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Arrowhead Library System-Legacy 2016 Coloring Book Design Contest
Coloring Book Design Contest begins on Monday, September 26, 2016 and ends on Friday, October 14, 2016. All ages are invited to submit original artwork for the contest.  The theme is Up North.
Forms can be picked up at the Babbitt Library on September 26, 2016.

Join us for MN Opera Sings on October 5, at 3:30 p.m.

Join a professional opera singer as she gives a new perspective on reading for children in kindergarten through 3rd grade.
Alisa Magallon, a professional opera singer, uses tools from the stage to inspire and help children engage in books. Children will make a puppet and use it to perform pieces taught in the story. Magallon will read and sing a children's book with an operatic theme. 
Magallon has performed a young artist with Chicago Opera Theater, given concerts in Chicago's famed Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park, performed in the Teatro Piccinni in Bari, Italy, and has given recitals in the capital city of La Paz, Baja California, Sur, Mexico.
The MN Opera is one of the nation's largest and most distinguised opera companies in the country, admired as an innovative creator of compelling operas, programs, and new works. 
This program is funded with money from the MN Arts  and Cultural Heritage Fund. 

A donation of several mystery books were made to the Babbitt Library by a friend of Ely's Nancy McReady. Pat Frovarp, owner of the Once Upon a Crime book store in Minneapolis is an occasional visitor to Ely. These books were from her private collection. A similar donation was made to the Ely Public Library last year. A huge thank you for thinking of our Library!!!!!!!!!!!!

Need help with your kindle, nook, or 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,, and Janine Patten have a display of their art in the Library gallery. Peruse the Gallery often to enjoy frequently changing displays.


Friends of the Library ongoing book sale!

An assortment of books are on sale. 

Find them in the hallway adjacent to the library.
Your purchase supports Friends of the Library and the Library.