Teen Anime Club
Saturday, May 17th, 12:00 pm

We read manga, watch anime, eat Japanese food, and in general have a great time! All teens are welcome to attend, so stop by and give it a try!

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Thursday Afternoon Book Group
Thursday, May 15th, 1:00 pm

“The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows.

“January 1946: London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, and writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject.  Who could imagine that she would find it in a letter from a man she’d never met, a native of Guernsey, the British island once occupied by the Nazis.  He’d come across her name on the flyleaf of a secondhand volume by Charles Lamb.  Perhaps she could tell him where he might find more books by this author.

“As Juliet and her new correspondent exchange letters, she is drawn into the world of this man and his friends, all members of the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, a unique book club formed in a unique, spur-of-the-moment way: as an alibi to protect its members from arrest by the Germans.

“Juliet begins a remarkable correspondence with the Society’s charming, deeply human members, from pig farmers to phrenologists, literature lovers all.  Through their letters she learns about their island, their taste in books, and the powerful, transformative impact the recent German occupation has had on their lives.  Captivated by their stories, she sets sail for Guernsey, and what she finds there will change her forever.”

(description from the front cover of the 2008 Dial Press Book edition)

Copies of the book are available at the library front desk; everyone is welcome to join in the discussion.

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Kids’ Movie Day
Friday, May 2nd, 2:30 pm

Come to the Two Harbors Public Library and follow the adventures of a group of living toys!  Popcorn and juice will be provided.  ;)

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Minnesota Book Awards 2014

26th Annual Minnesota Book Awards

sponsored by The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library and 3M Library Systems

Children’s Literature

  • Moo! by David LaRochelle, illustrated by Mike Wohnoutka

General Nonfiction

Genre Fiction

Memoir & Creative Nonfiction

Minnesota

  • Modern Spirit: The Art of George Morrison, by W. Jackson Rushing III and Kristin Makholm.

Novel & Short Story

Poetry

Young People’s Literature

For more information about the awards, or to see the lists of finalists, visit the Minnesota Books Awards website at thefriends.org/events/mnba/winners-and-finalists/current-winners-finalists

Legacy Program: A Superior Love, Songs from the Shores and Oars of Lake Superior
Wednesday, April 30th, 6:00 pm

Christina Cotruvo, Celtic Harp music at your library

Christina presents her original music celebrating Lake Superior love. Enjoy Celtic harp instrumental music based in the love songs of the people who have lived and traveled Lake Superior – no sinking ships!

Living on the shore of Lake Superior inspires Christina Cotruvo’s soothing and relaxing harp music. Learn what inspires her, how she researched the stories behind the songs and hear the beautiful music Christina creates with her Celtic harp.

This event is sponsored by the Arrowhead Library System and funded by money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. To learn more about other Arrowhead Legacy Events, please see our calendar at www.arrowhead.lib.mn.us/whats-new/. Find us on facebook at “Arrowhead Legacy” or on Twitter @ArrowheadLegacy.

 

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Overdrive Users Group
Tuesday, April 29th, 6:30 pm

Share your tips and experiences using Overdrive with other users. Group meets following each of the Overdrive classes and is also open to others. No registration necessary.  This group-help class is also entirely free.

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Overdrive I
Tuesday, April 29th, 5:00 pm

COMMUNITY ED. CLASS

If you are reading e-books and would like to use the FREE e-books through the library, this is a chance to have help getting started. Overdrive is a service of the Arrowhead Library System offering thousands of e-book titles to anyone with an ALS library card (also free.) Volunteers will help participants load Overdrive on their e-readers or other devices and get started. Register by Friday, April 29.

*Please tell us what device you will be using.

There is a $5 fee for this class, payable to Community Ed., for their costs is helping host this class.

Sign-up here

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New Book List

Fiction:

Non-Fiction:

Large Print:

Juvenile:

Young Adult:

Teen Anime Club
Saturday, April 26th, 12:00 pm

We read manga, watch anime, eat Japanese food, and in general have a great time! All teens are welcome to attend, so stop by and give it a try!

If you want to preview some of the titles we might watch, head on over to: http://www.crunchyroll.com/

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Friends of the Library Meeting
Thursday, April 24th, 6:30 pm

It is time for the 2nd quarter meeting of the Friends of the Library!  If you are currently a Friend, and interested in becoming actively involved in library affairs, then you will want to attend.  The Friends of the Library do such awesome things as the annual book sale, last year’s amazing silent auction, the artists’ reception, and more!

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