Library News

Calling all Minecraft players! Join your fellow builders at the Long Prairie library for some time trading, secret sharing, world building, and fun! There will be lots of Minecraft activities--sign up now! Minecraft mania is happening Saturday, Jan. 30, 10:00-11:30 a.m. For school aged kids and teens. The event is free and open to the public. Space is limited and registration is required. To register, please call the library at 320-732-2332 or online at griver.org
Patrons of the Annandale Public Library are hopeful they will win the MinneSNOWta prize basket. It is filled with wonderful Minnesota products, including syrup and honey produced right in Annandale. Annandale Friends of the Library provided the basket as additional incentive for patrons to take part in Great River Regional Library's annual winter reading program (WRP) which runs Jan. 2-Feb. 29. As of Jan. 12, 100 patrons had registered for the opportunity to win the basket and other great...
Hey teens, like to match your wits against someone else? Like to see how much more you know about a book compared to your friends? Then a Battle of the Books is for you! Becker Public Library is hosting a Harry Potter-Battle of the Books, Monday, Feb 8 at 6:30 p.m. This battle will test your knowledge of the Harry Potter series. Haven't had time to read all the books? That's okay! Come anyway and battle it out based on what you know. Bring your friends to form a team! For ages 10 to 18....
The final section of Becker Public Library's Dewey Decimal Mural project is set to begin Feb 1, 2016. With the help of local artist Alison Love Unzelman, the library is gearing up to start work on the final section of the collaborative mural project displayed in the library. The final mural will focus on the Dewey numbers 200-299, which cover the topic of Religion. This project is a community effort. The library invites people of all ages (adults, teens, and children two and older) to...
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!
Need help with your laptop, iPad, Kindle, smartphone or other device? Don't have a computer and don't know where to start? Drop by the Paynesville Public Library for individual help on Friday evening, Jan. 29, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Call ahead (320.243.7343) to reserve a time, or make an appointment in advance. Bring your device with you.
We’re kicking the Winter Reading Program into high gear with our first all-day Great Minne-SNOW-ta Trivia Challenge. The fun is packed into one day: Saturday, Jan 9. Beginning at 10 a.m. and continuing every 10 minutes, a trivia question will be posted on our website, griver.org. All questions can be answered using the library's website and databases. Play at home or check at your local library for a trivia party! For more information, ask your local Great River Regional Library staff.
Increase your winter reading fun by joining the Great River Regional Library's winter reading program. The 2016 theme is "MinneSNOWta, Read Away the Winter!" The program is open to adults and teens in grade 6 and up. Participation makes readers eligible for random prize drawings for collectible mugs as well as a $25 gift card at each branch location. Just read the books you like and complete the drawing slip available when you register. If you need some book ideas, check our Winter Reading...
Techboomers is an excellent website geared toward older adults and those new to technology. The website includes tutorials and videos on everything from using a mouse to connecting via Facebook. Learn how to use social media, entertainment websites like Netflix and Hulu, and figure out how to shop online. If you need to begin with computer basics, that's here, too. Techboomers offers video and written tutorials on hundreds of different subjects, and new courses are being added every week...