Anoka native Roxy Orcutt will be sharing what she learned while writing her book, "History and Hauntings of the Halloween Capital," Friday Oct. 9 from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. She tells the story of how the town of Anoka, MN became the Halloween Capital of the World (declared by U.S. Congress and everything!). The book also features a few of the town's spookier ghost stories as well. Takes place in the Bremer Room
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Posted October 5, 2015
Posted October 1, 2015
Afraid of being duped? Have mysterious Princes of Nigeria been emailing you about riches? Have you taken a call about tax rebates payable to your checking account? If you are afraid that you may be a target of con men and fraudsters, this class is for you! Come to the St. Cloud Public Library on Monday, Oct. 5 at 6:00 p.m. to be educated by the St. Cloud Police Department on how to protect yourself from snake oil salesmen in our area. This is free and everyone is encouraged to attend. The...
Posted September 29, 2015
Spookiness abounds in October, and the St. Cloud Public Library is asking for more! We're asking you to create wee windows of terror to share with the larger community. We provide the boxes, you provide the horror diorama. There are many iconic scenes from scary movies - or perhaps from your own nightmares! Boxes are available from the Information Desk on the upper level, and should be returned there once transformed into something spooky. Dioramas will be displayed on the upper level...
Posted September 29, 2015
Relax at St. Cloud Serenity Now Series September means the end of summer and the rush of school beginnings. Take an hour for yourself every week this month with St. Cloud's Serenity Now! series. Come join us Wednesday, Sept. 30 as we explore the fascinating world of labyrinths and expand our understanding of how to use them as a meditation tool. All programs are free and open to anyone looking to find their calm. All programs are in the Mississippi Community Room beginning at 6:00 p.m.
Posted September 25, 2015
Witness how humanity can change the course of history forever in the documentary "Children of the Civil Rights" showing Saturday, Sept. 26 at the St. Cloud Public Library at 10:00 a.m. Discussion afterwards with the film's creator. No one knew a group of children in Oklahoma City were heroes; not even the children themselves. The "Children of the Civil Rights" documentary film tells their story. For six years, Oklahoma City kids conducted sit-ins with their youth adviser, Clara Luper. They...
Posted September 18, 2015
Want to learn about your family history but don't know where to begin? Come to the St. Cloud Public Library on Saturday, Sept. 19 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. for a Genealogy Basics class. This beginner level class is for you. Learn how to use free library and Internet resources to search your family tree. For ages 16 and older. Limit 10.
Posted September 1, 2015
As the saying goes "Families are like fudge... mostly sweet with a few nuts." Author Unknown Shake up your family tree! Come to the St. Cloud Public Library from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every month to connect with others looking at their family trees. This monthly genealogy club meeting will feature an educational topic and discussion between members. Share tips and ideas for the informal amateur genealogist. Beginner to advanced experience welcome. For ages 16 and up...
Posted September 1, 2015
September means the end of summer and the rush of school beginnings. Take an hour for yourself every week this month with St. Cloud's Serenity Now! series. Each week we'll be exploring another path to relaxation and mindfulness. All programs are free and open to anyone looking to find their calm. All programs are in the Mississippi Community Room beginning at 6:00 p.m. Series offerings: Wednesday, Sept. 2, YogaQuest Wednesday, Sept. 9, Holistic Wellness with Anne Brady Wednesday,...
Posted August 18, 2015
Criminals in Duluth know they're no match for Jonathan Stride; at least in the Duluth that author Brian Freeman imagines. Come hear award-winning mystery writer Freeman speak at the St. Cloud Public Library on Monday, Aug. 24 at 2:00 p.m. in the Bremer Community Room. He'll read from his latest novel, with a Q and A to follow. Freeman's books have been translated into more than 20 languages and sold in more than 40 countries. Meet this successful writer who makes his home in Minnesota.
Posted August 4, 2015
Summer is just about over, and you want to suck the marrow out of your free time. It's time to go Medieval on summer; and the St. Cloud Public Library has just the thing, literally. Wednesdays in August from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. join the Society for Creative Anachronism as they bring the Middle Ages to life. Come each week, or check the schedule below: August 5 - Make your own chainmail August 12 - Intro to Illumination August 19 - Viking wire weaving All workshops are free of...