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Library News and Events



Run. Fight. Die. tour with author James Rains, Friday, July 3, at 4:00 p.m.

The island of Kodiak Alaska has been harboring a dark secret for centuries, and that secret has been unearthed.

Dr. Joseph Karikoff and a group of survivors race against time to flee the horrors that have been unleashed on the island in this apocalyptic biomedical thriller.

Meet the author who will discuss his inspiration for the book and what it's like to be an author!

Watch the youtube video for a preview!
Old MacDonald Storytime at the Grand Marais Public Library on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 10:30 a.m.
The Stories and activity are geared toward pre-school and young elementary age kids.
We will gather outside in front of the library, weather permitting, or enjoy the rain with stories and music inside the library.

Operetta Tickets available at the Grand Marais Public Library

The Merry Widow! Tickets are available at the library for the performances by the Northern Lights Music Festival at:
3:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 12th at the Chisholm High School
7:00 p.m. on Monday, July 13th at the Washington Auditorium in Ely

The library has 5 tickets to award on a first come, first serve basis.

The Northern Lights Festival Opera will present Franz Lehar's romantic operetta The Merry Widow. Sung in English with supertitles, The Merry Widow will feature established international stars, as well as young and emerging artists from across Minnesota.
This program, sponsored by Arrowhead Library System, was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Brahms Concerto tickets available at the Grand Marais Public Library

Free event tickets to the Lake Superior Chamber Orchestra performance of Brahms Double Concerto in A Minor!  The performance at the Mitchell Auditorium at the College of St. Scholastica, on Thursday, July 16th  at 7:00 p.m.  features Duluthians and LSCO musicians Paul Bagley, violin and Aleksander Tengesdal, cello. 
The Arrowhead Library System sponsors this program by providing free concert tickets, with funding in part or in whole with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. 

21 famous authors share their favorites


The Most Dangerous Book: the battle for James Joyce’s Ulysses

Book Review by Yvonne Caruthers

Third Wednesday Tech night at the library

Next TECH night is July 15 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 
These events have been held regularly since last fall to gauge interest and impact in the community. All who have technology questions are invited to attend, as are those who would be willing to serve as a tech mentor to others. "Beginners or below" may use this as an excellent opportunity to spend time with a serious mentor to learn the very basics of using a computer or computer-like device.
The sessions are unstructured. Depending on need, attention may be highly individualized. Participants may bring their own devices or use those owned by the library.


popular books in spanish available at the library!

Juvenile Books
Diario de Greg / Diary of a Wimpy Kid  by Jeff Kinney
Diario de Nikki by Rachel Russell
Diario de Nikki, 2 by Rachel Russell
Guinness World Records (Spanish) 2014
Hansel & Gretel la novella grafica  by Donald Lemke

La Mansion de los Secretos  by Chris Columbus

Young Adult Books
Dead Doll by M.B. Brozon
Los Juegus del Hombre / Hunger Games  by Suzanne Collins
En Llamas/Catching Fire  by Suzanne Collins
Sinsajo/Mockingjay  by Suzanne Collins
Porque hay Silencio  by Alba Ambert

book review

Steve Harsin, library director,  has an interesting group of books: self- published ebooks which became so popular they decided to publish them as bound books. I am reading one now, Not Dead in the Heart of Dixie, by R.M. Kralik.

If you would like to submit a book review please e-mail Steve at gmlib@arrowhead.lib.mn.us.

Circulation Policies for DVD’s

Our Library Board has approved a few changes in DVD circulation, fines and account limits.
You may now check out up to 7 Grand Marais DVD’s per card and renew DVD’s for a week instead of 2 days.  Fines for late DVD’s have been reduced to 25¢ per day.  Also, your account may have up to $10.00 in fines and fees before your account is blocked.

MN Grantmakers Online:
Search for grants to fund your non-profit.
Available at the Grand Marais Public Library.
Call 218-387-1140 for more information.