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Ancestry.com comes to library

The Two Harbors Public Library has a new resource that uses technology to make tracing family trees easier. Ancestry Library Edition, a web-based reference tool distributed by ProQuest, will allow you to start exploring your roots by searching a surname. Anyone can come into the library to dig into Ancestry Library Edition's millions of records, including census, birth, death, church, court and immigration records, as far back as the 1400s.

Database access provided by the Two Harbors Friends of the Library.

'Finding Your Way in Ancestry.com,' 6:30 p.m. June 20

Joanne Sher, a professional genealogist from Duluth, will provide an introduction to using Ancestry.com, with demonstration of searches, tips for finding and interpreting information and ways to continue on to additional resources.

Program support provided by the Two Harbors Friends of the Library.

New genealogy books

• "Unofficial Guide to Ancestry.com," by Nancy Hendrickson

• "Unofficial Guide to FamilySearch.org," by Dana McCullough

• "The Family Tree Historical Newspapers Guide," by James M. Beidler

• "The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy," by Blaine T. Bettinger

• "Organize Your Genealogy," by Drew Smith

• "The Family Tree Cemetery Field Guide: How to Find, Record, & Preserve Your Ancestors' Graves," by Joy Neighbors

Silver Bay Public Library

Summer reading program

'Reading Takes You Everywhere'

June 11 to Aug. 3

Readers ages birth to grade 12 may sign up at any time. We will have lots of crafts, incentives, programs and fun. Program and schedule of events will be given out at signup.

Wherever you want to be, reading can take you there.

Father's Day craft with Bonnie Warner

Wednesday, June 13, 11 a.m.

Join us in creating a fun 3D card for Dad. Children under age 10 should be supervised. Don't forget Dad!

Brodini comedy magic show

Thursday, June 14, 10 a.m.

Join us for some fun and exciting magic tricks. Magician Graylan Morris will raise spirits and test kids' powers of concentration as he manipulates ropes, scarves, balls and other props in a perplexing "now-you-see-it, now-you-don't" performance.

This is a KIDSTUFF performance sponsored by the Silver Bay Public Library and Arrowhead Library System.

Grant Merritt author presentation

'Iron and Water: My Life Protecting Minnesota's Water'

Thursday, June 14, 6 p.m.

Grant will discuss topics from his new book: his grandfather's adventures in discovering the Mesabi Iron Range as well as a few law cases including the Reserve Mining controversy and the three-year battle to stop expansion of the Flying Cloud Landfill.

Sponsored by the Friends of the SBPL.

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