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MPL Game Night
Posted by MPLadult on December 14, 2018

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 December 13, 2018

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 josh.pikka@minotnd.org. 


Tech Tutors: One-on-One Computer Help for Adults
Posted by MPLadult on December 12, 2018

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.


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 MinotLibrary.org or ask a library staff member today for more details.


Are you serious about writing?
Posted by MPLadult on December 6, 2018

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!


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

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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.


Color Me Happy Coloring Club
Posted by MPLadult on November 16, 2018

coloring.jpgThe "Color Me Happy" Coloring Club will not meet in December, but will meet again in the New Year on January 19th. Happy Holidays!


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.


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 jessica.mason@minotnd.org, 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!

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

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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

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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

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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.”


Prevent the “Summer Slide”
Posted by MPLadult on July 28, 2018

TumbleBooks_000.jpgAfter a busy school year, your kids are just as ready for a break as you are, but it’s important to keep their skills fine-tuned. Help your children hold onto their reading skills this summer by introducing them to new books with TumbleBooks. TumbleBooks allows children to hear books being read while watching the illustrations come to life with Flash animation!


Soul Shine at MPL
Posted by MPLadult on July 24, 2018

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MPL Tool Library
Posted by MPLadult on June 23, 2018

Tool_lending_service_starts_today.pngLend a tool, build a better community! The Minot Public Library is working hard to do just that. The library will now offer a tool lending service to its patrons who are at least 18 years of age and have had a library card for a minimum of 90 days. Landscaping, gardening, and home repair tools are available to check out for 7 days, with the possibility of one renewal if no other reservations have been made.

To view the tools visit the online catalog or go to the adult services front desk and ask for the print catalog. Patrons can reserve tools to be held for them at the library by going online, stopping by, or calling the Minot Public Library at 852-1045.


Summer Reading Kick-Off
Posted by MPLadult on May 30, 2018

LibrariesRock.jpgJoin us for the Libraries Rock Summer Reading kickoff party at the Minot Municipal Auditorium Monday, June 4th from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm. The party is a great opportunity for you to see why libraries rock. There will be a one-of-a-kind musical created and performed by the Pangea House Players, a dance party, hands-on fun for children of all ages and the opportunity to talk to and get information about other community organizations! This event is FREE and open to people of all ages. Make plans to stop by and sign up for the Children’s, Teen or Adult Summer Reading Programs and enjoy some fun.


Libraries Rock!
Posted by MPLadult on May 7, 2018

Why do libraries rock? Because they offer so much for so many!  From music CDs to audiobooks, movies, video games, books and tech toys for checkout, our library offers something for everyone, of any age, FOR FREE.  No wonder our 2018 slogan for Summer Reading is Libraries Rock.  Libraries_rock.jpg


The Minot Story Hour @ MPL
Posted by MPLadult on April 29, 2018

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