Thank you, Tonja

Approximately 10 ½ years ago the Kanabec County Commissioners put a notice in the paper asking for someone interested in representing the county on the East Central Regional Library Board. Tonja Brown saw the notice and jumped at the chance to send a letter to the commissioners expressing her interest in the position. Needless to …

A short story and a movie

I went to see the movie “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” this afternoon. Cold January days on which the temperature barely edges above zero (and we won’t even talk about the wind child) allow me the guilty pleasure of foregoing all the work I could catch up on and heading for a movie theater. …

Regional library system offers a template for cooperation

From the Star Tribune, January 19, 2009by Mark Ranum, Minneapolis; Legislative Chair, Minnesota Library Association Letter of the day: Regional library system offers a template for cooperation Gov. Tim Pawlenty believes in sharing resources to create efficiency. So do I. He wants to create 15 new “regional enterprises” to manage and run human-services programs. If …

Attention Norwegian-Americans

TV SHOW IS LOOKING FOR SOME NORWEGIAN-AMERICANS A television production company wants to give Norwegian-Americans in the Midwest a chance to go to their ancestral homeland. Producers of Norway’s version of “American Idol” and other shows say they’re looking for outgoing Americans with Norwegian ancestry to go to Norway and compete for a $50,000 prize …

My First Library Card

My First Library Card….. What was the best gift you got for Christmas this year? Well, I can tell you what the best gift one little boy got this year – his very own “library card!” Spencer stopped in at the Cambridge Public Library (during a snowstorm, I might add) with his mom, dad and …