Library Events

August & September Newsletter – Two Harbors Public Library

September is National Library Card Sign-up Month.

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National Good Neighbor Day is September 28th!

Join us at the library for the following activities:

  • The Last Stop on Market Street story stroll the week of September 25th-29th
  • Storytime Wednesday morning 10:30 am, September 27th
  • On Thursday, September 28th, we will have a table set up with special coloring pages on the first floor, and chalk at the front desk for chalk art on the sidewalks.
  • During the month of September there will be bookmarks with a book list dedicated to the ideas and themes of neighborhoods and neighborliness.
Upcoming Closures

The library is closed Monday, September 4th in observance of Labor Day.

Special Events
Puppet Showcase

Friday, August 11th, 2:00-3:00 pm

Geared towards Ages 8-13

Library Meeting Room

COMPAS Teaching Artist Christopher Lutter-Gardella will set-up a traditional hand-puppet stage, provide puppet guidance, musical accompaniment and plain-ol’ puppet comradery (with a hand-puppet of his own) to facilitate a spontaneous, highly improvised showcase of the unique puppet creations of the participants. Christopher will welcome any willing puppets onstage and will help them pluck up their puppetry confidence to perform for the audience. If you received a Found Object Puppet Legacy Take & Create Art Kit from your local library in July, feel free to bring any unused materials from your kits for a puppet-part swap! This program, sponsored by Arrowhead Library System and developed by COMPAS, is funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund (ACFH).

Solar Legos (CANCELLED)

Friday, September 8th, 11:00 am-noon

For Grades K-3

Library Meeting Room

Learn about the power of solar energy by playing with Solar Legos, thanks to the Rural Renewable Energy Alliance (RREAL). Sign-up required at the front desk.

Weekly Events

10:30-11:00 am, Wednesdays

For Children and their Caregivers

Children's Area

Enjoy a few stories and a craft or activity in the kids' area or the patio if the weather is nice.

Game Day for Adults with Community Partners

1:00-3:00 pm, Wednesdays

For Adults

Library Meeting Room

Chess, cribbage, cards, and more! Adults are invited to a drop-in game afternoon. Light refreshments will be provided. We are excited to present this series in collaboration with Community Partners.

Crazy 8s Math Club

Friday, September 15th-Friday, November 3rd

Every Friday, 3:00-4:00 pm

For Grades 3-5

Library Meeting Room

Sign-up is required and an 8-week commitment is needed. Every Friday from 3-4 pm kids will meet in the library meeting room for an 8 week period starting September 15th and ending November 3rd. Crazy 8s is designed to show kids that math is a really fun, recreational activity to do with friends during playtime outside of school. Please contact the library to sign up for this program.

Monthly Events
CareerForce Corner

Fourth Monday of each month, 10:00 am-3:00 pm

August 28th and September 25th

For Adults

Archives Room

Duluth CareerForce staff have mobile office hours here at the library. Stop in for free advice on navigating your job search, career change, unemployment insurance, and more.

The Teacher Is In: Adult Education Office Hours

Beginning September 20, the 3rd Wednesday of the month 10:00 am-11:00 am

For Adults

Library Meeting Room

Adult learners are welcome to explore what Adult Education has to offer. Visit with Deann about completing your GED, gaining basic computer skills, increasing reading, writing, and math abilities, improving your English language skills, preparing for college, and more.

Pre-Teen Events

For Ages 9-12

Library Meeting Room

Join our summer STEAM camp! Sign-up is required. Participants may attend up to all four sessions.

Tuesday, August 22nd

2:00-2:45 pm Intro Dash Robot

3:00-3:45 pm Intermediate Dash Robot

Thursday, August 24th

2:00-2:45 pm Intro Spike Prime LEGO Robotics

3:00-3:45 pm Intermediate Spike Prime LEGO Robotics

3D Printing Pen

Wednesday, September 13, 4:00-4:30 pm

For Ages 9-12

Library Meeting Room

Have some free-time with our 3D Printing Pens, called 3Doodlers! Pre-registration required for supply purposes.

Teen Events
Kumihimo Japanese Bracelets

Monday, August 28th, 2:00-2:45

For Teens Ages 12-18

Library Meeting Room

Kumihimo is an ancient Japanese braiding technique used for many items, including binding Samurai armor and kimono. This technique creates a sturdy and beautiful braided bracelet. Craft a kumihimo bracelet to take home to keep! Pre-registration required for supply purposes.

Teen Advisory Group Kick-Off

Friday, September 29th, 2:00-2:30

For Teens Ages 12-18

Library Meeting Room

Calling all teens! The library is launching a Teen Advisory Group and we need your perspective. Help design library programs, earn volunteer hours, and make your voice heard. Please pre-register at the front desk.

All Ages Programs

Library Meeting Room

Friday, August 4, 2:00-3:00 pm - Rock Painting - Join us for Rock Painting! All ages are welcome to come and paint a rock. Supplies will be provided including rocks.

Friday, August 18, 2:00-3:00 pm - Origami - Interested in learning Origami? Join us and learn how to make a crane or fox! All ages are welcome and encouraged to come!

Friday, August 25, 2:00-3:00 pm - Bingo - Join us for Bingo and win some fun book prizes! All ages welcome! Sponsored by the Friends of the Two Harbors Public Library.

Book Clubs
Morning Book Circle

2nd Monday of each month, 11:00 am-noon

August 14th: Piranesi by Susanna Clarke

September 11th: Where the Deer and Antelope Play by Nick Offerman

For Adults

Library Meeting Room

All are welcome! Join us for any session. Copies are available for check out at the front desk.

Books and Brews

3rd Tuesday of each month, 6:00-8:00 pm

August 15th & September 19th

For Adults

Castle Danger Brewery

Book lovers will gather at the long table in the taproom and discuss what we’re reading. Castle Danger will give you $1 off your first drink if you show them your book on Books and Brews night!

Short and Sweet Book Club

3rd Thursday of each month, 6:00-6:45 pm

August 17: Selected Interviews from The Federal Writers' Project: Slave Narrative Project

September 21st: Chapter 1: Betsy-Tacy by Maud Hart Lovelace

For Adults

Library Meeting Room

Grab your copy at the front desk! Snacks will be provided.

Author Visits
Jenna Udenberg Author Visit

Thursday, August 3rd, 6:00-6:45 pm

Library Patio

Learn about Jenna's journey of pain, growth, and freedom in her debut memoir. In case of inclement weather the event will be held in the Library Meeting Room.

Holly Margl Author Visit

Thursday, August 24th, 6:00-6:45 pm

Library Meeting Room

In collaboration with Community Partners, we are excited to invite Holly Margl to the Two Harbors Public Library. Holly will share about her book Witnessing Grief, which provides coaches and individuals alike tools to witness grief, trauma, and loss in our growth journeys.

Jess Morgan Author Visit

Tuesday, September 26th, 6:00-6:45 pm

Library Meeting Room

“Too Many Hats” is a collection of poems by Jess Morgan that explores their time “hat jugging” in the local gig economy. Following the whims of their ADHD and playful communal spirit, Jess describes the observations, friendships, heartbreaks and learning they’ve done along the way."

New Fiction

Check out our latest releases on our website:

  • Summer Reading Program perks can be picked up through August 31st at the front desk.
  • Welcome back to another great school year! We love seeing families in the library. As a reminder children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by a caretaker age 13 or older. For more information visit the front desk or our webpage.
  • Check out our pollinator garden! We have lots of flowers blooming and growing. Visit the library and check out our books about the importance of pollinators in a community.