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By: Brainerd_Public... on January 31, 2011 - 1:47pm - Add new comment

A review of False Mermaid by Erin Hart (2010)

by Laurel Hall

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.

By: Brainerd_Public... on January 26, 2011 - 6:43pm - Add new comment

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!

By: Brainerd_Public... on January 26, 2011 - 4:15pm - Add new comment

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
whole family!

By: Brainerd_Public... on January 19, 2011 - 3:02pm - Add new comment

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 can't beat the libraries's free!  Call the library for details or for movie information.  (218) 829-5574.

By: Brainerd_Public... on January 13, 2011 - 3:37pm - Add new comment


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.

By: Brainerd_Public... on January 7, 2011 - 1:31pm - Add new comment

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.

By: Brainerd_Public... on January 4, 2011 - 12:28pm - Add new comment

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. 

By: Brainerd_Public... on January 4, 2011 - 9:48am - Add new comment


Book Review by Linda McIntosh

The Wave: in pursuit of the rogues, freaks and giants of the ocean

By Susan Casey

2010, Doubleday

This is not a usual area of interest for me, but Susan Casey has put together a fascinating look at the oceans of the world and the waves they produce.

By: Brainerd_Public... on January 3, 2011 - 11:02am - Add new comment


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.

By: Brainerd_Public... on December 24, 2010 - 10:03am - Add new comment

Happy Holidays from all of the librarians at the Brainerd Public Library!

In celebration of the holiday season the library will be closed on the following days:

Christmas Eve- December 24 - all day

Christmas Day- December 25 - all day

New Years Eve- December 31 - at 5:00pm

New Years Day- January 1 - all day