Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Cloquet Public Library closed Feb. 4 - 9

The library will need to close a week in order to have new carpeting installed. We are excited about the new carpeting and hope everyone gets a chance to come and see it when we re-open. No items will be due the week we are closed. We apologize for any inconveniences while we are closed. Our catalog will remain online and you may place holds and look up book and magazine information from your computer at home or other remote locations.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Celebrating the Trickster

The popular trickster character in folktales—from the Ojibwe’s Nanabozho to Africa’s Anansi—was explored through storytelling and mask-making at an after-school program that drew Community Ed staff and children from both Washington and Churchill elementary schools. The group heard tales of the clever prankster who is also a cultural hero around the world. Inspired by the stories, kids created their own tricksters by making masks, and some even took the time to compose a folktale for their tricksters.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Winter Story Times

Winter story time hours have already started.
Preschool Story Times (ages 3-5) are at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ,Wednesdays, through March 19. LapSit Story Times (ages 0-2) are at 10 a.m., Thursdays, through March 20. Bedtime Stories for children of all ages will be at 7 p.m., Thursdays, beginning January 31 through March 20.
All children's programs are free of charge and open to the public.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Genealogy Software for beginners

On Saturday, January 12, at 10 a.m. there will be a demonstration and discussion of software for genealogy. Different genealogy software programs will be reviewed. Tips for entering information, foreign words and terminology will be discussed.

Playaway collection donated by Friends of the Library

Thanks to the Friends of the Library, the Cloquet Public Library now has a starter collection of Playaways.
What is a Playaway?
A Playaway comes pre-loaded with great digital content, so it does not require information transfer fees, subscriptions, memberships, or even an Internet connection. Just plug-in your headphones and listen wherever you go. No other equipment is necessary. Playaway is the only format of audiobook that does not require a separate player, so it comes ready-to-listen, without the need for a certain type of player or advanced technical know-how. Additionally, Playaway allows the listener to control the speed of the narrator's voice and automatically remembers where you left off when you power down.
We invite you to come and try this format of audiobook.
The starter collection provided by the Friends of the Library includes the following books:
The Lincoln Lawyer, Beach Road, Life of Pi, Rapid Spanish, Become a Better You, Playing for Pizza, Bridge to Terabithia, Eragon, and Water for Elephants.