Library News

Wednesday, April 20, at 9:00 a.m., join us for our second playdate at the Paynesville Public Library for children ages 0-6. We'll craft dough, along with many other early literacy-play toys and activities. Parents and kids had a great time last month. Kids should wear play clothes so they can really dig in to the fun. Coffee for the parents, cookies for everyone, will be served. Register online, by phone (320.243.7343) or at the Paynesville Public Library during open hours.
Author and appraiser Mark Moran, who has written over 25 books on antiques and collectibles and has appeared on the PBS "Antiques Roadshow" program, will be at the Becker Public Library, on Tuesday, May 17, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mark will help evaluate items and talk about the history of objects. He will appraise up to 40 objects, one object per person. Register for a time slot by calling the library during open hours at 763.261.4454. Additional guests are welcome to listen and observe! Moran...
Register your birth through five-year-old child for this free reading incentive program today! Every time you finish reading 100 books together you can stop by for a prize, a free book, and put your child’s name on our reader board. They can watch their reading progress charted right at the library every time they visit! Early literacy is what children know about reading and writing before they are able to read and write. Research shows that children get ready to read years before they...
Any child from birth to age 5 can sign up for the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program at the Eagle Bend Public Library. The child will receive a book bag and a tracking record. At every 20 books read, the librarian will stamp their record book and give them a sticker. At every 100 books they can look in the treasure chest for a prize. At 500 books read, they will receive a book. When the child reaches 1000 books, they will receive a hard cover book with matching stuffed animal. This...
Need help with your laptop, iPad, Kindle, smartphone or other device? Don't have a computer and don't know where to start? Drop by the Paynesville Public Library for individual help on Friday evening, April 15, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Call ahead (320.243.7343) to reserve a time, or make an appointment in advance. Bring your device with you.
Join internationally acclaimed singer/songwriter Phil Lancaster at the Long Prairie Public Library as he presents this program on a little-known era of American history--the story of 250,000 orphans and unwanted children put on trains in New York between 1854 and 1929 and sent all over the United States to be given away. This event will take place at the library on Saturday, April 16, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. The program is free and open to the public. It is a memorable and fascinating...
April is National Poetry Month. For the third annual year the Pierz Public Library will celebrate National Poetry Month by requesting teens to submit original poems. Poems will be displayed in the library without identifying names. A qualified local community member will judge the poems for originality, and one lucky winner will receive a gift card for a local business of their choice from the Friends of the Pierz Public Library. Teens submitting poems must complete a form, which includes...
Join us at the Belgrade Library on Friday, April 15 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. to hear author Annelee Woodstrom describe her years growing up in Hitler's Germany. As a child she saw her share of horror - the carnage left after bombings, homeless children struggling to survive in the streets, and the survivors of a concentration camp not far from her hometown. At 20 she found peace and serenity, moving to Minnesota with her husband where they raised two children. Woodstrom later attended college...
Do you ever wonder about your old jewelry: Is it valuable? Is it real? What can it be made into? GIA certified diamond specialist Jen Anfinson will help you discover creative ways to redesign your jewelry. She'll discuss gold weights, authenticity and content of metals, diamonds and gemstones, and values. Bring your jewelry box treasures and questions to the Paynesville Public Library for a lively group discussion on Saturday, April 2, 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
Tuesday, April 19 at 10:00 a.m., join acclaimed singer/songwriter Phil Lancaster as he presents the program, Riders on the Orphan Train. This program presents the story of 250,000 orphans and unwanted children who were put on trains in New York between 1854 and 1929 and sent all over the United States to be given away. Weaving together photos, stories and songs, as well as attendees sharing their own stories, this presentation is memorable and fascinating. This Legacy program will be...