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MPL Game Night
Posted by MPLadult on February 16, 2019

Game_Night_Insta.jpgCome to the library to play a board or card game with others. Feel free to bring your favorite game or play one of ours. Whether you like to play Chess or Hungry Hungry Hippos, come out and share your love of games with others. All ages are welcome to attend. Children 8 years old and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Feel free to come along or bring your regular game night crew! This event will be held every third Wednesday of the month from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Universal Class - Learn Something New!
Posted by MPLadult on February 15, 2019

We are proud to welcome our newest database: Universal Class. It offers over 500 lessons on a wide range of subjects, from your basic school topics to arts and crafts, self-help, and beyond! All you need to start is your library card number and creating an account with Universal Class. The database can be accessed by going through our Digital Resource section and looking under "Education" or the letter "U." More information is included in the full blog below. If you still need assistance, please feel free to contact 852-1045 or email Josh at 

Are you serious about writing?
Posted by MPLadult on February 14, 2019

typewriter2.pngJoin the PoP (Publish or Perish) writer’s group every 2nd and 4th Saturday in the Imagination Station of the Minot Public Library at 1:00 pm. This group is for writers over 18 who are interested in having their work published. Attendees should plan to bring a sample of their work for comments and suggestions and be willing to provide feedback to others!

Tech Tutors: One-on-One Computer Help for Adults
Posted by MPLadult on February 13, 2019

computer-clip.jpgThe Minot Public Library offers one-on-one computer help for adults at no cost. These Tech Tutor sessions are by appointment only, and the tutor availability will depend on the type of computer help needed. Library cards are required to sign up for help.

Census Recruiting Event
Posted by MPLadult on February 8, 2019

Drop in any time between 9am and noon this Friday, February 15, to apply for a job with the 2020 United States Census.

Positions include:
-recruiting assistants
-office operations supervisors
-census takers
Positions offer flexible work hours, including daytime, evenings, and weekends.

Coffee & Conversation for English Language Learners
Posted by MPLadult on February 5, 2019


The Minot Public Library invites anyone who is interested in improving their English speaking and listening skills to enjoy coffee, cookies and conversation with us! 

Evening Coffee & Conversation groups will take place every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month at 6 pm and morning Coffee & Conversation groups will take place every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month at 10 am beginning in January at the Minot Public Library. 

 Participants should be adults who speak some English and you don’t need to attend every meeting.  Just come when you can!

 Please call Jessica, the Adult Services Librarian at 701-420-4547 if you have any questions.  The complete schedule for Coffee & Conversation is on our calendar.

Valentine Craft Workshop (For Adults)
Posted by MPLadult on February 4, 2019

Scrapbooking expert LeeAnn Greff will lead this workshop in which participants will create a mini tote with 4 small Valentine cards & envelopes, a full Valentine51342636_10157135988919047_3082929376199704576_n.png's card and envelope and a treat box with candy to share with their sweethearts.

All supplies are included and the workshop is designed for maximum fun and minimum fuss. 

Registration is limited to 15 participants.

Color Me Happy Coloring Club
Posted by MPLadult on February 3, 2019

coloring.jpgThe "Color Me Happy" Coloring Club returns for 2019 - join us Saturday, February 16th!

Relieve some stress and meet some great people at the Color Me Happy Coloring Club! The club meets the third Saturday of every month from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm. The Color Me Happy Coloring Club gives grown-ups an opportunity to unwind and take part in some child-like fun. MPL will provide all the supplies you need to relax and get creative, but you are welcome to bring your own. No registration is necessary and you can stop by anytime between 1:00 and 2:30; for more information please call 852-1045.

Introducing Quills!
Posted by MPLadult on February 2, 2019

For tquilljpeg.jpghe spring of 2019 the Teen Library is offering a new writing club for students in 6th through 12th grade. We’ll meet once per month and discuss our writing projects, try out new writing styles and explore the connection between illustrations and stories.

Join us January 10th from 4:00-5:00 to try out this new totally free club! Rumor has it awesome snacks will be provided...

