Thursday, March 11, 2010

One Book One Community Read in April

Read and discuss Animal Vegetable, Miracle, by Barbara Kingsolver. We have planned programs in April related to the content of the book. Join us as Carlton County 4-H Presents...

Exploring Animals
Thursday, April 8 6:30 p.m.
4-H youth will bring and talk about a variety of different animals. There may be some baby animals to admire!

Growing Vegetables

Thursday, April 15 6:30 p.m.
4-H youth will show their past vegetable projects and talk about growing your own vegetables. We’ll finish by planting some vegetable seeds that you can take home.

The Wonders of 4-H

Thursday, April 22 6:30 p.m.
4-H youth will showcase many of the projects youth can do in 4-H. There will also be a couple of hands-on activities for participants.

We are also celebrating Poetry Month in April

In the Blueberry Bucket: A Collage of Agricultural History in Carlton County Through Poetry and Photos

Saturday, April 24 10:30 a.m.
Cloquet Public Library, 320 14th St., Cloquet
Duluth Poet Laureate Jim Johnson writes poetry that is cut from the cloth of his Finnish roots, recalling the lives of Finnish settlers in northern Minnesota. It is the quintessential American story of the immigrant experience: of families, hunger, nature and hard work. The Carlton County Historical Society will provide a backdrop to Johnson’s readings with photos from the museum archives depicting agricultural practices from the county’s past.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Greatest Generation tour

On Friday, June 11, travel via Motorcoach to visit the MN History Center and the Greatest Generation Tour. (This tour is FREE, you must pre-register if you are not able to attend please cancel 2 days prior to the tour, to allows others to take part) This landmark exhibit at the Minnesota History Center features more than 6,000 square feet of artifacts, displays and hands-on elements to explore the accomplishments, sacrifices, disappointments, challenges and enduring legacy of Minnesota’s Greatest Generation. Members of Minnesota’s Greatest Generation are people we know, they are our grandparents, our parents and our next-door neighbors. Yet, we may have never heard their stories. These remarkable people – who grew up during the Depression, came of age during World War II and participated in the post-war boom – created a lasting legacy that has shaped all of us who have come after. Explore the accomplishments, sacrifices, disappointments and challenges that have shaped the enduring legacy of Minnesota's Greatest Generation through their stories. This tour is a cooperative effort between the Arrowhead Library System, Cloquet Public Library, Carlton County Historical Society, Minnesota Historical Society and Cloquet Community Education's Age to age Program. This tour is funded with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008, which dedicated funding to preserve Minnesota's arts and cultural heritage.

8:00 A.M. Depart Cloquet
10:30 A.M. Arrive at History Center
10:30 to 11:00 Museum Self-exploration time, (some great city-views to check out!)shopping or restroom break time 11:00-12:00 Lunch in Café Minnesota (on your own) 12:00-1:50 Visit Reference Library 1:55-3:30/4:00 Gather in Level 1 Rotunda for Minnesota's Greatest Generation Tour (Minnesota's Greatest Generation Tour approx 30 minutes) and exhibit time on your own.
4:00 P.M. Depart History Center
6-6:30 P.M. Return Cloquet

Library adds Early Literacy Station for kids

The Cloquet Public Library announces the recent acquisition of the Early Literacy Station (ELS), a computer workstation loaded with more than 45 educational software titles for children ages 2-10. The Early Literacy Station offers children a safe, stand-alone computer not connected to the Internet that is age-appropriate, engaging, and academically relevant for children. The ELS is located in the Children’s Section of the library. It has a colorful keyboard and tiny mouse to promote easy learning and discovery.

“The Early Literacy Station is an invaluable resource for our toddlers to fifth grade patrons,” says Lisbeth Boutang, Children’s Librarian. “The kids are having fun, and many times they don’t know they are learning.”

The ELS purchase was made possible through generous donations from patrons, the Friends of the Cloquet Public Library, the Kiwanis Golden K of Cloquet, and a grant from the Minnesota Library Foundation. The Cloquet Public Library is working toward the acquisition of another Early Literacy Stations through additional donations from individuals and groups. For more information, call 879-1531.