North Shore Library News: May 16
Silver Bay Public Library News
See the May 2 Lake County News-Chronicle for further details.
Monday, May 19 at 1 p.m., at the library, a Minnesota Historical Society History player will portray African American inventor and self-taught engineer, Frederick Mckinley Jones. Jones, the inventor of refrigerated trucking, will inspire all with his big ideas. Though Jones was orphaned during hard times, he overcame adversity and became a highly influential engineer. Did you know Frederick Mckinley Jones invented the portable x-ray machine or the movie ticket dispenser? Who knew? Over the course of his career, Jones received more than 60 patents. Come and learn how Jones’ advances impacted life in the home, on the battlefield, in outer space and in industry.
• About Time
• Captain Phillips
• Grace Unplugged
• Passive House:
• A Building
• Pirate Fairy
Two Harbors Public Library News
We had a great turnout for our Betsy-Tacy program last Saturday. The actress portraying Maud Hart Lovelace came in full costume, brought period props for the audience to play with and even had a working phonograph.
Afterwards, we all moved to the meeting room for a formal tea party. The tables had beautiful cloth table covers and flowers, and we had full place settings —even glass plates and china! A variety of herbal teas was served, as well as cucumber tea sandwiches, nuts and mints, strawberries, and sorbet. The prize raffle of a ceramic tea pot and collection of teas was won by one of our youngest attendees and a volunteer performed live piano music throughout the whole tea. We couldn’t have asked for a better celebration. The Minnesota History Players programs are made possible by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Legacy Fund, and the tea party was sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
For more about library events, see the web sites www.silverbay.com/library.htm and www.twoharborspubliclibrary.com