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

coloring.jpgThe "Color Me Happy" Coloring Club returns for 2019 - join us Saturday, April 20th!


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.


Tool Library Workshops
Posted by MPLadult on April 17, 2019

Tool_lending.pngThe Minot Public Library is celebrating the anniversary of the Tool Library by partnering with the City of Minot's Commercial Inspector, Rick Walker to host a workshop on residential concrete projects. Join Rick and others on Tuesday, April 23rd at 5:30 pm to learn the basics of working with concrete around your home.

Remember: The Minot Public Library has all the tools you need for your projects!


Food for Fines
Posted by MPLadult on April 17, 2019

Can_pic.pngApril 7-13 is National Library Week and the Minot Public Library is celebrating by accepting non-perishable food items in exchange for fines THROUGH APRIL 28TH. Starting on April 7th, MPL will be hosting a food drive to benefit a Minot food pantry. In exchange for donating to our food drive, the library will waive patrons' fines.

1 food item = $1 off of your fines

You are able to make a donation of non-perishable foods and receive $1 forgiveness from your fines for every item donated. There is no limit on this! We are also accepting PACKAGES of children’s diapers, adult absorbent briefs, and men’s undergarments for $5 fine amnesty for each item. Please note that this is only for materials that are returned and only counts towards overdue charges (not material costs or anything else).


Poetry Aloud
Posted by MPLadult on April 16, 2019

poetry_aloud_social_media.pngPoetry Aloud is back on April 18th!

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.

April 18th theme: 1 x 3 (each attendee should bring 3 different poems by 3 different poets)

Cinema Series: Neither Wolf Nor Dog
Posted by MPLadult on April 15, 2019

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Our Cinema Series program premiers this Thursday night at 6:30 pm! Come join your fellow cinephiles for an evening of free quality entertainment.  Popcorn and pop included!

We will start the series off with a semi-locally produced (South Dakota) film called Neither Wolf nor Dog based on a novel by the same name.  Per its producers, "the film follows a Lakota elder who sucks a white author into a road trip through the Dakotas to open the author's eyes to the elder's experience and perspective on the world."


Spring Book Sale
Posted by MPLadult on April 12, 2019

FriendsLogo_Small.pngMark your calendars for the Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale!

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

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

Saturday, April 27th 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Friends of the Minot Public Library are hosting their spring book sale! 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: biographies, fiction, DVDs, CDs, magazines, children’s books and more. For more information call the Minot Public Library at (701) 852-1045.

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

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


MPL Game Night
Posted by MPLadult on April 11, 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.


Poetry Palooza!
Posted by MPLadult on April 1, 2019

Poetry_Palooza_Header.pngApril is National Poetry Month and Minot is celebrating with Poetry Palooza events all month and a poetry contest!*

Poetry Palooza will kick-off on Saturday, April 6th from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm at the Minot Public Library. Stop by the library to meet some First Responders, our READ Dog and even a snake or two! Partake in poetry-related activities throughout the library to get your special "Poetry Passport" stamped and once it's completed you'll get a prize. While you're here, enjoy some pizza from the Friends of the Library.


Next Books 'n Brews Book Club Book
Posted by MPLadult on March 19, 2019

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

The next Books & Brew meeting will be May 2nd, 2019. The book is entitled, Downtown Owl by Chuck Klosterman. There is a book club kit from the State Library, the MPL has a physical copy and audiobook 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, May 2nd 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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Universal Class - Learn Something New!
Posted by MPLadult on March 17, 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 josh.pikka@minotnd.org. 


Escape From Filch's Office
Posted by MPLadult on March 6, 2019

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Ever want to pit your wits against an escape room? On March 16th, you can! 

Sign up for a time slot and see if you can escape from Filch's Office in Hogwarts! 

Reserve your slot by calling 852-1045. Up to 6 people may play at a time.


Introducing Quills!
Posted by MPLadult on March 1, 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...


One Day Book Sale
Posted by MPLadult on February 26, 2019

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The Friends of the Minot Public Library are hosting a Free Will Offering Book Sale on Wednesday, March 6th 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: biographies, 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 April! 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.


Are you serious about writing?
Posted by MPLadult on February 22, 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 21, 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:
-clerks
-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

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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.


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 josh.pikka@minotnd.org.


Holiday Hours
Posted by MPLadult on December 22, 2018

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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 MinotLibrary.org 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

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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.


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.


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.