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Library News and Events


popular books in spanish available at the library!

Juvenile Books
Diario de Greg / Diary of a Wimpy Kid  by Jeff Kinney
La Mansion de los Secretos  by Chris Columbus
Hansel & Gretel la novella grafica  by Donald Lemke
Guinness World Records (Spanish) 2014
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

3d printer at the library!

A 3D printer will be on exhibit at the Grand Marais Public Library from now through Wednesday, May 13. Printing of objects may be underway most days during the mid-afternoon, depending on staff available to run the jobs.
All interested are invited to drop in any time on Wednesday evening, May 13, from 5 until 8, to observe an expert working with the printer and to learn more about the capabilities of the device.
The printer loan and the presentation are courtesy of Bob Pranis of Grand Marais.

Poetry Rocks! A workshop with Minnesota Book Award winner Laura Purdie Salas, includes readings of the author’s works and an opportunity for creative writing as participants work together to write a few poems. Purdie Salas will also talk about her writing style and the publishing process in Minnesota. Join us for an engaging interactive celebration of reading and poetry! At the library on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.

This program, sponsored by Arrowhead Library System, was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

The Technology Open House continues this month

Wednesday, April 22, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm is your opportunity to meet with local tech enthusiasts who will be available to talk to those who consider themselves "beginners or below" in knowledge of computers, broadband and electronic devices.  If you feel you know nothing or next to nothing about computers or other technology tools, this is the place to ask your questions. Literally anything is on the table, from how to perform a task with your phone on up.

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.


Thank you Library Friends of Cook County for hosting a successful Spring Book Sale at the library on the first official day of spring!  May the gardening books that have found new homes be put to good use in the weeks and months ahead.

tax forms have arrived

State and Federal tax forms have arrived at the library. We will not be receiving the Federal Instruction booklets. You can go to irs.gov/forms to order forms or access forms online. While it is most efficient to place orders online, taxpayers can also call 1-800-829-3676 to order forms, instructions and publications.

New 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 4 Grand Marais DVD’s per card and renew DVD’s for a week instead of 2 days.  Fees for late DVD’s have been reduced to $1.00 per day with a maximum fine of $5.00.   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.