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Grand Marais Public Library events and programs

Grand Marais Public Library
Fri, 06/19/2015 (All day) - Sat, 08/01/2015 (All day)

The Grand Marais Public Library hosts a variety of events and programs for families, children, and adults. 
Songwriting Workshop with Brian Laidlow:  June 19, 10:30am.  Brian Laidlaw is a poet and songwriter from San Francisco and currently a member of the Composition and Songwriting Faculty at McNally Smith College of Music in St. Paul. Aimed at high school age poets and songwriters, all are welcome.  Brian will perform his own music and share the process of developing a fledgling song idea into a finished song .
Third Wednesday Technology Open House:  July 15, 6-8pm.  All who have technology questions are invited to attend, as are those who would be willing to serve as a tech mentor to others. "Beginners or below" can spend time with a mentor to learn the basics of using a computer or mobile device. The sessions are unstructured. Depending on need, attention may be highly individualized. Participants may bring their own devices or use those owned by the library.

Annual Used Book Sale:  July 29 - August 1, hosted by Library Friends of Cook County at the Community Center. Wednesday, July 29, Sale set-up day Thursday, July 30, 5-7 p.m. Library Friends member only sale Friday, July 31, 8-4 General sale - open to the public Saturday, August 1, 8-noon, bag sale day.  Volunteers needed  to work during the set-up, sale and cleanup; more information from Jill Levene,

Book donations: The Library Friends of Cook County has received an unprecedented contribution of books and other materials from the community for the August book sale, which is the annual fundraiser.  Because of limited storage space, the Friends can no longer accept magazines or pocket-sized paperback books effective immediately. Also, textbooks and Reader's Digest Condensed books cannot be accepted.  Large format paperbacks are welcome.  The Friends thank the community for their generous donations.
Many of the Library's public events are sponsored by the Arrowhead Library System and funded in whole or in part by Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

The library is located one-half block off Hwy 61 on 1st St and 2nd Ave W in downtown Grand Marais. The library is open on Mondays, Tuesdays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, from 10 am to 5 pm; on Wednesdays from 10 am to 8 pm; and on Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm. The library is closed on Sundays and holidays. More information on library programs is available from Patsy Ingebrigtsen, 387-1140, and on the website,