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Library News and Events

more museum passes good through august 31, 2014

We just received more museum passes good through August 31, 2014. Stop by the library and pick up if you are heading down the shore by the 31st and want to include one of the participating museums and sites.

Briand Morrison
Solo Jazz Guitarist to perform on 8/27/14 at 6:00 p.m.

Join us for a Solo Jazz Guitar program at the library with this multi-talented musician and experience his music, song writing style, and maybe even learn some guitar playing tips!
This program, sponsored by Arrowhead Library System and the Grand Marais Public Library, was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Getting ready for the boomers!

Grand Marais Public Library anticipates increasing numbers of users who are retired baby boomers in the coming years. In preparation for “the wave” the library is purchasing more large print titles for the collection. Nearly fifty titles have been added this summer, some from the library budget, and some via memorial gift funds. Big name authors such as Stephen King, Janet Evanovich, Louise Penny, Alexander McCall-Smith, David Housewright, Tom Clancy, and William Kent Krueger can, or will soon, be found on the large print shelves.
Whereas large print was formerly the province of romance novels, today the market covers a much broader spectrum of reading interests, with broader appeal to both men and women. Anyone who may experience eye-strain trying to read print that seems ever smaller is encouraged to visit the library to check out the selection.

library technician position open

Part-time position $16.23 per hour starting pay. Applications accepted at City Hall at 15 N Broadway, PO Box 600, Grand Marais, MN 55604.  Applications available at City Hall, the Library or online at www.ci.grand-marais.mn.us or this website under SERVICES/FORMS.

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.

The Grand Marais Public Library Announces a $10,000  Public Art Project Call for Submissions

The competition is open to artists, working in any media, 18 years of age or older who currently live in one of the 7 counties located within  the Arrowhead Regional Library System.
The winner will be awarded $10,000 to cover all artist fees, travel, research, design, materials, fabrication, transportation, installation/construction and documentation.
Desk deadline for applications is August 22, 2014 by 4:30 p.m. at the Grand Marais Public Library.
Specific details under Services/Forms.

You can also listen to the WTIP radio interview with library director, Steve Harsin.

Upcoming family events

7/29/14 at 10:30 a.m.  Zinghoppers Musical Zoo Tour - created especially for pre-k and elementary age kids.

8/8/14 at 3:00 p.m.  Z Puppets Rosenschnoz - The Secret Life of Puppets Workshop.  Lean the tricks of turning sticks!


kids e-book and audio book collections

Overdrive is now offering both fiction and non-fiction choices in the E and Audio book collections just for kids!  Questions? Call us at 218-387-1140, we'd be glad to help!

i pad's available for in-house check-out

The library is now offering 3 iPad's for a 2 hour, in-house, check-out period. It's a great way to experience using an iPad without, or before, purchasing one.