Library News: St Cloud

Celebrate "Talk Like a Pirate Day," on Friday, Sept. 19, by participating in a pirate themed online scavenger hunt at the St. Cloud Public Library. Prizes be doubloons, matey. Come and play - or walk the plank.
Love horror books? Love birthdays? Here at the St. Cloud Public Library we're putting our dual loves together in one great program - Adult Story Time Celebrates Stephen King. On Saturday, Sept. 20 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon we'll be reading some of the best of King's short stories in room 268. Be prepared to be scared.
This "How To" workshop led by Master Gardeners will be about soils and how you can improve them by using compost. Learn tips on composting, how to build a compost bin, and what to compost. The workshop will take place on Thursday, Sept. 18 at the St. Cloud Public Library, Room 208 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
It's the only open mic night for teens by teens. Have something original to say? We want to hear it! Bring your poetry, short story, song, or any other piece of writing to share at the St. Cloud Public Library on Saturday, Sept. 20 from 4:00 to 4:45 p.m. Speak your piece in the Mississippi Community Room.
Oh boy - if you haven't been in the St. Cloud Public Library this month you are missing out! All month long, we have passive programming going on for all ages. What's passive programming, you ask? Passive programming is all the trivia, contests, coloring sheets, and guessing games we offer on a monthly basis. Banned Book Week is the last week of September. Every year, the availability of some books is challenged by individuals who want them banned. In the children's area, we have the "banned...
Saturday, Sept. 13 is National Positive Thinking Day. Who couldn't use an injection of positivity? Please share your positive thoughts with the community by adding them to the Positive Thought Wall in the lobby at St. Cloud Public Library. All ages are welcome to participate.
Ahhh, Saturday ~ no school, no homework, just 24 hours of peace and quiet. Why not share that with your favorite literary character? Come on down to the St. Cloud Public Library where we have the perfect spot for you to cuddle up with your favorite book and favorite friends and read, read, read. We're turning Room 259 into a reader's bastion of comfort ~ pillows, blankets, tasty treats ~ just add teens. We'll also have spaces for you to share your thoughts on your favorite books, which...
Teens and pre-teens - get the experience to code like the pros! Participants work with community mentors in the field to learn different types of coding for computer operations. For ages 8 to 18. Those under 13 are encouraged to bring their parents. Class meets in Room 208 at the St. Cloud Public Library on Saturday, Sept. 6 and Sept. 20 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. The attendance limit is 10 and preregistration is strongly encouraged.
Join us on Thursday, Sept. 4 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. for a presentation on the Orphan Train Riders in the St. Cloud Public Library Mississippi Community Room. Alison Moore and Phil Lancaster tell the story of the 250,000 orphans and unwanted children who were put on trains in New York between 1854 and 1929 and sent all over the United States to be given away. The story is told through original music and an audio-visual presentation of archival photographs and interviews with two surviving...
Laura Rede (right in photo) was the final guest in a series of author presentations at the St. Cloud Public Library. On Wednesday, Aug. 27, Rede met with teens to talk about her books and her writing process. She is the author of young adult novels "Darkride," "Crossfire," and "Kissing Midnight." She lives in Minneapolis, and is a Writers of the Future award winner. Other authors in the series, which was targeted at teens, were Nick Hupton ("If I Know It's Coming,"), Kirstin Cronn-Mills...