The Arrowhead Library System is hosting a performance of “Raven and Grandmother Mouse” by Climb Theater at the Two Harbors Public Library at 6 p.m. May 31.
“Raven and Grandmother Mouse” is a lively adaptation of a Pacific Northwest folktale about truth and hard work. Children will enjoy seeing the story of Raven, a crafty bird, who wastes away the gathering season dancing while Bear, Squirrel, Beaver and Mouse prepare for the coming winter.
The play is geared toward children age 3-8.
Admission to the event is free thanks to sponsorship by the Arrowhead Library System and money from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund created through the passage of the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment by the vote of Minnesotans in November 2008.
Summer reading programs for all ages at the Two Harbors Public Library will begin June 4. The reading programs are intended to give extra incentive for everyone to keep on reading over the summer and have some fun doing it.
For kids preschool to sixth grade, the theme is “Dream Big: Read.”
There will be incentive prizes for reading time, and special prizes for everyone who completes the reading goal. New this year, children may choose add to a World Wildlife Fund jar. Drawing entries for reading time can be entered in any of the four grand prizes.
There will be craft/activity programs, story times, and several special programs throughout the summer. To wrap up on Thursday, August 9th at 2 p.m. the library will be hosting the Zoomobile followed by snacks and the drawing for grand prizes.
The teen program, for any student age 12-19, has the theme “Own the Night.” For each book that is read or heard, one entry may be placed
in the prize drawing. Drawing entries will also be given for teens
attending summer events, either the special teen events or any of the other library events. There will be incentive prizes for the number of entries turned in and for the most prolific readers of the summer.
Date and more information about the final party will be available later. There will be drawings for three prizes baskets, with themes of Hunger Games, Anime/Manga, and Camping Out.
The program for adults is called “Between the Covers.” For each book read, an entry may be placed in the drawing for the Grand Prize of a night for two with breakfast at the Two Harbors Lighthouse Bed and Breakfast, and other prizes. The program will end with a Scrabble and Bananagrams party from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, August 9, with the drawing for the winners during the evening.
For all three programs, dates and additional information are in the packet given at sign-up. For children, time spent listening to someone reading aloud may also be counted. For the teen and adult programs, ebooks, audiobooks or print books may be used, fiction or nonfiction.
Teens may also count graphic novels. For both teens and adults, the drawing entries will have a place for optional comments about the books which will be collected weekly and available to use a a source of ideas.
Prizes for all three programs have been provided by the Friends of the Two Harbors Public Library, and some also donated by local businesses.
If you have any questions, please contact the library at 834-3148.