A morning with a storyteller/photographer

East Central Regional Library presents a special performance by Steve Maanum, an award-winner for his storytelling and photography, at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12 at the Aitkin 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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Winter is here … and so is Hot Reads for Cold Nights!

Kick off the new year by completing a reading challenge! This year’s Hot Reads for Cold Nights program will run from January 2nd to March 5th, giving you lots of time to reach your goal with the opportunity to win prizes.

To get started, pick up an entry form at your local East Central Regional Library location beginning on Wednesday, Jan. 2. Then read or listen to books, audiobooks, eBooks, eAudiobooks or complete reading activities for a chance to win prizes!

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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.