Library News

The Royalton Public Library was filled with creative and positive energy when master artist Willicey Tynes returned to lead an introduction to printmaking class. On this lovely May morning participants enjoyed learning about the history of printmaking and then designed their own Lino-cut used to make prints. The designs included dragonflies, flowers and religious symbols.
Do you know that one in 26 St. Cloud residents will be a victim of a violent crime this year? One way to ensure you're doing everything you can to protect yourself is to come to the St. Cloud Public Library Tuesday, May 17 for Officer Justin's presentation on this topic. He'll offer an overview of crime in St. Cloud, and ways to protect yourself and loved ones. Don't miss this program. Tuesday, May 17 in Room 208 from 6:00 to 7:15 p.m. It is free and open to everyone who wants to live in a...
Local artist Len Sharon presented a class on weaving decorative orbs to an enthusiastic group at the Royalton Public Library on Saturday, May 7. He makes the orbs from willow branches that he gathers from the countryside near his home in rural Randall. The classes that Sharon offers are some of the most popular events offered at the Royalton library. The participants enjoy his patience, humor and craftsmanship. This class included two sets of grandmothers and granddaughters which seemed fitting...
Local Becker author Mary Jo Mosher will be at the Becker Public Library, Saturday, May 21 at 10:30 a.m. Mary Jo will be discussing her time in the Bighorn National Forest, Sheridan, Wyoming volunteering for the Forest Service, and her newest book, The Volunteers: Tales of Adventure and Mayhem in the Bighorn National Forest. Mary Jo is a retired journalist and author of "One Man Against the Mountain" and recently released "Penny's Tale." She also co-authored "Hiking Minnesota." All of Mary Jo...
Join us Saturday, May 14 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at the St. Cloud Public Library when Minnesota young adult author Carrie Mesrobian will speak to teens about writing and about her many novels. Carrie teaches writing to teenagers at The Loft Literacy Center in Minneapolis. Carrie's debut novel, "Sex And Violence," was a 2014 William C. Morris YA Debut Award Finalist, YALSA's 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults nominee, Cybils Best Young Adult Fiction Finalist, and winner of the 2014 Minnesota Book...
Do you know that seven percent of all U.S. citizens 16 years old and older experienced at least one identity theft incident in the past 12 months? The best way to protect yourself is to know the facts. On Tuesday, May 10 at 6:00 p.m., Officer Justin will be providing a free community safety seminar at the St. Cloud library's Bremer Room offering tips on how to protect yourself from fraud and identity theft.
Join us at the St. Cloud Public Library on the second Monday of each month for a gaming extravaganza! Learn to play new card and board games, meet other gaming enthusiasts, and hone your gaming skills. Feel free to bring a new or unique game to share. Ages 13 and up. Adults welcome! Room 208.
Ensure your lawn is the envy of the block with this free program at the St. Cloud library on Tuesday, May 17 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. in room 208. Learn how to put down some roots and use native plants in your landscaping, flower gardens, and everywhere else. We will help identify some favorite natives for a wide variety of soils, shade levels, and overall hardiness. Presented by the University of Minnesota Extension's Master Gardeners of Stearns County. Additional gardening information can be...
Central Minnesota Legal Services is now offering a free legal advice clinic to assist low income persons with matters of family and/or estate and probate law. Advice clinics will be held every Tuesday during the summer at the St. Cloud Public Library from 12:00 noon until 1:00 p.m. The next clinic will be Tuesday, May 10. Preregistration is required. To schedule an appointment please contact Kathy Wingen at 320-257-4873.
Are you running a small to medium sized business, and wish you had a full time accountant? You need to come to the St. Cloud library Thursday, May 12 at 6 p.m. and learn how to use Quickbooks. Need training and guidance in business management, accounting and bookkeeping? We're here to help! This will be an ongoing class, meeting the second Thursday of the month in Room 208. Free and open to everyone.