Workshop will show kids how to decorate Ojibwe-style shoulder bags

So far, kids have enjoyed creating their very own dream catchers and corn husk dolls. Now it’s time to decorate Ojibwe-style shoulder bags that can be taken home in the last of a series of workshops instructed by the Mille Lacs Indian Musuem and Trading Post.

For ages 6 and up, the program will run from 11 a.m. to noon on Thursday, July 26 at the McGregor Public Library. All materials provided. Pre-registration (required) is open on the Events Calendar. Space is limited, so sign up today!

Presented by East Central Regional Library. Funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

 

Corn Husk Doll Workshop at Sandstone Public Library

Join the Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post for a kids craft workshop!

Participants will learn how to make a corn husk doll to take home. Corn husk dolls are an American Indian toy, made from the outer covering of an ear of corn and typically made during the fall.

Register yourself online, from wherever you are!

All materials are provided. The workshop is recommended for ages 8 and up.


Program funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Bring ‘Clay Creatures’ to Life at Hinckley Public Library

East Central Regional Library presents Clay Creatures, a two-hour workshop for kids ages 8 and up, starting at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 17 at the Hinckley Public Library. Visiting artist Angee Emerson will help participants sculpt their very own clay friend out of bright, colorful polymer clay. Everyone will get to leave with their finished masterpiece and some basic sculpting techniques for future projects on their own. All supplies provided.

Pre-registration is required on the Events Calendar. Space is limited.

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

 

Siama’s Congo Roots: Music from the Heart of Africa

East Central Regional Library encourages community members of all ages to join Siama and his wife, Dallas, for songs and stories that bring Siama’s Congolese culture to life.

The program, Siama’s Congo Roots: Feel-good music from the Heart of Africa, engages both kids and adults to sing along to catchy songs in Kikongo, Lingala and Swahili and play fun hand percussion instruments. Along with learning about Siama’s rural childhood in DR Congo, hear Siama play guitar and mbira with Dallas singing harmony.

Mark your calendars for this one-of-a-kind program, funded with money from Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund:

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