ECRL Legacy Programming Presents the Minnesota Starwatch Party

Join us for a special Legacy program as meteorologist, Mike Lynch, presents his Minnesota Starwatch Program.  This two hour program is recommended for ages 6 and up.  The program will include an indoor presentation followed by quality time outside under the heavens, weather permitting.

Get to know the constellations like The Big Bear, Cygnus the Swan, Pegasus the Winged Horse, Aquila the Eagle and many more. Mike will bring a fleet of telescopes, including two of the biggest mobile telescopes in Minnesota for close up views of planets, star clusters, nebulae, and other wonders in late summer and early autumn skies. He’ll also bring a video-telescope system for ultra-deep view of galaxies and more!  The program is free and open to the public.


  • Tuesday, September 20 – North Branch Area Library – 7:30 pm
  • Wednesday, October 5 – Rush City Public Library – 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday, October 18 – Mora Public Library – 6:30 pm
  • Thursday, October 20 – Milaca Community Library – 6:30 pm
  • Monday, October 24 – Aitkin Public Library – 6:30 pm

The Minnesota Starwatch program is funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Scheduled maintenance for ECRL’s OverDrive-powered Digital Library

Update: Maintenance is complete:

Maintenance has been scheduled for ECRL’s OverDrive-powered Digital Library from Friday, September 23 from 6:00 – 7:00 AM CST

The expected total downtime is less than 30 minutes during that time.  If you attempt to visit ECRL’s OverDrive Digital Library during that time, you will see a maintenance message.

Thank you for understanding.