Library News

Bookworms, it could just be your lucky day … but you won’t know it unless you visit the Big Lake Library. Lucky Day is a new Great River Regional Library program meant to give library users immediate access to some of the newest and most popular titles… without having to wait. These new collections include 20 different books by popular authors like Dan Brown, James Patterson, Jan Karon, Robyn Carr, Vince Flynn and more. Oftentimes, these popular authors have a long waiting list....
Bookworms, it could just be your lucky day … but you won’t know it unless you visit the Foley library. Lucky Day is a new Great River Regional Library program meant to give library users immediate access to some of the newest and most popular titles… without having to wait. These new collections include 20 different books by popular authors like Dan Brown, James Patterson, Jan Karon, Robyn Carr, Vince Flynn and more. Oftentimes, these popular authors have a long waiting list. Now,...
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Aspiring novelists ready to put your words on paper … it's not too late to commit to the craft. National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is coming up quickly! Every year, thousands of people with dreams of becoming novelists challenge themselves to write 50,000 words between November 1-30.   And every year, thousands of people pull it off. Need some motivation? We’ve got you covered. Call or visit your branch of Great River Regional Library to see about NaNoWriMo-related...
Romance is one of the most popular fiction genres out there, and who would know more about it than a couple of librarians? St. Cloud Public Library's Ariel Kirst and Annie Larson were recently featured on local organization Central Minnesota Libraries Exchange's "Books and Beverages" podcast series, talking about the wide world of romantic fiction. https://cmle.org/2017/10/17/books-beverages-podcast-episode-101-romance/ Give it a listen, and stay tuned for more podcasts featuring...
Dead fish? In the library? Yep. A special art class was held at the Buffalo Library recently - Gyotaku, the Japanese art of printing with actual fish. Buffalo staff had this to say. Patrons painted the outside of these fish (a red snapper and a monkfish) and then imprinted them on T-shirts or fabric.  Tamara also brought rubber fish molds for those folks who didn't want to touch a dead fish.  :) The results were very interesting!  Needless to...
Great River Regional Library will be spending the week of October 15-21 celebrating our biggest supporters, volunteers, and donors - our Friends of the Library groups! This is the 12th annual celebration of National Friends of Libraries Week. Friends of the Library groups operate independently from the libraries they support. They generously give their time and energy to planning and hosting events like books sales. Funds from events such as these support activities like 1,000...
The GRRL Board of Trustees Special Session and Finance Committee meetings set for Oct. 17 have been canceled.  Visit our Board of Trustees page to see future meeting dates.
Come to Paynesville and make a "Pin Pal!" What's a Pin Pal? We'll have the supplies and instructions for this project through Oct.16 at the Paynesville Branch Maker Space. Anyone age 7 and up who needs a bit of bling for their backpack, jacket, hat or purse can stop in during open hours and make one of their own. Please allow about an hour to complete the project. No pre-registration required. Paynesville Library open hours: Mon:     2-8 p.m. Tues:   ...
Mark your calendar; a notable local author will be making a visit to the Grey Eagle Library. Frank F. Weber, author of Murder Book, will be here Saturday, Oct.14th at 10:30 am. Frank is a Pierz native and will discuss his first published book of fiction. The book, a novel geared toward adults, captures much of his real-life professional experiences in forensics interwoven with personal details of his childhood. Frank is a psychology and sociology instructor at Central Lakes...