Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Download Books to Your iPod

Electronic books can now be downloaded for listening to your iPod. The library has added more than 250 titles that are compatible with the iPod. Go to the library’s main page and click on the “Download Audio Books” icon for more information.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Story Time Starts Again in February!

Story time at the library will be on Tuesday mornings at 10:00 am starting on February 3, 2009. Toddle Time at the library will be held on Thursday mornings at 10:00am starting on February 5, 2009.

The library will discontinue Wednesday pre-school story times for the spring. However, Mr. Bell is available to come to you on Wednesday mornings! Give him a call at 218-362-5959 to schedule a pre-school story time or toddle time.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Gerbils at the Library!

Come Meet the New Library Pets!

Thanks to the Friends of the library, the library now has two new library pets. They are two male gerbils who have settled in the children's room. Come down and meet the new guys, then submit an idea for names.

The winner of the naming contest will be announced on February 3, 2009, and will receive a prize!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Iron Range Reads or Hot Reads for Cold Nights

The second annual Iron Range Reads program will take place in February. Arrowhead libraries and Ironworld are cooperating to bring programs and exhibits to everyone during the month. It will be all about collecting and sharing memories.

The book offering this year is Bill Bryson’s “The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid”. The library will have multiple copies available. Anyone who reads the book and leaves a comment on our reading board will be entered into the weekly drawings for the 2009 hot reads mugs. You can also leave recommendations for other titles on the board.

Local author, Aaron Brown, will be at the library on Wednesday, February 18th, at 6:30 p.m. His most recent book is “Overburden: Modern Life on the Iron Range”. According to the synopsis, “Brown delves into the history and mystery surrounding the Iron Range to explore the region's mystique and create a stunning and often hilarious biography of a people and a place he has called home nearly his entire life.”

Wednesday, February 25th at 6:30 p.m., area photographer, Jill Aubin will be having a workshop. Everyone that participates will be asked to bring a family recipe and a photograph of the person or an event that that brings back memories connected with the recipe. All other items will be supplied. Jill will help you construct a journal including both items and your written memories. She will also talk about the importance of archiving photographs and written items.
The library will also have displays on quilting, scrapbooking and other ways to capture your memories for the future.
The Apron Chronicles: A Patchwork of American Recollections will be on exhibit at Ironworld from January 31st through April 30th. See 155 unique aprons, images of the people who wore them, and read their stories.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Minnesota Illustrator Stephanie Mirocha at Library

Minnesota Illustrator Stephanie Mirocha at Library
Saturday, January 17th 9:30 a.m.

Discover the delightful world of manatees as seen in the picture book, My Little Book of Manatees. Minnesota illustrator Stephanie Mirocha will share her knowledge of these gentle sea creatures along with her experiences in illustrating the book.

Much beloved by many people, the endangered manatees live in an interesting sea habitat. Stephanie will talk about the story manatees have to tell, including the rhythms of their lives from birth to the mother manatee teaching her calf what to eat and how to fend for itself.

Stephanie will also take you behind the scenes into the fascinating world of book illustration. From the initial text she received in the mail, through creating the storyboard and on through editing she will show examples of her work at various stages of the process. She will also read the book aloud.

Geared for preschool through adult audiences, the program lasts about half an hour, with a book signing to follow. There will also be a drawing for a free book, and a signed sea life print. Books cost $7.95.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Slide into a good Book

A Winter Reading Program for Kids

Children of all ages can sign up to read books and win prizes. The Winter Reading Program runs from January 5th through January 31st. Read on your own or have someone read to you. Stop by the library circulation desk for details.