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North Shore Library News: Jan. 3

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Silver Bay Public Library News

How soon after the Christmas toys are broken and the batteries are worn will you be hearing: “I’m bored!” Do you want your adolescents to become one with the latest zombies they’re pursuing in their computer games? How about everyone learning to get creative again?

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Your library has a great collection of books, magazines and DVDs to get the entire family’s creative juices flowing. There are many cold nights ahead. Wouldn’t it be fun to learn how to make super pop-ups? Or maybe you and the family would like a night of popcorn balls and candy. Learn to make them all with Fannie Farmer, Betty Crocker, Julia Childs and the other great masters.

Maybe you’d like to be an artist. There are shelves upon shelves of watercolor, oil, acrylic, glass, textile, and even rock painting books. You could try any of these.

If you’re prefer a more primitive forms of self-expression, there’s flint-knapping or hide tanning. Make paper, then make stationery and send real letters to people…in the mail. Check out a book on stamp collecting and start collecting stamps. Collect animal hair. Did you know there are books available on how to make toys from pet hair? Get started with something by coming to the library. We’ll help.

Two Harbors Public Library News

Community Ed. Classes

Have you checked out the latest Community Education calendar? If not, you might want to take a look, because mixed in with all the rest of the classes on crafts, athletics and whatnot, you will find that the library is hosting three classes in the computer department!

On Jan. 13 at 2:30 p.m., we’ll host a class titled “All About Overdrive.” During this class, we’ll show you how to download free e-books to your e-reading devices. If you bring your device along, we’ll even help you get started!

On Jan. 21 at 5:30 p.m., we’ll host “Get Going with E-Readers,” so if you recently received an e-reading device, we’ll have people prepared to help get it set-up to start reading.

On Jan. 27 at 2:30 p.m, we’ll host “Zinio-Online Magazines.” This class is to help those with e-readers or laptops learn to download free e-magazines from the library. With 88 magazine subscriptions to choose from, surely there is something for everybody’s preferences.

Because these are Community Ed classes, you will need to sign-up through the Community Ed webpage, found at: http://www.isd381.k12.mn.us/community-education/

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

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