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MPL Announces Continuing Education Courses
Posted by MPLadult on February 21, 2018

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.

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

Cooking Adventures
Posted by MPLadult on February 10, 2018

In recent TAG (Teen Advisory Group) meetings, cooking has come up as something our teens are interested in.  Knowing how to prepare a wholesome meal is an important life skill. We are delighted to hold Cooking Adventures on February 22nd from 4-5 for our teens.


Tech Ed at The Parker
Posted by MPLadult on January 25, 2018


Staff from the Minot Public Library will be visiting the Parker Senior Center from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm on Thursday, February 1st 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

Women Lead... Women Run
Posted by MPLadult on January 21, 2018


Less than 19% of North Dakota State Legislators are women. On a more local level, the Minot City Council and Ward County Commission each only have one female member. ND needs more women leaders and the Minot Public Library wants to help you become one! Join us at the Minot Public Library for an informative event Tuesday, January 23rd at 7:00 pm to discuss what is needed in order to run for a position and also find out how you can help support those who plan to run. Meet other civically engaged women and learn how you can help improve our community by filling leadership roles.

Minot's Common Heritage
Posted by MPLadult on December 8, 2017


Founded on the desire to document the community’s identity at a time when Minot is rapidly transforming, the MSU History Department received a National Endowment for the Humanities grant to preserve local documents and memories. Professors Bethany Andreasen and Dan Ringrose will present information about this project on December 11th at 7:00 pm. This event is free to attend. Call (701) 858-3243 for more information.


Join MPL for the Annual Holiday Open House
Posted by MPLadult on December 1, 2017

IMG_0483.JPGThe Friends of the Minot Public Library invite you to join Library staff for our annual Holiday Open House Wednesday, December 13th 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 13th as we thank you for all your support and share some holiday spirit for Christmas and the New Year!

Coffee Talk: Coffee Tasting & Documentary
Posted by MPLadult on October 1, 2017

coffee.jpgJoin Denise from Gourmet Chef at the Minot Public Library Thursday, October 12th at 7:00 pm for a trip through the world of coffee! She will have some coffee for you to enjoy as well as coffee-related gadgets sold at her store. Michelle, owner of the Daily Buzz, will also stop by and let us sample some white coffee. We will wrap up the event by showing a documentary about the history of coffee. Light snacks will also be served, but everything is available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information please call 852-1045.

Library CLOSED Wednesday 10/11
Posted by MPLadult on October 1, 2017

The Minot Public Library will be CLOSED Wednesday, 10/11 for Staff Training.

We WILL re-open at 9:00 am Thursday and appreciate your understanding!


Next Books 'n Brews Book Club Book
Posted by MPLadult on August 29, 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!

Super Duper Reading Fun Day
Posted by MPLadult on August 3, 2017

Slogan_5.jpgJoin the Minot Public Library, the Ward County Public Library and the Minot Recreation Commission for the Super Duper Reading Fun Day on Thursday, August 10th from 10:00 am -12:00 pm at the South Hill Complex. There will be games, bounce  houses, food, and much, much more!  For more information the library at 838-0606.  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!


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.

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.**

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.

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.

Posted by MPLadult on March 23, 2017

PLEASE NOTE: The Library will be CLOSING at 2:00 Friday, March 23rd due to poor weather conditions! Thanks for your understanding.

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

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. 

What is a Library?
Posted by MPLadult on October 18, 2016

LTC_logo_lowres_1.jpgMPL wants to know what our community wants and expects from its public library! Help us out by taking this very brief online survey.

If you ever have ideas, questions or concerns you'd like to share please contact us by e-mail, Facebook or by calling (701) 852-1045.

Checkout Our Playaway Collection
Posted by MPLadult on October 17, 2016

The Minot Public Library now offers an expanded Playaway selection for Adults!  Playways are little all-in-one audioplayers that replace the need for bulky audio book cases or having to handle CDs.  New titles include the complete Game of Thrones series, 3 of Malcolm Gladwell's best-sellers about success - Outliers, Tipping Point, and David & Goliath, recent fiction hits such as The Girl on the Train, Ready Player One, and The Nightingale, and a variety of American and world histories.  To see the complete listing of our Adult Playaway collection click on "Read Full Post."  They are currently located in our New DVD/Audio Book/CD section near Aisle 25 of Adult Services.  Come take a look!

Dan Parker, Master LEGO Builder
Posted by MPLadult on September 16, 2016

dan_parker.jpgMaster LEGO Builder, Dan Parker will be at the Minot Public Library on Monday, September 26th at 3:45 PM in the Imagination Station.  Dan will be showing off his magnificent LEGO Stuctures. He will also be at the Hostefest teaching LEGO building.  All ages are invited to attend.  For more information contact the Children's Library at 838-0606.

Pangea House @ MPL
Posted by MPLadult on September 5, 2016

Pangea_House9.6.16.pngCome hang out at the Minot Public Library with Pangea House on Tuesday, September 6th. Music will begin between 8:00 pm and 8:30 pm with live performances by:

C.J. Boyd - Bass player to the extreme
Wild Hands - Hometown folk blues
A Little Mouse - Folk+looping
Richard Henry Watson - Bone Town's finest guitar slinger

Seating begins at 8:00 pm with music to start shortly after. This event is open to all ages with no charge, but a $5 suggested donation is greatly appreciated!