Minot AFB Library

Minot AFB Library You may have tangible wealth untold; Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold. Richer than I you can never be -I had a mother who read to me. ~Strickland Gillilan
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September is all about banned books. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas is #10 on the most challenged books of 2020, one of...
09/02/2021

September is all about banned books. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas is #10 on the most challenged books of 2020, one of the first instances occurring in 2017 by the Katy Independent School District in Katy, Texas.
Any guesses on what #9 could be?

September is all about banned books. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas is #10 on the most challenged books of 2020, one of the first instances occurring in 2017 by the Katy Independent School District in Katy, Texas.
Any guesses on what #9 could be?

As promised we are going to start learning about weaving. It is almost impossible to accurately date the beginning of we...
09/01/2021
Weaving & Looms - World's Finest Wool

As promised we are going to start learning about weaving. It is almost impossible to accurately date the beginning of weaving due to the transient nature of textiles. The oldest surviving textile remains are around 30,000 years old. They come from the Caucasus and consist of flax and nettle fibers.

Next week we will learn about weaving in the Neolithic and Paleolithic eras.

If you are interested in jumping ahead and learning more you can visit this website.
https://www.worlds-finest-wool.com/weaving/

Weaving is one of the oldest manufacturing textile techniques★ History of Weaving✓ Weaving in the antique epoch✓ History of the Loom✓ Weaving in Other Cultures✓

This Wednesday's Storytime is about DINOS! 🦖💕 Be sure to come by the library and pick up a craft kit!
09/01/2021

This Wednesday's Storytime is about DINOS! 🦖💕 Be sure to come by the library and pick up a craft kit!

This Wednesday's Storytime is about DINOS! 🦖💕 Be sure to come by the library and pick up a craft kit!

Mark you calendars, because Animal Antics is coming up soon!
08/31/2021

Mark you calendars, because Animal Antics is coming up soon!

Mark you calendars, because Animal Antics is coming up soon!

Did You Know?Author Jr. R. R. Tolkien (1892-1973) worked as a scholar of languages and on the Oxford English Dictionary ...
08/30/2021

Did You Know?

Author Jr. R. R. Tolkien (1892-1973) worked as a scholar of languages and on the Oxford English Dictionary before the publication of the Lord of the Rings books. He researched the development of words starting with "W." Some known words he researched are walrus and waggle. He was also fond of telling reporters that "cellar door" was the most beautiful phrase in the English language. In the 1920s he worked on a translation of Beowulf which was finished in 1926 but not published. His son Christopher edited and then published in 2014.

Did You Know?

Author Jr. R. R. Tolkien (1892-1973) worked as a scholar of languages and on the Oxford English Dictionary before the publication of the Lord of the Rings books. He researched the development of words starting with "W." Some known words he researched are walrus and waggle. He was also fond of telling reporters that "cellar door" was the most beautiful phrase in the English language. In the 1920s he worked on a translation of Beowulf which was finished in 1926 but not published. His son Christopher edited and then published in 2014.

Today is More herbs, less salt day so go ahead and explore some new ways to use parsley, sage, rosemary, thyme and cilan...
08/29/2021

Today is More herbs, less salt day so go ahead and explore some new ways to use parsley, sage, rosemary, thyme and cilantro. Be creative and have fun!
Next week we will start learning about the world of weaving and fiber craft.

Today is More herbs, less salt day so go ahead and explore some new ways to use parsley, sage, rosemary, thyme and cilantro. Be creative and have fun!
Next week we will start learning about the world of weaving and fiber craft.

Fun Fact Friday!On August 1, 1990 Tim Berners-Lee and Robert Cailliau at CERN, the European Laboratory for Particle Phys...
08/27/2021

Fun Fact Friday!

On August 1, 1990 Tim Berners-Lee and Robert Cailliau at CERN, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics at Switzerland introduced what would become the World Wide Web. By October they had designed a prototype Web browser and eventually HTML and the URL. Mosaic was the first graphical Web browser and was designed by Marc Andreessen. Mosaic was released in 1993. By the end of that year there were fifty Web servers worldwide.

Fun Fact Friday!

On August 1, 1990 Tim Berners-Lee and Robert Cailliau at CERN, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics at Switzerland introduced what would become the World Wide Web. By October they had designed a prototype Web browser and eventually HTML and the URL. Mosaic was the first graphical Web browser and was designed by Marc Andreessen. Mosaic was released in 1993. By the end of that year there were fifty Web servers worldwide.

Reminding all our artists to stop by and pick up your artwork, stories and digital photographs from the Summer Reading P...
08/26/2021

Reminding all our artists to stop by and pick up your artwork, stories and digital photographs from the Summer Reading Program and Minot-a-Con.

