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By: Brainerd_Public... on January 13, 2011 - 3:37pm - Add new comment

 

MN History Players' "John Beargrease" to tour Kitchigami Libraries

Friday, February 21, 1:00 p.m. Brainerd Public Library

Join us as John Beargrease, Native American fur trader and mail carrier, comes to life! Using props and artifacts, a costumed History Player will engage us all in the memorable life story of John Beargrease in the late 1800s on Minnesota's North Shore.

By: Brainerd_Public... on January 19, 2011 - 3:02pm - Add new comment

Going a bit stir crazy at your house?  Come to the Brainerd Public library Saturday February 5th for family movie day.  Starting at 1:00 pm we will show a movie in our large conference room.  Feels like a real movie theater with the movie on the big screen.  And like always..you can't beat the libraries price...it's free!  Call the library for details or for movie information.  (218) 829-5574.

By: Brainerd_Public... on January 26, 2011 - 4:15pm - Add new comment

February 16th at 6:30 pmCome meet Author/Illustrator Lauren Stringer and learn about how she
writes and illustrates picture books. Lauren, a Minnesotan, will be at
the Brainerd Public Library on Wednesday, February 16th at 6:30 pm.
Lauren uses both her experience and imagination to both write and draw
children's books. Join her in folding origami inspired by her book FOLD
ME A POEM. Come ready to fold paper and write poems for fun. Bring the
whole family!

By: Brainerd_Public... on January 26, 2011 - 6:43pm - Add new comment

In celebration with local schools and libraries, FRED will be giving away 100 free books on the 100th day of school.  On Friday February 11th come to the Brainerd Public Library with your dad, check out a book and then pick out a book to take home and keep.  It's that easy!  Fathers include biological dads, step dads, grandpas, uncles, family friends or any man involved in a child's life.  Dads and kids, keep reading!

By: Brainerd_Public... on January 31, 2011 - 1:47pm - Add new comment

A review of False Mermaid by Erin Hart (2010)

by Laurel Hall

In False Mermaid, Minnesota native Erin Hart takes the Irish myth of the selkie (a seal that can shed its skin to become a human, and put it back on to return to the sea) and spins a web of characters around it. Each story thread hints at the legend, though Hart never resorts to creating a trite metaphor.

By: Brainerd_Public... on February 3, 2011 - 4:16pm - Add new comment

Book Review
Love Letters
by Katie Fforde
Reviewed by Linda McIntosh

By: Brainerd_Public... on February 9, 2011 - 1:33pm - Add new comment

The Opposite of Cold Photographer Hautala to visit Kitchigami Libraries

Aaron Hautala will visit Brainerd Public Library on Thursday, February 17th at 7:00 pm.

Photographer Aaron Hautala, who collaborated with author Michael Nordskog on The Opposite of Cold:  The Northwoods Finnish Sauna Tradition, will tour Kitchigami Libraries and Affiliate Libraries during January and February.  Hautala will present a slide show of stunning photographs from the book, and talk about the history, culture and practice of Finnish sauna in the north woods.

By: Brainerd_Public... on February 10, 2011 - 10:33am - Add new comment

Tired of winter yet?  Get out of the house and enjoy a free movie on the big screen.  Come to the Brainerd Public Library on Saturday, February 26th at 1:00pm in our large conference room.  We'll show a family friendly movie on the big screen.  Feels like a movie theater without the cost of a ticket!  Each family movie time the crowd gets bigger and bigger.  Come see for yourself!  Call the library for more details or for movie information.(218) 829-5574

By: Brainerd_Public... on February 10, 2011 - 11:25am - Add new comment

Written by: Darcy Dwyer
                         Children/Youth Librarian
                         Brainerd Public Library


     It's only February and it's been an exciting year already.  Much has happened since I took this exciting job 6 weeks ago.

By: Brainerd_Public... on February 11, 2011 - 11:41am - Add new comment

Erin Hart & Paddy O'Brien present Irish Literature & Music @ the Brainerd Public Library Feb 24th

Author Erin Hart and Irish musician Paddy O'Brien will visit Brainerd Public Library on Thursday, February 24th starting at 5:00 pm