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Color Me Happy Coloring Club
Posted by MPLadult on October 18, 2019

coloring.jpgThe "Color Me Happy" Coloring Club continues in 2019 - join us Saturday, October 19th!


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.


That's Craftastic!
Posted by MPLadult on October 17, 2019

centerpieces.jpgMake plans to attend MPL's new crafting series: "That's Craftastic!"

The November crafting program will be held on Wednesday, November 13th at 6:00 pm and participants will create their own fall centerpieces to take home. This program is free and intended for ages 12 and older and registration is required due to limited supplies. To register, call 701-852-1045 or stop by the Library - a waiting list will be created if the class fills up!

For more craft tips and tricks, check out our new digital resource Creative Bug.


Get Your Craft On!
Posted by MPLadult on October 13, 2019

CB_EmailBanner_600x600_Art.jpgMPL is excited to introduce another digital resource, Creativebug! With Creativebug, all MPL cardholders will have access to over 1000 art and craft classes. This resource is great for beginner and advanced crafters alike. Learn to knit, crotchet, sew, bake, and so much more! Find the link to this digital resource here, or under our digital resource tab. Happy crafting!


We're Hiring
Posted by MPLadult on October 13, 2019

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. 

More details and an application are available here or just stop in and see us.  Position will remain open until filled.


Mango Languages is Here!
Posted by MPLadult on October 11, 2019

mago_guitar.pngMango Languages is a powerful language learning tool that all MPL card holders now have access to.  So, if you have always wanted to learn another language but didn't have the opportunity, the time is now.  The resource is avaliable under Digital Resources, or at this link.


Are you serious about writing?
Posted by MPLadult on October 6, 2019

PoP_social_media.pngJoin the PoP writer’s workshop every 2nd and 4th Saturday in the Imagination Station of the Minot Public Library at 1:00 pm. PoP is designed to help writers of all levels accomplish their unique writing goals. This group is for writers over 18 who are interested in improving their writing. Attendees should plan to bring a sample of their work for comments and suggestions and be willing to provide feedback to others!


MPL Cinema series
Posted by MPLadult on October 1, 2019

TKAM.jpgThe Minot Public Library continues our Cinema Series at 6:30 pm on Thursday, September 19th with To Kill a Mockingbird. Come join your fellow cinephiles for an evening of free quality entertainment. Popcorn and drinks included!

Come celebrate banned books week with us by watching the Academy Award winning film adaptation of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird. This book has a long history with censorship. It holds the seventh slot in the American Library Association’s top ten most challenged and banned books list for 2017, and it also appeared on the 2009 and 2011 lists. It has been challenged for the depiction of violence, offensive language, and racism.


MPL Cinema Series
Posted by MPLadult on October 1, 2019

psycho.jpgThe Minot Public Library continues our Cinema Series at 6:30 pm on Thursday, October 17th with Alfred Hitchcock's: Psycho. Come join your fellow cinephiles for an evening of free quality entertainment. Popcorn and drinks included!

"Phoenix office worker Marion Crane is fed up with the way life has treated her. One Friday, Marion is trusted to bank forty thousand dollars by her employer. Seeing the opportunity to take the money and start a new life, Marion leaves town. Tired after the long drive and caught in a storm, she gets off the main highway and pulls into the Bates Motel. The motel is managed by a quiet young man called Norman who seems to be dominated by his mother." -From IMDb


MPL Game Night
Posted by MPLadult on October 1, 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.


Arts in the Library
Posted by MPLadult on September 27, 2019

Arts_in_the_Library.pngThe Minot Public Library is partnering with the Minot Area Council of the Arts to bring you Arts in the Library! Come see live music in the Library on the first Sunday of the month at 6:00 pm, every month from October to April. These concerts will feature a wide variety of music in a fun setting and all concerts are free and family-friendly. Refreshments will be available to purchase with proceeds going to MACA and the Friends of the Minot Public Library.

The October concert will feature local, up-and-coming rock band, The Brothers.


Fall Book Sale
Posted by MPLadult on September 4, 2019

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, September 19th 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Friday, September 20th 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday, September 21st 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

**Friends of the Library members are also welcome to attend the special pre-sale on Wednesday the 18th 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...


Next Books 'n Brews Book Club Book
Posted by MPLadult on September 1, 2019

The next Books 'n Brews title is now available at the MPL!

The next Books & Brew meeting will be Septmber 5th, 2019. The book is entitled, The Hutterites - Our Story to Freedom by the Nine. Multiple copies of the book are available through the library.

A casual book discussion will be held Thursday, September 5th and this month's book group will be at a different location. Join us at Off the Vine, located at 15 Main Street S.

For more information, please call 701-852-1045. We hope to see you there!
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Preserving ND Heritage
Posted by MPLadult on September 1, 2019

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The Minot Public Library is excited to be partnering with the North Dakota State Library to host ScanDay on Thursday, September 12th for the purpose of digitizing family history materials brought in by the public. The Minot Public Library will host the session from 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm in the lower level of the Library. Members of the public are invited to bring in a wide range of items, including photographs, letters, diaries, scrapbooks and other artifacts related to family and community history.

