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Chisholm Public Library – Legacy Public Artwork

By |May 1st, 2019|Blog, Legacy Events|

Joe Baltich of Ely, MN, created six thematic public art paintings for the Chisholm Public Library. "The added brightness and whimsical energy that the artwork provides naturally complements the creative and welcoming environment that we strive to accomplish at the Chisholm Library!" - Katie Christenson, Chisholm Public Library Director   For a complete list of [...]

What is trending at local libraries?

By |April 30th, 2019|Blog|

On recent site visits to local libraries, I took note of some trending ideas. I found comfy seating at the Babbitt Public Library that provides an inviting atmosphere for patrons to enjoy a good book. At Hibbing Public Library, I noticed mobile shelving in the Children's area. Not only does this provide an inviting look [...]

Choose Privacy Week 2019

By |April 29th, 2019|Blog|

Librarians feel a professional responsibility to protect the right to search for information free from surveillance.   Privacy has long been the cornerstone of library services in America. Why? Because the freedom to read and receive ideas anonymously is at the heart of individual liberty in a democracy. Librarians defend that freedom every day. Choose [...]

Luffarslöjd: Scandinavian Wirework with Faith Clover

By |April 19th, 2019|Blog, Legacy Events|

The Arrowhead Library System is pleased to present Luffarslöjd: Scandinavian Wirework with Faith Clover a free, 90-minute program being offered for ages 14 and older at the following dates and locations:   Monday, May 6, 1:00 p.m. Ely Public Library Monday, May 13, 2:00 p.m. Marble Public Library Monday, May 6, 6:00 p.m. Babbitt Public [...]

19 Ways to Celebrate National Library Week

By |April 8th, 2019|Blog|

National Library Week is here—is your library ready to celebrate? Read on for quick tips about how to get involved:       Share ALA’s free National Library Week graphics on your library’s social media channels, website, and newsletter. Ask library users to participate in the nationwide #MyLibraryMyStory promotion. Create a display or social media post highlighting copies [...]

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 [...]