for this beginner level genealogical program. Little to no experience is needed. Come learn how to use free library and Internet resources to further your family tree. The class will take place at the Long Prairie Public Library, Saturday, Jan. 17, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Registration is required as computer space is limited. To...
Are you ready to get in the holiday spirit? Join us at the Long Prairie Public Library and listen to your favorite holiday songs performed by Mikko Cowdery. Mikko will sing all the best loved holiday music and will take requests for any songs he may have missed! This event is free and will take place Thursday, Dec. 4, 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. All ages welcome and singing along will be encouraged! For more information or to register, please call 320-732-2332, or register online.