Outreach Services canceled Thursday, Dec. 27, due to weather

Due to anticipated weather concerns, East Central Regional Library Outreach Services have been canceled for Thursday, December 27. As a result, the Outreach van will not be making the following stops:

  • Jacobson, Community Center – 9:00-9:30 am

  • Hill City, City Community Room – 10:00-10:30 am

  • McGrath, Zion Lutheran Church (winter location) – 12:30-1:00 pm

Note: The Outreach schedule is changing at some locations, effective January 2019. The complete schedule is available at Outreach Services. Printed schedules also will be provided at all Outreach locations.

An evening with a storyteller/photographer

East Central Regional Library presents a special performance by Steve Maanum, an award-winner for his storytelling and photography, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11 at the Cambridge Public Library.

Maanum will perform a collection of personal stories… some from the mind of a boy growing to manhood, others through the eyes of a confused, middle-aged man who is still struggling to find or rebel against maturity. Maanum, of Park Rapids, Minnesota, won the title of Great American Storyteller in 2017.

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Traditional Scottish music from the Outlander series

Laura MacKenzie will be performing traditional Scottish and Scots Gaelic music from the Outlander series starting at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 at the Chisago Lakes Area Library.

The elaborately composed soundtrack of the television series incorporates a number of Scottish songs and dance tunes, and the books themselves refer to even more. MacKenzie delivers a program of Outlander’s traditional music, from both the Highlands and the Lowlands of Scotland, on an array of instruments like wooden flutes, whistles, concertina, Scottish smallpipes, Border bagpipes and voice.

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