Library News

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...
Read a Book Set Somewhere You'd Like to Travel! Begin the new year's calendar of reading challenges by visiting a country through the pages of a book. Visit the 1950s French Riviera in Bonjour Tristesse, Francoise Sagan's novel about a teenager observing her father's love life. Or if you are interested in Germany, try Philip Kerr's novels about Bernie Gunther, a private eye whose backstory includes wehrmacht service in the military police. The first three books in this series are...
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...