Library News: St Cloud

Please join us Thursday, April 23 at 6 p.m. in the Bremer Community Room at the St. Cloud Public Library for a poetry writing workshop hosted by writer and St. Cloud library staff member Julianne O’Connell Restani. This workshop kicks off the St. Cloud Arts Commission’s fourth annual Poetry in Sidewalks competition. Poets of all ages and experience levels are invited to submit lilting limericks, hilarious haikus, stirring sonnets, or any original short poems that are 240 characters or less...
The St. Cloud Friends of the Library Bag of Books Sale will take place Thursday through Saturday, April 16-18 in the Mississippi Room of the St. Cloud Public Library. The sale features great deals on books by the bag including fiction, non-fiction, romance, mystery, paperbacks, children's and VHS. On Thursday bags will be priced at $3; Friday features a special where if you buy one bag at $3 you'll get the second bag free; and Saturday's price is $2 a bag. The sale will also feature a...
The St. Cloud Public library is pleased to announce we will be hosting the Mixed Blood Theater's production of Hijab Tube on Thursday, April 9 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. in the Children's Programming Room. Attendance is free and open to everyone. In Hijab Tube, a college-age Muslim woman takes her questions about wearing a hijab to YouTube, drawing an illuminating range of responses from other American Muslims. Sometimes charmingly humorous and sometimes disarmingly blunt in its challenge of...
Zombie Apocalypse? Hunger Games? Car died in the middle of the Canadian wilderness? No problem! Join Devin Cesnik, a former Air Force SERE (survival, evasion, resistance, escape) instructor as he teaches the basics of survival. With what you learn in this four-week series, you will be better prepared to face what life throws at you! For ages 8 and older. Anyone under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Tuesdays in April, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. in the Bremer Community Room at St....
Films From Shakespeare Mondays in April starting April 6 at 6:00 p.m. in the Mississippi Community Room at St. Cloud Public Library. William Shakespeare is arguably the outstanding genius of the English language. Thanks to him, 1700 or more new words were created or first recorded into the English language. He wore a gold earring, married an older woman, wrote love sonnets to a man, and died when he was 52, leaving his wife his second best bed. We reference him every day when we use...
Regardless what it looks like outside, the MN State Fair begins in 150 days. This Wednesday, March 26, is the official opening to State Fair season with a "History of MN State Fair" program at the St. Cloud Public Library. Hear all the juicy details of what goes on behind the scenes to make the State Fair truly the Great MN Get Together. Thursday, March 26 from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the library's Mississippi Community Room.
Learn about the fascinating world of dreams. This class will address the history, science, significance, and mystery of dreams, as well as guided practice interpreting your dreams yourself. Tuesday, March 24, from 7 to 8:45 p.m. in the Children's Programming Room of the St. Cloud Public Library.
Eight of 2014's most widely acclaimed books were seeded and pitted against each other in a loser-goes-home tournament where you, the patrons of Great River Regional Library, voted to determine the best book of 2014. We've now made it to the finals, which will feature a knock-down, drag-out battle between E. Lockhart's We Were Liars and Anthony Doerr's All the Light We Cannot See. Please help us determine which of these spectacular books will emerge victorious by voting for the book of your...
Hey St. Cloud! It's Teen Tech Week here at the library! Come on down to witness robotics in action with Granite City Gear Heads. See them talk about robotics and demonstrate some real working robots. Tuesday, March 10 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Mississippi Community Room at St. Cloud Public Library.
Do you dream about being your own boss? Make 2015 the year for turning dreams into reality. In conjunction with the Small Business Association, the St. Cloud Public Library is hosting a four-part Entrepreneur Series on Wednesdays in March. This series is for anyone who has a great business idea but doesn't know where to start. Wednesdays in March from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Bremer Community Room. Free and open to everyone