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North Shore Library News: Feb. 28

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Silver Bay Public Library News

It may be cold and inhospitable outside, but inside the library we are as snug as bookworms. We are feeling the love from all the generous support given during “Love Your Library” month. We want to thank all of you who supported us – and who continue to support us - throughout the entire year. When you give to the library, you truly give to your community and beyond. Whether it’s a financial donation, gently used books, dvds, or other media, your gift goes a long, long way. So thank you again … from your community.

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The library has been restocked with a new supply of museum passes, compliments of the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. The passes are good through March 31 for one free admission to various museums and art exhibits. For example, you may choose to visit the Bois Forte Heritage Center, Tweed Museum of Art, Forest History Center, International Wolf Center, and the Museum of Mining.

The Silver Bay Friends of the Library will present singer and songwriter Robi Meyerson on March 20 at 11 a.m. at the library. Robi’s program will include an audience sing-along for all ages. Music will represent a wide variety of music styles.

Two Harbors Public Library News

Book discussion groups can be a great way to expand your reading. Different people notice different things in a book, and a variety of opinions makes for lively discussion. Any group of people can start a reading group with a particular theme, or just taking turns recommending books. The library has guides to help you get started, and can help members request copies of the chosen books. There are also two reading groups available at the library, open to anyone; the books are selected by the members.

The evening book Group meets the second Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. This group has been exploring the 1800s — Victorian novels and books written throughout the world during this time of change. Sometimes library staff find additional materials about the book, biographies of the author, or related books to enhance the discussion. Participants may read or skim one source each so a variety of perspectives are brought in to the discussion. On March 10, the group will begin exploring Kim by Rudyard Kipling.

The afternoon book group meets on the third Thursday of each month at 1:30 p.m. This month’s meeting will be held March 20. This group has been alternating between classic titles such as Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton and popular current novels like this month’s pick Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.

Both groups are open to new participants and looking for people to bring fresh perspectives. There is no commitment to come every time; come for a particular book or come often and get involved in selecting books.

For more about library events, see the web sites www.silverbay.com/library.htm and www.twoharborspubliclibrary.com.

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