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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!


READ Dog
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


Prevent the “Summer Slide”
Posted by MPLadult on July 18, 2016

TumbleBooks_000.jpgAfter a busy school year your kids are just as ready for a break as you are, but it’s important to keep their skills fine-tuned. Help your children hold onto their reading skills this summer by introducing them to new books with TumbleBooks. TumbleBooks allows children to hear books being read while watching the illustrations come to life with Flash animation!


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.


Popcorn Olympics
Posted by childrenslib on June 7, 2016

 

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Popcorn Olympics – Children grades 2-5 are invited to join us in the Imagination Station of the Minot Public Library at 2:00 PM on June 15th for our version of the summer olympics!  For more information contact the Children’s Library at 838-0606.

 


Pangea House at the Minot Public Library
Posted by MPLadult on May 2, 2016

Pangea_House2.jpgThe Minot Public Library is excited to partner with the Pangea House to offer live Music Monday, May 9th @ 7:30 pm on the second floor of the library!

Stop by the Library on 5/9 to hear Shannon Murray, Chris Basden, Mike Power and Zebra Zebra.


Tech Tutors: One-on-One Computer Help for Adults
Posted by MPLadult on May 1, 2016

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.


Springtime Puppet Show
Posted by MPLadult on April 19, 2016

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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.


Grandparents Tea
Posted by MPLadult on April 1, 2016

2015_Grandparents_Tea.jpgGRANDPARENTS TEA - Pre-school children and their grandparents are invited to the annual Grandparents Tea that will be held on April 13th at 10:30 AM in the Imagination Station.  Guests will be treated to stories and puppets and of course, treats.  Children may bring special friends or adopted grandparents as well.  The event is being held in conjunction with National Library Week.  For more information contact the Children’s Library at 838-0606.

Call 838-0606 for more information.


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.


Doodle Monday!
Posted by MPLadult on March 14, 2016

Doodle Mondays!

 

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Ever wish you could draw in 3D? Now you can! Try out our 3D Doodlers!


Playaway Bookpacks Are Here!
Posted by MPLadult on February 29, 2016

Along with the recent addition of more Adult Playways, we also now have Playaway Bookpacks!  Bookpacks combine the popular Playaway audiobook player with a paper copy of the same title.  By combining both, you get a more complete audio/visual experience that is very helpful for those just learning or struggling with English who can both hear the words spoken and see the same words in print.  The Bookpacks are located in Aisle 18 (Literacy) in the 900's area of Adult Services and you can pick up its corresponding Playaway at the main circulation desk.  If you have any questions or requests for title to purchase, please contact Brendan Chella, the Adult Services Librarian, at 852-1045 or brendan.chella@minotnd.org or speak with one of our other librarians!


Cat in the Hat Visits the Library
Posted by childrenslib on February 16, 2016

cat_in_the_hat.jpgThe Cat in the Hat will be visiting the Minot Public Library on Friday, February 19th at 10:00 AM in the Imagination Station.  There will be a short story time and children will have the opportunity to have their picture taken with the cat!  For more information contact the Children’s Library at 838-0606.


Electricty and Circuit Fun
Posted by MPLadult on February 9, 2016

electricity.jpgJoin us Monday, February 15th at 2:00 PM in the Imagination Station of the Minot Public Library for a program on circuits.  We will be taking a look at various circuits and electricity.  Children grades 2 through 5 will have the opportunity to work with the Little Bits Kits at the library.  For more information contact the Children’s Library at 838-0606.


Baby Play
Posted by MPLadult on January 28, 2016

baby_steps.jpgBaby Play -Starting Friday, February 5th  at 10:00 AM in the Imagination Station of the Minot Public Library.  This is a story time and sensory play activity for children ages 12 months to 3 years of age and their caregivers.  There will be stories with an opportunity for children to play after the story time.  This story will continue through April 15th .  For more information contact the Children’s Library at 838-0606.


Special Visitor at the Library
Posted by MPLadult on January 16, 2016

cookie_mouse.jpgCookie Mouse will visit the library on Friday, January 22nd at 10:00 AM in the Imagination Station of the Minot Public Library.  Children will hear Cookie Mouse stories and have the opportunity to have their picture taken with Cookie Mouse.  For more information contact the Children's Library at 838-0606.


Engineering Fun
Posted by childrenslib on November 5, 2015

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Let’s be engineers! Children  will have all kinds of building challenges at our engineering program on Wednesday, November 11th starting at 2:00 in the Imagination Station


Halloween Science Fun
Posted by childrenslib on October 16, 2015

pumpkin_science.jpgMake plans now to spend a few hours of your vacation with us.  School age children are invite to join us Thursday, October 22th at 2:00 PM for Pumpkin Science.  We will be doing all sorts of fun things with Pumpkins!  Come have fun and learn at the same time.


DIY Board Game Creation
Posted by MPLadult on October 12, 2015

Got an idea for a game? Great! We'll hold two guided workshops and then we've got the "Prove your Board Game" contest! The fun starts October 6th from 4-5 with our first workshop in the Makerspace. Our second workshop is held October 13th from 4-5. Contestants are welcome to use the Makerspace tools on their own as well. The "Prove your Board Game" contest will be held October 20th from 4-5.  Your game will be played and judged.  First prize is a paid ticket to iMagicon!  Second and third prize winners will receive gift cards to Gorilla Games.  Jonah from Gorilla Games and Sean Keeny and Adam Dyess, creators of Duel of Legends board game will be our advisors and judges.  Learn more about digital software, have fun and PROVE YOUR GAME! 

 


Stop by for story time
Posted by MPLadult on September 10, 2015

baby_steps.jpgMPL will be offering SIDE-BY-SIDE STORIES, on Tuesdays at 10:00 AM starting September 15th. Parents, grandparents or caregivers must accompany their children to Side By Side Stories.

Children who want to experience story time by themselves may choose to attend MAKER MONDAYS, a story time with craft for independent children ages 3-6. This story time will be held on Mondays at 10:30 AM starting September 14th. Or they may choose to come to WHIMSICAL WEDNESDAYS, which is a puppet story time starting September 16th and will be held on Wednesdays at 10:30 AM for independent children ages 3-6.

BABY PLAY for the youngest child ages 12 months -3 years of age will be held on Fridays at 10:00 AM starting October 2nd.

For more information contact the Children's Library at 838-0606.


Clubs & Organizations Directory, 35th edition
Posted by MPLadult on August 20, 2015

clubs.jpgThe 35th edition of the Clubs and Organizations Directory compiled by the Information and Referral Office in the Minot Public Library is now available.

The directory provides a listing of over 650 clubs and organizations including recreational, human services agencies, and social services, and also provides the contact person(s) with phone numbers and addresses. There is also an online version of the directory which contains more information about the club or organizations, (i.e. hours, services, eligibility, fees, and so on.) This is available through the library webpage by clicking on Club & Organizations.