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North Shore Library News: Nov. 8

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Friends of the Two Harbors Public Library thanked the community for supporting recent renovations by hosting a Halloween Party Oct. 26. A pumpkin carving contest was part of the fun and Oscar Coffey won first prize for his cleverly carved jack o' lantern (center). Submitted photo.


Friends of the Two Harbors Public Library's Micky McGilligan receives the Evy Nordley Finalist Award for best project from Mary Ann Bernat of the Minnesota Association of Library Friends. The award also included a cash prize in the amount of $250. FTPL entered its Love Your Library kick-off event for the award, which was presented at joint MALF and Minnesota Library Association conference in St. Cloud on Oct. 11. The first place award went to the Cambridge, Minn. friends of the library group for a campaign to regain budget cuts. The Duluth Public Library was also a finalist for its author talk series.


Friends of the Silver Bay Public Library will host a Christmas Tea on Dec. 7 at 2 p.m.  Enjoy an afternoon Christmas Tea at the United Protestant Church sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Relax with an afternoon tea and gift-basket raffle fundraiser. Only 72 tickets available! Ten dollar tickets are available at the library or from Friends members. Main courses will include cucumber, pate' & chicken salad sandwiches, mandarin almond salad, home baked scones, desserts and a selection of fine teas. First course will be served at 2:15 p.m. and the gift basket benefit raffle will be drawn at 3:15 p.m.

In lieu of our regular story time on Nov. 23 at 11 a.m., naturalist Kelsey Olson, from Gooseberry State Park, will present Nature Nook with a Book. Kelsey's program will feature one of everyone's favorite subjects -- bats! Children and their parents are welcome to attend. 

New items at Silver Bay

Public Library

Under a Blackberry Moon, 

by Serena Miller

The Quest, by Nelson DeMille

Identical, by Scott Turow

Land of Dreams, by Vidor Sundstol

Dark Witch, by Nora Roberts

Harriet Beamer Takes the Bus, 

by Joyce Magnin   

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Winners, by Danielle Steel

Grapes of Death, by Jodi Folger  


Notice: The library will be closed on Monday, Nov. 11, in honor of Veterans Day.

Feature database: Novelist

Novelist can be helpful finding authors, either with staff assistance or from home.  It is one of the online resources made available in cooperation with the Arrowhead Library System.  After selecting a favorite author, Novelist can give a list of suggested other authors to try, with a description of the type of writing for each.

Help the library with travel books

Did you take a trip this year?  If you have a current travel guide book that you are no longer using and it is still in good condition, consider sharing it with others by donating it to the library.  The library purchases some travel guides each year, but donations help keep the collection up to date and are greatly appreciated.

NEW Fiction:

Under the Hawthorn by Ai Mi

The Litter of the Law by Rita Mae Brown

The Childhood of Jesus by J. M. Coetzee

Outlaw by Ted Dekker

The Pure Gold Baby by Margaret Drabble

Dick Francis's Refusal by Felix Francis

The Tilted World by Tom Franklin & Beth Ann Fennell

The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert

Sycamore Row by John Grisham

Enon by Paul Harding

Ash by James Herbert

Varanger by Cecelia Holland

Bitter River by Julia Keller

The Bookstore by Deborah Meyler

Police by Jo Nesbo

The Edge of Normal by Carla Norton

Critical Mass by Sara Paretsky

The Double by George Pelecanos

Quiet Dell by Jayne Anne Phillips

Sometimes a Rogue by Mary Jo Putney

The Wolves of Midwinter by Anne Rice

Shaman by Kim Stanley Robinson

No Man's Land by S. T. Underdahl

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