Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Library hosts teen photo competition

The Cloquet Public Library announces a Teen Photo Contest and a Teen Photography Workshop as part of its Summer activity schedule for youth. Both activities are free of charge and open to all area teens, grades 7 through 12.

The Photo competition’s theme is the Miracle of Water. Subject matter may be broadly interpreted—from rivers and lakes to rainstorms and water sprinklers—you decide. Participants may submit two entries, on photo-quality paper or regular paper of any size. Two categories of photos will be accepted—digitally enhanced and non-enhanced.

The deadline for entries is Friday, August 6. Three winners will be awarded in each category. Winners will be notified on Friday, August 13. Winning submissions will be sent to the Arrowhead Library System for a regional round of judging.

In support of the photo contest, the Library will also host a teen Photography Workshop on Thursday, July 22. The workshop will consist of classroom time, a field shoot and a follow-up review session. Two Harbors photographer John Gregor will be the instructor. Class enrollment is limited to 15 teens. You do not have to enter the competition to enroll in the class.

This project was funded in part or in whole 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. To register for the workshop or for more information, call 879-1531 and ask for Lis.

Monday, June 7, 2010

The Minnesota Historical Society Awards Cloquet Public Library a Historical and Cultural Heritage Grant

Without a concerted effort, our state’s historic and cultural treasures are in danger of being lost to time. The Minnesota Historical Society awarded a Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grant in the amount of $1,197 to the Cloquet Public Library to purchase the Minnesota History Bookshelf. The Minnesota History Bookshelf is a project of enduring value because it will enhance the public library’s collection of books on Minnesota history.
Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants are made possible by the Minnesota Legislature from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund created with passage of the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment to the Minnesota Constitution in November 2008. The grants are awarded to support projects of enduring value for the cause of history and historic preservation across the state.
“It is wonderful to see so many communities and local organizations benefitting from the Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants,” said Britta Bloomberg, deputy state historic preservation officer.