Silver Bay Public Library News

Thanks to the Silver Bay Friends of the Library and to all the volunteers who helped make this year’s book sale a success. The Friends collected over $1000 with another $600 in supplemental funds from Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. With most items selling for $0.25 or $1 each, that’s a lot paperbacks, hardcovers, videos, compact discs and miscellaneous media that needed to be hauled, unloaded and sorted. We appreciate all you do for your library.


Beekeeper’s Ball, by Susan Wiggs

Murder on the Mediterranean, by Alexander Campion

Pirate Alley, by Stephen Coonts

Deception, by John Floyd

Villa Triste, by Lucretia Grindle

Everything to Lose, by Andrew Gross

Close to the Broken Hearted, by Michael Hiebert

Redeployment, by Philip Klay

Japantown, by Barry Lancet

Police, by Joe Nesbo

Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932, by Francine Prose

All Fall Down, by Jennifer Weiner


Missing Microbes: How the Overuse of Antibiotics is Fueling Our Modern Plagues, Martin J. Blaser,

God is not Dead: Evidence For God in an Age of Uncertainty, by Rice Broocks

Herbal Antibiotics: Natural Alternatives for Drug Resistant Bacteria, by Harold Buhner

Spartan Up!: A Take-no-prisoners guide to Overcoming Obstacles…, by Joe De Sena

If I Can't Have You: Susan Powell, Her Mysterious Disappearance…, by Gregg Olsen

Found: A Memoir, by Jennifer Lauck

Cool Tools: A catalog of Possibilities, by Kevin Kelly

No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden,The N.S.A., and the U.S. Surveillance State, by Glenn Greenwald

Two Harbors Public Library News

Family movie day and make-your-own-car

Our last movie of the summer takes place Tuesday, Aug. 5 at 3 p.m. Come at 2:30 and make a cardboard drive-in “car” to watch the movie in. Our film has an animal theme. Contact the library if you have any questions.

Last THPL Lego Club for the summer

Our last lego club for the summer will be held Wednesday, Aug. 6, 3-4 p.m. This session’s project is a skyscraper challenge. Given a set number of bricks, we will see which team can come up with the best/tallest/most creative skyscraper. There is 20 minutes of free play at the end. Can’t make it? Contact Shannon at the library to fill out a short survey about starting an after-school THPL Lego Club.

Kids’ summer reading program final party

The summer has flown by, and now we are reaching the end of our summer reading programs. It’s not too late to turn in entries -- just get them in before Thursday, Aug. 7. Our celebration party will be Thursday, Aug. 7 at 2 p.m. You don’t have to be present to win, but there will be games, prizes and snacks for those who attend. Some of the prizes are a Slip ‘n Slide, Lego Dragon Mountain, Hockey goal set, safari tent and learning app tablet.

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