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author anton treuer at the library on friday, may 20, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.

What have you always wanted to know about Indians? Do you think you should already know the answers—or suspect that your questions may be offensive? In matterof-fact responses to over 120 questions, both thoughtful and outrageous, modern and historical, Ojibwe scholar and cultural preservationist Anton Treuer gives a frank, funny, and sometimes personal tour of what’s up with Indians, anyway.
• What is the real story of Thanksgiving?
• Why are tribal languages important?
• What do you think of that incident where people died in a sweat lodge?
White/Indian relations are often characterized by guilt and anger. Everything You Wanted to Know about Indians But Were Afraid to Ask cuts through the emotion and builds a foundation for true understanding and positive action.
Anton Treuer (pronounced troy-er) is Professor of Ojibwe at Bemidji State University and author of 14 books. His equity, education, and cultural work has put him on a path of service around the region, the nation, and the world. Dr. Treuer’s presentation, sponsored by Arrowhead Library System, was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.


The library online system will be down May 24th & 25th. This outage will affect EVERYTHING –
*But you can check out books and use internet!
 Public catalog both new and classic – it won’t be possible to view, request, or renew items you may have checked out,
 BookMyne app – it won’t be possible to search, place holds, or request items on mobile devices,
 Inter-Library Loan – there will be deliveries of some materials, but no new ILL requests can be placed,
 Library staff client – will be completely down, though staff have access to PC Reliance (a back-up system) for checking materials out; however, no other functions will be available, even to staff,
 MnLINK – you will not be able to search Arrowhead, place holds, and probably not view your account. You WILL be able to search the holdings of other libraries, but since you can’t request the hold there’s probably not much point in doing so,
 OverDrive – there is a plan for a temporary authentication system set up with OverDrive to make it possible to use ebooks – if you have trouble, service should be restored by May 26,
 Notices - no overdue notices, bills, or pre-overdue notices will be sent
Other Library services, such as photocopying, internet, access to online databases, and anything else that doesn’t require the online catalog, is expected to be unaffected.
The Library will still be able to check materials out, however, all other normal library business will be deferred until the 26th when normal service is scheduled to resume.
We apologize for the inconvenience!

Dsso quartet at library for noon performance

The Grand Marais Public Library is set to host a lunch-time string quartet from the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra at noon on Wednesday, May 25, in the library. Performing will be Concert Master Erin Aldridge, Violin 1, Laurie Bastian, Violin 2, Kevin Hoeschen, Viola, and Lucia Magney, Cello. The program is to include Dvorak American Quartet, Haydn Lark Quartet, and Piazzolla Four for Tango.
This concert is underwritten by the Lloyd K Johnson Fund. All members of the public are invited to attend.


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.