The surveys are done, and East Central Regional Library is now excited to hear your thoughts, ideas and vision for its future in person during six upcoming community listening sessions.
Bring a friend. Bring your neighbor!
As part of a new strategic plan, we want to hear from you to make sure the library is serving your needs. The following facilitated sessions are for anyone and everyone. Mark your calendars!
- Tuesday, July 17, 6:30 p.m., Mora Public Library
- Thursday, July 19, 6:30 p.m., Pine City Public Library
- Tuesday, Aug. 7, 6:30 p.m., Chisago Lakes Area Library
- Tuesday, Aug. 14, 6:30 p.m., Milaca Community Library
- Thursday, Aug. 16, 6:30 p.m., Aitkin Public Library
- Tuesday, Aug. 21, 6:30 p.m., Cambridge Public Library
Inspired by Pride and Prejudice, author Lacy Williams has introduced a new dual love story with a Wild West twist. Voted on by librarians and library readers, Cowboy Pride, has been selected for the next Big Library Read.
From July 9-23, East Central Regional Library readers will be able to borrow the eBook with no wait lists or holds at https://ecrl.overdrive.com/ or by downloading the Libby app.
Teens who would like to customize a skateboard with their own design can get stoked about upcoming skateboard art workshops presented by East Central Regional Library.
Mark Rivard will lead the workshops where participants will hear his inspirational story of becoming a professional artist, learn his artistic techniques and create an original work of art on an actual skateboard deck using Sharpie markers. At the end of workshop, participants can take their customized board deck and Sharpies home. (Wheels and hardware not included.)
Pre-registration is required on the Events Calendar, and space is limited. Here are the workshop dates:
Monday, July 9
2-4 p.m. – Chisago Lakes Area Library
Saturday, July 14
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Aitkin Public Library
Monday, July 16
2-4 p.m. – Cambridge Public Library
This project was funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Belinda Jensen is coming to the Cambridge Public Library at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 12. The chief meteorologist for KARE 11 News enjoys sharing her passion and enthusiasm for weather-related topics through presentations that show school age students the science behind weather. She also helps kids understand the mystery of weather with her series of children’s books featuring the character “Bel the Weather Girl,” who is already fascinated with the weather as an 8-year-old.
This program is recommended for ages 7 and up along with their families. Sponsored by East Central Regional Library and funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.