Reminding all our artists to stop by and pick up your artwork, stories and digital photographs from the Summer Reading Program and Minot-a-Con.

Did You Know?Before Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) wrote Little Women (published in1868) she served as a Civil War Nurse ...
08/23/2021

Did You Know?

Before Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) wrote Little Women (published in1868) she served as a Civil War Nurse at the Union Hospital in Georgetown. She wrote a great many letters home to her family about her experiences. These memories and real life experiences as well as the letters that she wrote served as source material for both Little Women and Hospital Sketches a fictionalized narrative about a nurse named Tribulation Periwinkle that was serialised in the Boston-based Commonwealth in May and June of 1863. Later in the year the narratives were collected by James Redpath and published as a collection.

The wretched conditions, poor diet and grueling schedule took their toll on Louisa and she came down with typhoid pneumonia. She was treated with calomel a mecury based compound widely used during the Civil War. This treatment, her illness and the rigours of her nursing duties all took a permanent toll on Louisa and she was never at full health again. Throughout the rest of her life she experimented with a range of homeopathic treatments to try and alleviate the pain she constantly felt. She was only 55 at the time of her death in 1888.

To learn more about Louisa May Alcott's time as a Civil War nurse please visit this website https://www.civilwarmed.org/alcott/.

Did You Know?

Before Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) wrote Little Women (published in1868) she served as a Civil War Nurse at the Union Hospital in Georgetown. She wrote a great many letters home to her family about her experiences. These memories and real life experiences as well as the letters that she wrote served as source material for both Little Women and Hospital Sketches a fictionalized narrative about a nurse named Tribulation Periwinkle that was serialised in the Boston-based Commonwealth in May and June of 1863. Later in the year the narratives were collected by James Redpath and published as a collection.

The wretched conditions, poor diet and grueling schedule took their toll on Louisa and she came down with typhoid pneumonia. She was treated with calomel a mecury based compound widely used during the Civil War. This treatment, her illness and the rigours of her nursing duties all took a permanent toll on Louisa and she was never at full health again. Throughout the rest of her life she experimented with a range of homeopathic treatments to try and alleviate the pain she constantly felt. She was only 55 at the time of her death in 1888.

To learn more about Louisa May Alcott's time as a Civil War nurse please visit this website https://www.civilwarmed.org/alcott/.

08/23/2021

Newbery Book Club for Number the Stars has been rescheduled to Wednesday (8/25/2021) at 4:00pm. See you then!

This week is the final Floriography Lesson (no there won't be a test 😉). These last flowers don't fall under a specific ...
08/22/2021

This week is the final Floriography Lesson (no there won't be a test 😉). These last flowers don't fall under a specific category. They are simply other popular flowers that have come to symbolize different things.

White Calla Lilly-a very popular flower for weddings that symbolize purity, beauty, magnificence and innocence.
Iris- named after the Greek God Iris, they bring a boost of color to any arrangement and symbolize faith, hope and wisdom.
Peony- another popular flower in wedding arrangements because they symbolize a happy life and marriage, as well as prosperity. This flower can also be used to symbolize shame, indignation or bashfulness.
Pink Stargazer Lily- another flower which represents wealth, honor, aspiration and prosperity.

To learn more about Floriography and see pictures of these flowers visit this website https://www.interflora.co.uk/content/flower-meanings/

This week is the final Floriography Lesson (no there won't be a test 😉). These last flowers don't fall under a specific category. They are simply other popular flowers that have come to symbolize different things.

White Calla Lilly-a very popular flower for weddings that symbolize purity, beauty, magnificence and innocence.
Iris- named after the Greek God Iris, they bring a boost of color to any arrangement and symbolize faith, hope and wisdom.
Peony- another popular flower in wedding arrangements because they symbolize a happy life and marriage, as well as prosperity. This flower can also be used to symbolize shame, indignation or bashfulness.
Pink Stargazer Lily- another flower which represents wealth, honor, aspiration and prosperity.

To learn more about Floriography and see pictures of these flowers visit this website https://www.interflora.co.uk/content/flower-meanings/

Join the Sunday Escapes Book Club to discuss the book A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman. The meeting will take place t...
08/22/2021

Join the Sunday Escapes Book Club to discuss the book A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman. The meeting will take place today at 1:30 in Panera.

Join the Sunday Escapes Book Club to discuss the book A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman. The meeting will take place today at 1:30 in Panera.

08/21/2021

With the Summer Reading Program ending today Ms. Julie has some STEAM Activities to commemorate the event! Watch as she teaches you how to make Ice-Cream in a Bag!

Don't forget to stop by the Library Saturday the 21st between 1pm-3pm to participate in our Warp-up party!

08/21/2021

With the Summer Reading Program ending today Ms. Julie has some STEAM Activities to commemorate the event! Watch as she teaches you how to make a color mixing bottle!

