As we know by reading vehicle license plates, Minnesota has 10,000 lakes. Itasca County is blessed with about 1,000 of those. And the majority of those lakes have access, whether it’s a boat ramp or a campground, or a swimming beach. The library has some materials which might be helpful when planning a trip, whether that is car, motorcycle or canoe camping.
“Camping and Cooking with the Bare Essentials: Your Complete Guide to Easier Camping and Gourmet Outdoor Cooking” by Tony Kellar; “Lightweight Camping for Motorcycle Travel” by Frazier Douglass; “Woodcraft: A Guide to Camping and Survival” by E.H. Kreps; “Kayak Touring” by William Sanders; “20 Great BWCA Trips” by Van Jordahl.
Donations of gently used books are needed for the Tall Timber Days Book Sale to be held Aug. 2, 3 and 4. Donations can be dropped at the circulation desk in the library. Please no encyclopedia sets, Reader’s Digest condensed books, or moldy, smelly, icky books.
Upcoming programs @ your library
Monday, July 8, 10 a.m.: Summer Book Time
Join Tracy in the Story Circle for stories, songs, rhymes, scarves, shakers, and flannel board fun! Then move to the Community Room for a snack and a craft.
Monday, July 8, 6 p.m.: Book Tour. “Grocery Story” by Jon Steinman.
Join the author and members of Free Range Food Co-op for a talk and book signing. Through examination of food co-ops, “Grocery Story” makes a case for the transformation of the grocery store as the emerging frontier in the local food movement.
Tuesday, July 9, 10:30 a.m.: Lego Club!
Are you a kid who likes to build? Join us for our next Lego Club! Lego Club is open to everybody, and Lego creations are displayed in the Children’s Library between programs. We supply the Legos, you supply the imagination!
Tuesday, July 9, 7 p.m.: Indie Film at the Reif Center: “La Montana”
In Colombia, two illegal groups battle over a strategic mountain while legitimate armed forces unsuccessfully try to penetrate this enemy stronghold. This is the fascinating true story of how the most unlikely confusion led to lasting peace between sworn enemies in one of Colombia’s most hostile, war-stricken areas.
Wednesday, July 10, 10 a.m.: Kenny Ahern! To Laugh is to Live! is a hilarious family escapade.
You are introduced to a whimsical, comic world where the audience happily becomes partners with Kenny's lovable eccentric character. Extraordinary artistry mingles with delightfully daring antics. The result is a dazzling, heartwarming performance. Family-friendly program for all ages. This performance will take place in the KAXE/Rotary tent, so bring your blanket or chairs!
Thursday, July 11, 12:30 p.m.: Artastic Animals!
Join Ms. Amanda to create art based on animals found in our backyard. Frogs, toads and turtles will all make an appearance, along with a mystery animal or two. Following our animal observations, we will create art centered on our animal of the week. Open to all ages; children under six must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited and registration opens two weeks before the scheduled class. Please call the Children’s Desk at 218-327-8823 to register.
Saturday, July 13: Saturday Story Time.
At 10:15 and 11:15 a.m., it’s time for Saturday Story Time! Join ECFE teachers in the Story Circle for books and songs, then move to the Community Room for a snack, a craft, and a time to play and visit. Families may earn one Baby Steps coupon for attending this Story Time.