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Library News and Events

Tuesday, August 2, at 6:00 PM

Grand Marais Public Library will host an event about the current craze over Pokemon Go on Tuesday, August 2, at 6:00 PM in the library. The event will also be live streamed via YouTube so members of the community who cannot attend in person may tap into the event remotely. 
If you plan to participate in the live streaming Pokemon event to be held at the library on August 2, this is the link you will need to follow in order to join. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLnzLldPK-rmFADq7yAvFm8GGZaHvynYmT
We recommend clicking on the link a few minutes prior to the event.  For many in our community, this may be the “must attend” event of the summer!

Flying Words with Creativity Tank

Creativity Tank artists will guide participants in the process of designing their own personal flag through drawing and painting on fabric. Simple stitching will complete the project for hanging.
This program is FREE  on Friday, August 5, 10:30 a.m. 
and appropriate for elementary ages through adult and there is a maximum group limit of 15 participants.  All needed supplies are provided! Call the library at 218-387-1140 to reserve your spot!
Join us for this wonderful art program!
This program, sponsored by Arrowhead Library System, was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.





What? It's FREE summer audiobooks for teens!
When? May 5th until August 17, 2016!
How? Go to http://www.audiobooksync.com/ and check out the books you can download for FREE, once you've got them, you keep them but you only get one week to get the books that are offered that week. The app you need is Overdrive! 
Pass it on!


library to construct poetry walk

The Grand Marais Public Library plans to construct a new poetry walk leading from the library front entrance toward the corner across from the Visit Cook County offices and Dairy Queen. Currently individuals walking between those businesses must walk in the street or through a sometimes mushy lawn. The committee in charge of the project envisions a sidewalk including poetry by local individuals, tied in to the Puzzle Tree sculpture added last year as a Legacy Program art project that was funded by through monies made available to Arrowhead Library System.
Application forms for those wishing to submit a poem are available online or may be picked up at the library or City Hall.

DVD's reviewed by Robert Stangler
Journey of the Universe, The living Matrix and I Am.

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

Three Minnesota Libraries Selected as LJ's Star Libraries

Congratulations to three outstanding Minnesota libraries.  Library Journal has selected the Shoreview Branch of Ramsey County Library, Edgerton Public Library, and Grand Marais Public Library as this years Star Libraries in Minnesota.  Scoring and ranking is based on the "LJ Index, a measurement tool that compares U.S. public libraries with their spending peers based on four per capita output measures: circulation, library visits, program attendance, and public Internet computer use. Scores on the LJIndex are produced by measuring the relationships between each library’s statistics and the averages for its expenditure category."
Read the full article.

21 famous authors share their favorites


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

Book Review by Yvonne Caruthers


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.