Interested participants will reserve a 30-minue time slot by calling or stopping by the Minot Public Library. Each participant may bring 10-15 items. During the time slots, ScanDay staff will work with participants to digitize the items and record the descriptive information. The original items are then returned to the participants. Flash drives with digital copies of the items are given to each participant.


Tech Ed @ The Parker
Posted by MPLadult on August 29, 2019

computer-clip.jpgStop by the Parker Senior Center every first Thursday of the month from 10:30 AM-12:00 PM. The library will be sending staff members to help anyone solve any technology problem that they might have.  You can also visit us to sign up for a library card or learn about our digital resources.  See you at the Parker!


MPL Eliminates Fines for Children
Posted by MPLadult on August 23, 2019

Kaelyn.jpgThe mission of the Minot Public Library is to connect, enrich and inspire. To that end, the staff and Board of the Library believe library services are particularly essential to the youth of the Minot community. Therefore, the Minot Public Library Board has decided that effective July 1, 2019, children will no longer accrue fines for overdue materials.

“We do not believe children should be restricted from using Library services because of situations they can’t always control,” said Library Board Vice President Kari Kvigne. Kvigne went on to explain children are not usually responsible for getting themselves to the Library to return items, yet they are then unable to check out materials.


Summer Photograph Editing Workshop: Photoshop and Lightroom
Posted by MPLadult on August 22, 2019

62583073_10157474594649047_1455321055177474048_n.jpgThe summer is almost over and you have all kinds of pictures from your summer vacations that can use a little work. No problem, the lighting is always good at the Minot Public Library. Come to the library at 1:00 PM on Saturday August 24th and we will be having an instructional course in using 2 Adobe image editing software programs: Photoshop and Lightroom. This course is designed for beginners and will help you learn the first couple things about editing images using these Adobe products. You will learn how to do simple but important things like adjusting light levels, adding text to an image, and re-sizing images.


31st Annual Great Tomato Festival
Posted by MPLadult on August 19, 2019

logo.jpgGood 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 on it's NEW date August 28, 2019. Proceeds go to the Friends of the Minot Public Library, Minot Symphony Orchestra and Taube Museum of Art. Raffle tickets are also available for only $25 this year for a chance to choose a destination vacation PLUS other games of chance at the event!

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 2019 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!


MPL Cinema Series
Posted by MPLadult on August 10, 2019

Mary_Queen_of_Scots_image.jpgThe Minot Public Library continues our Cinema Series at 6:30 pm on Thursday, August 15th with Mary, Queen of Scots. Come join your fellow cinephiles for an evening of free quality entertainment. Popcorn and drinks included!

Rotten Tomatoes describes Mary, Queen of Scots as a film which "explores the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart (Ronan). Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. But Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth I (Robbie). Each young Queen beholds her "sister" in fear and fascination."


LIBRARY CLOSED
Posted by MPLadult on August 4, 2019

PLEASE NOTE: The Library will be CLOSED Satuday, 10/12 due to poor weather conditions! Thanks for your understanding.

Need a book, magazine, video or audiobook? Check out Library2Go or RBdigital on our website!


Prevent the “Summer Slide”
Posted by MPLadult on July 17, 2019

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!


Cinema Series: Apollo 11
Posted by MPLadult on July 12, 2019

apollo11_for_blog.jpgOur Cinema Series program continues this Thursday night, July 18th,  at 6:30 pm! Come join your fellow cinephiles for an evening of free quality entertainment. Popcorn and pop included!

This month, in honor of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, we'll be showing the documentary Apollo 11, featuring never-before-seen footage of the of the mission.


Poetry Aloud
Posted by MPLadult on July 11, 2019

poetry_aloud_social_media.pngPoetry Aloud will return in July!

Come share your favorite poems with others the third Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm. Participants can bring a poem or poems 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.

July 18th theme: The poetry of Leonard Cohen

safety_super_small.jpgThis month, the Minot Public Library will host two talks led by Senior Officer Aaron Moss of the Minot Police Department aimed at empowering the citizens of Minot to keep themselves, their families, their identity and their property safe in today’s world.

The first talk “Internet & Social Media Safety,” will take place Monday, July 8 at 7:00 pm and the second talk “Personal Safety,” will take place Monday, July 15 at 7:00 pm, both at the library.

This program is open for all ages. Please call the Library at 852-1045 for more information


We're Hiring!!!
Posted by MPLadult on July 3, 2019

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. 

More details and an application are available here or just stop in and see us.  Position will remain open until July 12.


Next Books 'n Brews Book Club Book
Posted by MPLadult on June 24, 2019

The next Books 'n Brews title is now available at the MPL!

The next Books & Brew meeting will be July 11th, 2019. The book is entitled, The Missing Place by Sophie Littlefield. There is a book club kit from the State Library, the MPL has a physical copy which can be checked out for 10 days and there is also an ebook version available through RBdigital. If all copies are checked out, patrons may inter library loan a copy at no charge.

A casual book discussion will be held Thursday, July 11th at 7:00pm at the Tap Room, located on 23 Main St. S (down the street from Rick's Jewelry and Rooster's).

For more information, please call 701-852-1045. We hope to see you there!
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