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Japanese Art of Paper Folding at the Cambridge Public Library

Ages 12 through adult are encouraged to participate in Folders to Books: Japanese Paper Folding from 2-4 p.m. Thursday, June 29 at Cambridge Public Library. This kind of Japanese folder is a single piece of decorative paper folded several times to create multiple pockets. By itself it’s perfect for storing papers, cards and even CDs.

Registration is required. Sign up at the front desk, call and ask for the Cambridge Public Library at 763-689-7390 or send an email to cambridge@ecrlib.org. Space is limited.

Make a Tunnel Book at the Pine City Public Library 

Ages 12 through adult can count on the Pine City Public Library for an event that will challenge you to think creatively as you explore depth perspective with text and image.  Mark your calendars for Thursday, June 29 at 6:30 pm.   Registration is required and space is limited.  Sign up at the library or call 320-629-6403 and ask for the Pine City Public Library.

The workshops are funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Stories of a 911 Dispatcher and Calltaker

East Central Regional Library invites the community to an author visit featuring Caroline Burau, who writes about her past career as a 911 dispatcher and calltaker, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 27 at Princeton Area Library.

In her new book, “Tell Me Exactly What Happened,” Burau shares her on- the- job experiences at both a single- person call center and a ground and air ambulance service. Whatever the position, the challenges for a dispatcher never end. Tragedy, boredom, and mind- bending weirdness are constant companions, as her stories— some funny, some odd, some sad— show.

Burau, who switched careers to technical writing in 2014, will appear at the Princeton Library thanks to sponsorship from the East Central Regional Library and funding from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Called: The Making & Unmmaking of a Nun

East Central Regional Library invites the community to a Minnesota author visit featuring Marge Rogers Barrett at 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 28 at Milaca Community Library.

Barrett will discuss her book, Called: The Making & Unmaking of a Nun, which tells of her lively and free-spirited youth as part of a large family in a small town on the prairie in Minnesota; of her calling by God; and of her new calling to marriage and life as both mother and teacher. With joyful and difficult experiences along the way, it’s a story of resilience and spirited immersion in all that life has to offer.

For the last 10 years, Barrett has been teaching classes at the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis and Jewish Community Center in St. Paul, running short-short story contests for MinnPost and conducting a variety of workshops. She writes everything, from poetry to nonfiction and fiction.

This project is funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.