Bemidji Public Library - Directions to Library
On Monday May 20 at noon the Bemidji Public Library will host Minnesota author John Thavis who has written Vatican Diaries : a behind-the-scenes look at the power, personalities and politics at the heart of the Catholic Church.
Bemidji Library Book Festival - 2013 Schedule
June 17th - June 22nd
The Bemidji Library Book Festival is a weeklong series of literary events with author presentations and writer workshops. These events are free and open to the public.
Monthly Calendar of Events and Programming Schedule:
May 2013 & beyond
Bemidji Public Library and Lake Bemidji State Park present The Gift of Eagles: a Geocaching Quest
Introductory events held at the library: Tuesdays, May 14 at 7pm and June 11 at noon
See the krls.org web site for a complete listing of all Legacy Fund programs in our region.
F.R.E.D. or Fathers Reading Every Day, is a new fun program at the library, which encourages adult men to read to the young children in their lives. 2013 Winter/Spring schedule now available. Contact the Bemidji Library staff regarding this program.
Storytime programs for children ages 3 – 5 held Tuesday, Wednesday & Saturday mornings at 10:30 a.m.
Children's Lapsit Programs
This program for 2 year olds is on Thursday mornings at 10:30 am.
As the program title indicates, the child should be seated in the lap of an adult (parent, grandparent, caregiver) during the program.
Gardening Program Lecture Series
Bemidji Public Library - 12pm. 2013 Spring Programs
These mid-day programs run monthly in the spring and autumn and are presented in collaboration with the Friends of the Bemidji Public Library and the Beltrami County Master Gardeners. Beverages will be provided so feel welcome to bring a brown bag lunch.
B.A.R.C. Reading Program
Saturday afternoons 2:00 - 4:00 pm. 2013 Program Schedule
The Bemidji Area Reading Canines (B.A.R.C.) continue to visit the library once a month. Simply come into the library or call 751-3963 to register for one of the 15 minute reading sessions with one of the certified dogs. Parent-signed permission forms are required.
Adult Book Discussion
A monthly book discussion is offered, typically the first full week of the month, Monday at noon and Thursday at 7:00 pm. Everyone is welcome. "Book Club in a Bag" titles are selected each month. January title TBA. Please contact the library 751-3963 to reserve a copy of book that will be discussed.
Come SURF THE WEB at the Bemidji Public Library and learn the basics about computers and using the internet. Future sessions to be scheduled. Space is limited so you will need to call the library 218-751-3963 to reserve your session.
Book Donations to the Bemidji Public Library
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Ask at the Blackduck Library for details (218)835-6600
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Brainerd Public Library - Directions to Library
Gardening Presentation Series available at the Brainerd Public Library through the UMN Extension Crow Wing County Master Gardeners. Click here for the full schedule of events.
May - June 2013 Brainerd Public Library Events
Native American Flute and History with Darren Moose, Sr., Thursday, May 16 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm* Darren Moose, Sr., Ogemabenez (O-Gee-Mah-Bay-Nes) which means "King Eagle," will take us through the history of Native American flute playing and the songs that he will share with us. Register by calling 218-829-5574.
Family Book Club-Monday May 20th @ 4:00pm - Join us for our monthly family book club as we discuss How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell. Our book club is for kids ages 8-12. Pick up a copy of the book at the library and read it together before book club. Then come to book club and talk about your reading experience while making fun crafts. Snacks too! Family Book Club is a great way to foster a lifetime of reading in your family. Ask about it today!
Dig Into Reading Summer Reading Program - We will explore to the core this summer. Readers from birth through teens will celebrate our theme: Dig Into Reading! We'll burrow into books and dig up fun with related stories, crafts, music and more. Mark this part of your summer plans! Sign up begins June 3rd.
"Paws" to read with Lulu the Dog - Lulu is a Reading Education Assistance Dog. She is very patient and calm and a great listener. Whether you're a strong or struggling reader Lulu loves to hear kids read stories. Want to read her a story? Lulu will be at the library on Monday, June 3, 10 & 17 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. Register to read to Lulu by calling the library at (218) 829-5574.
Friends of the Brainerd Public Library Brown Bag Author Events:
Click here for brochure and brief author biographies
June 3, 12:00pm Author William Souder- On a Farther Shore
June 10, 12:00pm Author Peg Meier- Through No Fault of My Own
June 17, 12:00pm Author Dave Wellstone- Becoming Wellstone
June 24, 12:00pm Author Jim Heynen- The Fall of Alice K.
Children's Ojibwe Shoulder Bag Art and History - Wednesday June 5th @ 2:00pm* - Cheryl Minnema, Waabaanakwadookwe, has been practicing beadwork all her life. A member of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, Minnema learned to bead from her family. She is very interested in preserving the traditions of her people, but she also brings to her craft a contemporary viewpoint as well. Families welcome.
