Skateboard Art Workshop for Teens!
Teens ages 13-18! Do rad things! Participate in a two-hour skateboard art experience with artist Mark Rivard. Hear Mark’s inspirational story of becoming a professional artist and learn his artistic techniques. Create an original work of art on an actual skateboard deck using Sharpie markers. At the end of workshop, take home your customized board […]
Creating Art with Nature
Hey, adults! Discover the art of nature printmaking, a process in which an object (leaf or flower, for instance) is pressed into a plane surface to make a direct printing surface or matrix. Learn how to transfer the beauty found in nature into art with a nature printmaking workshop for adults at the North Branch […]
Musical Afternoon at Parmly Lifepoints
The tenor voice of David Kozisek and pianist Debra McTaggert will be echoing through the halls at Parmly Lifepoints, 28210 Old Towne Road in Chisago City on Tuesday, May 30 at 2:00 pm. They will explore the musical and dramatic depths of Schubert’s songs and other popular tunes we all love. The event is free […]
Folk Dance Series Continues with Finn Hall
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. On Saturday, April 1 at 1 p.m. join us for the second event in […]
Framed Art Collection on Display at Hinckley Public Library
Be sure to stop by the Hinckley Public Library to view the framed art collection currently on display! The collection will especially be of interest to local history buffs, as the art was displayed at stores in Hinckley in the 1920’s and 1930’s. Those nostalgic for a time past might be interested in reminiscing about the Up Town Sanitary […]
SCOTT and ZELDA — ECHOES OF THE JAZZ AGE
During his lifetime, The Great Gatsby brought F. Scott Fitzgerald only $8397.00 in royalties. Today the book is a staple in high school and university English classrooms and is widely regarded as one of the greatest 20th century American novels. On June 10, 2009, a first edition copy sold for $180,000.00 […]
NEW BIOGRAPHIES AND MEMOIRS at Your Library!
Publishers are gearing up for fall! New biographies and memoirs are sure to be popular and many will hit the bestseller lists. Check the ECRL catalog in the coming weeks for the following: Bruce by Peter A. Carlin – the life of Bruce Springsteen based on interviews with family, band members, friends, and ex-girlfriends But […]
Minnesota’s Own – JUDY GARLAND !
Eighty-nine years ago today, Frances Gumm was born in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. In 1935, she signed a seven-year contract with MGM, the biggest motion picture studio in Hollywood. In 1939, she shot to international stardom as Dorothy in “The Wizard of Oz”. Frances Gumm was better known as JUDY GARLAND. It was a rough and […]
It’s TWELFTH NIGHT at Anoka-Ramsey!
William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night was first performed over 400 years ago on Candlemas night, 2 February 1602, in England. Some of the greatest names in 20th century English and American theatre have since performed in the play – Sir Ralph Richardson, Sir John Gielgud, Sir Laurence Olivier, Vivien Leigh, and Helen Hayes, to name a […]
2010 STATE ONE-ACT PLAY FESTIVAL
On Friday, January 29, 2010, it was my privilege to attend the evening performance of “4 A.M.”, presented by the Cambridge-Isanti High School Theatre Department as part of the 2010 State One-Act Play Festival. An ensemble piece written by Jonathan Dorf, the play explores the question, “What’s it like to be awake when the rest […]