Beat the heat with blues, macramé and wire wrapping nature finds

Legacy events will continue to bring quality talent and hands-on activities to our communities next week. Here’s a quick run down of what’s going up:

Blues Music with Mike Munson
Monday, July 22, 6-7 pm – Aitkin
Spend an evening with Minnesota blues musician Mike Munson. From sad and somber slow tunes to swampy, caterwauling stompers, Munson’s music is a master class in creative blues composition and performance. This program is recommended for all ages. No registration necessary.

 

Intro to Macramé
Tuesday, July 23, 2-3:30 pm – McGregor
Macramé is back! Learn the basic knots of macramé and create something all your own at this workshop, recommended for ages 12 and up. Registration is required on the events calendar at ecrlib.org or check with library staff at the front desk.

 

Fairy House Workshop
Wednesday, July 24, 2-3:30 pm – Mille Lacs Lake/Isle
Create a petite, little home for your garden or home where fairies will want to visit. Led by teaching artist Jen Anfinson, participants will use an array of nature-inspired objects to construct a fairy house of miniature scale. Let your imagination take hold! Recommended for ages 15 and up. Registration is required on the events calendar at ecrlib.org.

 

Wire Wrapping for Nature Finds
Thursday, July 25, 3-4:30 pm – Chisago Lakes
Calling all rock hounds! Learn how to wire wrap your favorite nature finds like agates, sea glass, rocks, shells and driftwood. Bring your treasures, or materials will be available at class. We also will go over other techniques to turn your finds into pieces of jewelry. Geared toward ages 15 and up. Registration required on the events calendar at ecrlib.org.

 

These events are funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

New Book List!

Add these soon-to-be released titles to your to-read list and place your holds now to be at the top of the list.

Minute to Midnight by David Baldacci

The Confession Club by Elizabeth Berg

Scarlet Fever by Rita Mae Brown

The Healing Jar by Wanda E. Brunstetter

The Christmas in Winter Hill by Melody Carlson

Strands of Truth by Colleen Coble

Genesis by Robin Cook

Quantum: A Thriller by Patricia Daniels Cornwell

Final Option by Clive Cussler

Criss Cross by James Patterson

The Rise of Magicks by Nora Roberts

Spy by Danielle Steel

Listening to Love by Beth Wiseman

Non-Fiction:

Love and Life by Laura Schlessinger

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Library Pro Tip: Want your hands on these titles as quickly as you possibly can?

Are you willing to read Large Print or listen to the Book on CD version? Advanced Holds Options might be for you! Advanced holds are used when you want to receive the first available copy of a title, regardless of format. It allows you to place a hold and select the physical formats you are willing to receive.

How to place an advanced hold:

  1. Log in and search for the title and click “Place Hold.”
  2. Click on “Advanced Hold Options.”
  3. Highlight the formats you would be willing to receive, and click “Submit.”
  4. If no formats are selected, any available physical format (Book on CD, Large Print, or Print) will be used.

Special guests next week!

Don’t miss out on the following Legacy events, featuring author J.J. Austrian reading from his children’s picture book, Worm Loves Worm; Lalo’s Lunchbox Live! with sketch comedy and sing-alongs for the whole family; Henna Designs with teaching artist Shakun Maheshwari; and a Sock Animal Workshop with Jen Anfinson. Note: Some events do require registration.

J.J. Austrian author visit, North Branch Library

East Central Regional Library-North Branch welcomes children’s author J.J. Austrian for a special visit and reading from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Monday, July 15. Austrian will read from his picture book, Worm Loves Worm. He also will talk about what it’s like to be an author, with time for questions and answers with the audience. All ages are welcome, and no registration is necessary.

Lalo’s Lunchbox Live!, Wyoming Library

This may sound cheesy, but this show’s too “Gouda” to pass up! Kids ages 3 and up are going to have a blast with Lalo’s Lunchbox Live!, a family-friendly sketch comedy act with sing-alongs and games, at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 16 at East Central Regional Library-Wyoming.

Lalo is a fun-loving shopkeeper with a magic lunchbox. From handling food erupting from his lunchbox to teaching social skills to magical household items, this zany show teaches about healthy foods and the importance of doing good things for others.

No registration is necessary for this 40-minute program. It takes the place of preschool storytime, which will resume the following week.

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Blast off with Lost in Space Magic Show!

Kids and their families are invited to a fun-filled magic show revolving around “A Universe of Stories,” the theme of East Central Regional Library’s Summer Learning Program.

Robert and Lynn Halbrook present their Lost in Space Magic Show from 1-2 p.m. Tuesday, July 9 at East Central Regional Library-Milaca. All ages are welcome, and no registration is necessary.

“Lost in Space” helps kids discover that every time they open a book they blast off on an amazing adventure … from exploring distant planets to meeting outrageous aliens to learning how to do extraordinary things.

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