Library Online is open while branches are closed

East Central Regional Library branches are closed this week while we transfer our data to a new online library system. Just like road construction season, when sometimes the transportation department has to close a road in order to make major upgrades, we’ve closed all 14 of our branches in order to perform the migration of […]

It’s TWELFTH NIGHT at Anoka-Ramsey!

William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night was first performed over 400 years ago on Candlemas night, 2 February 1602, in England. Some of the greatest names in 20th century English and American theatre have since performed in the play – Sir Ralph Richardson, Sir John Gielgud, Sir Laurence Olivier, Vivien Leigh, and Helen Hayes, to name a […]

82nd ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS

On the evening of March 7, 2010, the 82nd annual Academy Awards were presented at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was officially organized on May 4, 1927, but the first “Oscars” were not awarded until May 16, 1929. That evening, in the ballroom of the Hollywood Roosevelt […]

LOOKING FOR RELIABLE HEALTH INFO?

Did you know that East Central Regional Library maintains an extensive list of web sites that we use on a daily basis? Just check our “Reference Desk” page and click on “Web Links”. There are many different categories! One of the most popular is Health & Medicine. Here you’ll find links to the American Medical […]

NOVELIST – Your Guide to Fiction !

As we move into the chilly, dark days and nights of January, there’s nothing more rewarding than relaxing with a good book. Many people come to the library to request the latest bestsellers or to browse the new books recently added to the collection. Others like to discuss their favorite authors with library staff and […]

Veterans Day, November 11th

Today is Veterans Day, and the East Central Regional Library Headquarters and branches are all closed. Veterans Day is a national holiday, first proclaimed as Armistice Day by President Woodrow Wilson in 1919 with the following words: To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism […]

Berlin Wall Anniversary

Today is the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. For over 25 years a city existed within the confines of a wall that encircled it, keeping its residents in and everyone else out. Travel to and from West Berlin was only permitted through applications and documents. The Wall was a symbol of […]

JOB WORRIES? CHECK OUT THESE LEGAL RESOURCES!

Minnesota Dept. of Human Rights http://www.humanrights.state.mn.us/index.html — Investigates charges of illegal discrimination under the Human Rights Act EEOC (http://www.eeoc.gov/) — Equal Employment Opportunity Commission investigates charges pertaining to employment discrimination American Civil Liberties Union ( http://www.aclu.org/)– National organization advocating individual rights, by litigating, legislating, and educating the public The library has other sites of interest […]

FIND THAT PERFECT JOB – IT’S STILL POSSIBLE!

It’s still possible to find that “perfect job”, even in this economy. The library can help! Check out the following books: “Knock ’em Dead 2009: The Ultimate Job Search Guide” by Martin John Yate“The Job Search Solution” by Tony Beshara “60 Seconds & You’re Hired” by Robin Ryan Need help polishing up your resume or […]

Minnesota Video Vault

Sharing with you this announcement about an unbelievable new online resource: From Keith Ewing, Saint Cloud State University and the Minnesota Digital Library:Twin Cities Public Television (TPT) has released the Minnesota Video Vault. The vault provides access to hundreds of videos and TPT productions, from short clips to lengthy shows. The “Educators” button allows you […]