Grand Marais Public Library events and programs

Grand Marais Public Library, 102 2nd Ave W
Tue, 07/29/2014 (All day) - Sat, 08/02/2014 (All day)

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

Tuesday, July 29: The Emmy Award-winning Zinghoppers band performs on Tuesday, July 29, at 10:30 am. The band invites preschool and elementary age kids on a musical  journey to the zoo, as part of the "Paws to Read" summer reading program.  

Free books for kids: All kids and teens participating in the "Paws to Read " summer reading program can receive 10 free books at the Libary Friends of Cook County annual book sale, on Saturday, August 2, from 9 am to noon. Readers must stop by the library to pick up coupons for their free books before the sale.

Friday, August 8: "The Secret Life of Puppets Workshop," featuring the Z Puppets Rosenschnoz, is an opportunity to try performing with puppets at 3 pm on Friday, August 8. The interactive program mixes puppetry history around the world, handcrafted puppetry, and zany comedy with live music.  

Public Art Project Call for Submissions: Artists working in all media are invited to compete for an award to create one or more artworks to display at the library. The art should honor the community and reinforce the perception of the library as a place to experience arts, culture, and history in a variety of formats. Any artist interested in the project can pick up a brochure outlining submission requirements at Sivertson Gallery, the Grand Marais Art Colony, City Hall, or the library. The deadline for submissions is Friday, August 22, at 4:30 pm. More information is available from Steve Harsin at 387-1140, or  
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,