Tuesday Morning Story Time is held at 10:30. 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.
Photographer Donna Kennedy of Redberry Images is stirring things up in Babbitt with her new photography exhibit Where The Streets Have No Names. This exhibit features photos of graffiti from the Czech Republic, Germany, Costa Rica and Nicaraqua.
Controversy has always surrounded graffiti and the issues can be complex. City officials and law enforcement try to discourage graffiti artists an consider them vandals, as many do. To the mainstream, the artists are defacing public and private property. To the artists or writers, they are publicly displaying their art or making social or political statements. Graffiti can range from simple tagging; written words to very elaborate wall paintings which also continue to create disagreements between different groups.
One example is the wall in Prague, Czech Republic. The wall is located near the historically famous Charles Bridge and is nestled among traditional and old world architecture. In the 1980s when the country was full of political unrest, the wall became a place where young Czechs would write political grievances in opposition of the communist regime that was in power prior to the Velvet Revolution of 1989. The wall is now called the Lennon Wall or the John Lennon Wall. It is filled with John Lennon inspired graffiti and Beatles songs. The wall represents social and political ideas such as freedom, peace and love. Unlike most graffiti walls, the Lennon Wall is privately owned. The graffiti is allowed on the wall by the owner and is a continuous state of change.
Graffiti art takes on many forms and in San Ramon, Costa Rica, local graffiti artist are making a name for themselves. Several of the young artists have been featured at the local museum and have been provided space to create and display their artwork.
You are invited to come view Donna's photos depicting the off-the-grid world of graffiti artists, the streets and barrios, many with no names. The exhibit highlights bright and colorful images to pique the viewer's interest.
Local artists are encouraged to make use of the Gallery. Stop in or call 218 827-3345.
View Donna's photos depicting the off-the-grid world of graffiti artists, the streets and barrios of Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Germany and the Czech Republic. The exhibit's bright and colorful images will pique your interest.
TUESDAY MORNING STORY TIME 10:30 Come Tuesday mornings for a mix of fun and literacy.
Preschool children develop important pre-literacy skills during story time.
Pssst! Did you know that the League of MN Cities polled the 2012 State Fair visitors, giving each person 8 beans to "spend" on city services? Here is how people chose to spend their beans:
Clean Water 6,186
Parks & Rec 4,473
Streets & Sidewalks 4,438
Senior Services 4,159
Sewers & Garbage 4,065
The library is home to art that is custom designed & unique to Babbitt. Read more about this on the N MN Artists design art for Babbitt! page at the right. Stop at the library for a peek at the real thing!