Library News

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 4:45-5:45 p.m. on Friday, May 2 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.
Llama Llama Day was held at the Melrose Public Library on Thursday, April 10. There were live llamas from Hemker Park and Zoo, crafts, stories, and snacks. Approximately 90 people were in attendance and each child received a free LLama LLama book that was donated by the Melrose Friends of the Library.
Central Minnesota Legal Services, in cooperation with volunteer attorneys and the St. Cloud Public Library, will be conducting free legal advice clinics to assist low-income persons with issues regarding family, estate, and probate law. The next Clinic will take place Tuesday, April 28 from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. Pre-registration and a financial screening are required. To schedule an appointment, please contact Jessica Mastellar at 320-257-4873.
April is National Poetry Month - and the St. Cloud Public Library is going all out. Downstairs we've hung a giant community magnetic poetry board. Come on in and share your creative side. Upstairs we have a redacted poetry program through April. We supply pages from books and encourage teens to redact the written word, thus creating new art from old. It's amazing what can be created with just a Sharpie and some old books! Finally, be sure to stop upstairs and see what poetry staff has...
In April we asked you to complete a survey on how library technology affects your life. The Impact Survey results are now in and available to you. Among the findings: 23% of library technology users are low income 28% reported doing educational activities 27% got information on health and wellness topics 31% used the technology for employment needs Many users have alternate access to computers at home or at work, but still choose to use library computers, for a variety of reasons. 48...
Join us Thursday, March 13 for anime, manga, food and more! Bring your favorite anime inspired card games to play with others! Meet in the library's Mississippi Room 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
The Steampunk Jewelry Program at Kimball was filled to capacity with eager library patrons who had come to learn about this innovative, creative style of jewelry making. On Saturday, Feb. 8, attendees braved the cold to come to the Kimball library to learn how to assemble unique pieces of jewelry made from recycled pieces and parts from items such as watches, clocks, chains and necklaces. Guided by Paynesville artist Jen Anfinson, attendees created unique, personalized jewelry. Based on...
Eagle Bend library patrons of all ages enjoyed a creative activity on Saturday, Feb. 1. Artist Jen Anfinson provided supplies and tips on creating "fairy gardens" as part of an event funded in part with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Here are comment from attendees: This program "helped the children to be creative and share with parents . . . good way to recycle and have fun." "Great mommy / daughter time. Thank you!"
The St. Cloud Friends of the Library “Bags of Books” and Vintage/Collectibles Sale will be on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 17 and 18, at the St. Cloud Public Library downtown St. Cloud. Buy as much merchandise, excluding individually priced vintage/collectibles, that fit in a grocery-size bag for $3.00 on Friday and $2.00 on Saturday. Come and get it! CDs, audiobooks, picture books, magazines, best sellers, cookbooks...everything must go!
The Friends of the Staples Public Library have purchased a children's coat rack for young patrons at the Staples Public Library. When entering the library the coat rack is located on your left. Immediately behind it are illustrations and text from the classic story of "The Little Engine That Could." Thanks to the Friends for their generosity!