Adult Ojibwe Beading Work Art & History - Wednesday, June 5 from 5:00pm-7:00pm with Cheryl Minnema Cheryl will be discussing the history and cultural importance of Ojibwe beading. Through this program attendees will start on a beading project that they will be able to take home with them. Register by calling 218-829-5574.
Author Patrick Mader - Wednesday June 19th @ 2:00pm* - Children's picture book author, Patrick Mader, is an author of heartwarming, inspirational, and intergenerational stories. He'll talk about his children's books including Big Brother has Wheels and Oma finds a Miracle.
City Chickens: Keeping a Backyard Flock - Tuesday, June 11 @ 12:00pm with Master Gardener JoAnn Weaver. A flock of hens can be fun and productive. They'll eat bugs, produce top-notch fertilizer, and lay eggs. This presentation will cover the basics of getting started with chicken keeping such as city codes, housing, coop care, breeds, resources, feeding, watering, and daily care. Please register by calling 829-5574
Regular Brainerd Library Events
Family Story Time - Every Monday @ 6:30pm
Family Story Time - Every Tuesday @ 10:15am
Baby Story Time - Every Thursday @ 11:15am
Basic Computer Help - Every Thursday @ 2:30pm
Family Movies - Every Thursday @ 3:30pm
Brainerd Adult Book Club - Second Wednesday of every month @ 2pm
For more information call the Brainerd Public Library @ (218) 829-5574 or visit www.krls.org
* These free programs are made possible with funding from Kitchigami Regional Library through the State of Minnesota's Legacy Amendment funds to preserve arts and cultural heritage.
Cass Lake Community Library - Directions to Library
Margaret Welch Memorial Library - Directions to Library
Birthday Book Club for Kids - at the Longville Library
All you need to do is: Be a kid!
With your parents, come to the Longville Library during the month of your birthday and apply for a library card, if you don't already have one. Small kids may check out items on their parent's card.
Check out a minimum of 3 books that day, sign the Birthday Club Register, and receive your plush birthday bear!
Have a Great Birthday!!!
2012 Friends Events:
Sat 5/26 Book Sale
Sat 6/23 Book & Bake Sale
Thu 7/26 Fluff & Puff Pillow cleaning / Book / Bake Sale
Fri 8/17 Taste of Longville
Mon 8/27 Bridge Invitational
Sat 9/22 Book Sale
2012 First Friday Book Club:
Meets at 10:00am on the 1st Friday of each month
at the St. Edwards Catholic Church in Longville.
Volunteers needed to be discussion leaders!
First Friday Book Club Selections:
Jun Still Alice by Lisa Genova
Jul Against Medical Advice by James Patterson
Aug Cutting For Stone by Abraham Verghese
Sep Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall
Oct Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo
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Park Rapids Area Library - Directions to Library
Saturday, February 16
Woven Welcome: Governor's Fishing Opener
This project is brought to us by the Nemeth Art Center, and will be facilitated by artists Jill Odegaard, Sandy Sampson, and Anne Greenwood. Together, area residents will weave a giant welcome mat which will be displayed down the middle of Main Avenue during the Governor's Fishing Opener in May.
Looms, textiles for weaving, and instruction will all be provided at the library on Saturday, February 16 between 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Each participant will weave a rectangle. During the weekend of the GFO, all the rectangles will be sewn together to form one giant textile art piece. Participants will be able to sign their rectangles and a list of all participants will be on display during the GFO. The list will also be printed in a book about the project which will be available for purchase. The project, which will be documented by Lakeland Television in an hour long special to be aired statewide, is designed to bring all of Park Rapids together in one effort to show what makes this community special.
No prior experience with weaving or textile arts is necessary, and all materials and tools will be provided. This is a wonderful opportunity to show our community pride. Let's put our hands together to welcome the Governor.
Pine River Public Library - Directions to Library
Friends of the Library Foundation's
Annual Wine & Beer Tasting Fundraiser
With Silent Auction
When: Friday, April 5, 2013 6-8pm
Where: VFW Northern Post, Jenkins, MN
Tickets: Advanced $20, At the Door $25
For information call: 218-587-4639
See the krls.org web site for a complete listing of all Legacy Fund programs in our region.
Wadena City Library - Directions to Library
BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
Meets the second Tuesday of each month from noon to 1pm
at the St. Helens Episcopal Church (across the parking lot from the library).
Walker Public Library - Directions to Library
Summer Reading Programs: Dig Into Reading & Beneath the Surface.
June 4-8 is kick-off week at the Walker Public Library
Stop in, register and pick up a game card plus book bag beginning June 4th.
First week drawing is for a Summer Reading Program t-shirt.
Book Discussion Group
Meets 4th Thursday of each month at 7 PM.
Contact library for titles to be discussed.