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November 9, 2014
Library Corner: Authors and stories abound at the Library
The hours of daylight may be getting shorter in November, but the library schedule of special events and services sure is a long one this month. At 10:30 a.m. Monday, we invite you to watch history come alive as illustrator Steve Stark combines art, history and presentation to...
November 9, 2014 - 12:23am
August 3, 2014
No slowing down in August for the library
This morning, as I was serving one of our patrons at the checkout desk, this person's comment to me was "So, August should be a slow month around here since the kids summer reading program is wrapping up and the Book Festival is over." Well, as a general rule I don't like to argue...
August 3, 2014 - 12:06am
Book Festival over, but not the fun at the Library
I hope you haven't been worrying that after the blitz of events at the library's successful Book Festival in June -- that we had run out of steam. Please know we are anything but done for the summer. About the only downtime I see on our schedule is when we were closed for the Fourth....
July 3, 2014 - 10:36pm
June 1, 2014
Paul Ericsson: Festivals and fun for the summer
It is about to be summer in the North Country — we have biking, boating, fishing, the Dragonboat Race, the County Fair, the Water Carnival, Art in the Park among a long list of favorite annual events. And the Bemidji Public Library is happy to provide three large events for the...
June 1, 2014 - 12:07am
May 11, 2014
Paul Ericsson: Never mind ‘Fargo,’ the library does exist in Bemidji
Have you seen the new television show “Fargo?” The day after Episode 2 aired, we started to get all these funny messages posted to our Facebook page and our general email mailbox. Questions like: “Hey, Bemidji Public Library, I’m pretty sure that Fargo television show just...
May 11, 2014 - 12:42am
April 6, 2014
Paul Ericsson: April to bring flood of events to the Bemidji Library
We all hope that this long and snow-filled winter does not result in flooding for our friends and family who live along the Red River. But I can report that the month of April has brought a wonderful flood of events to our schedule at the Bemidji Public Library. April is National...
April 6, 2014 - 12:00am
March 4, 2014
Paul Ericsson: Keep up on winter reading as spring nears
BEMIDJI — It is not too late to sign up for our Winter Reading Program for adults. This self-paced program continues through the end of March. You do not need to change any of your reading or audiobook listening habits (except to maybe read more), but simply let us know how much...
March 4, 2014 - 10:29pm
February 9, 2014
Paul Ericsson: ‘Gardening 101’ returns to the Bemidji Public Library
While the daytime temps are not even getting above zero and thoughts of warm weather are only a dream -- it is time to start planning for our gardens. We are proud to announce the return of the “Gardening 101” lecture series presented in collaboration with the Friends of the Bemidji...
February 9, 2014 - 12:41am
January 3, 2014
Paul Ericsson: Looking forward to a great year at the Library
As I turn the pages on my calendar and get ready for 2014, I want to express my thanks to all the people who make the Bemidji Public Library such a great institution. This includes my thanks to you as residents and users of the library, and continues with my deep, deep gratitude to...
January 3, 2014 - 8:06pm
November 29, 2013
Paul Ericsson: Santa will be coming to the Bemidji Library this month
We’ve had an exciting fall season of programs at the Bemidji Public Library. And as we head into the winter holidays, there are a few more events to enjoy in 2013. On Dec 7., at 10:30 in the morning and again at 1 p.m., Santa Claus will visit and provide a special hour-long storytime....
November 29, 2013 - 8:08pm
November 1, 2013
Paul Ericsson: Upcoming events at the library
At noon Monday, and then at another session at 7 p.m. on Tuesday our monthly Book Discussion series we will be taking a look at Lee Stringer’s “Grand Central Winter.” We are featuring this book discussion as a lead-in to National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, which...
November 1, 2013 - 7:31pm
October 4, 2013
Paul Ericsson: eBooks proving popular at the library
The Bemidji Public Library and all of the branches of the Kitchigami Regional Library System (KRLS) are celebrating the first anniversary of providing eBooks for checkout through the 3M Cloud Library. The service has grown exponentially since it was introduced in September 2012....
October 4, 2013 - 8:07pm
August 23, 2013
Paul Ericsson: Shifting gears at the Bemidji Library
As we shift gears from the summer season into the school year, it is a good time to remind everyone — students as well as non-students — that we have a wide range of services with something for everyone at the Bemidji Public Library. Our website — www.krls.org — is a springboard...
August 23, 2013 - 7:45pm
August 1, 2013
Paul Ericsson: Summer far from over for the library
The summer is far from over and the Bemidji Public Library has many things to offer to you to make the rest of the summer an enjoyable time.
August 1, 2013 - 6:38pm
June 21, 2013
Paul Ericsson: After the festival, fun continues at Library
BEMIDJI — The summer is off to a great start at the Bemidji Public Library. The 2013 Book Festival was a resounding success, but our summer certainly does not end there. The children’s summer reading program “Dig Into Reading” is well under way, with registration still...
June 21, 2013 - 7:39pm