Friday, January 25, 2013

Minnesota Byways: Photographer/Author Doug Ohman

 Photographer Doug Ohman will give a presentation about his work on Saturday, February 2, at 10:30 a.m. in the large meeting room. Ohman has photographed the award-winning Minnesota Byways series of books published by the Minnesota Historical Society Press. The series has been co-authored with such notable Minnesota authors as Jon Hassler, Will Weaver, and Bill Holm. Ohman will present slides of some of his favorite locations around the state. His talk will draw from the entire series of books, which consists of Barns of Minnesota, Churches of Minnesota, Courthouses of Minnesota, Schoolhouses of Minnesota, Cabins of Minnesota, and Libraries of Minnesota.
This event is sponsored by the Arrowhead Library System and funded by money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.


Bring your Legos and start building! The Cloquet Public Library continues its monthly Legos Afterschool Club for kids. We meet at 4 p.m., on the last Monday of the month, beginning in the New Year on Mon., Jan. 28. Kids are welcome any time.
 Drop in or call for details: 879-1531.

Needle Felting at the Library

Enjoy Needle Felting with the Duluth Art Institute at 4 p.m., Thurs., Feb. 21, at the Cloquet Public Library. The program is free of charge and open to the public.
It’s like painting with a brush…but with a needle and sheep’s wool.  Transform fluffy wool into a tough felt canvas on which to create your colorful work of art.  “Poke” the wool with a special needle to connect the pieces together.  
It’s a unique art form that will be sure to start a love of fiber art.  Participants must be ages 7 and up, and children must be accompanied by an adult.  Registration is a must for the class will have a 20-person limit. Adults without children are welcome too!  Art is for everyone!    
For more information, call 879-1531 and ask for Lissie

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Tuesday Movie: "The Count of Monte Cristo" (2002)

Rarely has vengeance been so exquisite. Edmonde Dantes is a French sailor who innocently agrees to deliver a letter for the exiled Napolean and swiftly finds himself under arrest. Without benefit of trial or being allowed to take leave of his family or fiancée, Dantes is condemned for life in the notorious island prison known as Chateau d'If. Thinking him dead, his fiancée marries the man who had secretly betrayed him, and Dantes lives without hope in solitary confinement for 14 years, dreaming of revenge. An unexpected twist of fate gives him the opportunity to enact his plan. This 2002 movie starring Jim Caviezel and Guy Pierce offers a condensed but close adaptation of Alexandre Dumas's famous novel with excellent cinematography and costumes. The late Richard Harris plays the role of the long-time prisoner who is key to Dantes' change in fortune.

The library has selected the movie to coincide with the recently published non-fiction The Black Count by Tom Reiss. The book, which has been praised as "one of the best biographies of 2012," chronicles the life of Dumas' father, a Haitian-born slave who rose to the rank of general in the French army before being railroaded into a sentence of life imprisonment in solitary confinement by his enemies. The movie will screen Tuesday, January 8, at 6:30 p.m.