Grand Marais Public Library events and programs

Grand Marais Public Library
Wed, 04/22/2015 - 6:00pm - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 6:00pm

The Grand Marais Public Library hosts a variety of events and programs for families, children, and adults. 

POETRY ROCKS! Workshop Wednesday, April 29, at 6 pm, with Minnesota Book Award winner Laura Purdie Salas. The event includes readings of the author’s works and an opportunity for creative writing, as participants work together to write a few poems. Purdie Salas will also talk about her writing style and the publishing process in Minnesota. 

"Musical Impressions: The Art of George Morrison" performance by Briand Morrison, Thursday, April 30, at 6 pm. This work culminates a project in which Briand has composed music to accompany his father’s art. The performance is a multimedia presentation of George Morrison images accompanied by original jazz guitar compositions. The project is funded by the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, the McKnight Foundation, and Legacy Amendment funds. The Library Friends of Cook County are hosting the event and will provide refreshments. 

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 or, and on the website,