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North Shore Library News: Dec. 29

Two Harbors Public Library

Library closed Monday, Jan. 1

The library will be closed Monday, Jan. 1, for New Year's Day. Have a safe and happy holiday as we enter the new year.

Get cozy and read this winter for great prizes

Winter reading programs for adults, teens and kids run until Feb. 10. The adult theme is "Hot Reads for Cold Nights."

For each book read, participants can turn in entries for the prize drawing. The first 15 people to turn in a completed entry will receive a "Hot Reads" magnet. The grand prize will be a one-night stay donated by Larsmont Cottages, the perfect spot to curl up and be cozy.

The teen theme is also "Hot Reads for Cold Nights."

Three grand prizes are available, each of which contain gift cards to fun stores. This year, a prize of a $10 iTunes gift card will be awarded to a participant who writes the best review of a book and to a participant who writes the most entertaining review.

The kids' winter reading theme is "Read with a Friend," and the incentives, grand prizes and some events will feature woodland animal friends. The fun starts with a kick-off event at 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 5, with an interactive storytime and themed craft featuring Jan Brett's story "The Mitten."

Silver Bay Public Library

Library closed Monday, Jan. 1

The library will be closed Monday, Jan. 1, in observance of New Year's Day. As we close out the books on the year 2017, we wish for all a new and hopeful beginning to the year 2018.

Most popular books of 2017

Here is a list of the most popular titles from the Silver Bay Public Library in 2017:

Most-read fiction

• "The Fix," by David Baldacci

• "Song of the Lion," by Anne Hillerman

• "Cross the Line," by James Patterson

• "Paradise Valley," by Robyn Carr

• "Camino Island," by John Grisham

• "Anything is Possible," by Elizabeth Strout

• "River at Night," by Erica Ferencik

• "One Perfect Lie," by Lisa Scottoline

• "Full Wolf Moon," by Lincoln Child

• "Threads of Suspicion," by Dee Henderson

Most-read nonfiction

• "She Sheds: A Room of Her Own," by Erika Kotite

• "Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI, by David Grann

• "Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race,"' by Margot Lee Shetterly

• "Lost City of the Monkey God," by Douglas Preston

• "Warman's Antiques and Collectibles 2017," by Noah Fleisher

• "On Wave and Wing the 100-year Quest to Perfect the Aircraft Carrier," by Barrett Tillman

• "Jersey Brothers: A Missing Naval Officer in the Pacific and His Family's Quest to Bring Him Home," by Sally Freeman

• "Food Lover's Garden: Growing, Cooking, and Eating Well," by Jennie Blackmore

• "Murder in the Bayou: Who Killed the Women Known as the Jeff Davis 8?" by Ethan Brown

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