- One Shot at Forever: A Small Town, an Unlikely Coach, and a Magical Baseball Season, by Chris Ballard. (BOCD 796.35 BAL)
- Lunatics, by Dave Barry and Alan Zweibel. (BOCD FIC BAR)
- Made in America: An Informal History of the English Language in the Unites States, by Bill Bryson. (BOCD 420 BRY)
- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory / Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, by Roald Dahl. (J DAB FIC DAH)
- On The Day I Died: Stories From the Grave, by Candace Fleming. (YA BOCD FIC FLE)
- Mouse Tales Audio Collection, written and read by Arnold Lobel. (J BOCD FIC LOB)
- Little Bear Audio Collection, by Else Holmelund Minarik. (J BOCD FIC MIN)
- Wonder, by R.J. Palacio. (J BOCD FIC PAL)
- The Mindbody Prescription: Healing the Body, Healing the Pain. (DAB 616 SAR)
- Growing Up Amish: A Memoir, by Ira Wagler. (BOCD 289.7 WAG)
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!
The haiku poem is an ancient Japanese poetic form to describe an experience with the natural world, and traditionally limited to three lines and 17 syllables. The purpose of haiku is to attempt to evoke the awesome beauty AND the fleeting impermanence of everyday natural phenomena – “to find the extraordinary in the ordinary”.
At this workshop we will all write and share haiku poems to reflect a human interaction with nature. Terry Miller (Silver Bay) and his friends, Matsuo Basho’ (17th century), Yosa Buson (18th century), Kobayashi Issa (18th/19th century), and others, will provide an introduction and example haiku to get us started.
Temple bells die out,
the fragrant blossoms remain.
A perfect evening.
In nooks and crannies
Flowers of the plum.
A perfect castle
of sand, a boy approaches,
a glint in his eye.
The Duluth Playhouse Presents: Ellie the Elephant
(An original adaptation of the fable of the elephant and the blind men by Sarah Ruth Diener)
The Silly Shades Brigade is the coolest gang in town. Travelling the world in their signature stylish sunglasses, they love to explore and discover new things using all their senses except their sight. But when they meet Ellie, they have a problem agreeing on what kind of creature she is. How can an animal have a nose like a long spout, big floppy ears, strong feet, a tail like a wire brush and skin like old leather all at the same time? Will the Silly Shades Brigade let their disagreement break up their gang? Or will they be able to take off the shades and see Ellie for who she really is?
Admission to the event is free thanks to sponsorship by the Arrowhead Library System and funding with a grant from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Jim Lind, a local birding leader and coordinator of the Christmas Bird Count, will present a slide show and talk on Birdwatching in Lake County at 6:30 pm on Monday, May 20th. He will talk about great spots for birdwatching right around Two Harbors, what birds are frequently seen here, and some of the more special infrequent visitors.
So if you’ve ever wondered where to find a certain bird, or wanted to identify that particularly interesting bird you caught a glimpse of one day, this is a great presentation for you!
We are showing another family-friendly film, popcorn and juice included! :)
April’s Friends of the Library meeting was unfortunately cancelled due to a snowstorm. Therefore, we have decided to reschedule for Thursday, May 16th, at 6:30 PM. Hopefully this date is late enough in the Spring that the weather will cooperate.
The meeting will include election of officers, an update on fundraising efforts, and the library’s remodeling.
This month we will be discussing “Enrique’s Journey” by Sonia Nazario.
This is the true story of a mother who left her son in Honduras while she looks for work in the United States. While she does manage to earn enough to feed Enrique better and to send him to school, it is not enough to bring the two together again. After eleven years pass, Enrique makes the decision to travel to the United States to find his mother, following the highly dangerous and illegal route of train hopping. Facing gangs, bandits, and corrupt cops along the way, Enrique only barely makes it with the help of the kindness of strangers.
Copies of the book are available at the library front desk; everyone is welcome to join in the discussion.