The Arrowhead Library System (ALS) will be providing Juggling: A Not-So-Brief Introduction Take-and-Move Art Kits to member public libraries to distribute May 1-31, 2021.  These kits, designed by COMPAS Teaching Artist Benjamin Domask-Ruh, include an entire culture of juggling!  Kits provide recipients a primer on the ancient artform introducing the history, science, theory, and beginning technique.  Juggling kits will be distributed at the following public libraries and ALS outreach locations:

Aurora Public Library
Babbitt Public Library
Baudette Public Library
Bovey Public Library
Buhl Public Library
Calumet Public Library
Carlton Area Public Library
Chisholm Public Library
Cloquet Public Library
Coleraine Public Library
Cook Public Library
Duluth Public Library
Ely Public Library
Eveleth Public Library
Gilbert Public Library
Grand Marais Public Library
Grand Rapids Area Library
Hibbing Public Library
Hoyt Lakes Public Library
International Falls Public Library
Keewatin Public Library
Marble Public Library
Moose Lake Public Library
Mountain Iron Public Library
Silver Bay Public Library
Two Harbors Public Library
Virginia Public Library
Arrowhead Library System Bookmobile

Three (3) antibacterial handmade Russian-style juggling balls filled with 100g of salt and sealed with PVC strong-adhesive electrical tape are included to encourage immediate juggling attempts! Additionally, a detailed and meticulously crafted insert provides instructions on ‘how to juggle’ supplemented with illustrations and diagrams. Once accomplished, new jugglers are provided with a ‘World’s Newest Juggler’ sticker to announce their new interest with friends and family!  Please note each location has a limited number of kits – feel free to contact your local library for more information.

Want to learn more about juggling?  Join COMPAS Teaching Artist Benjamin Domask-Ruh to answer these questions (and some other questions you probably didn’t ask) for a pre-recorded virtual juggling performance and workshop!  Learn about the history of juggling, build your basic juggling skills, and watch a master juggler at work — click HERE to watch!

This program, sponsored by Arrowhead Library System, was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.  To learn more about Arrowhead Legacy Events, like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/alslibinfo.