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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 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 April 13, 2011 - 6:07pm - Add new comment

Americana/folk singer and songwriter Dennis Warner and his band the Ds blend humor, audience participation and serious music into a memorable and fun concert for adults and families.  His book and song "Beads on One String" is about our connectedness in the world, and how we are all much more alike than we are different.  Come and check it out at 6:30 pm.  This event is free and everyone is welcome.  This program is made possible with funding from the State of MN with Legacy Amendment funds to preserve arts and cultural heritage. 

By: Brainerd_Public... on April 14, 2011 - 12:43pm - Add new comment


Book Review


By Tina Fey

Review by Linda McIntosh

By: Brainerd_Public... on April 18, 2011 - 12:48pm - Add new comment

Join us in the small meeting room at the Brainerd Public Library Wednesday, May 11th at 2:00pm for a discussion of
Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier

It's hard to say whether the remarkable creatures are the women in this book, or the fossils of the first dinosaurs Mary Anning finds on the beach. This is a novelization of the life of Mary Anning, who really did find these fossils, and her lifelong friendship with Elizabeth Philpot. The book is a study in women's place in society at the time, and how the religious and scientific community reacts to her find.

By: Brainerd_Public... on April 19, 2011 - 3:12pm - Add new comment

The Minnesota Percussion Trio to tour Kitchigami Libraries for CLICKS, CLAPS AND CLUNK!

The Minnesota Percussion Trio will tour Kitchigami Libraries and communities for a performance of their most popular program, CLICKS, CLAPS, AND CLUNK! The Trio will perform at Brainerd Public Library on Friday, April 29 at 4:00pm.

By: Brainerd_Public... on April 29, 2011 - 1:13pm - Add new comment

"Why I Love the Library" Contest Winners Announced

The Friends of the Brainerd Public Library recently held a "Tell Us Why You Love Your Library" contest.  Many library patrons participated; all the comments were collected and reviewed by a small committee from the Friends of the Library group.

By: Brainerd_Public... on April 29, 2011 - 1:20pm - Add new comment


Dennis Warner & his band the D's to Play at Brainerd Public Library

Dennis Warner to perform "Beads on One String" concerts in Kitchigami Region.

Dennis Warner & his band the D's will tour Kitchigami Libraries to perform Beads on One String family concerts.  Dennis & the D's will present a concert at Brainerd Public Library on Tuesday, May 3 at 6:30pm.  This popular concert is free and suitable for "all ages."

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.