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Free WiFi is provided compliments of Babbitt Public Library and Midcontinent. Internet integrity and respect for copyright laws are expected and appreciated. Thank you.


Graphic Memoir- Patricia Owen May 11, at 10:30 a.m. 

This program focuses on creating a graphic memoir page-a story
of a person's day in words and pictures. The focus is on "today";  discover and capture the beauty, whimsy, or commonality of everyday life, and honor it. Using simple techniques, each person 
regardless of skill level-creates a colorful, fun, and meaningful graphic memoir page suitable for framing. The end result is a panoply of pages illustrating the theme of "reflecting about aging".

This program is funded with money from the MN Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. 

Author Margi Preus on May 16, at 6:00 p.m.

Margi Preus is the author of several books for young readers, including the New York Times bestselling, Newbery Honor book "Heart of a Samurai" and two books concerning Norway, the multi-award winning books "Shadow on the Mountain" and "West of the
Moon". Her newest books include "The Bamboo Sword", a companion to "Heart of a Samurai", and "Enchantment Lake", a mystery set in northern Minnesota. Preus reveals some things you might not know about your ancestors! Her research into Norwegian immigration led her to startling revelations about the role of women healers, the relationship between a common 19th century childhood ailment and the belief in changelings, and the reverence and fear our Norwegian ancestors had for The Black Book "whose pages teach how to recover lost goods, cure all kinds of disease, remove curses, find buried treasure, turn back the attacks of snakes and dogs, and more." She discusses this as well as the causes of "American Fever" and conditions for immigrants during the age of immigration.  
This program is funded with money from the MN  Arts and Cultural Fund.

Makeup and Characterization with Austin, MN Native Dylan Kaercher on June 1, at 3:30 p.m.

Why is the wicked witch so wicked? Why is Mary Poppins practically perfect? It's all in how the actors and actresses portray the character. Join Dylan and be introduced to the stage and world of characterization! In this one hour class participants will learn how to build a character from start to finish, starting with character design, then costumes, and finally how to give the characters personality traits. This class is perfect for the new performer or the experienced actor. Everyone will learn something in this fun, energizing class!
This program is funded with money from the MN Arts and Cultural Fund.

Need help with your kindle, nook, or your computer? Please stop in the Library and sign up. Library will be giving group or individual classes for anyone who needs help.

In the Gallery:
Local artists JoAnn Briggs, Richard klinzing, and Janine Patten have a display of their art in the Library gallery. Peruse the Gallery often to enjoy frequently changing displays.

Tuesday Morning Story Time is held at 9:30
Tuesday Morning Story Time at Babbitt Public Library is designed to develop early literacy skills. Music, movement, art and great children's books mix it up and make it fun.

Access the Internet

Access the Internet on Library computers or tap into the Wireless connection. A tablet is available for adults to use in the library.
If the library is closed and the Municipal Bldg is open, just outside the Library is a table, chair, and outlet for your convenience. Ethical internet use and respect for copyright laws is expected and appreciated. Thank you.

Look and Listen! Audio Books or eBooks

Books on CD are available in the library.
PLUS, you can download audio books, eBooks, and magazines. FREE!

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Friends of the Library

on-going BOOK SALE
An extensive assortment of books are on sale. 

Find them in the hallway adjacent to the library.
 Check often for newly arriving books.
Your purchase supports Friends of the Library and the Library.

Thank you.