Swedish folk duo, local musician to perform as Strings Across the Ocean

East Central Regional Library presents Strings Across the Ocean, featuring Minnesota-based musician Ross Sutter and Sweden’s most prominent folk musicians, Anders and Maria Larsson, at shows coming up this month. In their performance, the trio tells the story of a couple immigrating from Sweden to America. The show features musical instruments including the string bass, accordion, limberjack, guitar, drum set, fiddle, nyckelharpa, recorder and lots of singing. Here is the schedule:

Monday, Sept. 17

10:30 a.m.—Mora Public Library

2 p.m.—Mille Lacs Lake Community Library/Isle

Tuesday, Sept. 18

10:30 a.m. — Hinckley Public Library

2 p.m. — McGregor Public Library

Wednesday, Sept. 19

2 p.m. — North Branch Area Library

Thursday, Oct. 4

10:30 a.m. — Milaca Community Library

2 p.m. — Wyoming Area Library

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Mora Public Library hosts Arn Kind’s American Revolution program Sept. 15

East Central Regional Library is pleased to present Birth of Our Nation: The American Revolution, a presentation by Arn Kind, at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 at the Mora Public Library.

Kind, a teacher of 40 years, will appear in period attire, portraying the people who participated in the events that gave birth to our nation. His use of drama, role-playing, living history experiences and displays give audiences an understanding of this turbulent time and make history come alive.

Plus, volunteers from the audience will have the opportunity of taking on the role of soldiers in the Continental Army and learn some of the rudiments of Von Steuben’s Drill Manual while handling wooden replicas of Revolutionary War muskets.

Kind also is bringing his presentation to the Aitkin Public Library on Tuesday, Sept. 25, beginning at 6 p.m.

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

 

Be inspired by Being Teddy: a historical reenactment of the 26th president

Travel back in time with Minnesotan Adam Lindquist whose award-winning impersonation of President Theodore Roosevelt entertains, educates and inspires thousands of people around the nation each year.

East Central Regional Library presents Adam Lindquist as Theodore Roosevelt at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10 at the Cambridge Public Library.

Lindquist, of Lonsdale, Minnesota, is a living history speaker and educator who is nationally known for his work in portraying the 26th president of the United States. His uncanny resemblance and ability to bring Roosevelt to life earned him national reenactment titles in 2011, 2012 and 2013. In fact, he is the only person to ever receive a perfect score in the competition’s 40-year history.

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So you want to be a wildlife photographer; program Sept. 6

We have seen the amazing pictures of wildlife in magazines, but have you ever wondered how and to what lengths the photographers go to capture those moments?

East Central Regional Library presents Steve Maanum, an award-winning educator, wildlife photographer and writer, who will be delivering a presentation on his craft at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6 at the Sandstone Public Library. His presentation will include tips and techniques for getting your own great photos close to home while staying within your budget.

Maanum has found a unique way of blending his backgrounds and experiences together during his presentations. As an outdoor communicator, he strives to help others make nature connections through his family-style photography workshops, nature writing/photography sessions in schools and at Young Writers’ and Artists’ conferences, and through his community presentations.

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

Find the Sandstone Public Library at 119 N. 4th St. in the downtown area.