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Library News and Events

Grand Marais Public Library Presents:
Graphic Memoir
A Day in a Life




This program focuses on creating a graphic memoir page - a story of a person’s day in words and pictures. The focus is on “today”; discover and capture the beauty, whimsy, or commonality of everyday life, and honor it. Using simple techniques, each person-regardless of skill level-creates a colorful, fun, and meaningful graphic memoir page suitable for framing. The end result is a panoply of pages illustrating the theme of “reflecting about aging.”
 
This program, sponsored by Arrowhead Library System, was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
 

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

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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.