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.
June is a very special month at the Bemidji Public Library. Not only does the Summer Reading Program: Reading by Design start for children and teens, the Library Board will be hosting its annual Book Sale!
Welcome to May at the Bemidji Public Library! As a special treat, there are two Legacy events in May. First, on Monday, May 8, from 6 to 8 p.m., Arn Kind will give a presentation on "Minnesota and the Great War" in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of America's involvement in WWI. Learn about the causes of the war, why Americans got involved, strategies used to win the war, the role women played, and the life of a typical Minnesota soldier in this exciting living history program.
National Library Week is April 9-15. The American Library Association's theme this year is "Libraries Transform." Highlights of the week include: National Library Worker's Day on Tuesday, April 11, and National Bookmobile Day on Wednesday, April 12. In celebration of National Library Week, the Bemidji Public Library is partnering with Culver's Restaurant to promote the love of reading. Children can pick up coloring sheets at the Library during National Library Week and return them to the Library or Culver's Restaurant to receive a food coupon from Culver's.
The Master Gardeners return to the library on Thursdays in March to continue their Spring Gardening series. All of these presentations start at noon in the front meeting room and will last about an hour. Registration is not required, but space is limited. Upcoming programming: • March 2: "House Plant Propagation." Increase house and annual plants by asexual propagation, presented by Cathy Peck • March 9: "Gardening Tips." For vegetable and flower gardens as well as lawn and landscapes, presented by Wally Peck
There is a lot going on this month at the Bemidji Public Library! (If you read this column, regularly, you're probably not surprised...) There will be programs for all ages, including the much-anticipated Snow Time to Read, learning opportunities and book clubs, and of course, lots of stories. The library will be closed Monday, Jan. 2 for the New Year holiday and Monday, Jan. 16 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.