Did you know “Reading Takes You Everywhere?” That is the theme of the 2018 Summer Reading Program for children and teens ages 3-18. Participants are invited to read and record their minutes online to win prizes from June 4 to July 31 (Harry Potter’s birthday). During this time there are also lots of fun events to keep kids and teens learning during the summer months.
There are several favorite programs occurring at the library in May. Now that the snow is gone (knock on wood), I will also remind you there are many great books on gardening available for checkout as well as on sale at the Red Door Bookstore!
I am happy to share there are several legacy events going on as well as regularly scheduled programming at the Bemidji Public Library in April. On Thursday, April 5, at 6:30 p.m., Minnesota Book Award winner Allen Eskens will be giving a book talk on "The Heavens May Fall" (winner of the 2017 Minnesota Book award for Best Genre Fiction). The following day, Friday, April 6, Allen Eskens will return for a writing workshop titled, "Three Prompts to Get Your Novel to the Next Level." This is set for 10 a.m. Space is limited; please register at the library or call (218) 751-3963.
There are so many events going on at the Library in March! You'll have to rearrange your schedule because you won't want to miss any of them: gardening lectures, women's history and culture lectures, a Minnesota history presentation, book clubs and reading events. At 6 p.m., March 14, Arn Kind will be at the library presenting a Minnesota history lecture. Kitchigami Regional Library's Legacy Fund Events are funded by the Legacy Amendment which dedicates monies to preserve Minnesota arts and cultural heritage.
We've been waiting for it to return, and it's time! All summer, the kids had their turn and now it's our time. The Snow Time to Read program for adults starts on Monday. Patrons ages 16 and older can participate by logging all Young Adult and Adult books read between Jan. 1 and March 31. Those who complete the 15-book challenge win a prize and will have their name entered into a drawing for additional prizes! It's easy; Just go to https://wandooreader.com/bemidji/winter-reading-2018 to register and log books. Participation in this and all library programs is free.
The holiday season is upon us! It is certainly the time of year to give gifts and to celebrate special people in our lives.
November at the Bemidji Public Library focuses on the shared experience of reading. There are book discussion groups for all ages and several storytelling opportunities for kids. As the inevitable cold weather comes, as well as the season of busyness, now might be a great time to stock up on your favorite reading material, or make sure your library card is up to date to borrow electronic resources. EBooks from KRLS are also perfect for those days when the library observes holiday closings such as: Saturday, Nov.
Welcome to October at the Bemidji Public Library!
As someone who has always loved to learn (and a confessed huge nerd), September has always been one of my favorite months.
When people find out I'm involved with the Bemidji Public Library, they often mention to me how much they like to read but no longer have time to do so—that they used to use the library a lot more when they were younger, or that they bring their kids there in the summer. There is often a sense of nostalgia about the library and its services, which is not a bad thing. It's good to have fond memories and warm fuzzies about a particular place. However, whenever I hear these statements, I like to try to work in somehow that the library is still alive and kicking.