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Library News and Events


Library Sculpture Ribbon-Cutting

All members of the public are invited to attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony to be held in front of the Grand Marais Public Library on Friday, June 5 at 4:30 PM. Besides the ribbon cutting, there will be other activities, including an appearance by the artist, local sculptor Tom Christiansen, other local and regional dignitaries, and an announcement in regard to the naming of the sculpture. Refreshments will be available courtesy of the Library Friends of Cook County.

join us for this fantastic free family event!

Third Wednesday Tech night at the library

Next TECH night is June 17 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
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.

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.

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.