Spoken word performance

April 16, 6 p.m. - Silver Bay Public Library.

April 18, 6 p.m. - Two Harbors Public Library.

See More Perspective will offer a short performance, engage the group in a short writing prompt and invite the community to briefly share their own writing or open mic.

This award-winning hip-hopper is a Twin Cities native, Chicago transplant, emcee, poet, producer, engineer and educator.

Sponsored by the Northern Lakes Arts Board in collaboration with William Kelley School and the Silver Bay Public Library at the Silver Bay Public Library. This program, sponsored by Arrowhead Library System, was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Two Harbors Public Library

New Orion telescope at library for checkout

The Two Harbors Public Library is dedicated to providing quality STEAM kits to empower our community by engaging our curiosity and promoting lifelong learning. Thanks to a $500 grant from the Shopko Foundation, we have acquired an Orion AstroView 90mm Equatorial Refractor telescope. The kit comes with a solar filter and a moon filter for stunning views of the sun and moon.

With this intermediate-level telescope and its various eyepieces with different magnifications, patrons can gaze at a variety of phenomena, including the Orion Nebula, Saturn and Jupiter's major Galilean moons.

This telescope must be checked out and returned to the Two Harbors Public Library. The telescope comes with a variety of manuals, including a step-by-step picture guide.

A signup is available for those interested in attending a class.

Silver Bay Public Library

Celebrate with us during National Library Week on April 12

Friends of the Library Customer Appreciation Day - Stop in for coffee, cookies and book drawings. Drawings will be held at 4 p.m.

Paper Easter Basket Creations with Bonnie Warner - 1-3 p.m. Create a spring-inspired paper Easter basket and fill it with treats. Independent card making supplies will also be available.

Sponsored by Stamping to See and The Friends of the Library. All ages welcome. Small children need to be accompanied by an adult.

For more information, visit twoharborspubliclibrary.com or silverbay.com.