In False Mermaid, Minnesota native Erin Hart takes the Irish myth of the selkie (a seal that can shed its skin to become a human, and put it back on to return to the sea) and spins a web of characters around it. Each story thread hints at the legend, though Hart never resorts to creating a trite metaphor.
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!
February 16th at 6:30 pmCome meet Author/Illustrator Lauren Stringer and learn about how she
writes and illustrates picture books. Lauren, a Minnesotan, will be at
the Brainerd Public Library on Wednesday, February 16th at 6:30 pm.
Lauren uses both her experience and imagination to both write and draw
children's books. Join her in folding origami inspired by her book FOLD
ME A POEM. Come ready to fold paper and write poems for fun. Bring the
Going a bit stir crazy at your house? Come to the Brainerd Public library Saturday February 5th for family movie day. Starting at 1:00 pm we will show a movie in our large conference room. Feels like a real movie theater with the movie on the big screen. And like always..you can't beat the libraries price...it's free! Call the library for details or for movie information. (218) 829-5574.
MN History Players' "John Beargrease" to tour Kitchigami Libraries
Friday, February 21, 1:00 p.m. Brainerd Public Library
Join us as John Beargrease, Native American fur trader and mail carrier, comes to life! Using props and artifacts, a costumed History Player will engage us all in the memorable life story of John Beargrease in the late 1800s on Minnesota's North Shore.
Even the littlest of Lakes area residents need some time of their own. A baby storytime for those from birth to 24 months will be held every Thursday morning at 11:15 am starting February 17th. Come to the Brainerd Public library with your little one for stories, music and songs. Read with your baby everyday. It's a great excuse to cuddle.
Want to get your family out of the house but still want to stay warm? Head to the Brainerd Public library on Saturday January 15th at 1 pm for Family Movie Day. Join us in the large conference room for a family friendly new release movie. Call the library for more details or for movie information. (218) 829-5574 Family movies will run every month.
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.