Library News

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. Each week we'll be exploring another path to relaxation and mindfulness. 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. Series offerings: Wednesday, Sept. 2, YogaQuest Wednesday, Sept. 9, Holistic Wellness with Anne Brady Wednesday,...
Criminals in Duluth know they're no match for Jonathan Stride; at least in the Duluth that author Brian Freeman imagines. Come hear award-winning mystery writer Freeman speak at the St. Cloud Public Library on Monday, Aug. 24 at 2:00 p.m. in the Bremer Community Room. He'll read from his latest novel, with a Q and A to follow. Freeman's books have been translated into more than 20 languages and sold in more than 40 countries. Meet this successful writer who makes his home in...
An entertaining show featuring songs and stories about the Old West will be presented at the Pierz Public Library on Saturday, Sept. 12 at 11:00 a.m. The show features songs written by songwriting legends like Bob Nolan, Leonard Slye, Marty Robbins and Ian Tyson. Learn about the real Ghost Riders in the Sky and the cowboy that lived to Tie a Knot in the Devil's Tail. The presenter, Lyndon Griffin, is an entertainer, singer, lecturer and historian. Lyndon presents an adventure in song...
Summer is just about over, and you want to suck the marrow out of your free time. It's time to go Medieval on summer; and the St. Cloud Public Library has just the thing, literally. Wednesdays in August from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. join the Society for Creative Anachronism as they bring the Middle Ages to life. Come each week, or check the schedule below: August 5 - Make your own chainmail August 12 - Intro to Illumination August 19 - Viking wire weaving All workshops are free of...
Robert and Lynn Halbrook welcome you to Wizard's School where "Reading is Magical." Join us Monday, July 27 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the St. Cloud Public Library's Mississippi Room for an evening of story-telling, drama, comedy and magic!
Tomatoes looking tired? Lilacs lacking luster? Ask the Masters! Master gardeners, that is, at the St. Cloud Public Library on Tuesday, July 21, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Bremer Community Room.
Come to library camp at the Waite Park Public Library starting Tuesday, July 21. Camp will take place two Tuesdays, July 21 and July 28. We will hold two sessions each day, a morning session from 10:15-11:45 a.m. for children ages 5-7, and an afternoon session from 12:15-1:45 p.m. for ages 8-11. Create musical instruments, take part in a mini parade, learn about early composers, music dynamics, symbols and more. Enjoy games, stories, crafts and snacks with a musical theme. Register online or...
Critically acclaimed hip hop artist, two time National Poetry Slam Champion, social justice activist, educator and writer, Guante will be at the St. Cloud Public Library Saturday, July 18 from 1:00-3:30 p.m. in the Bremer Community Room. From 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. he'll be hosting an Introduction to Spoken-Word Poetry Workshop where he'll pass along tips of the trade. Afterwards, join us for an amazing performance by one of the biggest up-and-coming artists in hip hop today. You don't...
Join us for Library Camp! Explore rhythm globally, discover your hidden musical talents, and shake, rattle and roll in this two-day camp. Library Camp is for kids ages 5-7, and for kids ages 8-11. Attendees must attend BOTH days of camp. Snacks, crafts, games and outdoor activities are included (weather permitting). Register online by calling 763-497-1998 during library open hours, or in person at the library. Camp will take place on Monday and Tuesday, July 20-21. The session for ages 5...
The Upsala Public Library hosts a spirited book group named Between The Covers every 4th Monday of the month at 7 p.m. The group will not meet in July, but will read "All The Light We Cannot See", for discussion on Monday, Aug. 24. "All The Light We Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr is winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for fiction and the 2015 Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction. It was a #1 New York Times bestseller, and featured in many best books of the year lists. The...