Library News and Events
Friday night reels: It's movie night!January 6 - March 10 at 6PM
Content intended for adult audiences
Friday Night Reels is a wintertime film series with a line-up of award winners, international and indie titles. A new film is shown each Friday night starting at 6 PM. Content is geared toward adult audiences. Subtitles are used when available. There's no registration or ticket process. You can choose the films that resonate with you, or enjoy them all.
Doors open around 5:30. Seating is limited so come early. Light refreshments will be served by our sponsor and community partner, the Library Friends of Cook County.
In case of severe weather, please watch our website for notification of cancellation, or call the library before 5 PM: 218-387-1140.
- January 6: Winter Flies
- January 13: Corpus Christi
- January 20: The Wild Goose Lake
- January 27: A White, White Day
- February 3: Nomadland
- February 10: Dead Pigs
- February 17: A Girl Missing
- February 24: They Say Nothing Stays the Same
- March 3: A Song Without a Name
- March 10: Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul.
We're Hiring: Full Time Librarian i
The City of Grand Marais is accepting applications for a full-time Librarian I.
Announcements, applications and job descriptions are available online at:
We offer self-service printing, photocopying, scanningGrand Marais Public Library provides the public self-service access to a photocopier, printer, and scanner for small scale jobs.
- Scanning to your own flashdrive: FREE
- Black and white copies: 20¢ per side
- Color copies: 80¢ per side
Library Board of Trustees' meeting
The Library Board of Trustees meets next at the following date and time. The meeting is open to the public.
Thursday, January 23, 2022 at 5:00 PM
In person at City Council Chambers
15 N Broadway, Grand Marais, MN
The library's monthly Board meetings are open to the public and held at the City of Grand Marais' Council Chambers--15 N Broadway, Grand Marais, MN 55604. They are streamed live and archived on the City's YouTube channel.
creative bug resources
Do you have an ALS library card and Internet acess? Great! You now have unlimited access to more than 1,000 award-winning arts and crafts video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists.
There are creative projects for every occasion with downloadable patterns, templates, and recipes. The easy-to-navigate website features classes on topics in art and design, sewing, paperwork, holidays and parties, knitting and crochet, quilting, jewelry, and more! Browse by skill difficulty levels, quick or multi-part classes, specialty techniques, or those video tutorials best suited for children.
state parks passes at your library
June 14 2021 through June 30, 2022
Through a partnership with the DNR, the library will be circulating two free 7-day vehicle parking passes to visit Minnesota's state parks. A library card is not required for participation. Starting June 14, we will begin accepting reservations for the passes and will book them through August 31, 2021. Additional months will open as the current one ends.
The purpose of this program is to make state parks even more accessible to the public by eliminating the entrance fee. Passes are funded by the DNR’s Parks and Trails Legacy Amendment dollars. Folks who try the program will be encouraged to complete a survey. The data are needed to support the program’s continuation. For more information about Minnesota’s parks, visit mndnr.gov.
WOWBRARY email service
A welcoming way to see the newest additions to our collection
WOWbrary is a weekly email showcasing Grand Marais Public Library's newest books, audiobooks, movies, and magazines.
With WOWbrary, you can browse our latest arrivals from home or wherever you have Internet access. You'll learn about bestsellers, cookbooks, mysteries, science books, travel guides, histories, children's titles, health books, science fiction, and more. Read a summary of each title and screen consumer reviews. With links to our catalog, it's easy to place holds on the titles that capture your imagination.
mail-a-book program for county residents
Listen to this short WTIP audio clip
County folks, we know it can be difficult to return books to Grand Marais Public Library on time. Did you know you can borrow paperback books and other materials from the Arrowhead Library System via u.s. mail free of charge?
The items come to your mailbox; you return them through your mailbox. The same is true for city residents in assisted living. ALS Executive Director Jim Weikum joins Tracy Benson on WTIP to explain:
strategic plan, mission, tagline
Our mission is:
The Grand Marais Public Library increases knowledge, inspires creativity, removes barriers, and builds community across Cook County.
Our tagline is:
EXPLORE. LEARN. CREATE. CONNECT.
Our priority goals are:
The community will increase understanding and appreciation of the full range of human diversity.
The community will have increased knowledge and utilization of library resources and programs throughout the county.
People will enjoy a comfortable environment that gives them a sense of community belonging.
Young children will develop a love of reading and improve their literacy.
We invite you to review the 2018-2022 Strategic Plan for more information.