Library News

Wednesday, March 9 at 10:30 a.m., the Paynesville Public Library will present a preschool storytime for ages 0 to 6. Join us for stories, songs, and crafts about the sun, moon and stars! Attendance limit of 20. Presented by the Friends of the Paynesville Public Library.
The adult coloring and doodling craze has hit us by storm. We are embracing this in St. Michael on Monday, March 14 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. The Zentangle Workshop offered by Artist Penny Leuthard will enable you to tap into your inner artist. It's doodling with a purpose! Zentangles are an easy-to-learn, relaxing and fun way to create beautiful black and white art by drawing structured patterns on a 3 ½” square paper tile. In this workshop, patrons will create their own zentangle as they are...
We're going paper craft crazy at the St. Cloud Public Library~ and we want you to join in! Monday, March 7 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. in the Bremer Room we'll be showing you how to create a 3" micro book with secret pockets out of 1 sheet of paper. One sheet! Limit 10, so register early. If micro books aren't your thing; come by Tuesday, March 22 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. You'll learn how to turn simple envelopes into a mini album, complete with spaces for art, photos, journaling, and more! Limit...
On Saturday, Feb. 27, at 10:30 a.m. join Minnesota author Rhonda Fochs with a journey to the past and hear the stories and the tales of the people and places of Minnesota'’s lost towns. Learn about area towns that once thrived, why they died, and what is located there today. View a comparative “then and now” photo presentation of some of the towns and learn how lost towns are classified according to their physical remnants. Fochs is the author of several books about Minnesota, including...
Artist Penny Leuthard will bring a Mixed Media Workshop to the Becker Public Library on Thursday, March 17, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Mixed media refers to artwork which employs more than one medium, such as paper, ink, 3D items and found objects. Take this workshop and you will be introduced to mixed media art and create your own artwork using 12"x12" board and a variety of mixed media items. All supplies are included. However, you are welcome to bring any personal items you would like to include in...
This is the last week to experience the Anne Frank traveling exhibit in the Teen Area of the St. Cloud Public Library. To add another layer of life to this historical time period, we will be viewing the documentary "The Typist" on Thursday, Feb 25 beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the Mississippi Room. "The Typist" is an Emmy Award winning documentary about Larry Tillemans, the last living clerk-typist from the Nuremburg Trials. There will be a post viewing discussion facilitated by staff from St....
Start your weekend feeling groovy. Dave Cofell will perform at the St. Cloud Public Library on Friday, March 4 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Mississippi Room. Dave Cofell is an experienced full-time Americana roots/singer-songwriter professionally performing original music and cover songs on guitar, banjo, harmonica, and kazoo. He plays a wide variety of styles including folk, blues, bluegrass and old jazz standards.
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 have creative dough to play with, 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. No registration necessary.
In a hard thought battle on Saturday Jan. 9, three members of the GRRL-Upsala Trivia Team answered their way to victory in GRRL's online trivia contest. Team members Mike and Debbie Disher and Nancy Reesemann researched questions finding answers through Google searches and GRRL databases. The team were excited about answering and expect to return next year when the contest will be bigger and even better.
As the saying goes "Families are like fudge... mostly sweet with a few nuts." - Author Unknown Shake up your family tree! Come to room 208 in the St. Cloud Public Library from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 4 to connect with others looking at their family trees. This monthly genealogy club meeting will feature an educational topic and discussion between members. Share tips and ideas for the informal amateur genealogist. Beginner to advanced experience welcome. For ages 16 and up.