Library News: St Cloud

As the saying goes "Families are like fudge... mostly sweet with a few nuts." - Author Unknown Shake up your family tree! Come to room 208 in the St. Cloud Public Library from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 4 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.
The St. Cloud Public Library has partnered with the English Department of St. Cloud State University to offer a series of free lectures in February open to the public. Below are the dates and topics for each lecture: Monday, Feb. 8: Music of the Holocaust. Music has always had a place during times of resistance. This talk will explore the music that came from the concentration camps. Bremer Room from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. After the lecture, be sure to see the Anne Frank exhibit in the...
Come hear the journey St. Cloud's Joan Rydberg took to get her book "Moonlit Memories of Vegas" self published. Books will be available for purchase. Thursday, Jan. 7 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Bremer Community Room at the St. Cloud Public Library.
Being an adult is hard. Haven't we all wished at one time or another for those bygone days of naptime and storytime? Find that joy again at St. Cloud's Feel Like A Kid Again storytime, offered every Wednesday in January from 5:30 to 6:00 p.m. in Room 259. Picture books are fun for everyone ~ including YOU!
Imagine a world without Iron Man, the Hulk, or Spider-man. Bleak, right? This is why the St. Cloud Public Library is celebrating Stan Lee’s birthday on Monday, Dec. 28 with a Superhero Birthday Extravaganza! Help us celebrate the 93rd birthday of superhero creator and comic legend Stan Lee, co-creator of numerous characters including The Fantastic Four, the X-Men, Daredevil and many others. We're having an all-day Stan Lee movie marathon, a superhero UN debate, superhero yoga, and more! The...
Wednesday, December 2nd at 6:30 is the last installment of "Gear Up for NaNoWriMo" by Lisa McClintick. Besides using precise word choices, we’ll look at the rhythm of how they’re put together using examples using a variety of writers known for languid descriptions, snappy dialogue or staccato sentences. Room 208. Don't worry if you missed the other sessions, come to this one and get some great tips and suggestions to get your book written!
How do you turn that good idea into a great novel, and what do you do with it after you write it? Join author of thirteen novels and college writing professor Jessica Lourey for the answers at the St. Cloud Public Library, Monday, Nov. 16, beginning at 7:00 p.m. Teens and adults will be shown how to go from idea to completed novel in seven steps, and receive detailed information on cracking the world of publishing. This program will take place in the Bremer Community Room.
St Cloud retired teacher James Bettendorf will return to St. Cloud Saturday, Nov. 14 at 11:00 a.m. to share his newly published book of poetry "Swimming in the Earth." Q & A to follow. This presentation will take place in the Bremer Room.
Twin brothers Joe and John Gindele provide a humorous look back at their childhood in New York City's Upper East Side in the 1940s-1950s. After high school they moved to Minnesota where they attained degrees and began lengthy teaching careers. But they have fond memories of the ethnic neighborhood in which they grew up. Learn about the old New York and share a laugh at the St. Cloud Public Library Saturday, Nov. 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon in the library's Mississippi Room.
NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is November and the St. Cloud Public Library wants you to Gear Up! We'll be offering a series of classes to help you become the novelist you've always known you can be. Published author and travel writer Lisa McClintick will be facilitating these sessions. Wednesday, Nov. 4 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. - Senses and settings. Room 208. Registration requested Wednesday, Nov. 18 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. - Characters and Charisma. Room 208. Registration requested...