MN Zoomobile’s “Cool Animals of the North”

The Minnesota Zoomobile is bringing its Cool Animals of the North program to an East Central Regional Library location near you. All ages are invited to this free event to celebrate the end of the 2017 Reading by Design summer reading program.

Experience a variety of animals native to our state and learn about ecological concepts unique to Minnesota. This while embracing a sense of environmental stewardship toward the global ecosystem. This program is funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Tickets are not required for the three locations listed with an asterisk (*). They include the Milaca Community Library, Cambridge Primary School and Rush City Public Library.  Free tickets are required at all other locations and available beginning Tuesday, July 25. Space is limited due to fire code restrictions.   

DOORS WILL NOT OPEN UNTIL 10 MINUTES BEFORE SHOWTIME per the MN Zoo staff.  For more information, call or stop by your local ECRL branch.

Mark  your calendars for the Minnesota Zoomobile:

  • Wednesday, Aug. 2

10:30 a.m. McGregor Public Library

1:30 p.m. Aitkin Public Library

  • Thursday, Aug. 3

10:30 a.m. Chisago Lakes Library

1:30 p.m. Wyoming Area Library

  • Friday, Aug. 4

10:30 a.m. Milaca Community Library*

1:30 p.m. Princeton Area Library

  • Monday, Aug. 7

10:30 a.m. Cambridge Primary School Multi-purpose Room – 310 North Elm St., Cambridge*

1:30 p.m. North Branch Area Library

  • Tuesday, Aug. 8

10:30 a.m. Hinckley Public Library

1:30 p.m. Sandstone Public Library

  • Wednesday, Aug. 9

10:30 a.m. Mora Public Library

2 p.m. Mille Lacs Lake Community Library

  • Thursday, Aug. 10

10:30 a.m. Pine City Public Library

1:30 p.m. Rush City Public Library*

On the Move

AudiobookSYNC listeners with a hankering for fantasy with historical twists are in for a treat with this week’s free eAudiobook downloads. The pair offers some steampunk, some alternative history, and a pair of protagonists who are clever and brave.

Airborn, by Kenneth Oppel, is an alternative to our history of aircraft development, where hot air balloons are the height of aviation splendor. There are also air pirates, fierce weather, and a strong-willed young woman out to save her dead grandfather’s reputation.

Paired with this steampunk tale is Zoe Marriott’s genre blending Shadows on the Moon. Cinderella meets feudal Japan in this fantasy world. A young woman becomes an expert shadow weaver, a skill that allows her to change her appearance and thus escape a cruel household and go in search of a way to wreak vengeance on those who have pressed her into servitude. Marriott stirs together romance, a fully formed mythology with accurate cultural detail, and plenty of action both magical and otherwise.

These eAudiobooks are high-spirited and entertaining, and both beg to be heard more than just one time. Happily, through SYNC, that’s no problem, as SYNC eAudiobooks are yours to keep forever after you download them each week.

Available for a Limited Time
Remember — grab these titles before they are replaced by a new pairing on 08/03/2017!

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Adapted from On the Move

New fall titles have been added to the catalog. Place your holds now!

Author Title Pub. Date
ADULT FICTION
Bunn, T. Davis Firefly Cove 12/26/2017
Byler, Linda Hope on the Plains 11/7/2017
Clipston, Amy A Place at Our Table 11/14/2017
Connealy, Mary Too Far Down 10/3/2017
Gray, Shelley Shepard Love Held Captive 10/10/2017
Griffin, W. E. B. Death at Nuremberg 12/26/2017
Grisham, John The Rooster Bar 10/24/2017
Hatcher, Robin Lee You re Gonna Love Me 12/12/2017
Hunter, Denise Blue Ridge Sunrise 11/7/2017
Koontz, Dean R. The Whispering Room 1/9/2018
Krentz, Jayne Ann Promise Not to Tell 1/2/2018
Peterson, Tracie Out of the Ashes 1/2/2018
Preston, Douglas City of Endless Night 1/16/2018
Woods, Stuart Unbound 1/2/2018

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New music CDs arriving in August

Artist Title STREET DATE
TOP 40
Kesha Rainbow 8/11/2017
Coldplay Kaleidoscope 8/4/2017
Blunt, James The afterlove 8/11/2017
COUNTRY
Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band Lay it on down 8/4/2017
Lynn, Loretta Wouldn’t it be great 8/18/2017
Old Dominion Happy endings 8/25/2017
Ell, Lindsay The project 8/11/2017