Friday, November 18, 2011

Browser the Cat comes to Cloquet

Browser, the Library Cat at the Pine River Public Library in the Kitchigami Library System, visited the Cloquet Public Library this week (or at least a life-size reproduction of the sleek black cat turned up). He joined both LapSit and Preschool Story Times and was well-received by children and adults alike.

In 2002, when Browser was nine months old, library staff took him in, and he has been living at the library ever since. When the library moved to its current location, the kids who helped move the books also moved Browser!

Browser’s goal is to visit as many libraries in Minnesota as possible. Afterward, he will journey across the USA and eventually around the world. If you would like to track his progress, go to Browser’s Facebook page or blog site ( or

Friday, November 4, 2011

Historic Schools of Carlton County

One-room schoolhouses of Carlton County are the subject of conversation and a book signing by Nancy C. Hanson on Saturday, November 12, at 10:30 a.m. Photographs of several schools will be displayed. Anyone with long-term roots in the area or with an interest in local history will enjoy this morning event. Coffee will be provided.

Ms. Hanson's book, … and the snows came up to here … Schools of Carlton County-Minnesota, provides descriptions of 120 schools and includes 190 black-and-white photographs and maps. It was recently published by Dovetailed Press LLC.