(Reblogged from cloquetlibrary)
(Reblogged from cloquetlibrary)
bookpatrol:

"Be all you can be. Read." – Peter Max’s 1969 National Library Week poster 

Happy National Library Week!

bookpatrol:

"Be all you can be. Read." – Peter Max’s 1969 National Library Week poster

Happy National Library Week!

(Reblogged from bookpatrol)

"Kosovo" Quilt on Display Sunday for "One Book"

Duluth quilter Claudia Clark Myers’s remarkable work “Kosovo - A World in Flames” will be on display on Sunday, April 13, at the Presbyterian Church of Cloquet at the string ensemble concert “The Redemptive Power of Music” at 1 p.m. The concert is part of One Book, One Community events for “The Cellist of Sarajevo.”

"Cellist" Author Galloway to Speak at Noon on April 15

Cloquet Public Library will host Steven Galloway, author of the One Book, One Community book selection, “The Cellist of Sarajevo,” at noon on Tuesday, April 15. Galloway will be interviewed by Sixth Judicial District Judge Mark Munger at the event. Munger is also an author, whose novel “The Legacy” concerns a murder in northeastern Minnesota whose roots extend back to Yugoslavia during World War II.

"The Cellist of Sarajevo" is a fictional account of the siege of Sarajevo, which lasted four years during the Bosnian War of the early 1990s. The city of Sarajevo had been in the international spotlight less than a decade earlier as host of the Winter Olympic Games, at which skater Scott Hamilton, among others, gained fame.

"The Cellist of Sarajevo" was inspired in part by the actions of a professional musician in Sarajevo who performed impromptu concerts in bombed out buildings and market squares amidst the shelling. The novel shows the potential for people to maintain their humanity in the midst of terror and atrocities.

A question-and-answer session will follow the interview and Galloway will sign copies of his book. Copies of “The Cellist of Sarajevo” will be available for sale at the event, courtesy of The Bookstore at Fitger’s.-MK

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Chamber Ensemble Performs for “The Cellist of Sarajevo”

A  concert inspired by the One Book, One Community reading selection, “The Cellist of Sarajevo” by Steven Galloway, will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 13, at the Presbyterian Church of s “Concerts on 4th” series and is sponsored in association with Cloquet Public Library.

Titled “The Redemptive Power of Music,” the concert will feature six musical selections related thematically to “The Cellist of Sarajevo.”

s novel was inspired by the true story of a cellist who played during the siege of Sarajevo (1992-1995) in bombed-out buildings and markets in defiance of the dehumanizing war on civilians. British composer David Wilde wrote a piece inspired by this act, “The Cellist of Sarajevo: A Lament in Rondo Form for Solo Cello.”  The work, which has never been presented locally, will be performed by cellist Aleksander Tengesdal.

Other music includes Albinoni’s famed “Adagio,” which figures in the novel as it did in real life, and Samuel Barber’s “Adagio for Strings.” Musicians in the ensemble include members of the Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra and the Lake Superior Chamber Orchestra. The ensemble is directed by Samuel Black, instructor in the Emeritus College of The College of St. Scholastica.

The event is free and open to the public.

One Book, One Community & The International Film Series Present “Welcome to Sarajevo”

The first in a series of programs sponsored by Cloquet Public Library for the area-wide reading project One Book, One Community will be a screening of the 1997 film Welcome to Sarajevo on Tuesday, April 8, at 6:30 p.m. The film depicts the early months of the siege of Sarajevo (1992-1995) from the perspective of international journalists who descended on the besieged city, the capital of Bosnia and Herzogovina in the former Yugoslavia.

This international production exposes the terror that struck the streets of the city that captured worldwide media attention as world governments watched and condemned, but chose not to intervene. Woody Harrelson plays an American journalist and Stephen Dillane is the British correspondent whose subsequent book was the basis for the movie.

The film shocks and informs even those of us who remember the events from the early 1990s. Actual film footage is used at some points in the gripping narrative as it follows, in part, the plight of children growing up under the bombardments of war. Marisa Tomei has a small role as an American whose compassion and dedication bring some light into a nightmare world. – MK

Hot Reads for Cold Nights: It’s a Wrap

Our Hot Reads for Cold Nights winter reading program has wrapped up, with the Thomas Kinkaid throw awarded in a drawing that concluded the program. Patrons were invited to recommend a book to fellow readers through an entry form and include a brief comment about why they liked the book they recommended. Names were drawn for prizes and six mini-book reviews submitted by our readers have now been printed in a brochure available in the library.


TAMBOURINE WORKSHOP RESCHEDULED

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.
The program is free of charge and open to the public. Children under eight should be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is required. Call 879-1531 and sign up today.
The original date was changed due to weather. New participants are encouraged to sign up for this second chance opportunity! 

TAMBOURINE WORKSHOP RESCHEDULED

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.

The program is free of charge and open to the public. Children under eight should be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is required. Call 879-1531 and sign up today.

The original date was changed due to weather. New participants are encouraged to sign up for this second chance opportunity!