Volume XXVII, Issue 45
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As part of the 2018 Arrowhead Library System Strategic Planning process, we are evaluating services available to ALS member public, school, academic, and special libraries.  Please take a few minutes and let us know how ALS services and staff communication are working for you at the local level.  Your feedback will help us determine future services to all types of libraries. Deadline for submissions: 11/15/18   

Director’s Articles of Direction
2018 Stars on the Map | LJ Index 2018 
Hurray for Baudette, Ely and Grand Marais! 

- Meet the Tiny Library | Library Hotline, 10.29.18
Stanford's Links to Assess
- Book Club Kits from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine

The Art Institute of Chicago Is the Latest Museum to Offer Open Access to Thousands of Images in Its Archive

- STEAM and Storytime Tips

- History Day curation in Ebooks MN for Schools
Magnusson's Mumblings
- Register for SirsiDynix Connections Summit, November 2018
What's Happening Arrowhead

Storytime with Happy Critters Farm | Cloquet Public Library - Wednesday, November 7 from 10:15-11:00 AM

Sew a Basic Table Runner | Calumet Public Library - Thursday, November 8 from 6-9 PM

Science Friday: Color | Two Harbors Public Library - Friday, November 9 from 3-4 PM
Cook Public Library November Newsletter
Grand Rapids Area Library November Newsletter
November at the Virginia Public Library
  • Tuesday, Nov 6: NaNoWriMo write-in day - come write in a quiet library space (Library Auditorium)
  • Friday, Nov 9: 11:00am - 12:00pm, Fall Storytime - In the Kitchen/Around the House (Library Auditorium)
  • Monday, Nov 12: Library Closed 
  • Tuesday, Nov 13: NaNoWriMo write-in day - come write in a quiet library space (Library Auditorium)
  • Tuesday, Nov 13: 4:00pm - 5:00pm, Friends of the Library Meeting (Library Auditorium)
  • Wednesday, Nov 14: 2:00pm - 4:00pm, Harry Potter Party - magic trivia, games, crafts and snack to celebrate the new Fantastic Beasts movie release (Library Auditorium)
  • Friday, Nov 16: 11:00am - 12:00pm, Fall Storytime - Turkey Tales - including treats and bonus crafts (Library Auditorium)
  • Monday, Nov 19 - Nov 21: November Scavenger Hunt - find 5 hidden picture around the library to win a prize (Children's Room)
  • Tuesday, Nov 20: NaNoWriMo write-in day - come write in a quiet library space (Library Auditorium)
  • Thursday, Nov 22: Library Closed
  • Friday, Nov 23: Library Closed
  • Tuesday, Nov 27: NaNoWriMo write-in day - come write in a quiet library space (Library Auditorium) 
  • Wednesday, Nov 28: 2:00pm - 4:00pm, Read with Me with Muggsie and Katie - sign up to read to these therapy trained dogs and earn a free book (Children's Room)
  • Friday, Nov 30: 11:00am - 12:00pm, Fall Storytime - Bears (Library Auditorium)


Veterans Remembrance Dinner Dedicated to the History of Armor in the U. S. Army
Duluth, MN – The St. Louis County Historical Society and its Veterans Memorial Hall program invites the public to the 14th Annual Veterans Remembrance Dinner on Thursday, December 6, 2018. The theme for this year’s event is The Evolution of Armor in the United States Army.
Our keynote speaker is Brig. General (Bvt) Ronald L. Hein (Ret) who will speak about the development of tanks in the United States Army from World War I to the present.  World War II was the turning point in understanding the value of the tank on the battlefield.  Hein was commissioned as an Armor Officer and served in all levels of command from tank platoon to an Infantry Brigade.  He served for thirty-seven years in the Minnesota Army National Guard.
The event begins with a social hour at 5:00 p.m. in the Great Hall of the St. Louis County Heritage & Arts Center (the Depot), and will end by 8:00 p.m. Proceeds from the event will help support the Veterans Memorial Hall Program of the St. Louis County Historical Society.        This year there will be a Silent Auction with donations from local businesses.
Tickets are $35.00 and may be purchased at the office of Veterans Memorial Hall at the St. Louis County Heritage & Arts Center (the Depot), or be reserved by calling 218-733-7586.
This community-based event is sponsored by many leading local businesses. Arrowhead Professional Chefs Association will prepare the plated dinner and donate their services.
Veterans Memorial Hall, established in 1909, is a program of the St. Louis County Historical Society. It is the mission of Veterans Memorial Hall to preserve and collect veterans’ stories and artifacts, and to educate the public about the history of veterans from northeastern Minnesota.
Contact:  Kathleen Cargill
Administrative Assistant, St. Louis County Historical Society
506 West Michigan Street
Duluth, MN 55802

