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By: Brainerd_Public... on June 28, 2011 - 9:34am - Add new comment


In honor of the Independence Day Holiday, the Brainerd Public Library will be closed on Monday, July 4th.

We will reopen on Tuesday, July 5th at 9:00 a.m.

Have a Happy and Safe 4th of July!


By: Brainerd_Public... on June 28, 2011 - 9:48am - Add new comment

Laugh and be entertained by Monica Ferris, author of the Needlecraft Mystery series, Monday, July 11 at noon, at the Brainerd Public Library.  Ferris will talk about the inspiration for her books, as well as the frustrations and rewards of real-life needlework projects.

Here is an description of her latest book Buttons and Bones:

By: Brainerd_Public... on June 30, 2011 - 12:45pm - Add new comment

Walk the same streets as railroad tycoons, blacksmiths, bank robbers and more.  Downtown Brainerd has a wealth of fascinating history and it is NOW all freely available to you.  Through a collaboration of the Brainerd History Group, the Brainerd Public Library, the Crow Wing County Historical Society and a tremendous group of volunteers, you can now tour the history of Brainerd in a variety of formats.    

By: Brainerd_Public... on July 5, 2011 - 9:52am - Add new comment

Brainerd Public Library presents, Professor Marvel's World of Wonders

-Thursday, July 14 at 3:00pm

ONE WORLD ... SO MANY STORIES! People say that there are only seven wonders of the world. Professor Marvel has set out to prove them wrong.

Each time a book is opened regular readers have the opportunity to explore amazing worlds, meet outrageous characters, and learn how to do the most extraordinary things.  In short, every book is in and of itself a world of wonders. 

By: Brainerd_Public... on July 19, 2011 - 2:54pm - Add new comment


Sarah Stonich is the seventh and final author in the Friends of the Brainerd Public Library Brown Bag Lunch Summer Authors' Series.  She will appear at the library on Monday, July 25, from noon to 1pm.  Feel free to bring a bag lunch or enjoy the light refreshments.  All are welcome, and there is no charge.

By: Brainerd_Public... on July 26, 2011 - 2:00pm - Add new comment

Join the library for our last summer reading program event at the Crow Wing County Fair!  We'll be on the Free Stage Wednesday August 3rd at 4:30 with Remarkable Reptiles.  Do you know how a snake moves?  How a lizard senses smell?  Come find out at the fair.  There'll be turtles and lizards and snakes...oh my!! 

By: Brainerd_Public... on August 1, 2011 - 4:41pm - Add new comment

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
By Ransom Riggs
Reviewed by Laurel Hall

By: Brainerd_Public... on August 16, 2011 - 12:59pm - Add new comment

The Brainerd Public Library gives a huge thanks to our local businesses that supported the library's Summer Reading Program.  We couldn't offer this free program without your help.  Your donations of coupons, prizes and pizza were a great way to reward the kids for reading.  To see the look on a child's face when they earned a prize for reading was so much fun.  Your incentives kept them excited about reading throughout the summer.  We had a record setting year, with over 960 children signing up to read!  A big thank you to Applebees, Buffalo Wild Wings, Culver

By: Brainerd_Public... on August 16, 2011 - 1:01pm - Add new comment

For 8 weeks this summer, kids flocked to the Brainerd Public Library for the Summer Reading Program "One World Many Stories." Children traveled the world this summer by exploring exotic places such as Africa and Antarctica through sto­ries, guest speakers, crafts, music, dance, and other activities.   We have seen imaginations opened to a world that TV and video games just cannot provide. 

By: Brainerd_Public... on August 26, 2011 - 9:32am - Add new comment

Celebrate Summer Reading at the Minnesota Great Get Together.

Show your public library card for discounted admission when you purchase a ticket at the gate on Wednesday, August 31st.   Read and Ride day also has activites in Carosel Park @ the fair.

From 10 am to 5 pm activities will be going on including crafts, music and performers on stage.  Enjoy another great feature of having your own library card!