Library News

Join us as Adrian Lee, author, historian, and paranormal investigator discusses his newest book, "More Mysterious Minnesota." Adrian and his team of paranormal investigators, The International Paranormal Society, have spent the past three years traveling across Minnesota investigating historic buildings, including several in Long Prairie. You won’t want to miss this preview of Adrian’s new book! Adrian will be speaking at the Long Prairie Public Library Thursday, March 31, 5:00-6:00 p.m....
Wednesday, March 9 at 10:30 a.m., the Paynesville Public Library will present a preschool storytime for ages 0 to 6. Join us for stories, songs, and crafts about the sun, moon and stars! Attendance limit of 20. Presented by the Friends of the Paynesville Public Library.
The adult coloring and doodling craze has hit us by storm. We are embracing this in St. Michael on Monday, March 14 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. The Zentangle Workshop offered by Artist Penny Leuthard will enable you to tap into your inner artist. It's doodling with a purpose! Zentangles are an easy-to-learn, relaxing and fun way to create beautiful black and white art by drawing structured patterns on a 3 ½” square paper tile. In this workshop, patrons will create their own zentangle as they are...
We're going paper craft crazy at the St. Cloud Public Library~ and we want you to join in! Monday, March 7 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. in the Bremer Room we'll be showing you how to create a 3" micro book with secret pockets out of 1 sheet of paper. One sheet! Limit 10, so register early. If micro books aren't your thing; come by Tuesday, March 22 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. You'll learn how to turn simple envelopes into a mini album, complete with spaces for art, photos, journaling, and more! Limit...
The folks at the New York Times are known for their insightful articles on current events, books, and culture, but did you know they’ve dipped their toe in the Tech Tips pool? Check out this excellent article full of random but useful tips for beginners on computer use and the Internet. And remember: You’re already doing better than you thought you were. You have access to other excellent New York Times content through ProQuest Newsstand in the library’s Databases. ProQuest also includes...
This year, library supporters who make a donation of $5 or more to Great River Regional Library will receive a lime green bracelet that declares: "I AM A LIBRARY SUPPORTER!" Tell your friends and the people you meet that you support libraries by making a $5 donation and wearing your bracelet. When you donate to the library, 50 percent of your donation will be used locally for purposes decided independently by the local library staff. That may include things such as programs, prizes, and...
The March challenge for a Year in Reading is to read a graphic novel. These may look like comic books (and some of them are) but many graphic novels feature a story and artwork that are complex and highly accomplished. Do a general keyword search of the GRRL catalog for "graphic novels" and you'll get more than a thousand results. If you limit your search to adult fiction, you'll see more than 350 titles available. Browse the list and you'll find fairy tales, historical fiction, classics,...
On Saturday, Feb. 27, at 10:30 a.m. join Minnesota author Rhonda Fochs with a journey to the past and hear the stories and the tales of the people and places of Minnesota'’s lost towns. Learn about area towns that once thrived, why they died, and what is located there today. View a comparative “then and now” photo presentation of some of the towns and learn how lost towns are classified according to their physical remnants. Fochs is the author of several books about Minnesota, including...
Artist Penny Leuthard will bring a Mixed Media Workshop to the Becker Public Library on Thursday, March 17, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Mixed media refers to artwork which employs more than one medium, such as paper, ink, 3D items and found objects. Take this workshop and you will be introduced to mixed media art and create your own artwork using 12"x12" board and a variety of mixed media items. All supplies are included. However, you are welcome to bring any personal items you would like to include in...
This is the last week to experience the Anne Frank traveling exhibit in the Teen Area of the St. Cloud Public Library. To add another layer of life to this historical time period, we will be viewing the documentary "The Typist" on Thursday, Feb 25 beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the Mississippi Room. "The Typist" is an Emmy Award winning documentary about Larry Tillemans, the last living clerk-typist from the Nuremburg Trials. There will be a post viewing discussion facilitated by staff from St....