The Sound of Science

We don’t know if flutist Betty Braunstein and violinist Steve Highland from the Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra will be performing Simon and Garfunkle’s “The Sound of Silence,” but their performance at the library next Thursday at noon examines the theme “The Sound of Science.” Between performance pieces, the duo will explore the relationship between sound and science as demonstrated with a tuning fork, a slinky, and a beaker of water. It’s sure to be a lively, entertaining, and enlightening session of classical and contemporary music and the science behind what makes beautiful music. Music to You series. Thursday, August 28, noon.

"Of Mice and Menopause"

Local author Karen Witkowski will sign copies of her recently published book, “Of Mice and Menopause,” on Monday, August 25, at Noon.

The book is a light-hearted, sometimes quirky collection of short stories that focus on finding humor and gratitude in everyday situations.

 

Jazz Guitarist Briand Morrison on August 18

Jazz Guitarist Briand Morrison performs at the library on Monday, August 18, at 6:30 p.m. A native of Grand Portage, Morrison was a rock guitarist teaching at the West Bank School of Music before moving into Jazz improvisation. He will remind you of Wes Montgomery - smooth, warm, innovative – appealing to both jazz aficionados and anyone who loves good guitar. The program is funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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Z PUPPETS COME TO THE CLOQUET PUBLIC LIBRARYThe Arrowhead Library System will present The Secret Life of Puppets, a free puppet workshop by Z Puppets Rosenschnoz being offered at the Cloquet Public Library on Mon., August 4, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. The event is part of the library’s fun lineup of activities during the Summer Reading Program and is free of charge and open to the public.The Secret Life of Puppets allows children to learn the tricks to turning sticks, cloth, string, and even their own hands into lively characters during the hands-on workshop, experimenting with imagination and technique to create magic.This program is designed for first graders and up. Participants will watch a brief demonstration of puppet characters and styles and then participate in a personal puppet exploration!Join us for a puppet workshop to expand your imagination with Z Puppet techniques. This program, sponsored by Arrowhead Library System, was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. To learn more about Arrowhead Legacy Events, call 879-1531.

Z PUPPETS COME TO THE CLOQUET PUBLIC LIBRARY

The Arrowhead Library System will present The Secret Life of Puppets, a free puppet workshop by Z Puppets Rosenschnoz being offered at the Cloquet Public Library on Mon., August 4, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. The event is part of the library’s fun lineup of activities during the Summer Reading Program and is free of charge and open to the public.

The Secret Life of Puppets allows children to learn the tricks to turning sticks, cloth, string, and even their own hands into lively characters during the hands-on workshop, experimenting with imagination and technique to create magic.

This program is designed for first graders and up. Participants will watch a brief demonstration of puppet characters and styles and then participate in a personal puppet exploration!

Join us for a puppet workshop to expand your imagination with Z Puppet techniques. This program, sponsored by Arrowhead Library System, was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. To learn more about Arrowhead Legacy Events, call 879-1531.



Comedy Performance & Writing Workshop with Scott Novotny

Comedian Scott Novotny will present “Sit Down with Stand Up,” a comedy writing workshop on Monday, July 28, at 6:30 p.m.

If you’ve ever been told you’re funny or have thought about being a stand-up comedian, this performance/workshop is for you. Novotny guides participants through stand-up comedy, improvisation, and comedy writing as well as live demonstrations of a comedy routine. Workshop participants be actively engaged using Novotny’s writing formula.

Novotny recently celebrated his 30th anniversary as a full-time professional stand-up comedian. Over that time, he has had people laughing from coast to coast with his clean, non-offensive, very funny observations and humor. He has written for HBO, Dudley Rigg’s Brave New Workshop, “Strange Brew” daily comic strip, and “Saturday Night Live.” The workshop is appropriate for beginning writers from teen to adult.

This program, sponsored by Arrowhead Library System, was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Easy Listening with “The Downbeats”

cloquetlibrary:

The easy-listening vocal group “The Downbeats” will perform at the
library on Tuesday evening, July 22, at 6:30 p.m. The group consists of
17 members, both men and women, who sing multipart renditions of old
classics, show tunes, and easy-listening contemporary music. The
Downbeats are in their 41st year of singing in the Northland. Join us in
the large meeting room for an enjoyable evening of music featuring
standards like “Ain’t She Sweet” and “Blue Moon.”

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(Reblogged from cloquetlibrary)

Easy Listening with “The Downbeats”

The easy-listening vocal group “The Downbeats” will perform at the
library on Tuesday evening, July 22, at 6:30 p.m. The group consists of
17 members, both men and women, who sing multipart renditions of old
classics, show tunes, and easy-listening contemporary music. The
Downbeats are in their 41st year of singing in the Northland. Join us in
the large meeting room for an enjoyable evening of music featuring
standards like “Ain’t She Sweet” and “Blue Moon.”

Take a Noontime Retreat …

Duluth Celtic harpist Christina Cotruvo will perform at the library at noon on Monday, July 14. Ms. Cotruvo plays a blend of folk and Scandinavian-inspired songs. The regional theme of her music is reflected in the title of her CD, “A Superior Love: Love Songs From the Shores and Oars of Lake Superior.” Living on the shore of Lake Superior inspires her soothing and relaxing harp music. A certified clinical musician, Ms. Cotruvo believes that music has the power to heal both physically and emotionally. Learn what inspires her and how she researched the stories behind the songs. The program is sponsored by the Arrowhead Library System and funded by money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.