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Bemidji Public Library - Directions to Library

Blackduck Public Library - Directions to Library
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Annual Book Sale at the Woodcarvers Festival, always the last Saturday in July
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Brainerd Public Library - Directions to Library
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Check out the Brainerd Public Library's Newsletter HERE

To see the 2017 Crow Wing Master Gardener Monthly Presentations click HERE

Brainerd Public Library's great monthly programming for ages 8 up -- HERE

Brainerd Public Library February Events

Read to Shadow the Read Dog on Thursdays - Come and read to Shadow. Shadow is a 4 year old collie that loves to listen to kids read to him. Call the library to sign up to read to Shadow. (218)829-5574.

ECFE comes to the library on Thursdays from 11am-12noon - Join us for fun classes for preschool age children with an ECFE teacher. Bring your little one to baby storytime Thursdays at 11:15am while your older kids experience learning new things with an Early Childhood Family Education teacher. Every Thursday when school is in session.

Snow Time to Read - Adult Reading Program - Sign up to read this winter and win great prizes! What a great way to stay warm. Program runs January through March.

Author and Poet Kyle "Guante" Tran Myhre - Monday, March 6th @12noon Join us for our monthly Friends of the Library Brown Bag Author Series. Guante will discuss his debut book, a mixtape-style exploration of the intersections of art and social justice, A Love Sone, A Death Rattle, A Battle Cry.

Crafternoons @ Your Library - Thursday, March 9th @2pm Join or guest instructor, Karla Overland, for an introduction to fabric dyeing. Students will make a simple fused bookmarrk on cardstock. Karla is the owner of Cherrywood Fabrics in Baxter. All supplies are provided for this free series for adults by the Friends of the Brainerd Public Library. Registration is required by calling the library at 218-829-5574.

Plant Natives Attract Pollinators Gardening Class - Tuesday, March 14th @12noon Habitat loss has had a devastating effect on native pollinators that rely on wild and semi wild areas. The growing imbalance has negative, far reaching impact on agricultural productivity. Join master gardener, Coralee Fox, who will show you that you can help while doing what you love by choosing native plants for your garden.

Author Colin Mustful - Thursday, March 16th @ 5:30pm Join us as Colin discusses his books about Minnesota frontier history, and his experience as a self-published author. Mustful's work focuses on the tragic and complicated history surrounding the largely unknown and misunderstood event of the US-Dakota War of 1862. This event is funded from the State of Minnesota with Legacy Amendment funds to preserve arts and cultural heritage.
Books, Burgers, and Brews - Monday, March 20th from 6-8pm We will be reading the novel, The Circle, by David Eggers. Visit to RSVP and pick up a copy of the book at the Brainerd Library.

Cooking With Kids Story Time - Monday, March 27th @ 6:00pm Put on an apron and cook a healthy snack with your kids. Come for story time and afterwards kids will make a fun, healthy snack. Presented along with the Brainerd Lakes Early Chidhood Coalition. No registration required. Come cook as a family!

Rainbow Science - Monday, March 20th from 3:30-4:30pm Learn like a Leprechaun and make your own rainbow. We'll use colored sugar water and create our own rainbows. Water science is awesome! Although we can't guarantee a pot of gold to go with it. No registration needed.

The library now offers free basic computer classes every month. In March library staff will teach classes on Intro to PowerPoint, Windows 10, and Intro to iPads. Call the library to register at 218-829-5574. Click here for March and April classes.

Regular Brainerd Public Library Events
Family Story Time-Every Monday @ 6:00pm
Family Story Time-Every Tuesday @ 10:15am
Baby Story Time-Every Thursday @ 11:15am
Family Story Time-Third Wednesday of every month @ 11:15am **NEW**
Family Movie Time-Every Wednesday @ 3:30pm
Brainerd Adult Book Club-Second Wednesday of every month @ 2:00pm.

For more information call the Brainerd Public Library @ 829-5574 or visit
All programs are free of charge.

*This free Legacy Program is funded in part or in whole with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008 which dedicated funding to preserve Minnesota's art and cultural heritage.

The Brainerd Public Library has a viewer with large flat-screen monitor to increase the size of materials. Patrons can use the machine to increase the size of magazines, newspapers, books and more. The machine is located by the References Desk. Many thanks to Brainerd Lions and Baxter Lions for the donation for this machine with the assistance of the Nisswa Lions.

Cass Lake Community Library - Directions to Library
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Margaret Welch Memorial Library - Directions to Library
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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!!!

2015 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!
New members welcome!

Mobile Library - Directions to Library
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Park Rapids Area Library - Directions to Library
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Park Rapids Area Reads Together!/Teens Read Together!
All area residents are invited to participate.
The chosen book is, A Good Time For the Truth: Race in Minnesota.
CLICK HERE for an informational poster.
CLICK HERE for the press release about the program.

Native Pride Arts: Larry Yazzie Returns!

Experience the artistry of Native Pride Dancer, Larry Yazzie, as he performs majestic movements passed down by his ancestors through song and dance. Educational and entertaining for audiences of all ages.
Thursday, February 16
2:00pm at Pine Point School, Ponsford
7:00pm at Armory Square, Park Rapids

Pine River Public Library - Directions to Library
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Pine River Public Library

Legacy Programs
See the web site for a complete listing of all Legacy Fund programs in our region.

Wadena City Library - Directions to Library
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Wadena City Library's Adult Reading Program
Sunday, January 1st to Friday, March 31st
Patrons may register and keep track of their books online at
Or you may sign up and start turning your book logs starting on Tuesday, January 3rd in person.

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
Special Events:
Book Discussion Group
Meets 4th Thursday of each month at 7 PM.
Contact library for titles to be discussed.

Other Events
Check at the library for a list of upcoming events or go to the Walker Public Library Facebook page for updates. Library events are also published in the "On Deck" section of the Pilot-Independent newspaper.

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310 2nd St North, P.O. Box 84, Pine River, Minnesota 56474
phone: 218.587.2171 / fax: 218.587.4855