Gardening Book

Spring is definitely going to arrive in Minnesota any day now.  How do I know this?  Because my calendar shows that Daylight Savings Time begins on Sunday, March 9th and Spring begins on Thursday, March 20th.  We are celebrating by having more Brown Bag programs for you to enjoy!

The first program, Easy Veggie Gardens, is at noon on Thursday, March 13th.  A problem many click here to learn our hardiness zone]  Carol Borich, a local Master Gardener, will introduce us to vegetables that are both easy growers and appropriate to our climate.  Not only that, she will also give tips on increasing yield and to those of us who have limited gardening space. 
people have is selecting vegetables that are suitable for Northeastern Minnesota’s short growing season.  [

Cellist of Sarajevo Cover

Our next program is part of the annual One Book, One Community event held in partnership with the Duluth and Cloquet public libraries and affiliated organizations.  The reading selection this year is The Cellist of Sarajevo, by Steven Galloway.  The book takes place during the siege of Sarajevo, was influenced by a real cellist who played during the siege, and covers the lives of four individuals:  A cellist, a sniper, a man in search of bread, and another man in search of water. 

The program to be held here in Virginia is The Redemptive Power of Music:  Sarajevo Under Siege.  Local musician Sam Black will direct an ensemble in performances of Albinoni’s Adagio and David Wilde’s The Cellist of Sarajevo.  This program will be held at 6:30 on Sunday, March 30th, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, in Virginia. 

Next comes… National Library Week!  Celebrate libraries with us during the week of April 14th.  While you are here, we will show you how to find the books you want and the information you need.  Did you know you can create a resume online?  [click here to learn how]  Are you hoping to find a certain book at our library?  [click here to search]  You can learn more about resume building, finding books, and more right here @ your library!

Christina Cotruvo

Christina Cotruvo will provide us with more music at noon on Thursday, May 8th.  Her program comprises songs from her CD release, Celtic Harp:  a Superior Love.  They are “[l]ove songs from the shores and oars of Lake Superior.  …love songs from the people who have lived and traveled Lake Superior — no sinking ships.”

Frederick Blanch

Finally, at noon on Thursday, May 15th, we will have “Flights of Photography.” Minnesota photographer Frederick Blanch encourages questions during his program featuring exotic images from around the world. 

Check our Facebook page closer to the dates for more information, or call us at 748-7525. 


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