Black History Month: Fireside Chat

February is dedicated as Black History Month honoring the accomplishments and sacrifices of African Americans throughout history. The theme for 2023 is “Black Resistance”. In celebration, the Minot Public Library is hosting a “Fireside Chat” with Joy-Nicole Smith. Joy-Nicole will lead a discussion about the importance of poetry with a focus on Amanda Gorman and […]

February’s Sweater Weather topic is “Page to Screen”

February is the last month of the Sweater Weather Reading Challenge for the 2022-2023 season and we’re ending it with a fan favorite! The theme for this month is “Page to Screen”. We are challenging you to read any book that has been adapted into film. Whether that be a TV show, a movie, a […]

Smart Start & Lap Sit Story Time

They’re Back! After a short break, Smart Start and Lap Sit Story Time are returning. Smart Start is returning Tuesday, Jan 17 and will continue every Tuesday from 10:00-11:00am. This program is for children ages 3-5. Lap Sit Story Time is returning Wednesday, Jan 18 and will continue every Wednesday from 10:00-10:30am. This program is […]

Meet the Author

It’s time to meet the author! We are hosting local author, Alex Stevens, for a book reading and signing. This event will take place Tuesday, January 10th at 6:30pm and will be held in the North Meeting room at the Minot Public Library. Alex’s bio reads as follows: “Alex Stevens is a Marine Corps Veteran […]

January’s Sweater Weather Topic is New Year, New Me

The New Year is a fresh start! A time to start over, or maybe just try something new. This month’s Sweater Weather theme is New Year, New Me. This is a time to read something that sparks self-improvement or encourages you to try something new. Been wanting to learn a new skill? A book about […]

Introductory class to American Sign Language

Interested in learning ASL? In this interactive class, two local community members will teach some basic ASL skills and help us better understand the deaf community. This class will be held on Saturday, December 10 from 10:00 – 11:00 am in the south meeting room. It will be geared toward adults but all ages are […]

MPL Annual Holiday Open House and Friends of the Library Booksale

It’s back!  The MPL Annual Holiday Open House returns in 2022. It is once again time to celebrate the holiday season together with the community.                 The Minot Public Library is excited to host a holiday part with the help of the Minot High Orchestra.  The Orchestra will be playing some holiday favorites by the […]

December’s Sweater Weather Topic is Poetry

An often overlooked section of the library comes to the forefront in December! December’s Sweater Weather Topic is Poetry. According to the Encyclopedia Brittanica, poetry is defined as “literature that evokes a concentrated imaginative awareness of experience or a specific emotional response through language chosen and arranged for its meaning, sound, and rhythm.” This definition […]

Teen Programs in Full Swing At MPL

Do you have a tween or teen in your life? Send them to the library this fall for some cool teen programs. There are always some very fun programs going on for teens at the library. The teens often use our Makerspace with cool technology items like the green screen, poster printer, and roll printer. […]

Have You Been To Family Story Time?

Does your family have a hard time making it to story times during the week? It can often be difficult to get the family together during the week to see a story time. But, story times are very important for children. A study from the University of Jordan indicates bringing children to story time significantly […]