Beat the heat with blues, macramé and wire wrapping nature finds

Legacy events will continue to bring quality talent and hands-on activities to our communities next week. Here’s a quick run down of what’s going up: Blues Music with Mike Munson Monday, July 22, 6-7 pm – Aitkin Spend an evening with Minnesota blues musician Mike Munson. From sad and somber slow tunes to swampy, caterwauling […]

Laugh with comedian, bestselling author Lorna Landvik

Loosen that post-holiday waistband and get ready to laugh with Minnesota author and comedian Lorna Landvik during a special performance at the Chisago Lakes Area Library. No registration is necessary for this program, set for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 20. Find the Chisago Lakes Area Library at 11754 302nd St. in Chisago City. Writing and […]

The Great War: Minnesota in World War I with Arn Kind

Learn all about “The War to End All Wars” with popular historical presenter Arn Kind.  Kind is presenting “Minnesota in the Great War” to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the United States’ entry into World War I. This two hour exciting, living history program is free and open to the public and will be held […]

Life of F. Scott Fitzgerald Revealed

F. Scott Fitzgerald was born in St. Paul on September 24, 1896. He spent his formative years and early adult life in Minnesota. Although he considered himself a failure, Fitzgerald became one of the most popular writers of the 1920s and is probably best known for his novel, The Great Gatsby, published in 1925. The […]

Prohibition in Minnesota: an ECRL Reads program

The 1920s is probably best known for Prohibition, a nationwide constitutional ban on the production, importation, transportation, and sale of alcoholic beverages that remained in place from 1920 to 1933. Minnesotans, along with the rest of the country, were plunged into what many called “The Great Experiment.” PROHIBITION. A primary theme of the ECRL Reads […]

Movin’ & Groovin’ with the Bunny Clogs

Ready to have some fun on a hot summer day?  Adam Levy and his two daughters take pop music and make it kid-friendly.  Join us on Monday, July 24 at the Cambridge Public Library at 10:30 am and at the Chisago Lakes Area Library at 2:00 pm.  Hear such songs as Potatoes with Problems and […]

The Art of Henna Tattoos

Teens are invited to learn about henna tattoos including a demonstration on how to mix henna and some basic designs during a special presentation at the Chisago Lakes Area Library. Instructor Kristin Johnson will present her henna tattoo workshop at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 18. If time allows, she will demonstrate henna tattoo on participants. […]

Embroider with Porcupine Quills

Join us at the Chisago Lakes Area Library on Tuesday, June 27 at 2:00 pm for a program led by the Audubon Center of the North Woods.  Students will meet a live porcupine while learning about the animal’s natural history. Students will create a quilled design on a birch bark medallion to take home after observing […]

Chisago Lakes Author Series Concludes with Erin Hart and Paddy O’Brien

The Chisago Author Series concludes on Tuesday, March 14 at 6:30 pm with a visit from Erin Hart and Paddy O’Brien. Erin Hart will be discussing The Book of Killowen, the fourth in an acclaimed suspense series, and Paddy O’Brien sharing his many adventures in The Road from Castlebarnagh: Growing Up in Irish Music, a […]

Author Series Continues in Chisago Lakes

The Chisago Author Series continues on Tuesday, February 28 at 6:30 pm with Joel Karsten and the story behind his book, Straw Bale Gardens Complete. Mr. Karsten will provide information about how to use straw bales as planting containers for vegetable gardening. The Series concludes with Erin Hart discussing The Book of Killowen, the fourth […]