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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!


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.


We want to hear from YOU!
Posted by MPLadult on May 5, 2015

hours.jpgThe Minot Public Library wants to make sure that we are serving our community as best as we can. To do this, we'd like to hear from YOU about a variety of topics related to library services. The first topic is the library's SERVICE HOURS; please take this brief survey to let us know when you are most likely to come to the library.

Thank you for your time, please contact us anytime to share your ideas and suggestions!


Make Your Mark!
Posted by MPLadult on May 5, 2015

logo_here.jpgAre you a good artist?

                              Do you want to be a part of our new Makerspace?

We need your help - we need a logo for our Makerspace! Enter your design for a chance to win a $100 gift card!!

Guidelines:

  • Logo must be original design - do not “borrow” from any others
  • Logo must be in a digital format
  • Logo must incorporate the library’s existing logo - a digital copy is available to you upon request
  • Logo must be 18 inches x 18 inches and 300dpi in size
  • Entry must be received by May 31, 2015

This contest is open to ALL ages. E-mail entries and your contact information to pam.carswell@minotnd.org by midnight on May 31, 2015.

For more information contact Pam at 852-1045.


Curious George Visits the Library
Posted by MPLadult on April 8, 2015

curious_George.jpgCURIOUS GEORGE VISITS THE LIBRARY – Curious George will visit the Minot Public Library on Friday, April 17th at 10 AM.  Pre-school children are invited to meet George, hear some stories and have their picture taken in the Imagination Station of the Minot Public Library.  For more information contact the Children’s Library at 838-0606.


Reading Educational Assistance Dog
Posted by childrenslib on March 27, 2015

read_dog.jpgSisu, a Reading Education Assistance Dog, will be available for children to read to on Tuesday, April 7th 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.


Maker Faire
Posted by childrenslib on March 5, 2015

lip_gloss.jpgJoin us Thursday, March 12 from 2-4 in the lobby of the Minot Public Library for our first ever Maker Faire.  It's for school age children grades 1-5, Tweens, and Teens.  We will be making all sorts of neat things like picture frames, magnets, lip gloss, and much more.  Plus Pam, our Teen Librarian will be showing off her new 3 D doodler and other fancy technology for the Maker Space that will be opening soon.


Grandparents Tea
Posted by childrenslib on March 3, 2015


Clifford Visits the Library
Posted by MPLadult on February 10, 2015

clifford_1.jpgCLIFFORD, THE BIG RED DOG – Clifford, the Big Red Dog, will visit the Minot Public Library on Friday, February 20th at 10:00 AM in the Imagination Station.  Come meet Clifford and hear some fun Clifford Stories!  For more information contact the Children’s Library at 838-0606.


Cupcake Wars
Posted by childrenslib on February 5, 2015

cupcakes.jpgJoin us Monday, February 16th at 2:00 PM in the Imagination Station of the Minot Public Library for a sweet program!  We will have our own version of cupcake wars for school age children.  Pre-registration is required for this event.  Call 838-0606 for more information or to register your child.


ASK Programs for Kids
Posted by childrenslib on December 22, 2014

 after_school_kids_programs.jpgAfter School Kids Programs - After School Kids Programs will resume on Monday, January 5th  at 3:45 PM in the Imagination Station of the Minot Public Library. The activity-based programs are geared for school age children (K-5).  For more information contact the Children’s Library at 838-0606.


Harvest Snacks
Posted by MPLadult on November 1, 2014

harvest_snacks.jpgHARVEST SNACKS – School-age children grades k-5 are invited to the library where we’ll be making yummy Harvest Snacks on November 10th starting at 2:00 PM in the Imagination Station. Hope to see you there. For more information contact the Children's Library at 838-0606.


Cake Wars!
Posted by MPLadult on October 7, 2014

It's October and that means it's time for CAKE!
Register to join us for Cake Wars October 15th @ 2:00-4:00!

Explore and Discover
Posted by childrenslib on July 23, 2014

paper_airplane.jpgChildren grades 1-5 are invited to come and learn all about paper airplanes and flying them on Thursday, July 31st at the Minot Public Library at starting at 2:00 PM in the Imagination Station.  For more information contact the Children’s Library at 838-0606.


Fizz Boom Science
Posted by childrenslib on July 17, 2014

mad_scientist.jpgChildren grades 2-5 can spark their imaginations on July 23rd at the Minot Public Library’s program on MAGIC POTIONS.  The program starts at 2 PM in the Imagination Station. Come join the fun.


MAM Field Trip
Posted by MPLadult on June 23, 2014

modelplane.jpgTeens and Tweens are invited to the Minot Aircraft Modelers' field at 100th Ave NE and 100th St NE on Tuesday July 1st from 6:00-8:00!  Come see how the models work and enjoy learning more about aeronautics!


Teen Writing Contest
Posted by MPLadult on June 12, 2014

We are so thrilled to offer a Teen Writing Contest with our Teen Summer Reading Program! This year’s theme is “Spark a Reaction” so it will be an exciting theme to build a story on.

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Volunteers Needed!
Posted by childrenslib on June 2, 2014

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The Children’s Library is looking for volunteers to be Book Buddies with children during June and July. Volunteers read with a child for one hour per week for eight weeks. If interested, contact the Children’s Library at 838-0606.