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Celebrate National Library Week | April 7-13, 2019

By |April 8th, 2019|Blog|

Libraries Strengthen Their Communities: Celebrate National Library Week April 7-13 This week, the Arrowhead Library System joins libraries of all types in celebrating the many ways libraries build strong communities by providing critical resources, programs and expertise. April 7-13, 2019 is National Library Week, an annual celebration highlighting the valuable role libraries, librarians and library workers [...]

2018’s Most Popular Mystery Books

By |April 5th, 2019|Blog|

2018's Most Popular Mystery Books By Theresa de Valence Posted on 24 March 2019 Readers of DorothyL listserv recently posted the memorable books read in 2018. The count represents the number of times each title was included in the “voting”.  Below are the eighteen most-cited titles.  All of the titles are available in the regional [...]

2019 Minnesota Author Project – Accepting Applications April 1 through May 31, 2019

By |April 1st, 2019|Blog|

Minnesota Libraries Launch Local Author Contest Minnesota Author Project creates opportunities for indie-published authors Arrowhead Library System is pleased to join in the announcement of a local author contest that will accept submissions of adult and young adult fiction, to be recognized as the top independently-published eBooks in Minnesota. Winners in each category will receive [...]

Sons and Daughters of the Northern Lights | The Sutter Brothers

By |March 29th, 2019|Blog, Legacy Events|

The Arrowhead Library System is pleased to present Sons and Daughters of the Northern Lights with The Sutter Brothers, a free 50-minute program being offered for adult audiences at the following dates and locations: Monday, April 29, 10:00 a.m. Inter-Faith Care Center, Carlton Tuesday, May 7, 2:00 p.m. Grand Marais Public Library Monday, April 29, [...]

Exploring Identity through Spoken Word Poetry with See More Perspective

By |March 27th, 2019|Blog, Legacy Events|

              The Arrowhead Library System is pleased to present See More Perspective and his spoken word poetry, a free workshop being offered for grades 4-12 and adults at the following dates and locations: Thursday, April 18, 6:00 p.m. Two Harbors Public Library Friday, April 19, 4:00 p.m. Grand Marais [...]

ALS Mini Grant Report – Edna I. Murphy Elementary School Library

By |March 15th, 2019|Blog|

Report written by Amy Savela, Media Specialist at Murphy Elementary Project:  STEAM Kit - Magna-Tiles     This is a popular story bin that I have checked out from the Arrowhead Library System for our library and the students love them and create a great many wonderful projects. Students develop problem solving skills and often [...]

Library Legislative Day – February 26, 2019

By |March 11th, 2019|Blog|

Pictured left to right: Crystal Phillips - Cook Public Library and ALS Board Member, Chadd Niles - ALS, Dena Vendetti - ALS, Senator Paul Utke, and Shari Fisher - ALS. Pictured left to right: Shari Fisher - ALS, State Representative Mary Murphy, Dena Vendetti - ALS, Crystal Phillips - Cook Public Library [...]

Recent Travels of the ALS Giraffe!

By |March 8th, 2019|Blog|

From greeting students at the classroom door, to looking over shoulders in the computer lab, to singing at the microphone in choir... Our "giraffe story kit" had some exciting experiences at Eveleth-Gilbert schools!   Our giraffe even joined Officer Chelsea during her recent D.A.R.E class! If you are interested in booking a story kit, please [...]

One-Dog Canoe and More! A Visit with Mary Casanova

By |March 7th, 2019|Blog, Legacy Events|

The Arrowhead Library System is pleased to present One-Dog Canoe and More! A Visit with Mary Casanova You’re invited to meet celebrated Minnesota author Mary Casanova! With a PowerPoint program including images of northwoods animals, book covers and illustrations, Mary will recount her journey growing up in a family of ten, struggling with reading, and discovering [...]

ALS Mini Grant Round-Up

By |February 25th, 2019|Blog|

Here's another round-up of Arrowhead Library System Mini Grants that were completed in 2018 at International Falls Public Library, Nelle Shean/Junior High Media Center, Fond du Lac Ojibwe School Library, Lowell Elementary School and Bovey Public Library: Project: STEALTH Programming Feedback from Beth Nelson, International Falls Public Library It is increasingly difficult to get patrons [...]