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 remainder of the Minnesota Zoomobile programs:

  • 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*

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 3 Dogs and a Pancake from this musical family group.  It’s family friendly entertainment for the whole family.

The program is funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Inside the Library at Downton Abbey

East Central Regional Library has a unique event in store for Edwardian era history buffs and fans of a certain British drama series that has captured the hearts of America.  A free presentation on the library at Highclere Castle, or Downton Abbey—as it’s known to the legion of followers of the PBS series, is set for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 20 at Pine City Public Library. Discover insights into life on English country estates in the Edwardian era and the treasures collected over generations that filled country house libraries.

Discussed will be several topics, including book binding, significant authors, the influence of The Grand Tour (a rite of passage for the wealthy), along with tales and mysteries of the “Downton Abbey” library. Presenting is Tim Johnson, Curator of Special Collections & Rare Books/E. W. McDiarmid Curator of the Sherlock Holmes Collections housed at the University of Minnesota.

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