I don’t get too worked up about strange noises. Like the guys on Ghost Hunters, one can typically find a rational explanation for just about everything. Well, tell that to the pterodactyl in my hallway last night.
Tuesday, November 1st 10:15am
Smokey the Bear Visits the Library
Come to Storytime on November 1st and Meet Smokey the Bear! In conjunction with local DNR Forestry Department, the Brainerd Public Library is pleased to offer an informative storytime featuring stories, songs, and information about fire prevention and fire safety. Smokey will be our special guest. This will be a fun event for all ages. Bring your camera and take a picture with Smokey the Bear! See you there!
Stop at the Brainerd Public Library during Teen Read Week! Pick up graphic novels, art books, photography guides, fantasy titles and more. Stop and find something that inspires you, just for the fun of it. Come check out our free events and celebrate a fun week of reading!!
Mon 10/17 Review 4 Prizes-Teens will be able to sign up for prizes by telling us about their favorite read and why...to have gr8 chances to win some prizes. Registration forms will be available at the library Oct 17-21.
Once in a while, after returning from a sports assignment, I reflect and think, "Boy that was a blast." That's how I felt Sept. 19 when I returned home after interviewing Derek Owen for my Sept. 25 story on Popple Park in his backyard and the Wiffleball tournament that was being played there this weekend. Not only was it a blast to do a story with Derek, who worked for the Dispatch sports department about 10 years ago and is one of the craziest guys I know. It was also a blast to take batting practice with Derek pitching Wiffle Balls to me.
Fifty years is a long time so it’s no wonder that when I recount the story of attending the first Minnesota Vikings regular season game, younger colleagues look at me as if I had traveled to Met Stadium by covered wagon.
It was Sept. 17, 1961. The upstart Vikings shocked the NFL by defeating George Halas’ Chicago Bears 37-13, thanks to the heroics of a then-second string, rookie quarterback, Fran Tarkenton.