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NEW Statewide book club pick, SLIDER — funny & kindhearted middle-grade novel

By |April 14th, 2021|Blog|

The Arrowhead Library System invites our seven county area to read together with Slider, the fourth title in the statewide book club, One Book | One Minnesota Click above to get the online book, author information, discussion guide and reading activities. Competitive eating vies with family expectations in this funny, heartfelt novel. National [...]

Call for Entries in Minnesota Statewide Author Contests

By |April 7th, 2021|Blog|

The Arrowhead Library System (ALS) joins libraries throughout the state in announcing the call for entries in this year’s Minnesota Author Project statewide contest for independently-published Young Adult and Adult Fiction.  This is the contest’s fourth year.  The Minnesota Author Project Communities Create category, introduced last year, is also inviting entries for its second year. Communities [...]

Waterfall Book Launch – A Webinar with Mary Casanova!

By |April 1st, 2021|Blog, Legacy Events|

    The Arrowhead Library System is pleased to present WATERFALL Book Launch – A Webinar with Mary Casanova on Thursday, April 8, 7-8 p.m.  This online event via Zoom will be moderated by Margi Preus and is free and open to the public. Join Minnesota author Mary Casanova for a virtual book launch of [...]

Every Voice Matters: For Absolute Beginners Online Poetry Writing Workshops

By |March 10th, 2021|Blog, Legacy Events|

The Arrowhead Library System is pleased to present Every Voice Matters: For Absolute Beginners, a free Zoom poetry writing workshop for ages 8 and up conducted by COMPAS Teaching Artist and Poetry Slam Champion Danny Solis.  This workshop will be offered on the following dates: Tuesday, March 23, 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, March 24, 9-11 a.m. [...]

Make Your Own Treasure Bag Legacy Take & Make Kits — March 15-31, 2021

By |March 5th, 2021|Blog, Legacy Events|

The Arrowhead Library System (ALS) will be providing Make Your Own Treasure Bag Take and Make Kits to member public libraries to distribute March 15-31, 2021.  These kits, designed by Mary Mulari, include fabric, supplies, and instructions to create your own felt treasure bag.  Sew it by hand or by machine!  Store candy, gifts, a [...]

Tell your representatives that libraries are important!

By |February 24th, 2021|Blog|

Libraries are crucial to Minnesota communities. During Library Legislative Week, Feb. 21-27, tell your state legislators and U.S. Senators and Representatives about your library’s worth. > How did your library respond to COVID-19? > What new services have you put in place? > How do you support children? The elderly? People in need in your [...]

January 2021 — New Titles in the ALS Professional Collection

By |February 5th, 2021|Blog|

Arrowhead Library System (ALS) has a long-standing commitment to maintaining a collection of current publication titles of interest to librarians, library staff and library trustees.  The collection is housed at the ALS Headquarters in Mountain Iron, but all titles can be requested via the online catalog (if you have a borrower’s card from an ALS library) [...]

December 2020 Part 2 — New Titles in the Professional Collection

By |December 8th, 2020|Blog|

Arrowhead Library System (ALS) has a long-standing commitment to maintaining a collection of current publication titles of interest to librarians, library staff and library trustees.  The collection is housed at the ALS Headquarters in Mountain Iron, but all titles can be requested via the online catalog (if you have a borrower’s card from an ALS library) [...]

December 2020 Part 1 — New Titles in the Professional Collection

By |December 8th, 2020|Blog|

Arrowhead Library System (ALS) has a long-standing commitment to maintaining a collection of current publication titles of interest to librarians, library staff and library trustees.  The collection is housed at the ALS Headquarters in Mountain Iron, but all titles can be requested via the online catalog (if you have a borrower’s card from an ALS library) [...]

Book and Library-related Podcasts

By |December 8th, 2020|Blog|

https://www.webjunction.org/news/webjunction/book-and-library-related-podcasts.html Book and Library-related Podcasts WebJunction / 13 October 2020 Screen fatigue – the exhaustion felt from so much time spent in front of computers and mobile devices – has many people turning to podcasts, allowing them to take a break from screen and to listen instead. In a post to the Library Think Tank group on [...]