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Library News and Events

Sara Pajunen Finnish Folk Music at the Grand Marais Public Library

Please join us on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. for an afternoon journey with artist and musician Sara Pajunen. 

In her Laatikko/Box project, she brings a sampling of the University of Minnesota’s Finnish-American archives to the public. Using violin and voice, she weaves Finnish folk song with both archival audio recordings and conversations with her own Finnish-American family members. During the presentation, participants can view pictures, letters, and other material from Finnish-Americans.

This event is sponsored by the Grand Marais Public Library and the Arrowhead Library System and is funded by 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.


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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.