Thursday, September 26, 2013
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Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Sydney’s Green Garden of Duluth kicks off summer at the Cloquet Public Library at 1 p.m., Wed., June 5, by showing children how to plant a garden that they will tend throughout the summer. The garden is part of the Library’s “Dig into Reading” program of activities, including a reading challenge.
Children will be able to boost their reading skills by participating in the annual reading challenge. All children are eligible, and preschoolers will receive credit for books read aloud to them. Children read at their own reading levels and receive incentives along the way. Participants can register online by going to the Youth page on the library’s website (www.cloquet.lib.mn.us) or by filling out a reading log.
Additional fun will include a program on dinosaurs by the St. Paul Science Museum, a visit from the Minnesota Zoo, how to make a Worm Motel, Gopher Games, Dirt Detectives, nature story times, scavenger hunts, “Where’s Jeffrey?” and a Kids’ Game Card with drawings for prizes. Every child who registers for the reading challenge will receive a free packet of information and fun activity items. The program officially begins June 3, but registration is ongoing throughout the summer. For more information, call 879-1531.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Readers of all ages will explore all things underground this summer as the Cloquet Public Library presents “Dig into Reading” during the library’s summer reading program. Activities will include a program on dinosaurs by the St. Paul Science Museum, a visit from the Zoomobile, how to grow a garden with Sydney’s Green Garden of Duluth, how to make a Worm Motel, Gopher Games, Dirt Detectives, nature story times and much more.
Children will be able to boost their reading skills by participating in our annual Summer Reading Challenge. All children are eligible, and preschoolers will receive credit for books read aloud to them. Children will read at their own reading levels and receive incentives along the way. Participants can register online by going to the library’s website (www.cloquet.lib.mn.us) or by filling out a reading log.Additional fun will include a scavenger hunt, “Where’s Jeffrey?” and a Kids’ Game Card with drawings for prizes. For more information, pick up a flyer at the library starting in mid-May or look for a library representative to visit your school in May. Every child who registers for the reading challenge will receive a free packet of information and fun activity items. The program officially begins in early June after school gets out for the summer. For more information, call 879-1531.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
New York Times bestselling author Susan Vreeland will appear at Cloquet Public Library at a headline event for the area-wide One Book, One Community reading project. Vreeland’s novel, “Clara and Mr. Tiffany,” is the community book selection for 2013. Vreeland will present a free public talk at the library at noon Thursday, April 18. Those attending are invited to bring a bag lunch; dessert will be provided.
Vreeland’s historical novel is based on the experience of real-life glass artist Clara Driscoll, who worked as a designer for Tiffany and Company in New York at the turn of the 20th century. Her contribution to the design of Tiffany’s famed lamps, a signature of the Gilded Age, was uncredited at the time and was only recently made public. A retrospective of her work with Tiffany was the basis of an exhibition at the New York Historical Society in 2007.
“Clara and Mr. Tiffany” reached the New York Times bestseller list in 2011 and was shortlisted for the Lannon Literary Award.
Vreeland will present a slide show at her talk, in which she will discuss the process of writing the novel and the role of female artists and craftspersons in the early 20th century.
Fitger’s Bookstore will have autographed copies of “Clara and Mr. Tiffany” for purchase at Vreeland’s presentation.
A brochure featuring One Book, One Community events is available at the library. The corresponding book selection for younger readers, also with an art theme, is “Chasing Vermeer” by Blue Balliett.
Also in connection with the book selection, a workshop for creating a take-home project using stained glass will be offered at the library at 6 p.m. Monday, April 22. The stained glass mosaic class will be taught by Candace Whelan. Cost for materials is $5 and advanced registration is required. Call the library at 218-879-1531 for further information.
Check the library’s website, www.cloquet.lib.mn.us, for updated information about Cloquet library events. All One Book One Community events may be found on the Duluth Public Library website: http://www.duluth.lib.mn.us/Programs/Clara/Events.html.
Primary funders of the 2013 One Book, One Community project are Friends of the Duluth Public Library, Duluth Public Library Foundation, Minnesota Legacy Amendment Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund in partnership with the Duluth Public Library, the Cloquet Public Library, Friends of the Cloquet Public Library, the Arrowhead Library System, Arrowhead Reading Council, The Bookstore at Fitger’s, Duluth Public Schools, Fitger’s Inn, Virginia Public Library and Friends of the Virginia Public Library.