Raise your hand if you either gave or received a book as a gift over the holiday season. (Yes, books for yourself do count.)
It's time to treasure the last month of the year! Sometimes winter gets a bad reputation (and for sure it has earned it), but there are some good things about it, too.
November is election month! Exercise your right on Tuesday, Nov. 6, to make your voice heard. If you are unsure of where to go to vote, please visit the Minnesota Secretary of State's website at https://pollfinder.sos.state.mn.us/ . If you do not have personal internet access, you can sign up to use a library computer, or ask any library assistant to help you find this information. Besides resources such as access to internet, print and digital media, and reference services, there are many engaging programs available to all ages in the month of November at your local library.
The Bemidji Public Library offers several fun events for patrons of all ages in October. To start out the month, on Monday, Oct. 1, from 5 to 6 p.m. there will be a Legacy event titled "Scandinavian Crime Novels with Dr. Kaplan." For this program, Dr. Kaplan will discuss the Scandinavian crime novels that are enjoying worldwide popularity.
Did you blink like I did and suddenly realize September is here? I think Gretchen Rubin was correct when she said, "The days are long, but the years are short" (The Happiness Project). The library has several offerings in September for all ages, so come join in on the fun!
August marks the official end of the Summer Reading Program and this summer was a success! There were 450 pre-reader and children (ages 3-11) and more than 90 teens (12-18) enrolled in the program this year, surpassing last years total.
Mark your calendars for the most wonderful time of the year!
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.