Library News: Pierz

Storytimes at Pierz Public Library are usually well attended, and today’s was no exception. Forty-six patrons of all ages listened as the library’s storytelling volunteer read books, did finger plays and sang songs accompanied by her ukulele. The theme was butterflies, and the group finished their time by making butterfly windsocks. Pierz offers storytime each Thursday at 10 a.m., June thru August.
April is National Poetry Month. For the third annual year the Pierz Public Library will celebrate National Poetry Month by requesting teens to submit original poems. Poems will be displayed in the library without identifying names. A qualified local community member will judge the poems for originality, and one lucky winner will receive a gift card for a local business of their choice from the Friends of the Pierz Public Library. Teens submitting poems must complete a form, which includes...
An entertaining show featuring songs and stories about the Old West will be presented at the Pierz Public Library on Saturday, Sept. 12 at 11:00 a.m. The show features songs written by songwriting legends like Bob Nolan, Leonard Slye, Marty Robbins and Ian Tyson. Learn about the real Ghost Riders in the Sky and the cowboy that lived to Tie a Knot in the Devil's Tail. The presenter, Lyndon Griffin, is an entertainer, singer, lecturer and historian. Lyndon presents an adventure in song and...
A patron of the Pierz Public Library has shared a portion of their personal Elvis Presley memorabilia collection for public viewing at the library. Elvis was born Jan. 8, 1935 in Tupelo, Mississippi and would have celebrated his 80th birthday this year. An American singer and actor, he became known as the "King of Rock and Roll", but sang many genres of music including pop, blues and gospel. He had a rapid rise to fame in the mid 1950s, appearing on the radio, silver screen and TV. Some of...
Do you enjoy holiday music? Get in the holiday spirit! Come and listen to jazz pianist and singer of the Great American Songbook, Andrew Walesch as he shares some of his holiday favorites at the Pierz Public Library. He will perform inspiring and delightful holiday classics and other songs on Wednesday, Dec. 17 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. This is open to all ages. Bring along a friend!
The Pierz Public Library is offering two classes this fall on job searching, resumes, applications, interviewing and networking. Staff from Rural MN CEP will be presenting. On Wednesday, Sept. 17 at 2:00 p.m., the topic will be job searching, resumes and applications. On Wednesday, Oct. 8 at 2:00 p.m., the topic will be interviewing and networking. These classes are free and open to the community. Registration is appreciated. Call the Pierz Public Library with any questions at 320.468....
Chef, writer, and television host Amy Thielen will visit the Pierz Public Library on Wednesday, July 16 at 4:00 p.m. Thielen is writer of "The New Midwestern Table" and the host of "Heartland Table" on the Food Nework. She will sign her cookbooks and answer questions about her book and show. Amy has been a professional cook for over ten years, with seven of those in the finest restaurants in Manhattan. Now she and her family reside in northern Minnesota. On "Heartland Table" she cooks...
Rhonda Fochs, author of "Minnesota's Lost Towns" will be visiting the Pierz Public Library on Wednesday, June 4 at 5:30 p.m. Her book is a journey to the past and a visit to nearly 150 northern Minnesota lost towns. Read and listen to what created them, how they grew and prospered, why they died, where they were located and what you'll see there today. This will be a history lesson, where you will learn the stages of a "boom and bust" cycle and how lost towns are classified according to...
If all you have is questions and what you want is answers, you should talk to a librarian. Lucky for you a new service called “Book A Librarian” is being offered at Pierz Public Library. Visiting librarians from the Great River Regional Library headquarters in St. Cloud will be available by appointment to meet one-on-one with library patrons and answer their questions. You’ll have their undivided attention. So if you want to make your own shampoo and need a recipe. Or you want to know the...