The Cokato Public Library will offer the following programs and activities in May.
• Great books and fun activities are on deck. Come to the library Wednesday, May 3 from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. for preschool storytime, for ages 3 to 6.
• Need help with your laptop, iPad, Kindle, Smartphone or other device? Want to download books from the library website, or use Ebooks MN, but aren’t sure how to proceed? Tech Tutor is here to help Thursday, May 4 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Call ahead or drop by the Cokato Public Library for personalized help.
• Journey back in time with author/songwriter/filmmaker Bill Jamerson to the days of timber hoisters, powder monkeys, and muckmen. Attendees will hear songs about children bringing pasties to their dads, picking thimbleberries, Saturday night saunas, ski jumping, and more. Jamerson began collecting stories about the Michigan Upper Peninsula while researching for his PBS film, “Winter Wonderland.” Due to the isolation and remoteness of the UP, many cultural traditions had been preserved. He met with miners, ski jumpers, and other long-time residents, and collected their stories. This event will take place at the Cokato Manor Tuesday, May 9 from 2 to 3 p.m., for all ages.
• Hear the music of Carnival, sing a Cuban rumba, dance to Latin jazz beats, and tour the world with Tres Mundos, Tuesday May 9, 7 to 8 p.m. Tres Mundos, or “Three Worlds,” features pianist/vocalist Viviana Pintado from Cuba, percussionist Eliezer Freites-Santos from Brazil, and saxophonist/flutist Douglas Little from the US. The program is open to all ages.
For more information, read the May 1 edition of the Enterprise Dispatch.