Don't forget to stop by the Library Saturday the 21st between 1pm-3pm to participate in our Warp-up party!

08/21/2021

With the Summer Reading Program ending today Ms. Julie has some STEAM Activities to commemorate the event! Watch as she teaches you how to make a color changing ooblek!

Don't forget to stop by the Library Saturday the 21st between 1pm-3pm to participate in our Warp-up party!

08/21/2021

With the Summer Reading Program ending today Ms. Julie has some STEAM Activities to commemorate the event! Watch as she teaches you how to make an exploding bag of color!

Don't forget to stop by the Library Saturday the 21st between 1pm-3pm to participate in our Warp-up party!

Fun Fact Friday!August is What Will Be Your Legacy Month. People should use this month to reflect on what the impact of ...
08/20/2021

Fun Fact Friday!

August is What Will Be Your Legacy Month. People should use this month to reflect on what the impact of the choices they make has on present and possibly future generations. Use this month to focus on changing for the positive.

Fun Fact Friday!

August is What Will Be Your Legacy Month. People should use this month to reflect on what the impact of the choices they make has on present and possibly future generations. Use this month to focus on changing for the positive.

New Wonderbooks and Launchpads are now available for checkout!!!!! Stop by and take some home 🙂.
08/18/2021

New Wonderbooks and Launchpads are now available for checkout!!!!! Stop by and take some home 🙂.

New Wonderbooks and Launchpads are now available for checkout!!!!! Stop by and take some home 🙂.

Here's this week's Story Time kit available for pickup at the library! We hope to see you soon! 🥰
08/18/2021

Here's this week's Story Time kit available for pickup at the library! We hope to see you soon! 🥰

Here's this week's Story Time kit available for pickup at the library! We hope to see you soon! 🥰

08/17/2021

This Saturday, 8/21/2021, is our Summer Reading Program Wrap-up Party! We will have a Bomb Disposal Robot Demo and other fun things planned.
It will be outside, and due to HPCON Bravo, masks will be required both indoors and outdoors. See you all soon, and don't forget to get those hours logged! 🤗

08/16/2021

Did You Know?

American poet Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) attended Mount Holyoke Female Seminary but only for one year. From the 1850s until her death she remained in her family home only going outside to care for the garden. While searching her room after her death, Emily's family found 40 hand bound volumes of poems or “fascicles” as they are sometimes called which Emily had written throughout her life. The handwritten poems show a variety of dash-like marks of various sizes and directions (some are even vertical) sadly the volumes were initially unbound, her annotations removed and the poems published in the order in which her early editors wanted and not in the order she had bound them.
The original order of the poems was not restored until 1981 when Ralph W. Franklin used the physical evidence on each page to restore the original volumes. The Manuscript Books of Emily Dickinson (Belknap Press, 1981) is the only volume that keeps the order intact.

More about Emily Dickinson visit this website https://poets.org/poet/emily-dickinson.

For the second to last Floriography Lesson we will learn about flowers that are used to show joy.Sunflower- not only are...
08/15/2021

For the second to last Floriography Lesson we will learn about flowers that are used to show joy.

Sunflower- not only are the seeds delicious, with their cheerful and bright heads are sure to bring joy.
Chrysanthemum- these flowers symbolize long life, joy and optimism.
Daffodil (Narcissus)- this flower is often one of the first signs of spring and so they symbolize rebirth, new beginnings and good fortune. They must be given in bunches for giving a single daffodil represents misfortune.
Pink Rose- these flowers are a favorite bridal, thank you and congratulations bouquets. The color represents happiness, joy, gratitude and admiration.
Lily of the Valley- these flowers represent sweetness and purity. This flower was included the wedding bouquets of Kate Middleton (The Duchess of Cambridge) and Meghan Markle (The Duchess of Sussex).
Pink Hyacinth-the beautiful pink blooms of this flower symbolize playfulness.
Yellow Tulip- although this flower is now used to show cheerfulness and sunshine, it originally symbolized hopeless love.
Sweet Pea- this flower is added to bouquets (especially wedding bouquets) because they symbolize pleasure and bliss as well as departure after having a good time.
Gerbera- reminiscent of daisies, these bright orange flowers symbolize purity, loyal love, cheerfulness and innocence.

To see pictures of these flowers and to learn more about Floriography visit this website https://www.interflora.co.uk/content/flower-meanings/

For the second to last Floriography Lesson we will learn about flowers that are used to show joy.

