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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. 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!

Make Your Own Stained Glass
Posted by MPLadult on May 24, 2017

This Thursday at 7:00pm in the Minot Public Library's North Meeting Room, join Adult Services Librarian Brendan Chella to learn how to make your own stained glass.  Craft materials are free and the event is for all ages.  Call 701-852-1045 for more information.   


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.

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.

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!!

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.

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.

Tech Talks: The Technology of Health
Posted by MPLadult on December 31, 2016

Technology_of_Health_Final.jpgHow can the library help you make healthier choices in 2017? On Tuesday, January 17th at 6:00 pm Josh Pikka, Technology Coordinator at MPL, will present “The Technology of Health" to help you make the most of all the available health gadgets. This FREE program is open to the public and will cover recent advances in technology that make staying healthy easier. “The Technology of Health” will take place in the North Community Room and will include some healthy snacks for attendees.

Video Games in the library?
Posted by MPLadult on December 17, 2016

 Controller-512.pngHere at Minot Public Library, we have a collection of video games in our Teen section that our patrons can check out, use in their own homes for a week and return. But why do we do it? For many good reasons!

Technology Survey
Posted by MPLadult on November 29, 2016

computer-clip.jpgThe Minot Public Library wants to know: What kind of technology classes would YOU like to see offered?

The staff of MPL are reviewing what technology needs our community has. To help us in the process, we ask that you take a brief survey to let us know what your interests/needs are. Simply click here to take the survey and we will compile our results in the upcoming months.

Posted by MPLadult on November 15, 2016

PLEASE NOTE: The Library will be CLOSED Tuesday, 12/6 due to poor weather conditions! Thanks for your understanding. Tacos 'N Technology will be re-scheduled for next week.

Full 2017 Books 'n Brews Book Club Schedule
Posted by MPLadult on November 5, 2016

In addition to the upcoming January 5th meeting, the entire 2017 Books 'n Brews Book Club schedule is set!

The club itself will be meeting the first Thursday every other month, starting with the January meeting. It will continue to be held at the Tap Room, located at 23 Main St. S between Rick's Jewelry and Rooster's, at 7:00 pm.

For the January, March, July, and September clubs, 10 copies available for pickup 1-2 weeks after previous book’s meeting in addition to copies owned by library.  The May and November titles have 1 copy available in the library for checkout or must either be purchased on your own.

See the complete schedule below!

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!