Get to Know Brad Sherwood, Library Board President

For the past seven months, Brad Sherwood has served as the Library Board President. Recently, we sat down with Brad to discover his background and interests. Learn more about Brad and why he’s passionate about Grand Forks Public. Q: Tell us about yourself. A: I come from a long line of music teachers. My grandfather,…

15 Ways the Grand Forks Public Friends Give Back to the Library

Grand Forks Public Friends is a group of enthusiastic volunteers that supports the library by raising funds and promoting library programs and services. In the last five years, the Friends have raised almost $75,000 for the library. Currently over 50 individual and business members contribute annually to the Friends, and many actively volunteer their time…

The Power of “NO”

No is a complete sentence. Oprah Winfrey In doing a little research for my writing today, I found a bunch of guides on how to say no. However, I had trouble finding out why we should say no. For much of human history, we have lived in a culture of achievement and busy-ness. Most of…

9 Reasons to Celebrate 121 Years of Sparking Curiosity in Grand Forks

Did you hear? We have a BIG birthday right around the corner. Grand Forks Public is turning 121 years old, and we’re celebrating with a Birthday Party & Grand Reopening on May 21 from 3-5 p.m. We’ll kick off the party with a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 3 p.m., followed by an outdoor storytime at 4 p.m….

Haunted Quarantine

When 6’7” Marquis moved to Grand Forks from Missouri about a month ago, he didn’t expect a 5’2” elderly man and 4’ young boy as house guests. “I had this instinct when I walked in the house,” explains Marquis. “The rental felt warm and cozy with its stained-glass windows and old-time charm. I had a…