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UPCOMING EVENTS

JUNE EVENTS AT THE LIBRARY

"Reading Takes you Fishing"
Tuesday, June 26 at 1:00 pm 
Preschool Story Time
Enjoy stories and play a fishing game.



Kids Stuff-
"Reading Takes you Traveling"
Wednesday, June 27 at 1:00 pm
Enjoy stories and play travel bingo.



Thursday, June 28 at 2:00 pm
Adult Bingo 



"Reading Takes you to the Fireworks"
Tuesday, July 3 at 1:00 pm
Preschool Story time
Enjoy stories and make a Fourth of July Craft




Northern Lights Music festival Presents Festive Fourth! Concert on July 4, at 4:00 pm at the Veda Zuponcic Auditorium Mesabi East High School, Aurora.
Join us for our annual Fourth of July Concert featuring the Northern Lights festival Orchestra conducted by Gavriel Heine of the Marinsky Theater, St. Petersburg. Program includes Rachmaninoff's second Piano Concerto with NLMF Artistic Director and Aurora native Veda Zuponcic as the featured soloist. This projected is funded with money from the MN Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. 
Limited tickets are available at the Babbitt Library.




"Reading takes you through the Jungle"
Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, July 17 at 1:00 pm
Enjoy stories and make a colorful animal art collage.



Kids Stuff-
"Reading Takes you to the Library"
Wednesday, July 18 at 1:00 pm
Enjoy stories and decorate your own tote bag.







Sean Emery
Friday, July 6 at 1:00 pm
With his talent and an uncanny ability to read people, Sean Emery will scoop up the audience and embrace them with his circus-y skills, comedy, and showmanship. Sean is an eccentric and talented entertainer, wowing the crowd with jaw-dropping juggling stunts that will have you asking yourself how did he do that??!





Author Jeffrey L. Kohanek (Babbitt Native)
Friday, July 6 at 3:00 pm
Jeffrey grew up in rural MN where comic books sparked his young imagination, inspiring fantasies of heroes with super-powers saving the day. His tastes late evolved to fantasy epics featuring unlikely heroes overcoming impossible odds to save worlds born from the writer's imagination. Now residing in southern California, Jeff uses that imagination to weave tales of engaging characters caught in fantastic plots to inspire young adults and the child within us all. His debut epic fantasy novel, The Buried Symbol, was published in May 2016 by Black Rose Writing. Two subsequent books released over the next eleven months through the same publisher, completing the Runes of Issalia trilogy. Since then, he has re-released the series under his own imprint, along with the prequel novel Rogue Legacy. Check out Jeff's new book Warden's Purpose at the Babbitt Library. 



The Great Alone: A NovelThree Wishes: A Novel
Book Club will meet on Monday, July 9 at 2:00 pm.

The books they will be discussing are "Three Wishes" by Liane Moriarty and "Great Alone" by Kristen Hannah.



"Reading takes you into Nature" 

Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, July 10 at 1:00 pm
Enjoy stories and make a pressed flower picture and stick art.




Kid's Stuff-
"Reading Takes you to Small Places"
Wednesday, July 11 at 1:00 pm
Enjoy stories and explore nature through a microscope




Make a fabric hanger
Wednesday, July 11 at 3:30 pm






Northern Lights Presents Rossini's The Barber of Seville. Join us for our annual NLMF Opera a Comic Opera in Two Acts. This project was funded with money from the MN Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Friday, July 13 at 7:00 pm
Mesabi East HS Veda Zuponcic Auditorium
601 N First Street W, Aurora, MN.
Sunday, July 15 at 3:00 pm
Chisholm HS Auditorium
301 Fourth Street SW
Chisholm, MN.
Monday, July 16 at 7:00 pm
Washington Elementary School
600 E Harvey Street
Ely, Mn. 




"Reading takes you through the Jungle"
Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, July 17 at 1:00 pm
Enjoy stories and make a colorful animal art collage.



Kids Stuff-
"Reading Takes you to the Library"
Wednesday, July 18 at 1:00 pm
Enjoy stories and decorate your own tote bag.



Climb Theatre- City Mouse and Country Mouse 
Tuesday, July 24 at 1:00 pm
City Mouse and Country Mouse: The Mouse-ical!
This interactive play is perfect for kids of all ages, combining the classic fable's characters with fun games, music, and interactive play. 




Kids Stuff-
"Reading Takes you to the Beach"
Wednesday, July 25 at 1:00 pm
Enjoy stories and paint your own rocks.


Rock Art (Adults)
Wednesday, July 25 at 3:30 pm
Make your own Lake Superior rock candle


Bingo (Adults)
Thursday, July 26 at 2:00 pm


"Reading Takes you to Outer Space"
Preschool Story Time
Tuesday, July 31 at 1:00 pm
Enjoy stories and make a mini solar system.


Kids Stuff-
"Reading Takes you to the Stars" 
Wednesday, August 1 at 1:00 pm
Enjoy stories and create glow-in-the-dark constellations.



Root Beer Floats 
for all summer readers in the program.
Thursday, August 2 from 1:00 -2:00 pm



Last day to turn in reading records is Friday, August 3!!!




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MN Writes MN Reads!
Local authors--indie, self-published, aspiring, and mainstream-- can now create eBooks and share them with readers across the state and potentially across the country using free tools provided by Arrowhead Library System and other MN library systems. 
CREATE! Design and export your own eBook using Pressbooks, an easy-to-use, online tool that allows you to create professional-quality versions of your book in ePUB, MOBI,PDF, and more formats.
SHARE! After formatting your book with Pressbooks, you can use SELF-e to share it with readers across the state.
READ! Read books by indie authors on Biblioboard, a community engagement platform for libraries.
visit http://mnwritesmnreads.org.






Friends of the Babbitt Public Library Fund Raiser.
"UP NORTH"
Coloring books are available for purchase at the Library.
Coloring book is a compiling of drawings submitted by North land Libraries. The selection is done by ALS. This project was funded in part or in whole by a grant from MN Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Books can be purchased at the Babbitt Library for $4.00 each. 




                                               
                                                        






Love to read but cannot come to the Library?
For those who love to read but are housebound.
Babbitt Public Library Mobile Book Delivery
Delivery once a week
Call the day before delivery for next day delivery. (Except Weekends.)
Will pick up on due date. Call 827-3345 
for further details.





In the Gallery:
 Peruse the Gallery often to enjoy frequently changing displays.

                                                                  
Sunbonnet Sue quilt made by Marlynn Klinzing

Road to Utopia quilt made by Marlynn Klinzing

                                                                             




                                       
           










ON - GOING BOOK SALE

Friends of the Library book sale!

Hardcovers $1.00 each
Paperbacks .50 each
VHS Movies Free

(Bags are provided)