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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 June 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.

Reading By Design: Summer Reading Program starts June 1st - Build your best summer ever. Sign up to read this summer and earn fun prizes. Readers from babies to teens are invited to celebrate our theme, Reading by Design. We'll create and connect our way through stories, games, crafts, music, and more. Cement your plans to include the library this summer. A full schedule of great events is available at the library when you sign up. Program runs through July 28th.

Revealing Records: 3 Genealogy Workshops* with Paul Stuart-Warren, CG - Thursday, June 1st:
11:00am-12:00pm Genealogical Goldmine: The Records of Old Settlers Organizations
1:00pm-2:00pm Online and On Track: Railroad Record Indexes and Finding Aides on the Internet
2:30pm-3:30pm Lord Preserve Us!: Church Records for Family History Research
Register for one, two, or all sessions by calling 218-829-5574.

Brown Bag Author Series** - Monday, June 5th @ 12:00pm - Author and former Duluth Mayor, Don Ness, discusses his book Hillsider.

Crafternoons @ Your Library:Wet Felting** - Thursday, June 8th @ 2:00pm - Learn about this technique from fiber artist and Crossing Arts Alliance Director, Lisa Jordan. 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. Others are welcome to drop in and color or work on your own crafts.

Children's Author Story Time with Doug Wood**- Monday, June 12th @ 10:15am - Doug will talk about his many bestselling children's books and his latest book, Old Turtle: Questions of the Heart.

Brown Bag Summer Author Series** - Monday, June 12th @ 12:00pm - Author, expert woodsman, and wilderness canoe guide, Doug Wood, discussses his book, Deep Woods, Wild Waters.

Gardening Class: Miniature Gardens - Tuesday, June 13th @ 12:00pm - Master Gardener jennifer Knutson will give creative ideas on how to design a terrarium, dish garden and outdoor miniature garden, including fairy gardens.

Your Brainerd Area Ancestors: Resources at the Historical Society and Online Today** - Tuesday, June 13th @ 2:00pm - Presented by local researcher Lynda Hall. Lynda will discuss the area resources that are available to help you find out more about your Brainerd genealogical roots.

Nine Jewels: Stories of Wit and Wisdom from India* - Wednesday, June 14th @ 2:00pm - This program is ideal for elementary school age kids 5 and up. The program includes very popular stories of Emperor Akbar and his wise advisor, Birbal. Akbar was the grandfather of Shah Jahan, who build the Taj Majal, so there are great historical references, as well as many fun riddles that will be included in the storytelling

The Library will be closed on Monday, May 29th in honor of Memorial Day.
Brown Bag Summer Author Series** - Monday, June 19th @ 2:00pm - Author and comedian Lorna Landvik discusses her new ovel Once in a Blue Moon Lodge.

Friends of the Library Children's Used Book Sale** - Monday, June 19th and Tuesday, June 20th - Come and stock up on great children's and teens books. The sale will be in the large meeting room of the lbirary on Monday, June 19th from 3-5pm and Tuesday, June 20th from 9am-2pm. Come support the Friends of the Library and build your family's book collection.

Lake Superior Zoo Mobile**- Wednesday, June 21st @ 2:00pm - Have some wild fun with animals from the Lake Superior Zoo in Duluth.

Slavic A Capella Choir** - Wednesday, June 21st @ 6:00pm - Sestri (Bulgarian for "Sisters") is a Slavic choir based in Little Falls, MN. Sestri will perform a Capella, singing a wide variety of eastern European music: Bulgarian, Macedonian, Serbian, and Croatian, as well as music from some of the former Soviet republics: Georgia, the Ukraine, and Latvia.

Finish Your Book in Three Drafts** Writers Workshop - Thursday, June 22nd @ 5:30pm - This is a presentation for writers at any stage of their process. Stuart Horwitz, nationally known expert on structure and revision, will discuss the process of writing drafts and what action steps to take between drafts. Call the library at 218-829-5574 to register for this event.

Ice Cream Story Time - Monday, June 26th @ 6:00pm - Come for great stories and stay for ice cream. Thanks to our friends at the Crow Wing County Dairy Association for helping scoop and serve to celebrate Dairy Month!

The library now offers free basic computer classes every month. Call the library to register at 218-829-5574.
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.

**Thi free program is brought to the Brainerd Public Library through the support of the Friends of the Library. 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
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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