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Next Books 'n Brews Book Club Book
Posted by MPLadult on July 13, 2017

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

"The Monuments Men" is the story of a group of Allied soldiers in World War II tasked with guarding cultural treasures in war zones.

10 copies are available from a ND State Library book club kit (no library card required) in addition to the MPL's own print, audiobook, and downloadable editions.

The club itself will be held Thursday, September 7th 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. Hope to see you there!

Children's Summer Reading Program
Posted by MPLadult on July 12, 2017

Slogan_5.jpgThe 2017 Summer Reading Program will kick off on Saturday, June 3rd starting at 10:00 at the Minot Municipal Auditiorium. It will be a day long cultural event with activities and fun for all.

Children can sign up for summer reading at the community fair or at the Library. When signing up, children will be given a card to keep track of the minutes they read each week. They will receive chances to win weekly prizes based on the number of minutes that are read. There will be a grand prize drawing at the end of the summer.

Dowload the complete Summer Reading Brochure here!

Teen Summer Reading
Posted by MPLadult on July 11, 2017

We have a new Teen Reading Challenge, writing contest and fun and free teen events!

Check us out!


Adult Summer Reading Program
Posted by MPLadult on July 10, 2017

The 2017 Adult Summer Reading Program begins on Saturday, June 3rd and runs through Friday, August 11th. We are switching it up this year and instead of merely tracking pages read, we are doing library bingo! Please visit the library or this link (Adult Summer Reading Documents) to obtain the rules, bingo board, and contract (which has to be returned to the library or emailed to Good luck!

Keeping Yourself Safe
Posted by MPLadult on June 30, 2017

Self_Protection.2.jpgBuilding safe communities is essential to building a better world and the Minot Public Library wants to help you keep yourself safe. On Tuesday, July 11th at 6:00 pm, the Minot Police Department’s Crime Prevention Unit will present “Self Protection Awareness.” This seminar is an informal and interactive presentation designed to share information on how to better avoid becoming a victim of several different kinds of crimes. Also presented is information on how to respond if actually confronted with criminal victimization.

This program is open for all ages and light refreshments will be available. Please call the Library at 852-1045 for more information.

Scheels at the Library - Destination Hunting
Posted by MPLadult on June 2, 2017

On Thursday, June 15 at 7:00pm at the Minot Public Library, local bowhunters Jeff Jacob and Roger Coleman will tell their stories of traveling across oceans and continents to bag their biggest game.  Join them and representatives from Scheels for a special presentation and discover how two Minot men realized their passions abroad.  Please call the library at 852-1045 or Scheels at 852-1010 for more information.  All ages welcome.

Alcoholics Anonymous: Their Story
Posted by MPLadult on June 2, 2017

On Thursday, June 22nd at 7:00pm at the Minot Public Library, come hear members of the local chapter of Alcoholics Anonymous as they tell some of their personal stories as well as talk about the good work the organization does.  Please contact the library at 701-852-1045 with any questions.

Minot Public Library Hours of Operation
Posted by MPLadult on June 1, 2017

hours.jpgThe Minot Public Library is open the following days and times:

Monday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

Tuesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

Wednesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

Thursday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

**The library will be CLOSED every Sunday from now through September 3rd.  We will reopen on Sundays starting September 10th.**

Build a Better World Community Fair
Posted by MPLadult on May 30, 2017

Teen_COLOR_spot4.jpgJoin us on Saturday, June 3rd starting at 10:00 am at the Minot Municipal Auditorium for the “Build a Better World” Community Fair. The “Build a Better World” Community Fair is the perfect opportunity for you to see how people are helping build a better Minot. This event is completely FREE for those attending and will be a family-friendly event featuring different cultures, organizations and services that help create a strong community. There will be live music and hands-on fun for children of all ages as the Minot Public Library and Ward County Public Library kick off our Summer Reading Program.

Click here to see our promotional video and learn more about the Summer Reading Program!

eMagazines Ready for Check-out!
Posted by MPLadult on May 9, 2017


The Minot Public Library brings you FREE downloadable magazines from Zinio! Click on Zinio-eMagazines on the left side of our website to create your Zinio account and start reading magazines on your computer and/or tablet! 

Zinio features full-color, digital editions for instant desktop reading, mobile streaming, and mobile-app download. Patrons are able to select both new and back issues, adding them to personal reading libraries with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limits to the number of magazines checked out and downloaded. And with personal notifications for your favorite magazines, you never miss an issue!


Learn How to Use Our Digital Resources
Posted by MPLadult on May 7, 2017

The library now has printable instruction sheets available on our website for some of our digital resources. These include Pronunciator (our language learning database) and our 2 most popular downloadable book services: Library2Go/Overdrive and OneClickDigital. You can find them in the "eBook/eAudiobook/Database Instructions" section in "Technology Education."  If you still need assistantce, please signup for a Tech Tutor session and one of our wonderful staff will help you out. 

Lego Club
Posted by MPLadult on May 4, 2017

lego_small.jpgThe LEGO Club will meet Tuesday, May 9th at 7:00 PM in the Imagination of the Minot Public Library.  Children ages four years to Grade 5 and parents interested in building are encouraged to attend. For more information contact the Children's Library at 838-0606.

Job Hunting Speaker Series
Posted by MPLadult on May 4, 2017

 Running from Monday, May 8th through the 11th at 7:00pm each day at the library, the Minot Public Library will be hosting the Job Hunting Speaker Series. Several speakers from the community, including 2 of our own librarians, Job Service of ND, and RSI, Inc., are going to touch on a variety of topics related to what local organizations can offer job seekers and useful tips critical in landing you a position and that make the application process easier. The complete schedule can be viewed in the full post below. Hope to see you there!

