Penny Rugs Workshop at North Branch Area Library

The North Branch Area Library will be hosting a 2 hour workshop for ages 14 and up on how to make a penny rug. During the Civil War era homemakers used scraps of wool or felted wool from old clothing, blankets and hats to make designs for mats or rugs. Coins were used as templates and circular pieces were stitched in blanket stitch fashion.

the workshop will start at 10:30 am on Saturday, March 25 at the North Branch Area Library. Pre-registration is required. To register call 651-674-8443 and ask for the North Branch Area Library. Space is limited.

The workshop is funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Chisago Lakes Author Series Concludes with Erin Hart and Paddy O’Brien

The Chisago Author Series concludes on Tuesday, March 14 at 6:30 pm with a visit from Erin Hart and Paddy O’Brien.

Erin Hart will be discussing The Book of Killowen, the fourth in an acclaimed suspense series, and Paddy O’Brien sharing his many adventures in The Road from Castlebarnagh: Growing Up in Irish Music, a Memoir. Join us for this final event in the author series.

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