Monday, March 24, 2008

Spring Story Time Hours

Preschool Story Times (ages 3-5) will be at 10 a.m., Wednesdays, April 23 through May 21. LapSit Story Times (ages 0-2) will be at 10 a.m., Thursdays, April 24 through May 22. Questions? Call 879-1531.

Summer fun for children begins on June 9. Watch for future details.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Spring book sale this April

The Friends of the Cloquet Public Library will host their annual Spring Book Sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat., April 19, 2008. Everyone is welcome to come and browse through the ample selection of discarded library books as well as area donations of books, ranging in quality from used to next-to-new.

Proceeds from sales will go to children’s programming and new book acquisitions.

Join your friends at the Cloquet Public Library’s Spring Book Sale. For more information, call 879-1531.

Free kantele lessons for adults

Adults and teens can learn to play the kantele (Finnish lap harp) from musician/songwriter Barb Hanka at the Cloquet Public Library this spring. Hanka will conduct a four-session workshop, Tuesday afternoons, from 4:45 p.m. to 6:15 p.m., April 15 through May 6.

Lessons are free of charge and open to the public. Enrollment is limited, so pre-registration is a must. Learn to play songs, melodies, and chords on the 5-string Finnish kantele. You can bring your own kantele or borrow one from the instructor.

The last class, May 6, will include a special concert by the students playing the tunes they learned over the past three sessions. Hanka previously taught a kantele class for children at the library.

This wonderful opportunity to learn the basics of kantele playing is sponsored by the Cloquet Public Library. To register or to learn more about the lessons, call the Library at 879-1531.