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Blue Earth County Library

  1. Storytime Online: Miss Kelly!

    March 30, 2021 - April 13, 2021 @ Blue Earth County Library

    Miss Kelly will read stories and lead early literacy activities for preschoolers!

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  2. Storytime Online: Dance Express!

    April 6, 2021 - April 20, 2021 @ Blue Earth County Library

    Miss Mitzi from Dance Express will read a story and lead a movement activity for preschoolers!

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  3. Storytime Online: "B" is for Bear!

    April 8, 2021 - April 22, 2021

    Miss Jennifer will discuss the letter "B," read three stories about bears and lead an early literacy activity for preschoolers! Learning kits are not available for this storytime.

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    April 11, 2021, All Day @ Blue Earth County Library

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  5. Maker Monday: Macrame Wall Hanging

    April 12, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Blue Earth County Library

    Learn how to create your own macrame wall hanging. The experts at Creativebug will guide you through the process with a step-by-step tutorial. Registration required beginning on April 5; ages 10+ This program is made possible with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and the people of MN for Library Legacy activities.

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  6. Storytime Online: Sister Rita Anne!

    April 13, 2021 - April 27, 2021 @ Blue Earth County Library

    Sister Rita Anne from Good Counsel's Learning Academy will read stories for preschoolers!

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  7. Storytime Online: Exploring for E's!

    April 15, 2021, 8:00 AM - April 29, 2021 @ Blue Earth County Library

    Listen, learn and be entertained by Miss Jenni! In today's lesson we will go on a hunt for the letter E and our good friend Good Egg. Can you join us and try to find him? Stay tuned for the end when Gerald and Piggie will make an appearance and share with the kids how they can get a fun surprise!

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  8. "Money Smart" webinar with Kaylee Phelps

    April 15, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Blue Earth County Library

    Kaylee Phelps, a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones, will discuss how to translate your vision for retirement into tangible goals. Whether you're 10 or 40 years from retirement, you'll learn investment strategies to design the retirement that you want. Zoom meeting ID 941 5151 6729

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  9. National Poetry Month Reading Series: Michael Torres and Gwen Westerman

    April 16, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Blue Earth County Library

    April is National Poetry Month and we're celebrating at the BECLS! Join us (via Zoom) for weekly readings each Friday evening with acclaimed and emerging Minnesota poets—we hope you'll be inspired to write a few poems of your own! Michael Torres is a former National Endowment for the Arts Fellow, a current McKnight Writing Fellow, and a 2021-2022 Jerome Hill Artist Fellow. His first collection, An Incomplete List of Names, was one of NPR's Best Books of 2020. Currently, he teaches in the MFA program at Minnesota State University, Mankato, and through the Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop. Gwen Westerman is an award-winning fiber artist as well as the author of Follow the Blackbirds and co-author of Mni Sota Makoce: The Land of the Dakota, which won a 2013 Minnesota Book Award. She teaches American and Native Nations literatures, Technical Communication, and Humanities to undergraduate and graduate students at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

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    April 18, 2021, All Day @ Blue Earth County Library

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  11. Maker Monday: Handmade Notebooks

    April 19, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Blue Earth County Library

    Learn to make your own notebook with Japanese side-sewn binding. Kids and adults alike can use the finished book to write in, draw in or tell a story! Registration required beginning on April 12. Ages 5+ This project is made possible with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and the people of MN for Library Legacy activities.

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  12. Storytime Online: Therapy Dogs!

    April 20, 2021 - May 4, 2021 @ Blue Earth County Library

    Therapy dog owners will read stories about dogs and let you meet their own therapy dogs!

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  13. Storytime Online: F is for Friends!

    April 22, 2021, 8:00 AM - May 6, 2021 @ Blue Earth County Library

    Miss Jennifer will read stories about friendship and lead early literacy activities for preschoolers. There is no activity kit for this storytime.

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  14. National Poetry Month Reading Series: Marlin M. Jenkins and Gretchen Marquette

    April 23, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Blue Earth County Library

    April is National Poetry Month and we're celebrating at the BECLS! Join us (via Zoom) for weekly readings each Friday evening with acclaimed and emerging Minnesota poets—we hope you'll be inspired to write a few poems of your own! Marlin M. Jenkins was born and raised in Detroit and is the author of the poetry chapbook Capable Monsters (Bull City Press, 2020). He graduated from University of Michigan's MFA program in poetry. He currently lives in Minnesota. Gretchen Marquette is the author of May Day (Graywolf Press, 2016.) Her poetry has appeared in Poetry, Harper's, the Paris Review, Tin House, PBS Newshour, and elsewhere. She lives in Minneapolis.

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    April 25, 2021, All Day @ Blue Earth County Library

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  16. Maker Monday: Mothers' Day Gift

    April 26, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Blue Earth County Library

    Details will be coming shortly!

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  17. Storytime Online: Mankato Clinic's Pediatric Therapy Services

    April 27, 2021 - May 11, 2021 @ Blue Earth County Library

    Stephanie Blume, a Speech Therapist with Mankato Clinic's Pediatric Therapy Services, will read a story and lead a language enrichment activity for preschoolers.

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  18. Book Discussion Club Online

    April 27, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Blue Earth County Library

    Join us as we review THE GIVER OF STARS by Jojo Moyes. Please call 304 - 4023 to receive a copy of this book. Zoom code 951 2362 4285

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  19. Storytime Online: Shapes!

    April 29, 2021 - May 13, 2021 @ Blue Earth County Library

    Join Miss Jennifer for a discussion about shapes, stories about shapes and a fun early literacy activity! There will be a kit for you to pick up after storytime!

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  20. Storytime Online: The Moon and the Letter M!

    April 29, 2021, 8:00 AM - May 13, 2021 @ Blue Earth County Library

    Miss Jennifer will read stories about the moon and lead early literacy activity for preschoolers. There will be no early literacy kits for this storytime.

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  21. National Poetry Month Reading Series: Candace Black and Open Mic Night

    April 30, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Blue Earth County Library

    April is National Poetry Month and we're celebrating at the BECLS! Join us (via Zoom) for weekly readings each Friday evening with acclaimed and emerging Minnesota poets—we hope you'll be inspired to write a few poems of your own! Candace Black is the author of The Volunteer, Casa Marina, and Whereabouts. Her poetry and creative nonfiction has appeared widely, including in Pinyon, Great River Review, and War, Literature & the Arts. She teaches in the creative writing program at Minnesota State University, Mankato. An open mic will follow Candace's reading: we invite patrons to celebrate National Poetry Month by writing some poems and sharing their work to cap off our month-long reading series.

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