Little did I know how entangled I would become in the Sami struggle to survive the assault on their ancient ways and culture. I have always liked to write, but there have been long periods of time when I didn't do any. My yearning to write started after reading books like Anne of Green Gables and A Tree Grows in Brooklyn when I was young. During my teaching years, I wrote memoir and short pieces. I think so much energy went into working with students, that I didn't have any left to consider a novel.
STEM learning is a popular approach to incorporating science, technology, engineering, and math in school curriculums. For many adults, our awareness of science is limited to what we gather from the media. We may seldom consider the role science plays in our everyday lives. A need for science education for adults will be addressed by a series of programs at Cloquet Public Library beginning in February.
This year's One Book, One Community book selection is unique in having been chosen by library users. It's also unique in that the author is a local writer.
Author Suzanne Congdon LeRoy will talk about the life and legacy of Elisabeth Congdon at Cloquet Public Library on Saturday, November 8, at 11 a.m. In this story, Cloquet librarian Mark King writes and talks with the author of ‘Nightingale: A Memoir of Murder, Madness, and the Messenger of Spring." Congdon Leroy is the granddaughter of Elisabeth Congdon, the last Congdon family member to live at Glensheen. The story of how Elisabeth was violently murdered is well known, her granddaughter wanted to write about Elisabeth's actual life.
Summer programming at the library has ended, with reading prizes for adults, teens and children awarded.