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March 2014


    Facebook Movie Advisory Day - March 27, 2014 ()

    Stephanie Curtis

    Have you checked out our amazing Facebook Reader's Advisory Days, where our staff recommends titles just for you, based on books you've loved in the past?

    Join us tomorrow, Thursday, March 27, 2014 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., for Facebook Movie Advisory Day, guest starring the fabulous Stephanie Curtis, MPR's Movie Maven and Cube Critic!

    Tell us a genre or a movie or a director that you love, and we will help you find your next favorite movie!  From Anderson (Wes) to Zemeckis (Robert), romances to spaghetti westerns, foreign to cartoons, we are here to help you fill up your request queue at the library (popcorn not...

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    Tags: Movies, Recommended


    Get Your Audiobook On! ()

    The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

    'Tis the season for home improvement projects, and there's no better way to pass the time during a boring project (or your commute, or your workday) than listening to an amazing audiobook. 

    Librarians Karen B. and Ellen B. have compiled a list of their favorite recent audiobooks on our website.   In Ellen's words, "these are great examples of how a really great reader can add a lot to the experience of the book." 

    The list ranges from humor (P.G. Wodehouse) and mystery (Tana French) to fantasy (Neil Gaiman) and classics (Vladimir Nabokov) and their descriptions will make you rush right to the request button. 

    Find our Can't Miss Audiobooks...

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    Tags: Audiobooks, Recommended


    Inquiring Minds - Living Single ()

    Marry Him

    Librarian Judy Woodward compiles the most interesting reference questions and sends them to the Roseville Review. Got a question for us? Ask A Librarian!

    Here's today's solo question:

    Q. I know people don’t get married as young as they used to, but how many people never get married at all? What percentage of the population is single?

    A. The single life continues to be an increasingly popular lifestyle choice among Americans. According the U.S. Census, 44.1 percent of people over 18 were single in 2012. Sixty-two percent of those singles had never been married; another 24 percent were divorced, and 14 percent were widowed.

    We’ve seen an astonishing rise in the...

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    Tags: Inquiring Minds, Reference


    Frozen Reading ... Save for Summer! ()


    While searching the catalog for Frozen (on order at the library and due out 3/18/14), I was amazed by all the intriguing sounding novels with Frozen in the title.   (You'll be unsurprised to know that quite a few are set in Minnesota and Wisconsin.)

    Put these books on your reading list for July.  I have a feeling they'll be lovely reading on a hot, summer's day!

    Frozen by Mary Casanova - A young adult novel about sixteen-year-old Sadie Rose, the foster child of a corrupt senator in 1920s northern Minnesota.  Unable to...

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    Tags: Fiction, Mysteries, Recommended, Teens


    Explore History! White Bear's Hockey History ()

    White Bear's Hockey History

    Join us at Ramsey County Library in White Bear Lake for a great program on White Bear’s illustrious hockey history.

    White Bear's Hockey History
    Monday, March 24 at 6 p.m.

    White Bear has produced hockey greats throughout the decades. Names such as Moose Goheen, Doc Romnes, Brian Bonin and Ryan Carter have been on the rosters of NHL teams over the years. Join us to hear how they got their start in White Bear, and learn about other local hockey trivia including the origins of the Hippodrome and the start of the Minnesota State High School Hockey Tournament.

    Presented by Sara Markoe Hanson, Executive Director of the ...

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    Tags: History, Programs