Tech Ed at The Parker
Posted by MPLadult on February 1, 2019


Staff from the Minot Public Library will be visiting the Parker Senior Center from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm on Thursday, February 6th to show local seniors how to use all their fun electronic gadgets & show off what technology resources the library has to offer. You will also be able to sign-up for a library card! Please bring a photo ID and additional proof of address.

Everyone in the community, not just Parker residents, are welcome to attend as well!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Josh at 701-852-1045 or

Holiday Hours
Posted by MPLadult on December 22, 2018


The Library will be closed Monday, 12/24 and Tuesday, 12/25 for Christmas and also Monday, 12/31 and Tuesday, 1/1 for New Year's.

Don't forget though: you can download books, stream movies and browse magazines without leaving home!

The staff of the Minot Public Library wish each of you a wonderful holiday season and we thank you for your support!!

Welcome RB Digital
Posted by MPLadult on December 10, 2018

RBdigital.pngMPL is excited to introduce you to RBdigital. RBdigital (formerly OneClickDigital) allows you to download audiobooks for free with your library card. In addition, the new RBdigital app includes our subscription to Zinio digital magazines so you can listen to audiobooks and browse magazines from the same app! Visit the Digital Resources section of or ask a library staff member today for more details.

Join MPL for the Annual Holiday Open House
Posted by MPLadult on December 5, 2018

IMG_0483.JPGThe Friends of the Minot Public Library invite you to join Library staff for our annual Holiday Open House Wednesday, December 12th starting at 3:30 pm. We will have cookies and cider and live music from Minot High Orchestra students.

Make plans to stop by the Library Wednesday the 12th as we thank you for all your support and share some holiday spirit for Christmas and the New Year!

Holiday Card Making Workshop Wednesday Night!
Posted by MPLadult on November 27, 2018


This Wednesday, December 5 at 6:30 PM, scrapbooking expert LeeAnn Greff will lead a workshop at the Minot Public Library in which participants will create three beautiful holiday cards to send to loved ones.

All supplies are included and the workshop is designed for maximum fun and minimum fuss. 

Space is limited. Please call 701-852-1045 or stop by the library to register.

Volunteers needed for an English conversation group
Posted by MPLadult on November 15, 2018

 313735448_afb31c9567_z.jpgWe are currently seeking volunteers to help host a new program of informal English conversation groups at the Minot Public Library aimed at helping English language learners improve their speaking skills.

We are looking for people who are friendly, outgoing, patient, and kind and who enjoy meeting people from diverse backgrounds. Volunteers must be fluent English speakers but no formal ESL training is required. We expect to have a daytime as well as an evening session.  Frequency will depend on your availability and the number of volunteers.  Refreshments and snacks will be served at each session.

This should be a great opportunity to make new friends and have a positive impact on the lives of others.  Please contact Adult Services Librarian Jessica Mason by phone at 701-420-4547 or email at, if you are interested.

Poetry Aloud
Posted by MPLadult on November 8, 2018

poetry_aloud_social_media.pngCome share your favorite poems with others the third Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm. Participants can bring a poem about the designated topic or theme and read it out loud. This informal reading can include traditional, classic, contemporary and/or modern poetry. Even if you don’t have a poem to share, you’re welcome to come and listen. The November meeting will be the last until spring, so if you haven't made it yet makes plans to attend on November 15th at 7:00 pm!

November 15th theme: WWI poets or poems about the war

(find some great inspiration online here!)

Snakes at the Library!!!
Posted by MPLadult on November 7, 2018

Did you know certaiSnakes.jpgn snakes are now legal to keep as pets in Minot?  Come learn all about what it takes to care for a snake as a pet and even meet some snakes in person!  This event will take place on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 7pm in the library and all ages are welcome to attend.

In November, the Minot Public Library will be kicking off a new series of programs entitled Adulting 101.  These programs will cover basic life skills for both people who are new to adulthood and those of us who could use a refresher, if we ever learned them to begin with! The first entry in this series will cover natural cleaning.  The workshop will be hosted by Kasey Breuer at 7pm on Monday, November 12 and participants will learn how to get their living spaces clean using low-cost, environmentally-friendly, non-toxic products that they can make at home.

Come learn how to spruce up your space just in time for holiday visitors!

