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2018 Minnesota Library Association Conference Report from Shari Fisher

By |December 13th, 2018|Blog|

I attended a session called “Visual Merchandising in Marketing your Library: What is it? How can you use it at your library?” with Lean Egersdorf and Tony Molaro as presenters. I attended a session on the art of communicating with Tony Molaro on Thursday. I found that session to be very interesting and saw a [...]

Arrowhead Library System Mini Grant Round-Up Part 2

By |December 7th, 2018|Blog|

Here's a round-up of Arrowhead Library System Mini Grants that have been completed at Coleraine Public Library, Keewatin Elementary, Cook Public Library, Duluth Public Library, and Floodwood School: Project: Computer Replacement Feedback from Liv Mostad-Jensen, Coleraine Public Library Director We had several computers that were out of order and could not be repaired, so we [...]

Seasonal Die Cuts at ALS

By |November 21st, 2018|Blog|

Thank you to Paula Stanaway for adding Fall colors to our Arrowhead Library System Lobby! Next week, Paula will move us to a new season. Let Paula know if you need die cuts for your library programming.

Call for Nominations — 31st Annual Northeastern Minnesota Book Awards (NEMBA)

By |November 15th, 2018|Blog|

The University of Minnesota Duluth's Kathryn A. Martin Library and Friends of the Duluth Public Library are seeking nominations for the 31st Annual Northeastern Minnesota Book Awards (NEMBA). The awards recognize books that are substantially representative of northeastern Minnesota in the areas of history, culture, heritage or lifestyle. For the purpose of the awards, northeastern [...]

Arrowhead Library System Mini Grant Round-Up

By |November 7th, 2018|Blog|

Here's a round-up of Arrowhead Library System Mini Grants that have been completed at Calumet Public Library, Chisholm Public Library, Marshall School in Duluth, Hoyt Lakes Public Library, and Buhl Public Library. Project: Pirate Party in the Park Feedback from Melanie Lefebvre, Calumet Public Library Director Calumet Library wanted to have an educational event that [...]

Holiday Music with Zachary Scot Johnson

By |October 26th, 2018|Blog|

The Arrowhead Library System is pleased to present Holiday Music with Zachary Scot Johnson. Join us for an hour of family-friendly, all-ages merriment at the following dates and locations: Monday, December 3, 6:00 p.m. Silver Bay Public Library Monday, December 10, 10:30 a.m. Cloquet Public Library Tuesday, December 4, 10:30 a.m. Grand Marais Public Library [...]

Legacy Ticket Event: County Seat Theater Company presents The Game’s Afoot

By |October 24th, 2018|Blog|

A limited number of free admission tickets will be available at the following libraries: Aurora Public Library Carlton Area Public Library Cloquet Public Library Duluth Public Library Eveleth Public Library Gilbert Public Library Hibbing Public Library Moose Lake Public Library Mountain Iron Public Library Silver Bay Public Library Two Harbors Public Library Virginia Public Library

Preschoolers visit ALS Bookmobile in Proctor

By |October 17th, 2018|Blog|

  Students and staff from the Mesabi Preschool Academy in Proctor visited the Bookmobile on Thursday, October 11. As Beth Morgan, Bookmobile Clerk, reported, "[A] huge success with the Preschoolers (17, plus one behind the tree)."

Create a Hand-Stamped Cuff Bracelet!

By |October 8th, 2018|Blog|

                              The Arrowhead Library System is pleased to present Jen Anfinson’s Jewelry Stamping and Metal Bending Workshop for adult and teen patrons, ages 15 and older. This is a free program where patrons will create a stamped cuff bracelet in a [...]

ALS Loses a Former Leader

By |October 3rd, 2018|Blog|

Kenneth Ray Nielsen, 91, died peacefully on September 30, 2018, at his home in Apple Valley, Minnesota. Ken came to the Arrowhead Library System in 1972 where he served as Assistant Director, Acting Director and finally, from 1977 until his retirement in 1992, as Director.  A WWII veteran, Ken earned an undergraduate degree in History and Masters [...]