ECRL Reads: Wendy Webb to visit, discuss The Fate of Mercy Alban

Two-time Minnesota Book Award winner Wendy Webb, author of this year’s ECRL Reads title, The Fate of Mercy Alban, will be visiting four East Central Regional Library branches as the culminating event to the 2nd Annual ECRL Reads. Mark your calendars:

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MN author Candace Simar to visit Aitkin

East Central Regional Library is excited to present a special visit featuring Minnesota author Candace Simar at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 22 at the Aitkin Public Library.

A writer and poet in Pequot Lakes, Minnesota, Simar’s novels include Shelterbelts, 2015, receiving awards from both the Midwest Book Awards and the WILLA Literary Awards in Historical Fiction, and her Abercrombie Trail Series earned the coveted Spur Award. Her latest book is Escape to Fort Abercrombie. She along with her sister wrote Farm Girls, 2013, which celebrates growing up on a dairy farm.

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Visit with Minnesota author Julie Klassen at Hinckley Library

If you’re into romance novels, British accents, Jane Eyre, or anything by Jane Austen, there’s a good chance you’ll become big fans of Minnesota author Julie Klassen. The public is invited to a special visit by this bestselling author at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 6 at the Hinckley Public Library.

Klassen is known for her inspirational Regency romance novels. Her latest, The Ladies of Ivy Cottage, is book two of the author’s first series, Tales from Ivy Hill. She has earned several awards for titles including The Painter’s Daughter. This and many of her books can be found at branches throughout the East Central Regional Library system. Click here to get started!

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

Celebrated cook to discuss ‘Homemade’ at Milaca Library

An author and celebrated cook from the land of 10,000 lakes has a new book out, chock-full of recipes, anecdotes and humor that bring to life the Finnish culture of northern Minnesota as well as the wider culinary world.

Beatrice Ojakangas will discuss her book, “Homemade,” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30 at the Milaca City Hall. Folks of all ages are invited to this free program presented by the East Central Regional Library and funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

The Milaca City Hall is located right next door to the library at 235 1st St. E. in Milaca. For more information about other ECRL events, check out the Events Calendar.