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In her poem "This is Not a Test," Lisa Joy Hesse explores choice and not choice

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Tammy Bobrowsky is our staff librarian who manages our fantastic facebook group of readers.  In addition, she gets a chance to talk with authors about their work.  This week it's young adult author Melissa de la Cruz about "Alex and Eliza" the story of how a young Alexander Hamilton met his wife Elizabeth Schuyler. 

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Rural Minnesota is facing a crisis of childcare.  The problems?  Availability and affordability.  Tuesday May 23rd Circles of Support in Grand Rapids is holding a lunchtime conversation" Child Care in Itasca County - Needs, Options, Affordability & Resources.  It's from 11-1pm at the Grand Rapids Area Library - free pizza - RSVP to 999-5883. 

John Bauer

Program 19: Rev. Noah Lathrop continues his first-hand account of paper-making in the new mill in 1902

A radio series produced by historian Don Boese.   Don is the author of eight books dealing with local history in Itasca County, including "John C. Greenway and the Opening of the Western Mesabi", and the main source for this series,  "Papermakers: the Blandin Paper Company and Grand Rapids, Minnesota".

Sometimes translation isn’t about knowing the vocabulary.  Matthew Miltich tells a story about a bus ride that taught him something about being a foreigner, on his trip to his family homeland in Dalmatia.  Matthew is a writer and musician living in rural Itasca County, and is a frequent contributor to to Stay Human, Sundays at 9 pm, music and spoken word for spirit and courage. 

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