Sunflower- not only are the seeds delicious, with their cheerful and bright heads are sure to bring joy.
Chrysanthemum- these flowers symbolize long life, joy and optimism.
Daffodil (Narcissus)- this flower is often one of the first signs of spring and so they symbolize rebirth, new beginnings and good fortune. They must be given in bunches for giving a single daffodil represents misfortune.
Pink Rose- these flowers are a favorite bridal, thank you and congratulations bouquets. The color represents happiness, joy, gratitude and admiration.
Lily of the Valley- these flowers represent sweetness and purity. This flower was included the wedding bouquets of Kate Middleton (The Duchess of Cambridge) and Meghan Markle (The Duchess of Sussex).
Pink Hyacinth-the beautiful pink blooms of this flower symbolize playfulness.
Yellow Tulip- although this flower is now used to show cheerfulness and sunshine, it originally symbolized hopeless love.
Sweet Pea- this flower is added to bouquets (especially wedding bouquets) because they symbolize pleasure and bliss as well as departure after having a good time.
Gerbera- reminiscent of daisies, these bright orange flowers symbolize purity, loyal love, cheerfulness and innocence.

To see pictures of these flowers and to learn more about Floriography visit this website https://www.interflora.co.uk/content/flower-meanings/

08/14/2021

Ms.Morgan and Ms.Aja both would like to show you some of the crafts that are available in our crafts room at Minot-A-Con! We have more crafts available and even take home kits that you can pick up at the Library!

While you're there make sure to enjoy Minot-A-con as well!

Fun Fact Friday!The first U.S. Census happened in 1790. When the results were revealed on August 1, 1790 there were 3,93...
08/13/2021

Fun Fact Friday!

The first U.S. Census happened in 1790. When the results were revealed on August 1, 1790 there were 3,939,326 citizens in the sixteen states and Ohio territory. The Census has been taken every ten years since 1790.

Fun Fact Friday!

The first U.S. Census happened in 1790. When the results were revealed on August 1, 1790 there were 3,939,326 citizens in the sixteen states and Ohio territory. The Census has been taken every ten years since 1790.

Get your favorite cosplay ready, because the Minot-A-Con is this weekend!🥰
08/12/2021

Get your favorite cosplay ready, because the Minot-A-Con is this weekend!🥰

Get your favorite cosplay ready, because the Minot-A-Con is this weekend!🥰

08/09/2021

Ms. Sharon is back this month with a new craft club! This time it's a make it yourself Wind Chime! If you would like to pick up kits we have some available at the Library.

Don't forget to watch through to the end to grab the secret code and log your participation for the Summer Reading Program!

This weeks Floriography Lesson concerns Empathy and Remembrance. Poppy-They symbolize remembrance and consolation. Of th...
08/08/2021

This weeks Floriography Lesson concerns Empathy and Remembrance.

Poppy-They symbolize remembrance and consolation. Of the three flowers this one is the most recognized for it's connection to Veteran's Day in the United States or Remembrance Day in Canada, England and other Commonwealth Nations.
White Stargazer Lily- This flower symbolizes purity, innocence and sympathy and is the most common of the three flowers to choose for a funeral.
Statice- This third flower is for sympathy and remembrance, however, it can also be used to celebrate success.
Purple Hyacinth- These flowers symbolize sorrow, forgiveness and regret.
White Tulip- Since these flowers are used to show worthiness and forgiveness they are often used when issuing an apology.

To see pictures of these flowers and to learn more about Floriography visit this website https://www.interflora.co.uk/content/flower-meanings/

This weeks Floriography Lesson concerns Empathy and Remembrance.

Poppy-They symbolize remembrance and consolation. Of the three flowers this one is the most recognized for it's connection to Veteran's Day in the United States or Remembrance Day in Canada, England and other Commonwealth Nations.
White Stargazer Lily- This flower symbolizes purity, innocence and sympathy and is the most common of the three flowers to choose for a funeral.
Statice- This third flower is for sympathy and remembrance, however, it can also be used to celebrate success.
Purple Hyacinth- These flowers symbolize sorrow, forgiveness and regret.
White Tulip- Since these flowers are used to show worthiness and forgiveness they are often used when issuing an apology.

To see pictures of these flowers and to learn more about Floriography visit this website https://www.interflora.co.uk/content/flower-meanings/

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Thank you Minot AFB Library for another wonderful summer of reading and activities. My kiddos chose the marble run as one of the prizes and have been building it all morning.
Racking up the reading minutes for the Summer Reading Program!! 📚 📖 📕 ⏰ 
We had a great time at game day today. The boys loved the life size games and playing with the Legos and Knex. Thanks for a lovely afternoon! 🙂
Sisu says thank you and very Merry Christmas to the staff and her readers at the library. Love the new carpet/paint too.
You know your library has the best books... when you go check on your kid and he's fallen asleep like this 🤣
Sisu will be back for her readers on Monday, 8/14!!
Congratulations to Julie on her win today at the Wing!!!
Sisu had a great time today, our faithful readers and some cool new ones too! Thank you for sharing with us. Happy Summer!