Library News

The St. Cloud Public Library has partnered with the English Department of St. Cloud State University to offer a series of free lectures in February open to the public. Below are the dates and topics for each lecture: Monday, Feb. 8: Music of the Holocaust. Music has always had a place during times of resistance. This talk will explore the music that came from the concentration camps. Bremer Room from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. After the lecture, be sure to see the Anne Frank exhibit in the...
The Melrose Public Library's long awaited new circulation desk has arrived! The staff and patrons are loving it! Features include two additional work areas, much more counter space, increased storage, and quite a bit more area behind the circulation desk. This will make checkout much more efficient at busy times. A special thanks to the Melrose Friends of the Library and the City of Melrose for making this happen!
Join Minnesota author Cynthia Frank Stupnik Saturday, Feb. 6, 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the Paynesville Public Library, 119 Washburne Ave., Paynesville. Her book Scruples & Drams, A Novel of Main Street Women of Minnesota, explores the town of Clearwater in the late 19th century through the life of Jennie Phillips, an apprenticing druggist in her father’s store. The novel uncovers the ghost of a murdered Irish girl roaming the Tamarack Swamp and the criminal elements that were part of...
The Annandale Area Friends of the Library have donated $300 toward the purchase of “We Play Here” kits for use by young library visitors. GRRL is seeking $3,000 to buy twelve kits. These will be added to the twenty the library previously obtained through a Playful Learning In Libraries mini grant from the Minnesota Department of Education, State Library Services. Once the new kits are bought, the library system will own 32 kits, so each branch in the 32-library system will be able to have...
The Mad Hatter hosted a grand tea party at the Annandale Public Library on Saturday, Jan. 23 to celebrate Alice’s 150th birthday. The White Rabbit, March Hare, Door Mouse and children ages 6-12 were invited to attend the party in Alice’s honor. Everyone came in either their favorite costume or tea attire. After a short performance, children created their own “mad hat” before enjoying tea and treats. The Red Queen led the group in a rousing game of The Queen Says before sending everyone home...
Calling all Minecraft players! Join your fellow builders at the Long Prairie library for some time trading, secret sharing, world building, and fun! There will be lots of Minecraft activities--sign up now! Minecraft mania is happening Saturday, Jan. 30, 10:00-11:30 a.m. For school aged kids and teens. The event is free and open to the public. Space is limited and registration is required. To register, please call the library at 320-732-2332 or online at griver.org
Patrons of the Annandale Public Library are hopeful they will win the MinneSNOWta prize basket. It is filled with wonderful Minnesota products, including syrup and honey produced right in Annandale. Annandale Friends of the Library provided the basket as additional incentive for patrons to take part in Great River Regional Library's annual winter reading program (WRP) which runs Jan. 2-Feb. 29. As of Jan. 12, 100 patrons had registered for the opportunity to win the basket and other great...
Hey teens, like to match your wits against someone else? Like to see how much more you know about a book compared to your friends? Then a Battle of the Books is for you! Becker Public Library is hosting a Harry Potter-Battle of the Books, Monday, Feb 8 at 6:30 p.m. This battle will test your knowledge of the Harry Potter series. Haven't had time to read all the books? That's okay! Come anyway and battle it out based on what you know. Bring your friends to form a team! For ages 10 to 18....
The final section of Becker Public Library's Dewey Decimal Mural project is set to begin Feb 1, 2016. With the help of local artist Alison Love Unzelman, the library is gearing up to start work on the final section of the collaborative mural project displayed in the library. The final mural will focus on the Dewey numbers 200-299, which cover the topic of Religion. This project is a community effort. The library invites people of all ages (adults, teens, and children two and older) to...
Come hear the journey St. Cloud's Joan Rydberg took to get her book "Moonlit Memories of Vegas" self published. Books will be available for purchase. Thursday, Jan. 7 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Bremer Community Room at the St. Cloud Public Library.