Fall Book Sale
Posted by MPLadult on October 18, 2018

FriendsLogo_Small.pngJoin the Friends of the Minot Public Library for the annual fall book sale

FREE WILL OFFERING - NO ASSIGNED PRICES! Pay what you can and take what you want, all donations are much appreciated.

Thursday, October 25th 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Friday, October 26th 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday, October 27th 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

**Friends of the Library members are also welcome to attend the special pre-sale on Wednesday the 24th from 5:30 - 8:00 PM. Not a Friend of the Library member, but want to attend the pre-sale? It's not too late...

WWI Centennial Community Event
Posted by MPLadult on October 12, 2018

WW1.jpgThe Minot Public Library is excited to partner with the North Dakota WWI Centennial Committee to host a community event on Wednesday, October 17th at 7:30 pm. This event is one of several across the state leading up to the anniversary of the armistice ending WWI, 100-years ago November 11. The program on October 17th will begin with a 10-minute video presentation with an overview of WWI followed by a 20-30-minute talk about WWI. MSU professor Joseph Jastrzembski will discuss how it began, how the US became involved, the effort on the home-front, North Dakota's participation and the impact WWI had on the world today. This free event will conclude with time for questions and discussion.

We're Hiring!!!
Posted by MPLadult on August 27, 2018

Do you love the library?  Are you dedicated to providing great customer service?  Come work with us!  We are currently hiring for a part-time library assistant at the main circulation desk of the Minot Public Library. 

Exotic Pet Parade
Posted by MPLadult on August 23, 2018

On September 27th 2018 from 4:00-5:00, we're holding the Exotic Pet Parade!

This program was very popular last year so we're bringing it back!  We’ll be learning about puppies, fish and snails, guinea pigs, different types of geckos, and getting to know the cutest of all, sugar gliders!


One Day Book Sale
Posted by MPLadult on August 12, 2018


The Friends of the Minot Public Library are hosting their first-ever Free Will Offering Book Sale on Thursday, August 16th from 10:00 am – 8:30 pm only! No prices will be assigned to any of the items in the “Hidden Treasures” book sale room – just pay whatever you think your purchases are worth. Take a box load or an armful or a bag of a variety of great items: cookbooks, fiction, DVDs, CDs, magazines, children’s books and more. Make sure to ask our volunteers how to sign up to become a member of the Friends of the Library so you can attend the members-only presale in October. For more information call the Minot Public Library at (701) 852-1045.

Great libraries need great Friends—find out more about becoming a member here.

30th Annual Great Tomato Festival
Posted by MPLadult on August 3, 2018


Good food, live music and supporting a good cause are all on the agenda for the Great Tomato Festival at the North Dakota State Fair Center August 8, 2018. Proceeds go to the Friends of the Minot Public Library, Minot Symphony Orchestra and Taube Museum of Art.

The gates open at 5:30 pm for browsing and the event begins at 6:00 pm with a social hour. Dinner begins at 7:00 pm with a menu that is sure to please any palate and includes Haider’s Salsa and Chips, assorted Tomato Hors d’oeuvres, Smoked Pork Chops by the Master Chefs, Roasted Tomatoes Stuffed with Rice, Tomato and Cucumber Salad, Beer Batter Bread and Chocolate Brownie.

There will be a silent auction featuring Medora packages, golfing and restaurant certificates, gift baskets and more. Also, the 2018 Great Tomato Festival will feature a live auction with one-of-a-kind experiences and vacations. Tickets are only $30 and are available at the Library, online and at other locations. Call 852-1045 for more information!

Jurnee's Owls
Posted by MPLadult on August 1, 2018


Our 3D printer has been busy since its unveiling in March.  We’ve printed a lot of items but the ones we’re proudest of are the ones that help our area teens. Below is an interview conducted by Pam Carswell, our Teen Librarian and Jurnee, an area teen who has lost a lot of her sight due to cancer.

Pam: “So Jurnee, how long have you been coming to the library?”

Jurnee:”Since I was in the bucket car seat!”

Pam: “What’s the hardest thing about not being able to see well?”

Jurnee: “Going down stairs because they all blend in.”