Library News

The Force will be strong in St. Michael this Saturday, Oct. 10 as the St. Michael Public Library will be one of several hundred libraries across the country to celebrate "Star Wars Reads Day." There will be a word scramble puzzle to fill out and a chance to win prizes. There will also be coloring sheets, a "Make & Take" Yoda craft and puzzles to take with you. Check out the Star Wars displays and check out a few of the many Star Wars books ready for your reading! And, as Yoda would say...
Get your learn on at the St. Cloud Library's Mississippi Room on Saturday, Oct. 10 from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m., at Documentary Club Presents..... "America: Imagine the World Without Her" is a right wing political documentary that attempts to show how much the world has benefited from the USA, and that seeks to make the case that revisionist history, lies and omissions by left leaning organizations are intended to destroy the US as we know it.
Are you interested in tracing your ancestry? Do you want to see where the members of your family started their journey? Becker Public Library is hosting a genealogy program presented by Ariel Kirst, a GRRL librarian based in the St. Cloud Public Library. She will show participants how to use the library database Ancestry Library Edition for research, and be available for questions as participants begin their search. The program will start at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, Oct 29 at the Becker...
Are you running a small to medium sized business, and wish you had a full time accountant? You need to come to the St. Cloud library Thursday, Oct. 8 at 6 p.m. and learn how to use Quickbooks. Need training and guidance in business management, accounting and bookkeeping? We're here to help! This will be an ongoing class, meeting the second Thursday of the month in Room 208. Free and open to everyone.
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
Storyteller and musician Bill Jamerson is bringing his "Dollar-a-Day Boys" presentation to the Paynesville Public Library on Friday, Oct. 9, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. The hour-long multi-media program includes songs, stories and video clips about FDR's Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s that employed 86,000 young men who planted 180 million trees and built 2,400 roads, a dozen state parks and much more. Since 1992, Bill Jamerson has researched the CCC. He produced a documentary for Michigan...
Photographer Doug Ohman will present his collection of photographs of barns at Zion Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 1200 Hwy 25 S. Buffalo, on Thursday, Oct. 8 at 7:00 pm. Ohman is well know for his photography books of Minnesota, including "Barns of Minnesota" with text by Will Weaver, "Cabins of Minnesota" with text by Bill Holm, and "Churches of Minnesota" with text by Jon Hassler. This presentation is sponsored by the Buffalo Public Library with support from the Friends of the Buffalo...
The Staples Public Library held its monthly "Reading Roundhouse" Storytime on Saturday, Sept. 14 with fun animal stories. Join us for our next storytime held on the second Tuesday of each month at 10:30 a.m. Also check out our new "We Play Here" kits at the library. Each kit contains a selection of educational toys based on one of the five early literacy practices of the Every Child Ready to Read initiative: Talking, Singing, Reading, Writing and Playing. Come join the fun.
The Eagle Bend Public Library celebrated reading with our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program on Saturday, Sept. 26. Awards were given to our five kindergarten children who have completed their 1000 books. Eagle Bend's 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Program is funded by the Eagle Bend Friends of the Library. Each child who signs up for the program receives a canvas book bag and record book. At each 100 books read, the child can dig in our treasure chest for a prize. When they reach the...
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...