Library News

Need help with your laptop, iPad, Kindle, smartphone or other device? Don't have a computer and don't know where to start? Drop by the Paynesville Public Library for individual help on Friday evening, Jan. 29, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Call ahead (320.243.7343) to reserve a time, or make an appointment in advance. Bring your device with you.
Imagine a world without Iron Man, the Hulk, or Spider-man. Bleak, right? This is why the St. Cloud Public Library is celebrating Stan Lee’s birthday on Monday, Dec. 28 with a Superhero Birthday Extravaganza! Help us celebrate the 93rd birthday of superhero creator and comic legend Stan Lee, co-creator of numerous characters including The Fantastic Four, the X-Men, Daredevil and many others. We're having an all-day Stan Lee movie marathon, a superhero UN debate, superhero yoga, and more! The...
Do you want to learn to knit? Are you in the middle of a project and stuck because you can't figure out the pattern or can't get the hang of that new technique? We’ll have an experienced, knowledgeable knitter on hand to answer questions, demonstrate knitting techniques, and help trouble-shoot problems for beginner through intermediate knitters. Bring your project, or you can use the yarn and needles we’ll have on hand. Monday, Dec. 28, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Paynesville Public Library....
With so little snow on the ground, the Becker staff decided to bring the snow inside. During the last storytime of the year, preschoolers enjoyed playing in the snow without all the bulk of winter clothes and wet mittens. The snow was made with baking soda and water mixed into a nice consistency that allows balls to be made. (Some recipes use hair conditioner.) Either way, the children had fun pushing, pounding, building, and cutting. Put the mixer in the freezer for a bit for a real cold...
Wednesday, December 2nd at 6:30 is the last installment of "Gear Up for NaNoWriMo" by Lisa McClintick. Besides using precise word choices, we’ll look at the rhythm of how they’re put together using examples using a variety of writers known for languid descriptions, snappy dialogue or staccato sentences. Room 208. Don't worry if you missed the other sessions, come to this one and get some great tips and suggestions to get your book written!
Approximately 600 people opted to celebrate the holidays by taking part in activities at the Melrose Public Library on Friday, Nov. 27. The Melrose library participated in the city wide annual Holiday Kick-Off. Library visitors were able to enjoy reindeer rides from Hemker Zoo, craft activities, temporary tattoos, cider and cookies and holiday music provided by Bob Niehaus, who has a special knack for entertaining children. The library received many positive comments on the creative crafts...
The Friends of the Albany Library are having a book fair at the St. Cloud Barnes & Noble on Monday, Dec. 14. Stop in to the Albany Public Library to pick up a book fair slip, and a percentage of any purchases you make at the St. Cloud Barnes & Noble on Dec. 14 will go to support the Friends of the Albany Library. If you can't attend our book fair, visit BN.COM/bookfairs to support us online from 12/14/15 to 12/19/15 by entering Book Fair ID 11643822 at checkout.
How do you turn that good idea into a great novel, and what do you do with it after you write it? Join author of thirteen novels and college writing professor Jessica Lourey for the answers at the St. Cloud Public Library, Monday, Nov. 16, beginning at 7:00 p.m. Teens and adults will be shown how to go from idea to completed novel in seven steps, and receive detailed information on cracking the world of publishing. This program will take place in the Bremer Community Room.
It's the Friday after Thanksgiving and the perfect time to get in the mood for the December holiday season! The Long Prairie Chamber of Commerce and many local businesses and organizations are sponsoring "Bright Friday Night." It begins at the library with a free holiday movie and popcorn! After the movie, Hemker's Petting Zoo will be in the library parking lot with lots of cute animals--remember to bring your camera! Take the whole family on a free hayride! Enjoy free coffee and cookies at...
St Cloud retired teacher James Bettendorf will return to St. Cloud Saturday, Nov. 14 at 11:00 a.m. to share his newly published book of poetry "Swimming in the Earth." Q & A to follow. This presentation will take place in the Bremer Room.