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  • Regional artist brings 'zines for adults' to library

    Anne Lundquist|Sep 20, 2019

    The very honest and funny Twin Ports artist Lydia Noble will return to the Cloquet Library Saturday to lead a workshop on 'zines for adults, 12-2 p.m. If you would like to learn some tips about how to create your own illustrated journal or comic book, this workshop is for you. Noble was at the library in January for the first-ever Teen Fan Con (watch for more details this fall about the 2020 Fan Con). She often writes and draws about her own life and the Twin Ports area. In addition to her... Full story

  • Cloquet author finds stories from home

    Anne Lundquist|Aug 16, 2019

    Author Tim Jollymore continues to evolve. He grew up in Cloquet in the 1950s and '60s and held many different jobs from tree planter to traveling salesman to corporate manager to teacher. He moved from Minnesota to California and today splits his year between the two states. He began his writing career at age 62 and has published four novels, and recently spent time in Italy and Tunisia to research his fifth novel. In this interview with Tim, he talks about his writing, his life, and what it...

  • Teen specialist keeps his charges busy at library

    Anne Lundquist|Jun 21, 2019

    If you walk in to the Cloquet Library on a weekday between 4-5 p.m., you’ll notice the library is full of teens. Last fall, Cloquet Public Library hired Justin Dinger to be its youth services librarian, working especially with people age 10-18. He immediately made an impact by instituting regular programming such as Teen Reads on Mondays, where he reads aloud while listeners enjoy a snack, and Teen Tech Wednesdays. He has made some interesting discoveries, such as the teens really enjoy p...

  • It's 'showtime' at the library

    Anne Lundquist, Cloquet Public Library|May 17, 2019

    Here at the Cloquet Library we are busy planning a variety of summer programs and events to celebrate reading and our community. Our summer reading season will run May 20-Aug. 2. Keiko Satomi, Cloquet’s children’s librarian, has spent the spring busily planning an exciting summer for children. The children’s summer reading program will be similar to that of previous years. Children will have a choice of completing either literacy activities or recording minutes spent reading. Prizes range from...

  • Artist to teach the Swedish way of 'tramp craft'

    Anne Lundquist, Cloquet Public Library|May 3, 2019

    Today there is a resurgence of interest in making useful, handmade items from scraps. We call it “repurposing.” In Sweden, it is called “luffarslöjd.” Artist and maker Faith Clover will be visiting the Cloquet Public Library at 6 p.m. Friday, May 10 to show some examples of luffarslöjd. Participants will be able to try out the craft by making a hook or two from wire. Traditionally, items were made out of scrap wire people had around their farms and homes. Please register for this event by...

  • New Ojibwe children's book tackles the cosmos, love and grief between the generations

    Anne Lundquist, Cloquet Public Library|Apr 26, 2019

    Thomas Peacock will be appearing at the Cloquet Public Library Wednesday, May 1 at 6:30 p.m. to present his newest book, "The Forever Sky." The book is about the love between grandparents and grandchildren, grief and the Ojibwe cosmos. Thomas Peacock is a retired UMD professor and member of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Anishinaabe Ojibwe. He has written many books about Ojibwe traditions and knowledge such as "Ojibwe Waasa Inaabidaa: We Look in All Directions." He is also the co-author...

  • Library hosts free music relaxation workshop

    Anne Lundquist, Cloquet Public Library|Apr 12, 2019

    Modern life seems to be getting faster and faster and more and more stressful. Thursday, April 25 at 10 a.m. at the Cloquet Public Library, Jodie White, Board-Certified Music Therapist, will share ways that music can help you relax and increase your sense of well-being. Singing is not required. Please dress comfortably. Relaxation techniques will be practiced in chairs, so this workshop will be appropriate for all fitness levels. Below is an interview with Jodie about her musical background and...

  • Happy Critters Farm comes to the library

    Anne Lundquist, Cloquet Public Library|Mar 29, 2019

    Earth Day is April 22, and at the Cloquet Public Library we will be featuring a whole month of events about the environment, food, and sustainability. Below is an interview with Joe Lambert of Happy Critters Farm. He will be speaking at the library at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 3. Cloquet Public Library: When did you decide to become a farmer? Joe Lambert: Both of us (Joe and Amanda) were born into farm families. I wanted to farm from the first time I showed interest in just about anything. I...

  • Library offers free workshop on meditation

    Anne Lundquist, Cloquet Public Library|Mar 15, 2019

    The Cloquet Public Library will be offering a free meditation workshop, "An Introduction to Meditation," at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, part of a continued commitment to offer free workshops and classes that promote lifelong learning. The class is free and open to all. Bring a yoga mat or towel, and a blanket. The workshop will be taught by Carolyn Ripp. I asked her about meditation and how she makes it relevant to her busy life as a small-business owner, mother of three active young adults, and a wife....