ECRL and Pine County Historical Society Present Folk Dance Series

East Central Regional Library in partnership with the Pine County Historical Society in Askov welcome people of all generations and dance levels to check out a series of folk dance instruction and live performance at the Pine County Historical Society in Askov.

The series begins on Saturday, March 4 at 1 p.m. with Norah Rendell and the Lost Forty, featuring Live Ireland’s “Best Irish Vocalist of 2011 and 2012,” Canadian singer and flutist Norah Rendell. She is joined by multi-instrumentalists Brian Miller and Randy Gosa. Inspired by Celtic traditions from Newfoundland to Minnesota, they perform songs that crossed the Atlantic and became part of the cultural heritage of the Great Lakes and Canada.

Next on the schedule, on Saturday, April 1 at 1 p.m., is an award-winning group from Minneapolis called Finn Hall. These musicians recreate the feel and sounds of the historic Finnish-American dance halls for local dancers offering waltz, polka, schottische, mazurka, tango, humppa and other dances.

The folk dance series continues with the Norwegian sounds of De glada on Saturday, May 6 at 1 p.m., followed by an Octoberfest event later in the fall.

No registration is necessary for these events, which are free and open to the public. The dance workshops are geared for ages 14 and up, and singles and couples are welcome. This project was funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

New titles added

Your summer reads have been added to the catalog! Sandra Brown, Michael Connelly, Iris Johansen, and more.

Author Title Pub. Date
Albert, Susan Wittig The General s Women 3/07/17
Andrews, Donna Gone Gull 8/01/17
Berg, Elizabeth The Story of Arthur Truluv 7/25/17
Box, C. J. Paradise Valley 7/25/17
Brown, Sandra Seeing Red 8/15/17
Brunstetter, Wanda E. The Farmers  Market Mishap 6/01/17
Carlson, Melody Under a Summer Sky : A Savannah Romance 6/06/17
Clipston, Amy The Beloved Hope Chest 5/09/17
Connelly, Michael The Late Show 7/18/17
Fairstein, Linda A. Deadfall 7/25/17
Graham, Heather Dark Rites 7/25/17
Gray, Shelley Shepard His Guilt 7/04/17
Hauck, Rachel The Writing Desk 7/11/17
Hoag, Tami The Boy 12/05/17
Hunter, Denise Sweetbriar Cottage 6/13/17
Johansen, Iris Look Behind You 7/18/17
Kenyon, Sherrilyn Dragonsworn 8/01/17
Macomber, Debbie Any Dream Will Do 8/08/17
McCall Smith, Alexander A Distant View of Everything 7/18/17
Patterson, James The Moores Are Missing 7/25/17
Scottoline, Lisa Exposed 8/15/17
Wiggs, Susan Map of the Heart 8/08/17
Witemeyer, Karen Heart on the Line 6/06/17
Woods, Stuart Barely Legal 8/08/17


New Music CDs

New music CDs have been added. Check out our catalog and place holds on your favorite artists.

Artist Title STREET DATE
TOP 40
Black Crowes Into the Fog 3/24/2017
Ed Sheeran Divide 3/3/2017
Various Artists Make America Great Again 1/20/2017
Moonshine Bandits Baptized in Bourbon 3/3/2017
Steve Earle Live from Austin, TX 3/10/2017


Marcia Ledin, Technical Services Manager