Feel good music from the Heart of Africa

East Central Regional Library encourages kids and families to join Siama and his wife, Dallas, for songs and stories that bring Siama’s Congolese culture to life during performances at Chisago Lakes, Aitkin, Pine City, Wyoming, Cambridge and North Branch libraries. The program, Siama’s Congo Roots: Feel-good music from the Heart of Africa, engages both kids […]

Creating Music with Computers at Chisago Lakes Library

East Central Regional Library invites students of all grade levels and adults to an entertaining performance starring George Maurer and his presentation, Creating Music with Computers, at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5 at the Chisago Lakes Area Library in Chisago City. Maurer is a performer, composer and producer, and he has toured the country to […]

Chisago Lakes Library open!

UPDATE (12:33 p.m. Wednesday, July 5): The Chisago Lakes Area Library has opened its doors, effective immediately, following a temporary closure due to building construction. So come on in, and thank you for your patience! UPDATE (9:17 a.m. Wednesday, July 5, 2017): The Chisago Lakes Area Library in Chisago City remains closed today (Wednesday, July […]

KARE 11 Meteorologist Belinda Jensen coming to Chisago Lakes Area Library

Belinda Jensen, chief meteorologist for KARE 11 News and children’s book author, is coming to Chisago Lakes Area Library at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 21. Belinda enjoys sharing her passion and enthusiasm for weather-related topics through presentations that show school age students the science behind weather. She also helps kids understand the mystery of weather […]

Musical Afternoon at Parmly Lifepoints

The tenor voice of David Kozisek and pianist Debra McTaggert will be echoing through the halls at Parmly Lifepoints, 28210 Old Towne Road in Chisago City on Tuesday, May 30 at 2:00 pm.  They will explore the musical and dramatic depths of Schubert’s songs and other popular tunes we all love.  The event is free […]

Big Library Read: Mystery with a Twist

  It’s time for another Big Library Read!  This Big Library Read program allows readers to borrow A Murder in Time by Julie McElwain in eBook format from ECRL’s OverDrive Digital Library without wait lists or holds June 23rd – July 7th. Big Library Read is the world’s largest global eBook reading club that connects millions […]

Libraries Closing Early Due to Weather – Tues, 2/2/16

Libraries Closed at 3:00 p.m. Chisago Lakes Area Library. Author event scheduled for this evening is cancelled Wyoming Area Giese Memorial Library Libraries Closed at 4:00 p.m. North Branch Area Library  Libraries Closed at 5:00 p.m. Rush City Public Library Libraries Closed at 6:00 p.m. Milaca Community Library See up to date road reports from […]

STEAM

STEAM or STEM programs are one of my favorite programs! For those who do not know, STEM programs are common in libraries and schools across the country and stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Some choose to incorporate art into their program, making it STEAM. Why are STEM (or STEAM) programs so important? According […]

‘Hot Reads’ Readers Recommend Great Books

Looking for your next good book? Check out what fellow readers are reading this winter and sharing for the Hot Reads for Cold Nights program! Fiction A Catered Birthday Party by Isis Crawford (2010).  “Libby and Bernie own A Little Taste of Heaven, a bakery and catering store. They sleuth on the side with their father […]

Stuffed Animal Sleepover at the Chisago Lakes Area Library

14 lucky stuffed animal friends got to sleep over at the Chisago Lakes Area Library on July 17th as part of the DREAM BIG–READ Summer Reading Program.  First, children and their stuffed animals came to a special evening storytime.  We read sleepover stories such as Sophie and Sammie’s Library Sleepover and Time to Sleep Sheep the Sheep […]