Library News: March 8
By: Two Harbors Library staff for the Lake County News-Chronicle, Lake County News Chronicle
Two Upcoming Chances to Meet Authors
A group of Minnesota authors is coming to Two Harbors for their writing retreat and offered to share some time at the library. Therefore, the Two Harbors Public Library will host Tea with the Authors at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 11. The authors are Lesley Ackerberg, Linda Pinnell, Kathy Nelson, Mary Donlan and Marilyn Rausch. Donlan and Rausch have written a book, “Headaches Can Be Murder”, which is set in part, in Two Harbors.
Then, on Thursday, March 14, Bruce Henrickson from Duluth will be speak at 6:30 p.m., discussing the craft of writing and his new book, “Crooked Miles, Woven World: A Novella and Short Stories”. Many of the interconnected stories are set in and around Duluth, with themes of loss and discovery, rejection and acceptance, separation and reunion, fantasy and reality. Henrickson is a former teacher of literature and writing at Loyola University in New Orleans, with a particular interest in the connection between writers and their audience. Both of these events will be great opportunities for readers as well as aspiring writers.
Public libraries across the nation will be celebrating Teen Tech Week”March 10 – 16, when library technology resources will be featured with some awesome events. Stop by the library and ask about “Scratch,” programming software for creating video games, now available on all the library computers, or compete in the Wii Gaming Day on Friday, March 15, when a Wii gaming system will be set-up in the meeting room and hooked up to our projector for an extra big screen. It will be ready for some great gaming competition.
Winter Reading Program Results
The Two Harbors Public Library just wrapped up its winter reading programs for the year. Many participated and hundreds of books were read by eager readers. In total, 61 kids participated in the children’s winter reading program, altogether reading for a total of 349 hours. Teens, who could sign-up at the high school as well as the public library, set a new record for participation, with 25 young book enthusiasts reading 299 books. On average, that’s about 12 books per teen, in only seven weeks. Finally, the adults also set a new record for the adults’ winter reading program, with 37 participants reading a total of 333 books. Prizes for the various programs ranged from gift cards, altogether totaling $90, to art kits and science sets. Some prizes were donated, but most were provided by the Friends of the Two Harbors Public Library.