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320 - 14TH ST, Cloquet, MN 55720 • 218-879-1531
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New batch of Museum Passes are in! Please ask at the desk.

Make a Tambournine at the Library. Duluth Art Institute staff will help kids create their own tambourines at 6 p.m., Thurs., April 17, at the Cloquet Public Library. This special project is part of the “One Book, One Community” Reading Project sponsored by the Friends of the Cloquet Public Library in association with the Duluth Public Library and the Virginia Public Library.

Mon, Apr 21, 6:30 pm. Cloquet Library Reading Club discusses The Cellist of Sarajevo.

The Sámi in Sweden Today presentation by Dr. Hugh Beach - Sat, Apr 26, 10:30 am. Sponsored by Báiki: the International Sámi Journal and the Sami Cultural Center of North America. Dr. Beach has lived among Sámi reindeer herders for many years
in Sweden, Norway, and the Kola Peninsula of Russia. He has also worked as a reindeer herder in Alaska with the Inuit NANA Regional Corporation herd, and in general is specialized in the study of indigenous circumpolar peoples.

A Superior Love - Tue, Apr 29, 6:30 pm. Love songs from the shores and oars of Lake Superior. Living on the shore of Lake Superior in Duluth inspires Christina Cotruvo's soothing and relaxing harp music. Learn what inspires her, how she researched the stories behind the song and hear the beautiful music Christina creates with Celtic harp. Sponsored by the Cloquet Public Library with Legacy funding.

Friends of the Library Book Sale - Sat. May 3, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Spring/Summer Story Times at the Cloquet Public Library will begin in May and continue through the last week of July.

Preschool Story Times (ages 3-5) will be at 10 a.m., Wednesdays, May 7 through July 30.

LapSit Story Times (ages 0-2) will be at 10 a.m., Thursdays, May 8 through July 31.

Join us for stories, songs, play and good times. As part of our story times we will include 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. New kids are welcome any time. If you have any questions, call 879-1531.

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