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North Shore Library News: Dec. 20

Silver Bay Public Library News


“There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.”

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-Ray Bradbury 

There is no need to feel like a criminal. Even people who say they aren’t into reading are into the subjects that are contained within the rows and rows of books at the library.  How are the knives in the kitchen? Are they so dull that you can’t tell the difference between the butter and the paring knives? You will be so satisfied with the results that you get from books on knife sharpening that you might decide to go in for a close shave with your newly honed utensils. You can sing, play music, do origami, learn magic tricks, train the dog (but probably not the cat.) You can perform plays or ballets and learn sumo wrestling or gymnastics all from a wide variety of books available on these subjects and many more. There’s a lot of snow out there.  See what you can do with “Snowmen: Creatures, Crafts, and Other Winter Projects” by Peter Cole.  If you’re simply disenchanted with the snow and cold, it’s going to be a very long winter. It’s warm, bright and cozy in the library with lots of seating and friendly faces. We’d love to see you and help you find a subject that leads you away from winter’s discontent … AND a life of possible crime.

Two Harbors Public Library News


The Two Harbors Public Library is the recipient of the 2013 Rudberg grant, which provides funds for the library to use for the purchase of children’s books and materials.  This grant comes through a special dispensation of the Lawrence E. and Mabel Jackson Rudberg Scholarship Fund. The grant is managed by the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation, whose goal is to promote private giving for the public good. To support one of the many DSA Community Foundation charities, check out their website at:

This year the library was able to purchase picture books, juvenile non-fiction titles, young adult non-fiction titles, two playaway views, and juvenile and young adult playaways with the grant money. A sampling of titles include: 

• A Second, a Minute, a Week With Days in It: A Book About Time by Brian P. Cleary. (J NF 529 CLE)

Bone By Bone: Comparing Animal Skeletons by Sara Levine.

• How Do You Burp in Space? And Other Tips Every Space Tourist Needs to Know by Susan E.


• For the Good of Mankind?: The Shameful History of Human

Medical Experimentation by Vicki Oransky Wittenstein.

• The Nazi Hunters: How a Team of Spies and Survivors Captured the World’s Most Notorious Nazi by Neal Bascomb.

• The Split History of World War II: A Perspectives Flip Book by Simon Rose.

For a full list of this year’s Rudberg titles, check out the library’s website at:

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