A morning with a storyteller/photographer

East Central Regional Library presents a special performance by Steve Maanum, an award-winner for his storytelling and photography, at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12 at the Aitkin Public Library.

Maanum will perform a collection of personal stories… some from the mind of a boy growing to manhood, others through the eyes of a confused, middle-aged man who is still struggling to find or rebel against maturity. Maanum, of Park Rapids, Minnesota, won the title of Great American Storyteller in 2017.

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Closed for Inventory

These East Central Regional Library branch locations will be closed for inventory on the following days:

  • Cambridge Public Library on Tuesday, December 4th
  • Princeton Area Library on Thursday, December 6th
  • Mora Public Library on Tuesday, December 11th and Wednesday, December 12th
  • Aitkin Public Library on Wednesday, December 12th
  • Pine City Public Library on Monday, December 17th
  • Chisago Lakes Area Library on Wednesday, December 19th
  • North Branch Area Library on Thursday, December 20th

Completing an inventory of the East Central Regional Library collection helps keep the collection organized, current, and complete. This helps you, our library patrons, by making sure that books are where they should be when you look for them, that the information and titles we have on the shelf are up to date and accurate, and that we have a wide variety of titles that encompass all areas of interest.

Other East Central Regional Library locations will be open their regular hours during the inventory process; feel free to check out a neighboring library! In addition, digital library services are available 24/7/365!

Please make your plans accordingly. We apologize for the temporary inconvenience as we work to improve your library experience.

Arn Kind brings American Revolution program to Aitkin Library

East Central Regional Library is pleased to present Birth of Our Nation: The American Revolution, a presentation by Arn Kind, at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25 at the Aitkin 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.

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Raptor Center closes summer reading program; free tickets still available

East Central Regional Library is closing its 2018 Summer Reading Program – Reading Takes You Everywhere — with a presentation by The Raptor Center. In this free, family-friendly program, learn all about the raptors of Minnesota. Live raptors will be on hand during the presentation.

Free tickets are required at all locations for this final event of the 2018 Summer Reading Program. Space is limited due to fire code restrictions. Stop by your local library branch starting Tuesday, July 24, to pick up your free tickets.

The Raptor Center schedule is listed below and also can be found on the Events Calendar.

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Space still available for skateboard art workshops for teens

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.