Library News

Do you know that seven percent of all U.S. citizens 16 years old and older experienced at least one identity theft incident in the past 12 months? The best way to protect yourself is to know the facts. On Tuesday, May 10 at 6:00 p.m., Officer Justin will be providing a free community safety seminar at the St. Cloud library's Bremer Room offering tips on how to protect yourself from fraud and identity theft.
Join us at the St. Cloud Public Library on the second Monday of each month for a gaming extravaganza! Learn to play new card and board games, meet other gaming enthusiasts, and hone your gaming skills. Feel free to bring a new or unique game to share. Ages 13 and up. Adults welcome! Room 208.
Ensure your lawn is the envy of the block with this free program at the St. Cloud library on Tuesday, May 17 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. in room 208. Learn how to put down some roots and use native plants in your landscaping, flower gardens, and everywhere else. We will help identify some favorite natives for a wide variety of soils, shade levels, and overall hardiness. Presented by the University of Minnesota Extension's Master Gardeners of Stearns County. Additional gardening information can be...
Central Minnesota Legal Services is now offering a free legal advice clinic to assist low income persons with matters of family and/or estate and probate law. Advice clinics will be held every Tuesday during the summer at the St. Cloud Public Library from 12:00 noon until 1:00 p.m. The next clinic will be Tuesday, May 10. Preregistration is required. To schedule an appointment please contact Kathy Wingen at 320-257-4873.
Are you running a small to medium sized business, and wish you had a full time accountant? You need to come to the St. Cloud library Thursday, May 12 at 6 p.m. and learn how to use Quickbooks. Need training and guidance in business management, accounting and bookkeeping? We're here to help! This will be an ongoing class, meeting the second Thursday of the month in Room 208. Free and open to everyone.
The Twin Rivers Bella Corda is a classical guitar ensemble of talented high school and junior high guitarists from all over Central MN that rehearse weekly. Come and hear their latest fingerstyle gems from 4:30-5:45 p.m. on Friday, May 13 in the Mississippi Community Room of the St. Cloud Public Library. They look forward to sharing a variety of instrumental 'guitar choir' selections sure to please any listener.
Kevin Vollmers, executive director of Gazillion Strong, will be at the St. Cloud Public Library on Saturday, May 7, to lead a discussion about Ms. Marvel, Volume 1; Silk, Volume 0; and Super Indian, Volume 1. This unique program examines comic books and graphic novels in which the central character(s) are from marginalized communities. Gazillion Strong is dedicated to the development of resources and tools that aid marginalized communities. We'll see you at the library! Saturday, May 7 from...
Taylor Hendrickson of Taylor Hendrickson Photography will teach you tips, tricks and tactics so you can shoot better digital photos of yourself, family and friends, and of the world around you. The class will be held Monday, May 16 from 5:00 - 7:30 p.m. at the Paynesville Public Library. Bring your digital camera or smartphone camera. For ages 12 though adult. Limit of 15. Register online, or call (320.243.7343) or stop in to the Paynesville Public Library to register. Paynesville Branch...
Thursday, May 5 kicks off the Becker Schools Art Show at the Becker Public Library. This is the fifth year the library has hosted this event. Art teachers from each school location select pieces students have created throughout the year. "Thursday is the Open House Reception for the students and families. The teachers do a great job with selecting pieces and providing refreshments. The library provides the space and the background music. It's a great community collaboration," said Jeannette...
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program has openings in Staples. The Staples Public Library has openings in its 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program. The goal of the program is to have parents read to their children from the time they are born until they begin school and beyond. Parents begin by signing their child up for the program. They will receive a folder for tracking books read and a free book bag. When the child reaches the 1,000 book mark they graduate from the program and...