Reading is, of course, its own reward, but here at Brainerd Public Library we want to double your pleasure, double your fun! You can participate in our Winter Reading Program- Snow Time to Read, January 3rd to March 31st, 2011. For every 5 books read or listened to, readers may enter a drawing for weekly prizes. The more you read, the more chances you have to win!
Readers can also enter for monthly prizes by sharing their review of a book. The book reviews will be posted near the reference desk for all to enjoy.
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
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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."
CALLING ALL WORLD TRAVELERS! Children and teens will explore places from Oceania to Russia through stories, crafts, music and other fun activites. The 2011 Summer Reading Program is open to children from birth to young adult. Register at the library and start reading to earn prizes. Special reading programs are available for pre-readers, readers, and teens. Get a calendar of fun events when you sign up. All library programs are free of charge. For more information, call the library at 829-5574 or visit www.krls.org
Join us for Wendy Webbs talk about her 2011 Minnesota Book Award winning novel, The Tale of Halcyon Crane,on Monday June 27, noon at the Brainerd Public Library. In, The Tale of Halcyon Crane, Hallie James was told that her mother died in a fire decades earlier, only to discover that she was actually alive until very recently. In search of answers, Hallie travels to the place where her mother lived and discovers dark family secrets. Webb lives in Duluth, she is the editor-in-chief of Duluth~Superior Magazine.