Color Me Happy Coloring Club
Posted by MPLadult on May 1, 2017

coloring.jpgSaturday, May 20th, 1:00 pm
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.

Now Hiring: Administrative Assistant
Posted by MPLadult on May 1, 2017

The Minot Public Library is hiring for a part-time Administrative Assistant.


Hours: 25 hours/week

Shift flexibility required: Monday – Friday, 5 hours/day

Hourly Wage Range: $14.47/hr.

Find out more here.

Spring Book Sale
Posted by MPLadult on April 20, 2017

FriendsLogo_Small.pngSPRING BOOK SALE Dates:

April 26   Friends of the Library pre-sale for members ONLY, 5:30-8:00pm. *Not already a member of the Friends of the Library? You can sign up at the pre-sale - memberships start as low as $10 per year!

April  27     12-9 pm

April 28        9-6pm

April 29       10-4pm

The Friends of the Library Book Sale is held in the "Hidden Treasures" room of the Minot Public Library at 516 2nd Ave SW. ALL proceeds from this book sale go to the Friends of the Library group. For more information on the Friends of the Library visit the Friends of the Library page on the MPL website. For details about the sale please call 701-852-1045.

TNT: Tacos 'N Technology
Posted by MPLadult on April 19, 2017

TNT_social_media.png Come to the Minot Public Library Tuesday, May 2nd at 6:00 pm for our LAST installment of "Tacos 'N Technology"- enjoy an evening of technology with a side of tacos!

Since this is our last TNT, we are bringing out a little bit of everything... Library staff will be bringing out robots, cameras and more while you enjoy tacos in a bag. Doors open at 6:00 pm and food is available on a first-come, first serve basis. See you Tuesday!!

Money Smart Week Speaker Series
Posted by MPLadult on April 12, 2017

From Monday, April 24th through Thursday, April 27th, the Minot Public Library will be hosting several speakers as part of National Smart Money Week. These speakers will touch on a variety of important financial-related topics. The full schedule is below:

  • Monday, April 24th - Financial Security - Country Financial
  • Tuesday, April 25th - Budgeting and Managing Money - Town & Country Credit Union
  • Wednesday, April 26th - Investing - Edward Jones
  • Thursday, April 27th - Saving for College - Bank of North Dakota and MSU

Presentations start at 7:00pm.  For more information please call 852-1045.  We hope to see you there!

Build Minot
Posted by MPLadult on April 6, 2017


This week, Build Minot sculptures are at MAFB Library, Minot City Hall, the Minot Public Library and Jim Hill Middle School. Have you seen one yet? What do YOU think will help improve Minot?!?

Take some time to write down ideas to improve our community when you see these blocks around town. Fill out a block or e-mail your comments to build.minot@gmail. com.

Minot Story Hour
Posted by MPLadult on April 1, 2017

Colors.jpgThe Friends of the Minot Public Library are excited to host the Minot Story Hour on Saturday, April 22nd at 7:00 pm for an evening of stories, food and music!

The Minot Story Hour is a community storytelling event in which people from the Minot community share their real life stories in ten minutes or less. The theme April’s event is “Colors” and storytellers will share their personal histories related to this theme. These stories will be complicated and risky and touching and challenging. There will be a diverse cast of storytellers, all sharing from their real lives. This is a great opportunity for us to listen to each other and grow together as a community. And we guarantee you will laugh out loud at least once!

Prove Your Game 2017
Posted by libraryteens on March 13, 2017

PROVE YOUR GAME? What’s that?  It’s the Makerspace Board Game Creation contest!  Our teens create their own board game using Makerspace digital tools in an interesting new way! It’s a chance to learn new software and develop something teens can take home and will use.  Board game creation requires reading, strategic thinking, rule creation and logistical planning.


Posted by MPLadult on February 6, 2017

The Minot Public Library will be closing at 5:30 pm TODAY (Monday, March 6th) due to the Blizzard conditions and No Travel Advisories. Please be safe!

Tax forms are here!
Posted by MPLadult on February 1, 2017

Federal tax forms and instruction booklets are available at the MPL!  We have 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ forms and instruction booklets in addition to the 1096 and 1099 forms.  Unfortunately, North Dakota did not make any physical state tax forms available this year.

To obtain any state tax forms, please visit

To obtain any federal forms, please visit

Dr. Seuss Celebration
Posted by MPLadult on January 31, 2017

dr._seuss_bday_party.jpgYou're never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read with a child.  Join the Minot Public Library and the Minot Education Association on Sunday, March 5 as we celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday.  The event will be held at the Minot Public Library from 1-3:30 for children of all ages.  We will have crafts, games, and all kinds of fun for children and their parents, grandparents or caregivers.  For more information contact the Children’s Library at 838-0606. 

MPL Announces Continuing Education Courses
Posted by MPLadult on January 2, 2017

universalbanner.jpgThe Minot Public Library is pleased to announce the availability of online continuing education service Universal Class.

Through the library’s website (Digital Resources > Education > Universal Class), MPL patrons have access to lifelong learning courses in over 30 subject areas, many of which offer continuing education units (CEUs). More than 500 courses are available, and all are designed and led by professional instructors to build deeper understanding and mastery of subject matter. Universal Class includes videos, assignments, quizzes, tests, and options for social media interaction with other learners. Patrons may take multiple classes and learn at their own pace.