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320 - 14TH ST, Cloquet, MN 55720 • 218-879-1531
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Sat, Sept 20, 11 a.m. Violinist and performance artist Sara Pajunen’s “Laatikko/Box” on Finnish immigration and personal journeys.

Tues, Sept 23 – Tuesday, October 28, 6 p.m.
“Writing Your Life Story” a six-week workshop with professional genealogist Vickie Chapurdia. $119, advance registration required. Co-sponsored by the Genealogical Society of Carlton County.

Thurs, Sept 25, 6:30 p.m. “Beginning Your Genealogical Research,” one-hour workshop with professional genealogist Vickie Chapurdia. Co-sponsored by the Genealogical Society of Carlton County. Free.

Sat, Oct 4, 11 a.m. Mario Cianflone performs Classical accordion music from France, Italy, and Latin America. Funding through Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Mon, Oct 6, 6:30 p.m. Paranormal researcher Chad Lewis talks about Minnesota ghosts

Friends of the Library Book Sale - Sat. Oct. 11, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Fall Story Times at the Cloquet Public Library will begin the second week of September.
Preschool Story Times (ages 3-5) will be at 10 a.m., Wednesdays, September 10 through December 4.
LapSit Story Times will be at 10 a.m., Thursdays, September 11 through December 4.
Join us for stories, songs, play and good times. As part of our story times we are introducing Story Time Plus. Families are welcome to stay in the Story Time Room until noon each day for extra play and socialization. Parents are also welcome to bring their own snacks or lunch for this time.
For more information, call 879-1531 and ask for Lissie.

Bring your Legos and start building!  The Cloquet Public Library will resume its monthly Legos Afterschool Club for kids. The group meets at 4 p.m. on the last Monday of the month during the school year beginning Sept. 29. New kids are welcome any time. If you have any questions, call 879-1531.

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