Library News

Bring an empty bottle and your creativity to the St. Cloud Public Library Monday, March 28 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Artist Penny Leuthard will guide you through the process of changing an empty bottle into a one of a kind piece of artwork. Everything you need will be supplied; however, everyone is encouraged to bring any personal items they would like to include.
Come hang out and get crafty at the St. Cloud Public Library. We'll dig out all our most fun supplies for some creating and crafting. Join us Friday, March 25 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in Room 263. See what your imagination looks like once it's been glittered and bedazzled.
Minnesota author Kirstin Cronn-Mills, author of the young adult book "Beautiful Music For Ugly Children" and other books, will talk about books and writing Saturday, March 19 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. in Room 259 at the St. Cloud Public Library. Don't miss out on talking to a real, live author ~ living where you are!
The Shire of Rockhaven requests your presence at a series of Medieval Madness classes at the St. Cloud Public Library Wednesdays in March, beginning March 16. Below is the schedule, times, and rooms. Wednesday, March 16 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.: a fully armored heavy fighting demo done by several of our members followed by class participation 'boffer' fighting using soft pool noodle type weapons. Our fighting marshal will instruct and supervise all participant combat. In the Bremer Room....
Ever wondered about your old jewelry? Is it valuable? Can it be made into something else? Jen Anfinson, GIA certified diamond specialist, will help you discover creative ways to redesign your jewelry. On Monday, April 4, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., Jen will be at the Becker Public Library ready to discuss gold weights, authenticity and content of metals, diamonds, gemstones, and values. Bring your bag of jewelry, box of treasures and questions for a lively group discussion! This workshop does not...
Wednesday, March 23, at 9:00 a.m., join us for our second playdate at the Paynesville Public Library for children ages 0-6. We'll have puppets 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. Register online, by phone (320.243.7343) or at the Paynesville Public Library during open hours.
Join us as Adrian Lee, author, historian, and paranormal investigator discusses his newest book, "More Mysterious Minnesota." Adrian and his team of paranormal investigators, The International Paranormal Society, have spent the past three years traveling across Minnesota investigating historic buildings, including several in Long Prairie. You won’t want to miss this preview of Adrian’s new book! Adrian will be speaking at the Long Prairie Public Library Thursday, March 31, 5:00-6:00 p.m....
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...