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By: Brainerd_Public... on June 5, 2012 - 4:23pm - Add new comment

Friends of the Brainerd Public Library 2012 Brown Bag Author Series – Darby Nelson

The Friends of the Brainerd Public Library annual Brown Bag Lunch Summer Authors' Series hosts author Darby Nelson on Monday, June 11 at 12:00pm at the Brainerd Public Library.

By: Brainerd_Public... on April 13, 2011 - 5:54pm - Add new comment

Start your weekend off with a Friday afternoon of fun!  Geared towards grades K-6, music comes from the heart and then you find something to play it on!  Using simple or found instruments such as a 5 gallon bucket, claves, paper, tin cans, and body percussion, the trio features the creativity of today's composers.  Those unlikely instruments and their sounds unlock the musical possibilities of the things around us.  Join us at the library Friday April 29th at 4:00pm.  This event is made possible with funding from the State of MN with Legacy Amendment funds to p

By: Brainerd_Public... on February 15, 2011 - 12:09pm - Add new comment

Due to a leaky roof in our large conference room the February 26th free family movie is cancelled.  Call the Brainerd Public Library for more information about future movies.  (218) 829-5574

By: Brainerd_Public... on April 4, 2011 - 9:31am - Add new comment

"Ancestry Detectives 101" Genealogy Workshop
offered at the Brainerd Public Library

By: Brainerd_Public... on April 8, 2011 - 10:39am - Add new comment

At Thursday, April 7th author and speech pathologist, Teri Peterson entertained the little ones at baby storytime.  Teri read from her adorable book,"The Big Book of Exclamations" which is a fun way to engage children and strengthen communication and speech.  Baby storytime is geared towards those from birth to 24 months but is open to everyone.  Come check it out on Thursdays at 11:15 am!

By: Brainerd_Public... on November 16, 2011 - 7:33pm - Add new comment

Read Laurel's latest Senior Class column here:

By: Brainerd_Public... on November 28, 2011 - 3:19pm - Add new comment

The Family Fang
Book review
Laurel Hall

The Family Fang is a very difficult book to describe. Author Ann Patchett called it “genius.” While I agree with her, I think “gloriously quirky” is a more helpful way to characterize it. It’s a tragedy of sorts, but very often funny; it’s a story about growing up, but also about what it means to relate to your parents as a fellow adult.

By: Brainerd_Public... on July 12, 2012 - 2:17pm - Add new comment

Register at the Brainerd Public Library for a chance to take a free bus tour to the:

• Minnesota History Center for Minnesota’s Greatest Generation Exhibit on August 18.
AND the
• Minnesota Science Museum in Minneapolis to see the Real Pirates Exhibit on August 25

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 May 3, 2011 - 4:50pm - Add new comment

Put your apron on for storytime and make a healthy snack.  Check out the "Cooking with Kids" event presented by the Brainerd Lakes Early Childhood Coalition.  The kids will be read a story and then make a delicious snack.  Parents will enjoy an education time.  Come stir up some fun at the library!  This event is free and no registration is required.