Boxcar Bookshelf at the Babbitt Public Library
This display has three boxcars to hold all of the library's  Boxcar Children book collection. This can be seen in the teen area in the library! 

Kids & Teens Broadcast


Letters About Literature

Continuing Education with ALS

Upcoming Horizon Training Opportunities - Fall/Winter 2018

Fall 2018 Brainfuse Webinars for ALS Member Library Staff
If you missed the first webinar, there's still time to tune in to the second Brainfuse webinar for ALS member library staff of all types!  This interactive webinar will focus on the two databases available to ALS patrons and students -- HelpNow and JobNow.  The webinar will take place on:
  • Tuesday, November 13, 1-2:30 p.m.

To register for a webinar, please click on the following link: 

You will receive a confirmation email and log-in link two business days before the webinar.  If you or your staff are interested in attending a webinar and the dates and times don't work for your schedule, please feel free to view an archived ALS Brainfuse webinar here:  https://www.screencast.com/t/mbF1UXSQ

The Conference is Calling

LJ SLJ Library Con Live!

Afterschool for All MN

Apply for Greatness

Great Stories Club

Great Stories Club series on Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation
Applications are due November 16.

Learn More

American Creed Community Conversations

American Creed Community Conversations
Employment Opportunities 

Library Director | Hennepin County Library, Minnetonka, MN 
Deadline: Thursday, November 15, 2018, at 11:59 PM

Youth Services Librarian | City of Roseburg, Oregon
Deadline: Monday, November 19, 2018, at 5:00 PM

Webinar Control Center

What Do the Midterms Mean for Your Library? | American Libraries Live - Friday, November 9 @ 10:30 am Central - What will the upcoming midterm elections mean for your library and community? Join us for a free 60-minute webinar on Friday, November 9 at 11:30 a.m. Eastern where we’ll provide an overview of key results from the 2018 elections and explore their implications. ALA’s Washington Office will dig into how the outcomes could affect engagement from library advocates and how ALA’s upcoming advocacy plans will align.

Participants will learn the library-related implications of the 2018 election results; how those results affect library policy agenda, outreach, and advocacy plans for 2019 and beyond; and specific policy and political opportunities for ALA and libraries. Register

How to make open access work for everyone: Closing the information inequity gap | OCLC - Thursday, November 15 @ 1:00 pm Central - Open-access content promises unlimited access to the budget-friendly resources your students need. But how can you ensure the material is authoritative and will remain discoverable and accessible to your students?

We invite you to join OCLC's Chip Nilges, Vice President, Business Development, and Bill Forgette, Senior Solutions Strategist, to hear about the challenges and benefits of providing students with open-access content, and learn how OCLC's research and partnerships lead to the development of effective solutions for the library cooperative. Register

Out-of-This-World Nonfiction | Booklist - Tuesday, November 20 @ 1:00 pm Central - Seeking dazzling nonfiction titles for young through young adult readers? Look no further! In this free, one-hour webinar, representatives from DK, Holiday House, and Scholastic will introduce forthcoming nonfiction releases. In addition, Wendy Stephens, Assistant Professor and School Library Program chair at Jacksonville State University—and chair of the 2018 YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults—will home in on the year’s biggest young adult nonfiction trends. Moderated by Maggie Reagan, Booklist Books for Youth associate editor. Register
Previously Mentioned
 Calendar of Free Webinars, November | Wyoming State Library
Dena's Extra Reading
The Hot New Gen-Z Trend Is Skipping College | Vice
- Fine Free Map | Urban Libraries Council
- Company to Supply Free Narcan to Libraries | American Libraries
- Growing up in a house full of books is major boost to literacy and numeracy, study finds | The Guardian

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