November is Alzheimer Awareness month. Join Tami Kolbinger in an informal, 45 minute presentation at the Becker Public Library that includes information on dementia, concentrating on communication and some of the "do's and don'ts" in dealing with people with dementia. The presentation will take place on Thursday, Nov. 17, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Interaction with the presenter is encouraged during the presentation so that the information is understood. Tami Kolbinger, presenter of this event, is a...
Posted November 1, 2016
In celebration of the upcoming movie release Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, based on the book by J. K. Rowling, depicting the well-known wizarding world before the time of Harry Potter, the Richmond branch of GRRL has become a wizarding wonderland. Aspects of each book of the Harry Potter world are depicted in various displays around the library, including dementors, the giant spider Aragog, the wizarding game of Quidditch, and even a sorting hat! The displays will be available for...
Posted October 28, 2016
Great River Regional Library has announced three lucky winners in the prize drawing held for Library Card Sign-Up month. Each has received an iPad mini purchased for the drawing by the St. Cloud Friends of the Library. The winners are Corissa Johnson at the Becker Public Library, Alissa Tesmer at the Delano Public Library, and Sandra Rohloff at the Staples Public Library. Photographed is John Rohloff, accepting the prize on behalf of his wife, Sandra, from Cathy Perish, library services...
Posted October 26, 2016
According to the Alzheimer's Association, "Alzheimer's disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States and the only cause of death among the top 10 in the United States that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed." Every family has been touched in one way or another by this debilitating disease. GRRL~Upsala will host experts from the St. Benedict's Senior Living Community for two presentations desgned to help us understand dementia, Alzheimer's and aging. "Help! I think I...
Posted October 26, 2016
Trick or Treaters: Show off your costume at the Paynesville Public Library during open hours on Friday (2 to 8 p.m.), Saturday (10 to 1 p.m.) and Monday (2 to 8 p.m.), Oct. 28, 29 and 31, and we'll give you a Halloween treat. Pictured, two young customers try out the masks they made for their Halloween costumes at last week's mask-making workshop.
Posted October 25, 2016
The Great River Regional Library branch in Little Falls now has more off-street patron parking. A new parking lot recently opened on the north side of Broadway next to the Little Falls Carnegie Library and across from the Morrison County Courthouse. The first row of parking spaces nearest the library is reserved for library patrons and is connected to the library's existing parking lot by a walkway. The additional off-street parking will be a real bonus, especially for meetings and events.
Posted October 24, 2016
Join Penny Leuthard at Becker Public Library as she leads participants in a workshop on how to make shadow box ornaments on Monday, Nov. 14 starting at 6:30 p.m. Participants will create their own unique holiday ornaments using a recycled milk container, old holiday cards and a variety of other materials. All supplies are included. However, you are encouraged to bring holiday cards you would like to incorporate into your ornament. For ages 12 to adult. Registration is required. Limit 12....
Posted October 24, 2016
The St. Cloud Public Library is offering limited services beginning Monday, Oct. 24 as cleaning and restoration work in the St. Cloud Public Library continues. The closing and cleanup work was a result of an arson incident which took place on Aug. 17. The fire caused structural damage and spread smoke and soot particles throughout the building. Services available beginning today will be holds pick-up, fine payment and pick up of Summer Reading Program prizes during regular hours: 10:00 a.m....
Posted October 19, 2016
Chamber of Commerce members, library customers and library staff are invited to stop by the Paynesville library for coffee and breakfast treats on Wednesday, Oct. 26. The Breakfast Meet & Greet offers an opportunity for local businesses to connect with the community and rediscover (or revisit!) their local library.
Posted October 13, 2016
New apps are created every day. But some apps are so useful they stick around and just get better. We've put together a list of apps the staff have used and found useful so you can check it out. Whether it's something to help you keep track of the miles you run or the dollars in your bank account, there's an app here. Of course, because we're librarians, you'll find apps that help you find books and music. But there's more, too. So check it out.