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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.

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. 

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.

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!

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!

Posted by childrenslib on August 26, 2016

sisu.jpgSisu, a Reading Education Assistance Dog, will be available for children to read to on the Tuesday September 6th starting at 4:00 PM in the Children’s Library and continuing until 5:00 PM.  Sisu is a standard poodle and LOVES listening to children read.  Children may read for 15 minutes and it is on a first come first serve basis.  For more information about the READ dog contact the Children’s Library at 838-0606.

Kindergarten Party
Posted by childrenslib on August 12, 2016

school.jpgChildren who are entering kindergarten this fall are invited to Library’s annual party which will be held on Wednesday, August 17th at 2:00 PM in the Imagination Station of the Minot Public Library.  Children must be pre-registered to attend.  For more information or to pre-register contact the Children’s Library at 838-0606

Special Library Board Meeting
Posted by MPLadult on July 6, 2016

There will be a special meeting of the Minot Public Library Board on Tuesday, 7/12/16 at 4:00 pm in the Library’s Conference Room. The only item on the agenda is amending the 2017 Library Budget.

Harry Potter Party
Posted by childrenslib on June 22, 2016

hogwarts_crest.jpgIt’s the event you have been waiting for – A Harry Potter Party!  We will be doing all sorts of fun things - making wands, magic brooms, and potions to name a few.  The event will take place on Monday, June 27th in the North and South Community Room of the Minot Public Library starting at 2:00 PM for children grades 4 through teens.  For more information contact the Children's Library at 838-0606.

Springtime Puppet Show
Posted by MPLadult on April 19, 2016


SPRING FLING PUPPET SHOW - Pre-School children ages 3-6 are invited to a special Spring puppet show.  Jordan and friends will be at the Minot Public Library on Saturday April 30th at 10:30 AM for this puppet show.  For more information contact the library at 838-0606.

Celebrate National Library Week!
Posted by MPLadult on April 8, 2016

NLW-FBprofile_0.jpgApril 10th - April 16th is National Library Week and the Minot Public Library has plenty for you to do to celebrate!

While supplies last, patrons will receive a free library bag with every check-out thanks to our Friends of the Library group. The Library will also be giving patrons a chance to tell the staff what MPL does to help them transform. All week long people can write ways the Library has helped them transform on butterflies which will then be posted in the Library’s lobby along with the current art display

Friday, April 15th: Children’s book character Skippyjon Jones will make an appearance in the Children's Library Friday at 10:00 am.

Saturday, April 16th: MPL wraps up National Library Week with a busy day on Saturday the 16th. At 1:00 pm the Library hosts its third meeting of the “Color Me Happy” coloring club. Meanwhile, at 2:00 pm the Friends of the Minot Public Library celebrate winners of the annual Dallas Gilmore Poetry Contest for children. Finally, on the evening of Saturday the 16th, the Friends of the Library host The Minot Story Hour for an event called “At the Table”. The public is invited to come hear six members from the Minot community share real stories about food, friends, family (dynamics) and all the stuff that happens when we sit together at the table. The event begins at 7:00 pm and includes live music and food.

Guys Read
Posted by MPLadult on March 14, 2016

woos_carvers.jpgChildren and dads (moms too if interested) are invited to a program on wood carving on Monday, March 21st at 7:00 PM in the Imagination Station of the Minot Public Library.  For more information contact the Children’s Library at 838-0606.