Join us for Creating Comics with Blake Hoena on Wednesday, February 8th from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. In Hoena’s workshop, teens ages 10-18, will take characters of their own creation and develop a funny, bizarre or scary situation to place them into. Participants will be creating a short comic while learning the important elements of creating comics. Darcy Dwyer, Brainerd Public Library’s Youth Librarian, said, “Kids love reading comics and this workshop is a great way to guide young authors on how to make their own comics.
It’s time for a theater treat that is sure to delight all ages with unique puppets made from scratch and stories that come from many Indigenous cultures. Coyote Stories will offer you many stories with many lessons. The puppets come alive on Saturday, January 28th at 10:00am at the Brainerd Public library.
Charlotte Wolf, musher and veterinary technician, will be speaking about the history of Minnesota dog sledding and demonstrate how the sled dogs are harnessed on Friday, January 20 at 10:00am at the Brainerd Public Library. Wolf is a big supporter of the few dog sled races that run around the country, like the Iditarod in Alaska and the John Beargrease race along the north shore of Lake Superior here in Minnesota. Her dreams have been realized and she is as passionate as ever about her dogs, mushing and caring for other sled dogs wherever she goes.
Making traditional toys will transport you to another time and place. Join Kent Scheer of Wadena, toy maker extraordinaire, in creating your own toys of another time. Come at on Saturday, December 3rd 10am for a discussion on traditional toys with an exhibit of some of Kent’s favorite traditional toys. Call the library at 218-829-5574, to register to make your own toy at 11:00am. Everyone is welcome to join the workshop. We ask that children are accompanied with an adult. This is a great workshop for grandparents and their grandchildren.
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.
Time for toe-tapping and wiggling in your seats. Attend a FREE traditional Bluegrass, Country and Gospel concert presented by Tim and Cindy Roggenkamp of the Pequot Lakes area. This husband and wife team present stories behind the music and different instruments (banjo, fiddle, dobro, mandolin and bass). The concert will be at the Brainerd Public Library on Tuesday, November 29 at 6:00pm.
Take a trip down the Mississippi River in Minnesota with Doug Ohman at the Brainerd Public Library on October, 14 at 6:00pm. The Mississippi River flows along for nearly 700 miles touching many villages, towns and cities in its route from Lake Itasca to the Iowa border. In this program, Doug will highlight the many points of interest in the rivers upper reaches. This journey will take you from northern Minnesota to the Twin Cities. Doug has explored much of the rivers history, culture and of course beauty through his photography and personal stories.
Tuesday, November 1st 10:15am
Smokey the Bear Visits the Library
Come to Storytime on November 1st and Meet Smokey the Bear! In conjunction with local DNR Forestry Department, the Brainerd Public Library is pleased to offer an informative storytime featuring stories, songs, and information about fire prevention and fire safety. Smokey will be our special guest. This will be a fun event for all ages. Bring your camera and take a picture with Smokey the Bear! See you there!
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