Library News

The June challenge for a Year In Reading is to read a book featuring an occupation you are curious about. Some books tell you a lot about the occupations of their characters. There are classics that do, such as "The Citadel" (about a doctor), and "The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie" (about a teacher). Contemporary examples include "The Devil Wears Prada," (fashion editor), "Lunar Park" (novelist), "Geek Love" (carnival performers), "The Other Typist" (typists), and "The Family Fang" (performance...
Audiobooks are the perfect way to pass time during long car rides, plane rides, or just stretches of sunning yourself on the beach. This summer, make books your life's soundtrack with these great resources. http://audiobooksync.com: Geared toward teens, but great for their adults too, this site provides two free audiobooks each week through August 17. Digital.griver.org: Get free digital audiobooks right on your phone, tablet or computer through the Great River library system with our...
Memorial Day Weekend! It's the official gateway to summer. The temperature outside is on the rise, and we have the sizzle for you inside this weekend at the St. Cloud Public Library. Join us Saturday, May 28 beginning at 1 p.m. for our St. Cloud Film Club. This month's selection is Mad, Hot Ballroom. Caliente!
Becker Public Library will be offering new programs this summer. Family storytimes will be offered on one Saturday and one Thursday of each month this summer. The first Saturday Family Storytime will be June 11 at 10:30 a.m. The first Thursday Family Storytime will be June 23 at 6:30 p.m. Family Storytime includes books, songs, rhymes, movement and more. It helps reinforce love of learning in children. No registration is required. Check the online Events calendar or stop at the Becker library...
Brush up on your engineering and problem-solving skills: Kids are challenged to power the Krazy Gears Merry-Go-Round by figuring out how to connect interlocking gears to the power source. Don't forget to show a library staffer when you successfully complete the challenge! The Get In Gear challenge will be available at the Paynesville Public Library during library open hours until the end of May. 320.243.7343 Library Open Hours: Mondays     2-8 p.m. Tuesdays    2-6 p....
The Royalton Public Library was filled with creative and positive energy when master artist Willicey Tynes returned to lead an introduction to printmaking class. On this lovely May morning participants enjoyed learning about the history of printmaking and then designed their own Lino-cut used to make prints. The designs included dragonflies, flowers and religious symbols.
Do you know that one in 26 St. Cloud residents will be a victim of a violent crime this year? One way to ensure you're doing everything you can to protect yourself is to come to the St. Cloud Public Library Tuesday, May 17 for Officer Justin's presentation on this topic. He'll offer an overview of crime in St. Cloud, and ways to protect yourself and loved ones. Don't miss this program. Tuesday, May 17 in Room 208 from 6:00 to 7:15 p.m. It is free and open to everyone who wants to live in a...
Local artist Len Sharon presented a class on weaving decorative orbs to an enthusiastic group at the Royalton Public Library on Saturday, May 7. He makes the orbs from willow branches that he gathers from the countryside near his home in rural Randall. The classes that Sharon offers are some of the most popular events offered at the Royalton library. The participants enjoy his patience, humor and craftsmanship. This class included two sets of grandmothers and granddaughters which seemed fitting...
Local Becker author Mary Jo Mosher will be at the Becker Public Library, Saturday, May 21 at 10:30 a.m. Mary Jo will be discussing her time in the Bighorn National Forest, Sheridan, Wyoming volunteering for the Forest Service, and her newest book, The Volunteers: Tales of Adventure and Mayhem in the Bighorn National Forest. Mary Jo is a retired journalist and author of "One Man Against the Mountain" and recently released "Penny's Tale." She also co-authored "Hiking Minnesota." All of Mary Jo...
Join us Saturday, May 14 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at the St. Cloud Public Library when Minnesota young adult author Carrie Mesrobian will speak to teens about writing and about her many novels. Carrie teaches writing to teenagers at The Loft Literacy Center in Minneapolis. Carrie's debut novel, "Sex And Violence," was a 2014 William C. Morris YA Debut Award Finalist, YALSA's 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults nominee, Cybils Best Young Adult Fiction Finalist, and winner of the 2014 Minnesota Book...