Two Harbors library news: April 9Storytime is happening at the Two Harbors Public Library at 2 p.m. Saturday for children ages 2-6.
Storytime is happening at the Two Harbors Public Library at 2 p.m. Saturday for children ages 2-6. Kids Plus will be our storytellers. Some of our featured stories this month are “Parts,” “Froggy Gets Dressed,” and “Happy Hippopotami.” There will also be poems and coloring sheets. Contact the library at 834-3148.
“Fresh: New Thinking About What We’re Eating,” a 2009 documentary, will be shown at the library at 2 p.m. April 17.
It profiles the farmers, business people, community organizers and gardeners who are reinventing our food system. Each has experienced the rapid transformation of our agriculture into an industrial model and dealt with the consequences: food contamination, pollution, depletion of natural resources, obesity.
The showing is affiliated with the Duluth area “One Book” project featuring “Animal, Vegetable, Miracle,” which makes the case for putting the kitchen back at the center of family life and diversified farms at the center of the American diet.
This program is sponsored by the library and the Friends of the Library.
At 6:30 p.m. Monday, the library, the Friends of the Library and the Arrowhead Library System offer an evening with area poets Cal Benson, Gary Boelhower, Deborah Cooper, Linda Glaser, Mara Hart, Pamela Mittlefehidt, Sheila Packa, Jim Perlman and Connie Wanek with music by Lynn Brascala (guitar) and Jodie Anderson (fiddle).
The poets will read from the anthology “Beloved on the Earth: 150 Poems of Grief and Gratitude.”
Because grieving is individual and ever-changing, a collection of perspectives and experiences can be valuable. This rich collection of poems offers insight, solace and understanding and is a valuable resource for grieving persons and those who work with them.
Jim Perlman, editor and publisher for Duluth’s Holy Cow! Press, started planning this collection of poetry after his mother passed away. He was joined by three friends and literary enthusiasts who also experienced a loss. Each, through dealing with their grief, realized how little has been written or compiled about the experience of death and mourning.
Hot books at the library: “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett, “Caught” by Harlan Coben, “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot (non-fiction), and “The Last Olympian” by Rick Riordan (juvenile).
“District 9,” “Hurt Locker,” “Up in the Air” and “All About Steve.”
New adult fiction
“Dimiter” by William Peter, “Nowhere to Run” by C.J. Box, “Changes” by Jim Butcher, “Caught” by Harlan Coben, “Poor Little Bitch Girl” by Jackie Collins, “Wild Ride” by Jennifer Crusie & Bob Mayer, “Venetia Kelly’s Traveling Show” by Frank Delaney, “Apple Turnover Murder” by Joanne Fluke, “Silencer” by James W. Hall, “Conspirata” by Robert Harris, “Arctic Chill: A Thriller” by Arnaldur Indridason, “Without Mercy” by Lisa Jackson, “The Color of Lightning” by Paulette Jiles, “Deception” by Jonathan Kellerman, “The Spellman’s Srike Again” by Lisa Lutz, “The Man from Beijing” by Henning Mankell, “Solar” by Ian McEwan, “Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It” by Maile Meloy, “Exclusive” by Fern Michaels, “The Devil’s Star” by Jo Nesbo, “Woman with Birthmark: an Inspector Van Veeteren Mystery” by Hakan Nesser, “House Rules” Jodi Picoult, “The Monster in the Box” by Ruth Rendell, “Shattered” by Karen Robards, “Fantasy in Death” by J.D. Robb, “Brooklyn” by Colm Toibin.
New adult non-fiction
“The Liar in Your Life: The Way to Truthful Relationships” by Robert Feldman, “Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard” by Chip Heath and Dan Heath, “You’ve Come a Long Way, Maybe” by Leslie Sanchez, “Provenance: How a Con Man & a Forger Rewrote the History of Modern Art” by Laney Salisbury & Aly Sujo, “Columbine” by Dave Cullen, “Budget Weddings for Dummies” by Meg Schneider, “Weddings: Ideas & Inspirations for Celebrating in Style, “The Baby Signing Book” by Sara Bingham, “The Photographer: Into War-Torn Afghanistan With Doctors Without Borders” by Emmanuel Guibert, “Vogue Beauty”, Written in Bone: Buried Lives of Jamestown & Colonial Maryland” by Sally M. Walker, Wild Berries & Fruits” by Teresa Marrone, “The Smoothies Bible, by Pat Crocker, “The Complete Photo Guide to Sewing”, “Martha Stewart’s Encyclopedia of Crafts” by Martha Stewart, “The Skate Boarding Field Manual” by Ryan Stutt. ; “Not Without Hope” by Nick Schuyler & Jere Longman.
“Shift” by Jennifer Bradbury, “What Would Joey Do?” by Jack Gantos, “My Garden” by Kevin Henkes, “Ratfink” by Marcia Thornton Jones, “The Birthday Ball” by Lois Lowry, “Good Girl’s Guide to Getting Kidnapped” by Yxtra Maya Murray, “Here Comes the Garbage Barge!” by Jonah Winter, “The Mysterious Howling: The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place” by Mayrose Wood, “Once was Lost” by Sara Zarr, “Charles & Emma: The Darwins’ Leap of Faith” by Deborah Heiligman.