Library News

Friends of the Rockford Library will be hosting a semi-annual Used Book and a Bake Sale at the library. Get ready to stock up on old favorites or new items. Perhaps a treasure awaits you at the Rockford Library. Dates are Monday-Saturday Oct. 5-10. The book sale will be open during the library's open hours. Gently used books and media are needed. Bring them to the library anytime the library is open. Proceeds help the Friends of the Rockford Library sponsor programs, fund facility...
Spookiness abounds in October, and the St. Cloud Public Library is asking for more! We're asking you to create wee windows of terror to share with the larger community. We provide the boxes, you provide the horror diorama. There are many iconic scenes from scary movies - or perhaps from your own nightmares! Boxes are available from the Information Desk on the upper level, and should be returned there once transformed into something spooky. Dioramas will be displayed on the upper level...
Relax at St. Cloud Serenity Now Series September means the end of summer and the rush of school beginnings. Take an hour for yourself every week this month with St. Cloud's Serenity Now! series. Come join us Wednesday, Sept. 30 as we explore the fascinating world of labyrinths and expand our understanding of how to use them as a meditation tool. All programs are free and open to anyone looking to find their calm. All programs are in the Mississippi Community Room beginning at 6:00 p.m.
Banned & Challenged Books week, sponsored by the American Library Association, is being recognized Sept. 27 to Oct. 3. You are invited to stop in to the Paynesville Public Library this week to take a picture with your favorite banned or challenged title. The Paynesville branch is open Mondays 2 - 8 p.m., Tuesdays 2 - 6 p.m., Wednesdays 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Thursdays 2 - 6 p.m., Fridays 2 - 8 p.m. and Saturdays 10 - 1 p.m.
Witness how humanity can change the course of history forever in the documentary "Children of the Civil Rights" showing Saturday, Sept. 26 at the St. Cloud Public Library at 10:00 a.m. Discussion afterwards with the film's creator. No one knew a group of children in Oklahoma City were heroes; not even the children themselves. The "Children of the Civil Rights" documentary film tells their story. For six years, Oklahoma City kids conducted sit-ins with their youth adviser, Clara Luper. They...
Friends of the Becker Library will again be hosting a Used Book & Media Sale at the library. Get ready to stock up on old favorites or new items. Perhaps a treasure awaits you at Becker Library. Dates are Wednesday-Saturday, Oct. 7-10. The book sale will be open during the library's open hours. Gently used books and media are needed. Bring them to the library anytime the library is open. Proceeds help the Friends of the Becker Library sponsor programs at the Becker Library.
Spend an evening with Ancestry for Libraries at the Paynesville Public Library on Monday, Sept. 28 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. A laptop computer will be provided for your use while we research your family tree on Ancestry for Libraries. Basic computer skills are required. Staff will give a short demonstration of genealogy research with Ancestry for Libraries, and will be available to help you with your research. Stop by the library to register (or register online) and to pick up information on...
Want to learn about your family history but don't know where to begin? Come to the St. Cloud Public Library on Saturday, Sept. 19 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. for a Genealogy Basics class. This beginner level class is for you. Learn how to use free library and Internet resources to search your family tree. For ages 16 and older. Limit 10.
Join other tweens and teens in fun games and activities at the Waite Park Public Library after close on Friday, Sept. 11. Go on a scavenger hunt, compete in a wordplay game, and exercise your creativity in a collaborative art project. There will be snacks, too. The fun begins at 6:00 p.m. and goes until 10:00 p.m. Open to tweens and teens ages 11 and up. Attendance is limited, so please register online through our events calendar or by calling the library at 320-253-9359.
As the saying goes "Families are like fudge... mostly sweet with a few nuts." Author Unknown Shake up your family tree! Come to the St. Cloud Public Library from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every month 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...